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AP Top International News At 1:23 p.m. EDT

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 fleeing political unrest in 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."...

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 the country's 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....

Islamic State loyalists claim Saudi mosque attack
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- A suicide bomber killed at least 19 people Friday in a blast inside a Shiite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia as worshippers commemorated the 7th century birth of a revered figure, residents and officials said....

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....

Mali separatists say soldiers publicly killed 9 Tuaregs
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Malian soldiers publicly killed nine residents of a Tuareg village in the country's north, a coalition of separatist groups said on Friday, and the U.N. said a team has been sent to investigate....

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....

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