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Aid group says IS shooting civilians fleeing Fallujah battle

Mideast Iraq Islamic State

BAGHDAD (AP) – The Islamic State group has been shooting at civilians as they try to flee the nearly two-week battle between Iraqi government forces and IS militants in the city of Fallujah, west of Baghdad, an international aid organization and Iraqi military say. On Sunday, the militants shot and …

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When Rio fails, sister city shows sewage cleanup possible

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NITEROI, Brazil (AP) – With thousands of liters of raw human sewage pouring into the ocean every second from Rio de Janeiro, August’s Olympic Games have thrust into the global spotlight the city’s spectacular failure to clean up its waterways and world famous beaches. But just across the Guanabara Bay …

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Ukraine arrests Frenchman for plotting attacks on Euro 2016

Euro 2016 France Prepares

MOSCOW (AP) – Ukraine’s intelligence agency has thwarted a plot to attack the European Championship soccer tournament in France by arresting a heavily-armed Frenchman who wanted to cross into the European Union, officials said Monday. The Ukrainian Security Service, or SBU, said it had followed the man since December and …

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Center-right economist narrowly ahead in Peru election

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski

LIMA, Peru (AP) – Economist Pedro Pablo Kuczynski had a razor-thin lead over the daughter of an imprisoned former president in Peru’s presidential election, as Peruvians nervously awaited results still trickling in from remote parts of the Andean nation. With nearly 90 of polling stations counted early Monday morning, the …

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3 dead, 9 hospitalized as 1 Belgian train slams into another

Belgium Train Collision

HERMALLE-SOUS-HUY, Belgium (AP) – A late-night passenger train slammed at high speed into a slow-moving freight train in eastern Belgium, killing three people and sending nine others to the hospital, authorities said Monday. The accident came just hours after reported lightning strikes and a signal disruption on the line. Two …

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