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1 Turkish soldier killed, 8 wounded in southeastern Turkey
ISTANBUL (AP) -- One Turkish soldier was killed and eight others wounded in two separate blasts Sunday in the country's Kurdish-dominated southeast, and Kurdish militants launched a rocket-propelled grenade at a civilian airport, officials and the state-run news agency said....

Italy investigates quake buildings, checking for code fraud
AMATRICE, Italy (AP) -- Bulldozers with huge claws pulled down dangerously overhanging ledges Sunday in Italy's quake-devastated town of Amatrice as investigators worked to figure out if negligence or fraud in building codes had added to the quake's high death toll....

The Latest: Catholic Mass held for Italy quake survivors
AMATRICE, Italy (AP) -- The Latest on Italy's devastating Aug 24 earthquake (all times local):...

In North Korea
NEW YORK (AP) -- The hero, a police inspector, prowls a city known more for its political malevolence than its street crime. If you read the local newspapers, you could think it's a city with almost no crime at all. There have been no murders reported there for years, no bank robberies, no muggings, no rapes....

10,000th Syrian reaches US this week in resettlement program
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- The U.S. will reach its target this week of taking in 10,000 Syrian war refugees in a year-old resettlement program, the U.S. ambassador to Jordan said Sunday, after meeting families headed to California and Virginia....

Europe's refugee crisis simmers despite efforts to solve it
BERLIN (AP) -- Faced with more than 1 million migrants flooding across the Mediterranean last year, European nations tightened border controls, set up naval patrols to stop smugglers, negotiated an agreement with Turkey to limit the numbers crossing, shut the Balkan route used by hundreds of thousands, and tried to speed up deportations of rejected asylum-seekers....

Syrian rebels advance on Kurds as Turkish strikes kill 35
BEIRUT (AP) -- Turkey-backed Syrian rebels seized a number of villages and towns from Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria on Sunday amid Turkish airstrikes and shelling that killed at least 35 people, mostly civilians, according to rebels and a monitoring group....

German economy minister says EU-US trade talks have failed
BERLIN (AP) -- Free trade talks between the European Union and the United States have failed, Germany's economy minister said Sunday, citing a lack of progress on any of the major sections of the long-running negotiations....

Mining leader, 2 others, accused in Bolivia official's death
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) -- Bolivian authorities accused the president of a mining federation and two of his top officials of the killing of deputy interior minister Rodolfo Illanes amid a bitter strike, officials said Saturday. Forty miners have been detained in the case....

Iraq requests new Saudi envoy after assassination remarks
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's Foreign Ministry said the government on Sunday formally requested that the Saudi ambassador in Baghdad be replaced after he claimed that Iranian-backed Shiite militias are plotting to assassinate him....

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Middle East
1 Turkish soldier killed, 8 wounded in southeastern Turkey