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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....

Obama: Peres won his wars but understood the need for peace
JERUSALEM (AP) -- President Barack Obama hailed Shimon Peres Friday as a man who showed the world that justice and hope are at the heart of the Zionist ideal and saw "all people as deserving of dignity and respect."...

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 visionary and symbol of hopes of Mideast peace....

The Latest: UN decries lack of health care in Syria's Aleppo
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on Syria (all times local):...

Mother of black man shot by police speaks of her anguish
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) -- The anguished mother of a man killed by police in a San Diego suburb said she could not believe her family left violence-wracked Uganda only to have her son shot to death in the United States....

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....

Deutsche Bank shares tank as concern grows over stability
BERLIN (AP) -- Worries over the financial stability of Deutsche Bank returned to the fore Friday, sending shares in Germany's biggest bank into a tailspin and to a record low....

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Middle East
The Latest: UN decries lack of health care in Syria's Aleppo