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Brazil's Rousseff faces senators, says accusations meritless
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) -- Fighting to save her job, suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff told senators on Monday that the allegations against her have no merit and that history would judge the country if she is removed from office....

Kerry urges Bangladesh to step up efforts against terrorism
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Monday for Bangladesh to step up efforts to fight extremist violence and protect and promote human rights amid increasing concern about terrorism in the South Asian nation in the wake of a series of militant attacks....

Pentagon calls on Turkey and Syrian Kurds to stop fighting
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey warned predominantly Kurdish Syrian fighters on Monday to "immediately" withdraw east of the Euphrates River or face more strikes by Turkish forces that crossed the border last week in Ankara's major incursion into Syria....

Iran deploys S-300 air defense around nuclear site
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran has deployed a Russian-made S-300 air defense system around its underground Fordo nuclear facility, state TV reported....

Lost heritage: Quake deals blow to Italy's art treasures
ROME (AP) -- Within hours of last week's devastating earthquake in central Italy, members of the national police squad of art experts were already exploring the mounds of rubble in several medieval hill towns....

Released tape rekindles memory of 1988 Iran mass execution
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The scratchy, echo-filled tape recording carries the voice of a man who once was in line to become Iran's supreme leader, talking about one of the darkest moments of the country's post-revolution history still not recognized by its government....

Hunger grips thousands of new South Sudan refugees in Uganda
ADJUMANI, Uganda (AP) -- When the refugees arrive at this camp near the border with South Sudan, the beans provided by the United Nations are their only source of protein. There is no milk, not even for the toddlers with distended bellies who tightly hold onto their mothers' skirts in the intense afternoon heat....

Turkish jets strike Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's state-run news agency says Turkish jets have pounded suspected Kurdish rebels targets in a new cross-border raid in northern Iraq....

Militants kill 3 Tunisian soldiers in patrol attack
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisia's defense ministry says that three soldiers have been killed in an explosion after a patrol hit anti-tank mines near the Algerian border....

European ships rescue thousands of migrants off Libyan coast
OFF THE COAST OF LIBYA (AP) -- Italian naval ships and vessels from non-government groups rescued thousands of migrants off the Libyan coast on Monday, the latest surge in desperate attempts to flee to Europe driven by war, poverty, and human traffickers....

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