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THE LATEST: US: Corruption allegations not tied to FIFA vote
ZURICH (AP) -- The Latest on FIFA developments:...

Islamic State suicide attacks in Iraq's Anbar kill 17 troops
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Islamic State extremists unleashed a wave of suicide attacks targeting the Iraqi army in western Anbar province, killing at least 17 troops in a major blow to government efforts to dislodge the militants from the sprawling Sunni heartland, an Iraqi military spokesman said Wednesday....

The Latest on IS: Detainees killed at theater in Syria ruins
6:45 p.m. (1545 GMT)...

Yemeni Health Ministry: Sanaa airstrikes killed 36 police
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Successive airstrikes by Saudi-led coalition jets on Wednesday pounded a police commando headquarters in central Sanaa, killing at least 36 people and sending plumes of black smoke billowing across the capital....

UK's Cameron outlines EU vote plan in Queen's Speech
LONDON (AP) -- Pomp met politics as Queen Elizabeth II donned a diamond-studded crown Wednesday to read out laws planned by Britain's new government, including more autonomy for Scotland and a referendum on whether to remain in the European Union....

Letter to Obama discussed at Post reporter's trial in Iran
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- A letter a detained Washington Post journalist wrote to U.S. President Barack Obama has become a major topic of his espionage trial in Iran....

Fleeing poverty, Bangladeshis caught in Asian boat crisis
UKHIYA, Bangladesh (AP) -- The traffickers spun stories that were unimaginable to their listeners, many who hailed from tiny Bangladeshi villages where almost no one earns more than a few dollars a day....

Greece says deal with creditors is close; markets cheer
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's prime minister said Wednesday that his country is close to reaching a deal with its bailout creditors, prompting European stock markets to jump on hopes of a breakthrough in the slow-moving, often acrimonious talks....

APNewsBreak: Quartet Mideast envoy Tony Blair resigns
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Wednesday stepped down from his post as the international community's Mideast envoy, officials said, ending a term that began with great promise but which struggled to deliver dramatic changes in its quest to promote peace between Israel and the Palestinians....

Ethiopia: Partial results show ruling coalition in huge win
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- Ethiopia's ruling coalition won a sweeping victory in parliamentary elections, according to partial results released Wednesday. Western countries said the vote was peaceful but criticized what they described as restrictions on civil liberties....

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Ethiopia: Partial results show ruling coalition in huge win

Asia
About 1,100 people dead as summer temperatures soar in India

Europe
EU migration plans under fire from UN chief, member states

Latin America/Caribbean
Survivors tell of terror during deadly Mexico tornado

Middle East
Bomb blast kills senior police officer in Egypt's Sinai