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Egypt's warplanes strike back at militants in troubled Sinai
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian warplanes launched new airstrikes and troops went house-to-house Thursday in the troubled Sinai Peninsula, a day after Islamic State-linked militants set off the area's bloodiest fighting in decades in an unprecedented, coordinated attack....

Boko Haram guns down 97 people praying in mosques in Nigeria
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Boko Haram extremists gunned down nearly 100 Muslims praying in mosques in a northeast Nigerian town during the holy month of Ramadan, a government official and a self-defense fighter said Thursday....

The Latest: Greek premier wants biggest 'no' vote possible
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The latest news on Greece's financial woes (all times local):...

The case for Greece: when it forgave Germany's debt
LONDON (AP) -- Forgiving debt, if done right, can get an economy back on its feet....

Iran takes hard line on inspections, sanctions at nuke talks
VIENNA (AP) -- Iran took a hard line Thursday on two of the biggest demands of world powers in a final nuclear accord, rejecting any extraordinary inspection rules and threatening to ramp up enrichment of bomb-making material if the United States and other countries re-impose sanctions after the deal is in place....

The Latest: Israel PM offers condolences over Sinai attacks
CAIRO (AP) -- The latest on the aftermath of a coordinated militant assault on Egyptian security forces in the restive northern Sinai that killed dozens of troops and set off the bloodiest fighting in the peninsula in decades (all times local)....

Kuwait promotes unity in wake of bombing designed to divide
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- An Islamic State sympathizer's deadly bombing in a packed Kuwaiti mosque last week was designed to fit an all-too-familiar pattern: extremists attack Shiites to stoke sectarian hatred and then proclaim themselves the defenders of Sunnis against those they denounce as heretics....

Documents: Mexican army ordered troops to 'kill criminals'
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A Mexican human rights group said Thursday that military documents show high-ranking officers had given soldiers standing orders to kill criminals ahead of an army mass slaying of suspected drug cartel members after they surrendered....

Attack on UN convoy in Mali kills 6 peacekeepers, wounds 5
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- An attack Thursday on a convoy in northern Mali killed six United Nations peacekeepers and wounded five others, the U.N. said. All of the victims were from Burkina Faso....

Leopard mauls guide's arm in attack in South African park
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A leopard mauled a guide in an attack on an open tourist safari vehicle in South Africa's flagship wildlife park Thursday, authorities said....

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