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Syria rebels attacked by IS militants, government troops
BEIRUT (AP) -- Islamic State militants entered a major Syrian opposition stronghold in the country's north on Saturday, clashing with rebels on the edges of the town as the extremist group builds on its most significant advance near the Turkish border in two years - even as it loses ground elsewhere in the country and in neighboring Iraq....

The Latest: Child on life support after lightning strike
PARIS (AP) -- The Latest on the lightning strike that struck 11 people at a park in Paris. (all times local):...

UN health agency rejects call to postpone Rio Olympics
BERLIN (AP) -- The World Health Organization on Saturday rejected a call from 150 health experts to consider postponing or moving the Rio Summer Olympics due to the Zika virus in hard-hit Brazil, arguing that the shift would make no significant difference to the spread of the virus....

Child still critical after lightning hits 11 in Paris park
PARIS (AP) -- Eight children and three adults were struck by lightning Saturday in a Paris park after a sudden spring storm sent a bolt crashing down upon a children's birthday party, a spokesman for Paris' fire service said. He credited an off-duty firefighter with playing a critical role in getting immediate medical help to the victims, but one child remains in critical condition....

Italian, Irish, German ships save over 650 migrants at sea
ROME (AP) -- A flotilla of ships saved 668 migrants Saturday from smugglers' boats in distress in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya, Italian authorities said - bringing the week's total of migrants plucked from the sea to a staggering 13,000 people....

Atomic bomb survivors feel wonder, doubt after Obama visit
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- The survivors of the world's first atomic bomb attack are used to hearing grand vows to rid the world of nuclear weapons. They just don't usually come directly from the leader of the country that dropped the bomb on them in the first place....

Obama uses Hiroshima visit as opportunity to urge no nukes
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- With an unflinching look back at a painful history, President Barack Obama stood on the hallowed ground of Hiroshima on Friday and declared it a fitting place to summon people everywhere to embrace the vision of a world without nuclear weapons....

Sam Mendes: It's time for a new James Bond director
HAY-ON-WYE, Wales (AP) -- Sam Mendes is finished with James Bond....

Drug lord 'Chapo' Guzman's lawyers split on extradition case
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Jailed drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's fight to stave off extradition to the United States has led to a schism among some of the people he's counting on most: his own lawyers....

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Africa
Militants blow up Shell, Agip pipelines in Nigeria

Asia
Pakistan arrest 2 officials for helping slain Taliban chief

Europe
French fuel shortages improve as hints of compromise emerge

Latin America/Caribbean
Ex-presidents meet with Venezuela government, oppo

Middle East
Syria rebels attacked by IS militants, government troops