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Islamic State group recruits, exploits children

BEIRUT (AP) -- Teenagers carrying weapons stand at checkpoints and busy intersections in Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul. Patched onto the left arms of their black uniforms are the logos of the Islamic Police....

Islamic State group recruits, exploits children

BEIRUT (AP) -- Teenagers carrying weapons stand at checkpoints and busy intersections in Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul. Patched onto the left arms of their black uniforms are the logos of the Islamic Police....

Migrants rescued off Cyprus' north coast

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- An official says 228 migrants, apparently refugees from Syria, have been rescued after their damaged ship drifted for hours in rough seas off Cyprus' northern coast....

Tunisians hold landmark presidential election

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisia took another step forward in its peaceful transition to democracy on Sunday by holding its first free presidential election, with voters hoping for more stability and a better economy....

2009 massacre haunts Philippines as trial slows

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Five years after gunmen flagged down a convoy of cars in a southern Philippine province and massacred all 58 occupants, including scores of journalists, the body count continues to rise....

Pope meets with autistic children

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis tenderly embraced children with autism spectrum disorders, some of whom avoided meeting his gaze, during an audience Saturday aimed at offering solidarity to people living with the condition....

Source: NKorean escapes kidnap attempt in Paris

PARIS (AP) -- A North Korean student with family ties to the regime in his country escaped a kidnapping bid in Paris, where he was studying, and is now in hiding, a French source with knowledge of the case said Saturday....

Hundreds evacuated after London hotel explosion

LONDON (AP) -- A suspected gas leak touched off an explosion in the basement of the Hyatt Regency Churchill in London, injuring 14 people and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of hotel guests, authorities said Saturday....

Plague outbreak kills 40 people in Madagascar

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A plague outbreak has killed 40 people on the island nation of Madagascar, with 119 people diagnosed with the bacterial disease since August....

Portuguese police detain ex-premier in fraud case

LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates has been detained by police as part of an investigation into corruption, money-laundering and tax fraud, Portugal's Attorney-General's office said Saturday....

Analysis: Veto gives Obama edge on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has the upper hand in the fierce struggle over immigration now taking shape, with a veto pen ready to kill any Republican move to reverse his executive order, Democrats united behind him and GOP congressional leaders desperate to squelch talk of a government shutdown or even impeachment....

Influx of cheap Peruvian quinoa riles Bolivia

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) -- International demand for quinoa continues to boom, and that's fueling an increasingly bitter commercial feud between Bolivia and Peru, the two main producers of the Andean "superfood."...

Islamic State group's drive for Kobani is blunted

BEIRUT (AP) -- More than two months into its assault on Kobani, the Islamic State group is still pouring fighters and resources into trying to capture the besieged Syrian Kurdish town, but the drive has been blunted....

Britain still grappling with celebrity sex abuse

LONDON (AP) -- A growing scandal of decades-old sexual assault allegations against television icon Bill Cosby has shocked many in the United States. Across the Atlantic, Britain has been struggling for more than two years to come to terms with a barrage of similar accusations against leading men in its entertainment world who allegedly used their fame and power to exploit young victims....

South Africa seeks to move rhinos from harm's way

SKUKUZA, South Africa (AP) -- The rhino crashes forward, pounding the earth with its broad feet. Then, as a dart's sedative takes hold, it staggers and slouches to the ground, where South African rangers prepare to move the oversized beast by truck to an area they hope is safe from poachers....

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