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Magnitude 6.1 quake rattles Rome, central Italy
ROME (AP) -- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude estimated at 6.1 has rattled Rome and central Italy in the middle of the night....

Seoul: North Korea fires submarine-launched missile
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A North Korean ballistic missile fired from a submarine Wednesday flew about 500 kilometers (310 miles) in the longest flight by that type of weapon, Seoul officials said, a range that can place much of South Korea within its striking distance....

Turkey, Syrian Kurds on track for conflict in northern Syria
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey signaled Tuesday it would step up its engagement in the Syrian war, as Turkish-backed Syrian rebels massed along the border to assault one of the last Syrian frontier towns held by Islamic State militants....

Trump aides covertly fought freeing of Ukraine prisoner
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For more than three years, lobbyist Jim Slattery worked in Washington to secure the release in Ukraine of the imprisoned political rival of the country's then-president. He said the work was sometimes harder than expected....

IS struggles to retain grip as it loses ground in Iraq
DIBAGA CAMP, Iraq (AP) -- As the Islamic State group loses ground in Iraq, the militants are showing strains in their rule over areas they still control, growing more brutal, killing deserters and relying on younger and younger recruits, according to residents who fled battleground territories....

Prisoner not seen publicly since 2002 at Gitmo hearing
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The first high-profile al-Qaida terror suspect captured after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 appeared Tuesday at a U.S. government hearing called to determine whether he should remain in detention at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba....

Burkinis on beaches stoke France's long debate on secularism
PARIS (AP) -- Burkinis vs. bikinis....

Private lives are exposed as WikiLeaks spills its secrets
CAIRO (AP) -- Its scoops have rattled the Saudi foreign ministry, the National Security Agency and the U.S. Democratic Party. But WikiLeaks' spectacular mass-disclosures have also hit hundreds of average people - including sick children, rape victims and mental patients - who just happened to find their personal information included in the group's giant data dumps, The Associated Press has found....

Turkish, US officials discuss US-based cleric's extradition
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish and American justice officials met on Tuesday to discuss Turkey's demands for the extradition of a U.S.-based cleric accused of masterminding last month's failed coup attempt....

Analysis: Turkey's potentially momentous shift on Assad
CAIRO (AP) -- For five years fighting has raged in Syria - a humanitarian disaster destabilizing the region and the world. The aim of Bashar Assad's opponents' always was to drive the Syrian leader from power, but they have lacked the means to dislodge him. Now an inflection point may be at hand, with powerful opposition backer Turkey suggesting Assad, despite his brutality in the war, could play a role in an unspecified transition period....

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