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48 Kenyans dead: Witness: Gunmen spared Muslims

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Dozens of extremists attacked a Kenyan coastal town for hours, killing those who couldn’t answer questions about Islam and those who didn’t know the Somali language, officials and witnesses said Monday. At least 48 people were killed and two hotels were set...

Sunni militants capture northern Iraqi town

BAGHDAD (AP) — Sunni militants captured a key northern Iraqi town along the highway to Syria early on Monday, compounding the woes of Iraq’s Shiite-led government a week after it lost a vast swath of territory to the insurgents in the country’s north. The town of Tal Afar, with a...

Russia cuts gas supply to Ukraine

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Monday cut gas supplies to Ukraine as a payment deadline passed and negotiators failed to reach a deal on gas prices and unpaid bills amid continued fighting in eastern Ukraine. The decision does not immediately affect the gas flow to Europe, but could...
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Bergdahl back in US after years as Taliban captive

Vehicles drive toward the entrance of Brooke Army Medical Center Friday, June 13, 2014, in San Antonio. Bowe Bergdahl, the Army sergeant who has been recovering in Germany after five years as a Taliban captive, returned to the United States early Friday to continue his medical...
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Israel soldiers search West Bank for missing teens

Israeli soldiers deploy near the West Bank city of Hebron, Friday, June 13, 2014. Israeli soldiers searched the West Bank on Friday for three missing teenagers from nearby settlements, one of them a U.S. citizen, amid fears Palestinian militants abducted them, authorities said....
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UN warns of war crimes, atrocities in Iraq

In this still image posted on a militant Twitter account on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, militants parade down a main road in Mosul, Iraq. Iraqi officials say al-Qaida-inspired militants who this week seized...
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Shiite cleric calls on Iraqis to defend country

A municipality bulldozer and people clean up trash from a street in the northern city of Mosul, Iraq, Friday, June 13, 2014. Iraqi officials say al-Qaida-inspired militants who this week seized much of the country’s Sunni heartland have pushed into an ethnically mixed...
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Thailand’s junta lifts curfew throughout country

Thailand’s Army commander Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, left, arrives at the Royal Thai Army Club in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, June 13, 2014. The head of Thailand’s military junta said Friday that an interim government would be set up by September, offering the most...
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Egypt’s el-Sissi visits sex assault victim

FILE — In this Monday, Aug. 20, 2012 file photo, an Egyptian youth, trailed by his friends, gropes a woman crossing the street with her friends in Cairo, Egypt. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, Egypt’s newly sworn-in president, has apologized in person to a woman who was...
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Iraqi officials say militants seize city of Tikrit

An Iraqi federal policeman searches a man at a checkpoint in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, June. 11, 2014. The Iraqi government has tightened its security measures after a stunning assault that exposed Iraq’s eroding central authority, al-Qaida-inspired militants overran much...