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Pope condemns Islamic State violence

JERUSALEM (AP) — On the eve of a trip to the Middle East, Pope Francis is urging religious and political leaders to speak out against attacks on Christians by Islamic State extremists….

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With incentives and brute force, IS subdues tribes

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group is employing multiple tactics to subdue the Sunni Muslim tribes in Syria and Iraq under its rule, wooing some with gifts – everything from cars to feed for their animals – while brutally suppressing those that resist with mass killings….

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Ebola aid dogged by coordination lags in Guinea

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Eight months into West Africa’s Ebola outbreak, officials and medical aid providers say that aid efforts in Guinea still suffer from poor coordination, hampering deployments of international support to help quell the virus….

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Diplomats make trade deal to cut red tape, poverty

GENEVA (AP) — The World Trade Organization has pulled off a major deal that could boost global commerce by $1 trillion annually after years of negotiation….

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Mubarak verdict due, but Egyptians’ interest wanes

CAIRO (AP) — Amal Shaker’s 25-year-old son Ahmed was fatally shot in the back on the “Friday of Rage,” one of the bloodiest days of Egypt’s 2011 uprising against longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak. Nearly four years later, she is still waiting for justice….

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Mosul residents: IS group cuts phones in Iraq city

BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants from the Islamic State group blocked all mobile phone networks in the largest Iraqi city they control, Mosul, accusing informants in the city of tipping off coalition forces to their whereabouts, residents told The Associated Press on Thursday….

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OPEC keeps oil output on hold despite low prices

VIENNA (AP) — OPEC oil ministers decided Thursday to keep their production target at 30 million barrels a day, despite an oversupply of crude and plunging prices….

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Private firms filling Latin America’s security gap

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A panic alert flashed across Alberto Herrera’s computer screen. Men claiming to be with the notorious Gulf Cartel had stopped a convoy transporting chemicals through a lawless region of northeastern Mexico. They seized two drivers from an escort truck and demanded the valuable cargo in exchange for their release….

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Mubarak verdict due, but Egyptians’ interest wanes

CAIRO (AP) — Amal Shaker’s 25-year-old son Ahmed was fatally shot in the back on the “Friday of Rage,” one of the bloodiest days of Egypt’s 2011 uprising against longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak. Nearly four years later, she is still waiting for justice….

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47 mins ago

With incentives and brute force, IS subdues tribes

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group is employing multiple tactics to subdue the Sunni Muslim tribes in Syria and Iraq under its rule, wooing some with gifts – everything from cars to feed for their animals – while brutally suppressing those that resist with mass killings….