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AP Top International News At 7:15 a.m. EDT

IS claims responsibility for Texas cartoon attack
CAIRO (AP) -- The Islamic State group claimed responsibility on Tuesday for a weekend attack at a center near Dallas, Texas, exhibiting cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad....

In the face of IS successes, al-Qaida adapts, grows stronger
CAIRO (AP) -- When al-Qaida overran the Yemeni port city of Mukalla last month, the group's commanders immediately struck a deal to share power with the area's tribesmen. No jihadi banners were raised. Al-Qaida even issued a statement denying rumors that it had banned music at parties or men wearing shorts....

Afghan poppy farmers say new seeds will boost opium output
ZHARI, Afghanistan (AP) -- It's the cash crop of the Taliban and the scourge of Afghanistan - the country's intractable opium cultivation. This year, many Afghan poppy farmers are expecting a windfall as they get ready to harvest opium from a new variety of poppy seeds said to boost yield of the resin that produces heroin....

Burundi court validates president's third term bid
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Burundi's constitutional court on Tuesday validated the president's controversial bid for a third term but the deputy president of the court, who fled to Rwanda ahead of the ruling, called it unconstitutional....

Save the Children: Dozens feared dead in migrant tragedy
ROME (AP) -- The Save the Children aid group reported another Mediterranean migrant tragedy Tuesday, with survivors saying "dozens" of their fellow passengers fell out of their rubber boat and likely drowned as a rescue vessel neared....

Nepali police dig bodies from village and trekking route
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Rescuers were digging Tuesday through thousands of tons of earth from a quake-triggered mudslide in Nepal that wiped out an entire village along a popular Himalayan trekking route and killed at least 60 people....

Substance or Style? Labour leader banks on geek appeal
LONDON (AP) -- It was an unexpected moment on the campaign trail....

Start your engines: UK election hopefuls burn rubber
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's candidates are campaigning from Cornwall in southwestern England to the far northern reaches of Scotland in search of votes with the general election just two days away....

Rights group condemns atrocities in Syrian city of Aleppo
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian government forces and insurgents have both committed abuses in the contested northern city of Aleppo, but some of the government's actions amount to crimes against humanity, an international rights group said Tuesday....

Ex-IRA man linked to 2005 slaying shot to death in Belfast
DUBLIN (AP) -- The central Irish Republican Army figure in one of the outlawed group's most notorious killings has been shot to death in Belfast, residents and police said Tuesday....

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World Video
Up to the Minute
Africa
Kerry visits Somalia; 1st such trip for a secretary of state

Asia
Afghan poppy farmers say new seeds will boost opium output

Europe
French far-right party founder urges daughter to change name

Latin America/Caribbean
Venezuelan rum industry succeeding despite country's woes

Middle East
Iraq sends troops to key refinery amid heavy clashes with IS


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