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Tumult to tranquility: Migrant family finds peace in Germany
ELZACH, Germany (AP) -- They fled Iraq just ahead of an Islamic State group onslaught in which thousands of their fellow Yazidis were enslaved or slaughtered. Months as refugees on the fringes of Turkish society, a nearly fatal trip across the Aegean and a long trek through the Balkans and Austria north to Germany came next....

Afghan unity deal expires, but gridlocked government remains
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's unity government is expected to remain in place despite the formal expiration on Thursday of the U.S.-brokered deal between two electoral rivals whose internal feuding has undermined efforts to battle the Taliban and stabilize the country....

Philippines' President Duterte to scrap war games with US
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said joint military exercises of Filipino and American troops next week will be the last such drills, although his foreign secretary quickly said the decision was not final....

A look at Hungary's referendum on EU refugee quotas
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Hungarians will vote Sunday in a referendum which Prime Minister Viktor Orban hopes will give his government the popular support it seeks to oppose any future plans by the European Union to resettle asylum seekers among its member states. Here's a look at what's at stake:...

Israelis pay respects to Peres, Clinton arrives in Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton joined thousands of Israeli mourners Thursday who paid their respects to the late Shimon Peres outside Israel's parliament in Jerusalem, as the country somberly remembered the Nobel-winning politician who helped lead Israel during a remarkable seven-decade career....

World's first 4-seater fuel-cell plane takes off in Germany
BERLIN (AP) -- Aircraft engineers in Germany have successfully tested the world's first four-seater plane that uses emission-free hybrid fuel cells to fly....

OPEC deal shows cartel's resolve _ and desperation
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- OPEC's unexpected understanding to trim production shows the cartel still has the resolve - and even desperation - to try to guide energy markets higher. But don't expect triple-digit oil prices anytime soon....

Pakistan: Indian fire kills 2 Pakistani soldiers in Kashmir
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan on Thursday said two of its soldiers were killed in an "unprovoked" attack when India fired across the border of the disputed region of Kashmir, while India said it had carried out a "surgical strike" against terrorists, in an exchange that marks an escalation in tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbors....

The Latest: Russian military slams US comments on Syria
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):...

Pope visits Georgia, Azerbaijan with peace message
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis is wrapping up a Caucasus pilgrimage that began in June in Armenia and ends this weekend with a visit to two other countries with tiny Catholic communities: the Orthodox Christian bastion of Georgia and the largely Shiite Muslim nation of Azerbaijan....

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Pakistan: Indian fire kills 2 Pakistani soldiers in Kashmir

UK's most senior police officer retiring February

Latin America/Caribbean
In Argentina, freedom still distant for Sandra the orangutan

Middle East
The Latest: Israel President Shimon Peres' corneas donated