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Obama arrives in Israel for Shimon Peres memorial service
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- President Barack Obama flew to Israel Friday to pay his respects to Shimon Peres, the former leader whose six decades of work shaping this tiny nation into a powerful and industrious force generated tremendous respect from Obama....

Duterte 'happy to slaughter' drug suspects; mentions Hitler
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte raised the rhetoric over his bloody anti-crime war to a new level Friday, comparing it to Hitler and the Holocaust and saying he would be "happy to slaughter" 3 million addicts....

Amnesty: Hundreds trapped in Libya's Benghazi amid fighting
CAIRO (AP) -- An international rights group expressed alarm Friday over the fate of hundreds of Libyan and foreign nationals trapped for months amid fighting in the eastern city of Benghazi....

Pakistan militant group jumps to prominence with attacks
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- One of Pakistan's most vicious militant groups has dramatically stepped up its attacks over the past month, striking mosques, Christians and security forces in attacks that have killed more than 60 people in what appears to be a backlash to military operations against it....

UN impotent before Syria war crimes
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Russia and Syria faced a growing chorus of international condemnation over their actions in Aleppo, but U.N. officials conceded Thursday there was little they could do beyond shaming the two countries for what they are increasingly calling "war crimes."...

Israelis, world leaders gather for Peres funeral
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Shimon Peres was being laid to rest on Friday in a ceremony attended by thousands of admirers and dozens of international dignitaries - in a final tribute to a man who personified the history of Israel during a remarkable seven-decade political career and who came to be seen by many as a potent symbol of hopes of Mideast peace....

Scientists bid farewell to Rosetta space probe before crash
BERLIN (AP) -- Scientists began saying their final farewells to the Rosetta space probe Thursday, hours before its planned crash-landing on a comet, but said that data collected during the mission would provide discoveries for many years to come....

Syrian monitor: Russian airstrikes killed 9,300 in past year
BEIRUT (AP) -- A Syrian opposition monitoring group that tracks Syria's civil war says a year of Russian airstrikes have killed more than 9,000 people in the war-torn country....

A year after mudslide killed 280, little change in Guatemala
SANTA CATARINA PINULA, Guatemala (AP) -- One year after a huge landslide killed at least 280 people near Guatemala's capital, the neighborhood once known as Cambray II remains a grim wasteland....

Kidnappers free Pakistani media group executive
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- An executive at a leading Pakistani media group says that a director who was abducted earlier this week has been freed by his captors and has arrived safely in Islamabad....

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