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For gays under IS rule, isolation and fear of a cruel death
REYHANLI, Turkey (AP) -- Before a crowd of men on a street in the Syrian city of Palmyra, the masked Islamic State group judge read out the sentence against the two men convicted of homosexuality: They would be thrown to their deaths from the roof of the nearby Wael Hotel....

UN experts: Up to 3,000 Islamic State fighters in Libya
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Islamic State group has between 2,000 and 3,000 fighters in Libya and has demonstrated its intention to control more territory in the strategically located North African country - but it is only one player among multiple warring factions, United Nations experts said in a report Tuesday....

Obama says parts of climate deal must be legally binding
LE BOURGET, France (AP) -- President Barack Obama said Tuesday that parts of the global warming deal being negotiated in Paris should be legally binding on the countries that sign on, setting up a potential fight with Republicans at home....

AP test: Rio Olympic water badly polluted, even far offshore
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Olympic sailor Erik Heil floated a novel idea to protect himself from the sewage-infested waters he and other athletes will compete in during next year's games: He'd wear plastic overalls and peel them off when he was safely past the contaminated waters nearest shore....

New arrest in Paris attacks linked to apartment raid
PARIS (AP) -- A woman was arrested Tuesday in a Paris suburb for suspected links to an intermediary to the only man charged in connection the Paris attacks, according to two officials close to the investigation....

Morrissey wins annual 'Literary Review Bad Sex' award
LONDON (AP) -- Maybe he should have stuck to writing songs - former Smiths frontman and lyricist Morrissey has won the annual award for the poorest quality writing about sex....

Burkina Faso celebrates newly elected president
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- Burkina Faso took a step toward strengthening its democracy with the election on Tuesday of Roch Marc Christian Kabore, who will become the West African country's second elected civilian president since it became independent from France in 1960....

Suu Kyi meets Myanmar's outgoing president
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) -- Aung San Suu Kyi met Myanmar's outgoing president on Wednesday to discuss the transfer of power following her party's landslide election win....

Italy urges quicker refugee relocations across Europe
ROME (AP) -- The latest news as tens of thousands of people slip into Europe and head to wealthy European Union countries in search of a better life. All times local....

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