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US Defense Sec'y Carter: Campaign against IS 'far from over'
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) -- U.S. defense Secretary Ash Carter says the latest American combat death in Iraq shows the military campaign against the Islamic State is "far from over."...

US combat death in Iraq reflects intensifying war
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) -- The combat death of a U.S. Navy SEAL who was advising Kurdish forces in Iraq coincides with a gradually deepening American role in fighting a resilient Islamic State, even as the Iraqis struggle to muster the military and political strength to defeat the militants....

Films play special role in remembering Holocaust
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust museum has kicked off its annual remembrance ceremonies with a special screening of the Oscar-winning film "Son of Saul," acknowledging the unique role movies play in maintaining the memory of the Holocaust....

Syria's volunteer sappers improvise mine-clearing methods
BEIRUT (AP) -- Volunteers in opposition-held areas of Syria are forced to improvise as they carry out one of the world's most dangerous tasks: dismantling cluster munitions, land mines and explosive booby-traps as they work to make battle-torn areas safe for civilians to return....

'Waiting for order to kill:' China video seeks army recruits
BEIJING (AP) -- China's military is appealing to the younger generation with a slick new recruitment video featuring aircraft carriers, tanks and special forces troops, all set to a rousing rap-rock soundtrack....

The Latest: UN Security Council to hold meeting on Aleppo
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on Syria's civil war and the escalating violence in the contested northern city of Aleppo (all times local):...

Indonesian sulfur miners brave volcano, fumes, earn pennies
KAWAH IJEN, Indonesia (AP) -- Stunning Mount Ijen in eastern Java draws tourists by day and hundreds of sulfur miners by night. They endure toxic fumes and backbreaking loads to earn pennies hauling out a substance used to bleach sugar and vulcanize rubber....

Residents evacuated as fires threaten Canada oil sands town
FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) -- The entire population of the Canadian oil sands city of Fort McMurray, Alberta, has been ordered to evacuate from a wildfire that officials said destroyed whole neighborhoods....

No end in sight to election mess in struggling Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Senate leader Jocelerme Privert took office as Haiti's caretaker president with one real task: Quickly untangle a political stalemate blocking presidential and legislative runoff elections....

EU countries could face fines for rejected refugees
BRUSSELS (AP) -- European Union countries that refuse to accept refugees under proposals to overhaul the EU's failed asylum laws could face large fines for each asylum seeker....

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Latin America/Caribbean
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Middle East
Iranian commander threatens to close Strait of Hormuz to US