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Islamic State militants seize villages near Ramadi in Iraq

Iraqi security forces and tribal fighters gather in central Ramadi before attacking Islamic State extremists in Ramadi, 70 miles (115 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, April 15, 2015. The Islamic State group launched an offensive in Iraq’s western Anbar province...
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EU alleges Google’s abuses hurt consumers, innovation

European Union’s competition chief Margrethe Vestager listens to questions during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. The European Union’s executive hit Google with an official antitrust complaint on Wednesday that alleges...

More people worldwide are opening bank accounts

NEW YORK (AP) — Africans using cellphones, older Chinese, and Indians getting a push from their government have fueled an unprecedented surge of people opening their first bank accounts. The number people with an account — either on mobile phones or at bank...
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EU raises stakes in Google battle with antitrust charges

European Union’s competition chief Margrethe Vestager listens to questions during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. The European Union’s executive hit Google with an official antitrust complaint on Wednesday that alleges...

Citing political pressure, 5,000 Burundians flee to Rwanda

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The United Nations refugee agency says more than 5,800 Burundians have crossed into Rwanda since the end of last month amid fears of violence ahead of elections later this year. UNHCR said in a statement Wednesday that hundreds are crossing the...
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Survivors tell aid group some 400 migrants drowned off Libya

Migrants on a Coast Guard dinghy boat arrive at the Sicilian Porto Empedocle harbor, Italy, Monday, April 13, 2015. Italy’s Coast Guard helped save 144 migrants Monday from a capsized boat in the waters off Libya and spotted nine bodies. It was the most dramatic of numerous...
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Islamic State militants seize villages near Ramadi in Iraq

People leave their hometown Ramadi, 70 miles (115 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, April 15, 2015. The Islamic State group launched an offensive in Iraq’s western Anbar province on Wednesday, capturing three villages near the provincial capital of Ramadi where...
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Cubans to open talks about US fugitives as ties warm

A man on a bike balances bread in one hand as he rides behind a private shared cab in Havana, Cuba, early Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Cuban officials and ordinary citizens alike hailed the island’s removal from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, saying the move by...
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Cubans to open talks about US fugitives as ties warm

A man on a bike balances bread in one hand as he rides behind a private shared cab in Havana, Cuba, early Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Cuban officials and ordinary citizens alike hailed the island’s removal from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, saying the move by...
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Kerry: Still confident US can conclude Iran nuclear deal

United States Secretary of State John Kerry, center, and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, left, brief the media during a meeting of the G7 Foreign ministers in Luebeck, northern Germany, Wednesday, April 15, 2015. The meeting is being held ahead of the G7 leaders...