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Militants attack Pakistan police academy, killing 59
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- Militants wearing suicide vests stormed a Pakistani police academy in the southwestern city of Quetta overnight, killing at least 59 people, mostly police cadets and recruits, and waging a ferocious gunbattle with troops that lasted into early hours Tuesday....

Major militant attacks in Pakistan over the past 3 years
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Militant attacks in Pakistan have killed hundreds of people over the past three years, including many schoolchildren. On Tuesday, authorities were investigating a brazen attack overnight in the Baluchistan provincial capital of Quetta where gunmen stormed a police academy, killing at least 59 people, mostly police cadets and recruits....

Threatened in Mosul, Islamic State uses alternative tactics
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Dozens of Islamic State fighters struck at dawn, storming government and security compounds in and around the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk last week, in a coordinated assault more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) from the front lines of the Mosul offensive....

With every turn of a wrench, Jordanian woman breaks barriers
ZARQA, Jordan (AP) -- It is graduation day, and Maryam Mutlaq is celebrating her transformation from stay-at-home mom to licensed plumber....

Report: Iranian-American held in Iran gets 18-year sentence
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- An Iranian-American held in Tehran has reportedly been sentenced to 18 years in prison for "collaboration with a hostile government," yet another dual national convicted in a secret trial since Iran's nuclear deal with world powers....

Vatican: No more scattering of cremation ashes
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican on Tuesday published guidelines for Catholics who want to be cremated, saying their remains cannot be scattered, divvied up or kept at home but rather stored in a sacred, church-approved place....

Somali extremists kill 12 non-Muslims in northern Kenya
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Islamic extremist gunmen from neighboring Somalia killed 12 people in an attack on non-Muslims in Kenya's northern Mandera County, an official said Tuesday....

Vatican, Argentine church to open "dirty war" archives
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican and Argentina's Catholic Church say they have finished cataloguing their archives from the country's brutal "dirty war" and will make them available to victims who have long accused the church of complicity with the military dictatorship....

Police deployed in Calais amid influx of young migrants
PARIS (AP) -- French police are being deployed to keep order among the young migrants pushing barriers at Calais' makeshift camp....

Romanians celebrate 95th birthday of their last king
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Romanians are celebrating the 95th birthday of their former king, Michael, one of the last surviving heads of states from the World War II-era....

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