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The Latest: Civilians stream back to Kirkuk, taken by Iraq
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) -- The Latest on developments in Iraq, day after Iraqi forces took back the disputed city of Kirkuk, forcing Kurdish fighters to leave (all times local):...

In Syria's Raqqa, IS makes last stand at city's stadium
BEIRUT (AP) -- U.S.-backed, Kurdish-led forces battling the Islamic State group in Syria on Tuesday captured the city hospital in Raqqa, leaving IS militants holed up at the local stadium, their last stand in the fight over what was once the extremists' de facto capital....

AP News Guide: The rise and fall of the Islamic State group
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Islamic State group, responsible for some of the worst atrocities perpetrated against civilians in recent history, appears on the verge of collapse....

China's Xi looks to extend power at Communist Party congress
BEIJING (AP) -- Having bested his rivals, Chinese President Xi Jinping is primed to consolidate his already considerable power as the ruling Communist Party begins its twice-a-decade national congress on Wednesday....

AP PHOTOS: Banners herald China's Communist Party congress
BEIJING (AP) -- As China's ruling Communist Party kicks off its twice-a-decade national congress this week, buildings, bridges and construction sites around Beijing have been festooned with banners heralding the party's merits and its goal of realizing the "Chinese Dream" of greater prosperity....

Philippine military pushes to defeat last Marawi fighters
MARAWI, Philippines (AP) -- Gunfire rang out sporadically and explosions thudded as Philippine soldiers fought Tuesday to gain control of the last pocket of Marawi controlled by Islamic militants as President Rodrigo Duterte declared the southern city liberated from "terrorist influence."...

US tech giants may find their future shaped by Europe
LONDON (AP) -- Silicon Valley is a uniquely American creation, the product of an entrepreneurial spirit and no-holds-barred capitalism that now drives many aspects of modern life....

Thousands more Rohingya Muslims cross border into Bangladesh
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) -- Thousands more Rohingya Muslims are continuing to fleeing large-scale violence and persecution in Myanmar and crossing into Bangladesh where more than half a million others are already living in squalid and overcrowded camps to escape large-scale violence, according to witnesses and drone footage shot by the U.N. office for refugees....

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The Latest: Taliban attack Afghan center, kill at least 14

Spanish Defense Ministry says F-18 jet has crashed at base outside Madrid

Latin America/Caribbean
Border gunbattles leave 11 dead in northern Mexico

Middle East
In Syria's Raqqa, IS makes last stand at city's stadium