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UK votes in local elections expected to deal blow to Labour

LONDON (AP) — Britons are voting in local and regional elections expected to deal a blow to Britain's main opposition Labour Party….

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‘Romeo and Juliet’ takes on local twist in Gaza performance

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" has opened to audiences in the Gaza Strip, albeit with a distinctly Palestinian twist….

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Iraq routed IS from Ramadi at a high cost: A city destroyed

RAMADI, Iraq (AP) — This is what victory looks like in the Iraqi city of Ramadi: In the once thriving Haji Ziad Square, not a single structure still stands. Turning in every direction yields a picture of devastation….

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South Korea’s latest online celebrities: Stray cats eating

JANGSEONG, South Korea (AP) — The stars of the latest online trend in South Korea stay out of sight most of the day. Viewers don't seem to mind waiting for hours while nothing happens. When the stray cats finally come to eat the food left out for them, people watching online sit enraptured by their feline charms….

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Israeli army deputy chief draws rebuke for Holocaust comment

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli army's deputy chief of staff has drawn a rebuke from hawkish Israeli ministers for comparing pre-Holocaust Germany to trends in Israel today….

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IS continues to hit Turkish border town with rockets

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's state-run agency says a salvo of rockets has struck southern Turkey, wounding four people….

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The Latest: State TV reports 2 explosions in Homs province

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):…

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Alberta declares emergency as fires threaten Canada oil town

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) — Alberta declared a state of emergency Wednesday as crews frantically held back wind-whipped wildfires that have already torched 1,600 homes and other buildings in Canada's main oil sands city of Fort McMurray, forcing more than 80,000 residents to flee….

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Brazil president impeachment recommended in Senate

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A senator selected as a fact-finder by a special Senate commission considering the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff recommended Wednesday that she be put on trial for possible removal from office….

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US declares Aleppo cease-fire, Syria says only for 48 hours

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Sporadic violence persisted in Aleppo on Wednesday as U.S. officials announced an agreement had been reached with Russia to extend Syria's fragile cease-fire to the deeply contested northern city. The Syrian military said the truce would last only 48 hours….