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The Latest: Paris police, protesters scuffle over migrants
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The Latest on Europe's response to the wave of migration from the Middle East and elsewhere (all times local):...

US Defense Sec'y Carter: Campaign against IS 'far from over'
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) -- The combat death of an American Navy SEAL in Iraq shows that despite recent gains against the Islamic State in Iraq, "this fight is far from over," U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday....

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....

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....

Syrian state media say rebel shelling kills 3 in Aleppo
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syrian state media say three people have been killed in renewed rebel shelling of government-held areas in the deeply contested northern city of Aleppo....

Iranian commander threatens to close Strait of Hormuz to US
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- The deputy commander of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard said Iranian forces will close the strategic Strait of Hormuz to the United States and its allies if they "threaten" the Islamic Republic, Iranian state media reported on Wednesday....

'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....

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Middle East
UN envoy says talks resume in Kuwait on ending Yemen war

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