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Islamic State threat boosts business for Kurdish gunsmith

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — In gunsmith Bahktiyar Sadr-Aldeen’s workshop in this Kurdish city in northern Iraq, every weapon has a story. These days, there are lots of stories to tell….

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The big melt: Antarctica’s retreating ice may re-shape Earth

CAPE LEGOUPIL, Antarctica (AP) — From the ground in this extreme northern part of Antarctica, spectacularly white and blinding ice seems to extend forever. What can’t be seen is the battle raging underfoot to re-shape Earth….

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Mexico official: Top capo nabbed in western Michoacan state

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican federal official says federal police have captured Servando “La Tuta” Gomez, one of the most-wanted drug lords and who once terrorized western Michoacan state….

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UK spies face questions about failure to stop ‘Jihadi John’

LONDON (AP) — British spy agencies are facing questions about how a young Londoner who was on their radar as part of terrorist investigations was able to travel to Syria and become the knife-wielding masked militant known as “Jihadi John.”…

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Activists: Kurdish fighters advance on IS-held Syrian town

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists and Kurdish representatives say Kurdish fighters have captured dozens of villages following days of clashes with the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria….

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Despite spat with US, Israeli leader fighting Iran nuke deal

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu heads to Washington next week on a last-gasp effort to seal what he hopes will become his signature achievement: preventing Iran from attaining a nuclear weapon. But the centerpiece of the visit, a much-hyped speech to Congress arguing against the international community’s emerging nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic, has been overshadowed by a damaging battle with the White House and electoral intrigue back home….

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German Parliament approves Greece’s bailout extension

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s Parliament overwhelmingly approved the four-month extension of Greece’s financial bailout on Friday, despite unease over the new government in Athens….

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UK spies face questions about failure to stop ‘Jihadi John’

LONDON (AP) — British spy agencies are facing questions about how a young Londoner who was on their radar as part of terrorist investigations was able to travel to Syria and become the knife-wielding masked militant known as “Jihadi John.”…

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Ukraine rebels seen withdrawing heavy weapons front line

NOVOAMVROSIIVSKE, Ukraine (AP) — Separatist fighters in east Ukraine moved rocket launchers to a location 70 kilometers (43 miles) back from the front line with government troops Friday in the first confirmed compliance with a cease-fire agreed earlier this month….

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South Africa: Parents find daughter 17 years after kidnap

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A newborn was kidnapped from a Cape Town hospital in 1997. Her parents never gave up hope and, 17 years later, they have found her….