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Iraqi forces push into Fallujah as IS bombings kill 24
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi forces started pushing into the city of Fallujah on Monday as a wave of bombings claimed by the Islamic State group in Baghdad and near the Iraqi capital killed at least 24 people....

Mediterranean shipwreck survivors haunted by cries of kids
POZZALLO, Sicily (AP) -- It was the cries of children - and the moment they decided they must save themselves - that haunt the survivors of a shipwreck that claimed hundreds of lives....

The Latest: Italy breaks up unofficial migrants' tent camp
POZZALLO, Sicily (AP) -- The Latest on Europe's migration crisis (all times local):...

2 men sentenced to life terms for bombing Somali airliner
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A military court in the Somali capital on Monday gave life terms to two men convicted of masterminding the bombing in February of an airliner which made an emergency landing with a gaping hole in the fuselage....

As in US, Trump draws strong reactions in China
BEIJING (AP) -- China features prominently in the rhetoric of presumed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who accuses the country of stealing American jobs and cheating at global trade. In China itself, though, he's only now emerging as a public figure, despite fame elsewhere for his voluble utterances, high-profile businesses and reality TV show....

Rome student burned alive by ex-boyfriend, police say
ROME (AP) -- A Rome university student was burned alive by her ex-boyfriend after she left him, authorities said Monday - a slaying one investigator called the most atrocious crime he has seen in his career....

Israel's new defense minister backs two-state solution
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli ultranationalist Avigdor Lieberman said he supports a two-state solution to the conflict with the Palestinians after he was sworn in as defense minister on Monday....

Saudi human rights activist sentenced to 8 years in prison
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A court in Saudi Arabia sentenced a member of an independent human rights organization to eight years in prison in the latest guilty verdict to be issued against the group's members, rights group Amnesty International said....

Burkina Faso provisionally frees ex-ruling party head
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- A military tribunal in Burkina Faso says it has provisionally released the chairman of the country's former ruling party pending further investigations into a short-lived September coup....

Mexican soccer player Alan Pulido overpowered kidnappers
CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) -- About 24 hours after he was kidnapped, Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido found himself alone with one of his captors and saw his chance. He wrestled away the man's pistol and his cellphone and dialed Mexico's emergency number....

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NATO summit to raise military presence in Poland, region

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Yemen rebels launch missile into Saudi Arabia


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