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Report: US sailors ill-prepared for Iran encounter in Gulf
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Weak leadership, poor judgment, a lack of "warfighting toughness" and a litany of errors led to the embarrassing capture and detention by Iran of 10 U.S. sailors in the Persian Gulf in January, according to a Navy investigation released Thursday....

The Latest: Eiffel Tower to be lighted in Turkish colors
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- The Latest on attack on Istanbul airport (all times local):...

Turkish authorities identify suicide bombers; death toll 43
ISTANBUL (AP) -- The three suicide bombers who attacked Istanbul airport were a Russian, an Uzbek and a Kyrgyz, a senior Turkish official said Thursday, hours after police carried out sweeping raids across the city looking for Islamic State suspects. Tuesday's gunfire and suicide bombing attack at Ataturk Airport killed 43 people and wounded more than 230 others....

Istanbul airport attack victims mourned, honored, praised
ISTANBUL (AP) -- An adoring father of his four "princesses." A weeping bride-to-be, bent over her fiancee's coffin. Two women looking forward to a few days' vacation with their husbands and their infant children. Victims of Tuesday night's attack at Istanbul's main airport have left behind mourning friends and relatives who are now struggling to deal with their loss. Here are some of their stories:...

Boris bows out: UK in shock as Johnson avoids leadership bid
LONDON (AP) -- The race to become Britain's next prime minister took a dramatic, unexpected turn Thursday as former London Mayor Boris Johnson - popular with the public and widely considered to be a front-runner - ruled himself out of contention after the defection of a key ally....

The Latest: Bank of England head 'can't protect from pain'
LONDON (AP) -- The Latest on Britain's vote to leave the European Union (all times local):...

Official: Suicide attack on Afghan police convoy kills 37
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Taliban militants launched a twin suicide attack on Thursday, targeting a convoy of buses carrying Afghan police cadets outside of the capital and killing 37 people, mostly policemen, and wounding 40, an Afghan official said....

Palestinian kills Israeli girl, 13, sleeping in her bedroom
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A Palestinian assailant broke into a home in a West Bank settlement early Thursday and stabbed a 13-year-old Jewish girl to death as she slept in bed, the latest in a nine-month wave of violence that had recently shown signs of tapering off....

Homeland Security head: US will meet Syrian refugees goal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Homeland Security Secretary Jeh (jay) Johnson says he believes the government will meet its goal of resettling 10,000 Syrian refugees this year....

Iraq airstrikes kill scores of IS fighters fleeing Fallujah
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's Defense Ministry has released footage showing airstrikes on dozens of vehicles described as a convoy of Islamic State fighters fleeing the western city of Fallujah following its recapture by the Iraqi military....

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Europe
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Latin America/Caribbean
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Middle East
UN's Yemen envoy says more than 700 prisoners released