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AP EXCLUSIVE: Ex-Guantanamo detainees struggle in Uruguay

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Every day during the 12 1/2 years he was imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay as a suspected al-Qaida operative, Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi dreamed of freedom….

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‘Naty’ Revuelta, who had daughter with Fidel Castro, dies

HAVANA (AP) — Natalia Revuelta Clews, the Cuban socialite who emptied her bank account and sold her diamond jewelry to support Fidel Castro when he was a little-known insurgent, has died. She was 89….

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How Islamic is Islamic State group? Not very, experts say

CAIRO (AP) — Three British schoolgirls believed to have gone to Syria to become “jihadi” brides. Three young men charged in New York with plotting to join the Islamic State group and carry out attacks on American soil. A masked, knife-wielding militant from London who is the face of terror in videos showing Western hostages beheaded….

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Iraq’s Tikrit: A Sunni bastion on the road to Mosul

The offensive launched Monday by Iraqi troops backed by Shiite militias and Sunni tribal fighters is aimed at capturing Tikrit, a Sunni city 80 miles (130 kilometers) north of Baghdad that was captured by Islamic State militants during their lightning advance last summer….

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Iraq launches operation to retake Tikrit from Islamic State

BAGHDAD (AP) — Backed by Iranian-supported Shiite militias, Iraqi forces launched a large-scale offensive Monday to retake Saddam Hussein’s hometown from the Islamic State group, the first in a series of campaigns to try to reclaim large parts of northern Iraq from the Sunni extremists….

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4 hours ago

‘Naty’ Revuelta, who had daughter with Fidel Castro, dies

HAVANA (AP) — Natalia Revuelta Clews, the Cuban socialite who emptied her bank account and sold her diamond jewelry to support Fidel Castro when he was a little-known insurgent, has died. She was 89….

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Iraq launches operation to retake Tikrit from Islamic State

BAGHDAD (AP) — Backed by allied Shiite, Sunni and Iranian fighters, Iraqi security forces launched a large-scale military operation Monday to recapture Saddam Hussein’s hometown from the Islamic State extremist group, a major step in a campaign to reclaim territory in northern Iraq controlled by the militants….

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4 hours ago

Iraq’s Tikrit: A Sunni bastion on the road to Mosul

The offensive launched Monday by Iraqi troops backed by Shiite militias and Sunni tribal fighters is aimed at capturing Tikrit, a Sunni city 80 miles (130 kilometers) north of Baghdad that was captured by Islamic State militants during their lightning advance last summer….

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4 hours ago

How Islamic is Islamic State group? Not very, experts say

CAIRO (AP) — Three British schoolgirls believed to have gone to Syria to become “jihadi” brides. Three young men charged in New York with plotting to join the Islamic State group and carry out attacks on American soil. A masked, knife-wielding militant from London who is the face of terror in videos showing Western hostages beheaded….

KDWN

4 hours ago

AP EXCLUSIVE: Ex-Guantanamo detainees struggle in Uruguay

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Every day during the 12 1/2 years he was imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay as a suspected al-Qaida operative, Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi dreamed of freedom….