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The Latest: Italy plans state funeral for some quake dead
AMATRICE, Italy (AP) -- The Latest on the earthquake in Italy (all times local):...

Memories remain, mementoes left behind in family homestead
SANT'ANGELO, Italy (AP) -- Rustic yet refined, the two-story villa at the foothills of the Apennines is a family treasure, embracing five centuries of the Celli family's noble history, memories and mementoes. But after the earthquake left wide cracks in the exterior walls, those in the latest generation wonder if they'll ever set foot inside again....

Rebels, civilians to evacuate long-besieged Damascus suburb
DARAYA, Syria (AP) -- Buses, ambulances and trucks lined up at the entrance of a long-blockaded Damascus suburb on Friday to evacuate rebels and civilians under a deal struck between the Syrian opposition forces and the government....

Car bomb attack in Turkey kills 11 police; 78 wounded
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Kurdish militants on Friday attacked a police checkpoint in southeast Turkey with an explosives-laden truck, killing at least 11 police officers and wounding 78 other people, officials and the state-run news agency said....

US, Russia renew push for elusive agreement on Syria
GENEVA (AP) -- The United States and Russia on Friday renewed efforts to secure a military and humanitarian cooperation agreement for war-torn Syria as conditions on the ground continued to deteriorate after months of hesitation, missed deadlines and failed attempts to forge a nationwide truce....

UN official: For Afghan women 'glass is half full'
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- As the United States prepared to invade Taliban-ruled Afghanistan 15 years ago, then-First Lady Laura Bush took over her husband's weekly radio address to tell the American people that part of the reason for going to war after the attacks of September 11, 2001, was to liberate Afghan women from the brutality that had been forced on them by the extremists' regime....

Top French court to rule on legality of burkini bans
PARIS (AP) -- France's highest administrative court is considering whether it's legal for towns to ban body-covering burkini swimsuits, which have become a symbol of tensions around the place of Islam in secular France....

Iran denies Saudi allegations it gave Yemen rebels missiles
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's foreign minister is rejecting claims from Saudi Arabia that his country supplied the Shiite rebels in Yemen with missiles....

Senegal clamps down on Quranic schools that exploit children
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Twelve-year-old Boubacar was picked up from the streets of Senegal's capital at night by police, along with dozens of other children, in the latest crackdown on begging....

 
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Asia
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Europe
Anti-Islam lawmaker Wilders calls for ban on Muslim migrants

Latin America/Caribbean
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Middle East
Iran denies Saudi allegations it gave Yemen rebels missiles




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