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US: Myanmar should share responsibility for Rohingya crisis
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Navy ships from two countries scoured Southeast Asian waters Friday for boats believed to be carrying thousands of migrants with little food or water, and a top U.S. diplomat said Myanmar needs to shoulder some responsibility for the crisis. That's something it has been reluctant to do....

IS captures Iraqi town, purges opponents in Syria's Palmyra
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Islamic State group militants searched through the Syrian town of Palmyra for government troops and fighters, using lists of names and informers to track them down and shooting some in the head on the spot, activists said Friday, estimating at least 150 have been killed in the past two days....

Cholera infects 3,000 Burundian refugees, UN calls for help
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- An outbreak of cholera has infected 3,000 people in a Tanzanian border region where refugees from Burundi have massed, the U.N. Refugee Agency said Friday....

Ireland votes on gay marriage; Catholic leaders opposed
DUBLIN (AP) -- Ireland's voters were deciding Friday whether to legalize gay marriage in this once-staunchly Catholic land in what the government's equality minister called "a referendum like no other."...

Resident says 19 Shiites killed in Saudi suicide attack
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- A suicide bomber targeted a mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia as worshippers were commemorating the 7th century birth of a revered Shiite figure on Friday, the Interior Ministry and residents said....

Colombia rebels cancel unilateral cease-fire after army raid
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Colombia's largest rebel group on Friday called off a unilateral cease-fire in reaction to a military raid on a guerrilla camp that killed 26 of its fighters, further straining negotiations to end a half-century-old conflict....

Dutch art sleuth helps German police track down Nazi art
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- A Dutch art sleuth best known for identifying works looted from Jewish owners by the Nazis said he helped German police recover two massive bronze horse sculptures crafted for Adolf Hitler, as more details emerged Friday about an amazing trove of Nazi-era art seized by authorities this week....

Nigerian Muslims set court ablaze over 'insult' to Muhammad
KANO, Nigeria (AP) -- Hundreds of rioting Muslims set a Shariah court ablaze Friday in Nigeria's northern Kano city, protesting its decision to free a cleric accused of insulting the prophet Mohammed....

Eiffel Tower disrupted amid workers' anger about pickpockets
PARIS (AP) -- The Eiffel Tower closed to the public for most of the day Friday as workers protested a rise in aggressive pickpockets around the Paris landmark that attracts thousands of visitors daily....

Dutch govt eyes limited ban on face-covering clothing
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- The Dutch government announced plans Friday to introduce a limited ban on "face-covering clothing," widely interpreted as a new attempt to outlaw burqas, the head-to-toe Islamic robe worn by only a few hundred women in this European nation of 17 million....

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Africa
Mali separatists say soldiers publicly killed 9 Tuaregs

Asia
UN chief urges peaceful solution of South China Sea dispute

Europe
Army removes WWII bomb near London's Wembley Stadium

Latin America/Caribbean
Colombia rebels cancel unilateral cease-fire after army raid

Middle East
IS captures Iraqi town, purges opponents in Syria's Palmyra