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Iraq, Iran push back on US defense chief over Ramadi loss
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq and Iran pushed back Monday against U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter's criticisms over the fall of Ramadi to the Islamic State group, with an Iranian general going as far as saying America had "no will" to fight the extremists....

Malaysia: Human traffickers' camps had 139 suspected graves
WANG KELIAN, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysian authorities said Monday a cluster of abandoned jungle camps used by human traffickers contained 139 suspected graves as well as barbed-wire pens likely used to cage migrants, shedding more light on a regional trade that preyed on some of Southeast Asia's most desperate people....

Kids on their own among migrants who arrived in Indonesia
KUALA CANGKOI, Indonesia (AP) -- It was just the two of them, brother and sister, out on the open ocean with hundreds of other desperate migrants, mostly Rohingya Muslims fleeing their homes in Myanmar. For nearly three months, the siblings comforted each other when rolling waves thrashed their boat, when their empty bellies ached and when they were beaten for trying to stand up to stretch their legs....

French president revives political duo with his ex
PARIS (AP) -- Someone has been appearing more and more often alongside French President Francois Hollande on official visits abroad and in high-level meetings in Elysee Palace. It's no ordinary someone - it's Segolene Royal, the president's ex-partner and mother of his four children, and one of his most prominent government ministers....

Ex-Israeli Premier Olmert sentenced to 8 months in prison
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced Monday to eight months in prison for unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter, capping the dramatic downfall of a man who only years earlier led the country and hoped to bring about a historic peace agreement with the Palestinians....

New parties to play key role after Spanish local elections
MADRID (AP) -- Two new parties have carved out a kingmaker role in many Spanish cities and regions following local elections that dealt a serious blow to the governing conservative Popular Party....

Polish election signals deeper political shift to the right
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Polish voters have sent a strong signal that they are unhappy with the country's direction, apparently unseating a president despite the country's years of fast economic growth and unprecedented stability....

UK airport expansion threatens to take out entire villages
LONDON (AP) -- With its classic red phone booth, pub, and medieval church, Harmondsworth's center looks quintessentially British. But the search for a twee English village isn't what brings millions of people within a stone's throw of its boundaries....

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia
A call to parents. A crowded boat. A quiet place to sleep after being at sea for weeks....

Gunman, 7 other soldiers killed in Tunis barracks shooting
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- A Tunisian soldier opened fire on fellow troops at a military barracks in the capital Monday, killing seven people before he was himself killed, a spokesman for Tunisia's Defense Ministry said....

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Africa
South African rhino survives horrific attack by poachers

Asia
Image of Asia: Damage and loss a month later in Nepal

Europe
Polish election signals deeper political shift to the right

Latin America/Caribbean
Businesses quietly switch to dollar in socialist Venezuela

Middle East
A look at former Israeli Premier Ehud Olmert's career


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