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Iraqi forces push into disputed city as Kurds withdraw
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) -- Two weeks after fighting together against the Islamic State, Iraqi forces pushed their Kurdish allies out of the disputed city of Kirkuk on Monday, seizing oil fields and other facilities amid soaring tensions over last month's Kurdish vote for independence....

After bombing, Somalia fears renewed al-Shabab onslaught
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- As the toll rises above 300 from one of the world's deadliest attacks in years, the al-Shabab extremist group has sent a powerful signal that the international focus on extremism can't afford to overlook the African continent....

Trump says 'total termination' of Iran deal possible
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Monday renewed his threat to fully withdraw the United States from the landmark Iran nuclear deal, while holding out the possibility that fixes to the accord may prevent an American pullout....

Somalia truck bombing toll over 300, scores remain missing
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- More than 300 people were killed in the weekend truck bombing in Somalia's capital and scores remained missing, authorities said Monday, as the fragile Horn of Africa nation reeled from one of the world's worst attacks in years....

Lighter winds help crews gain on California wildfires
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) -- Crews trying to corral the California wildfires made progress Monday as authorities reported the first death from the firefighting effort - a driver who was killed when his truck overturned on a winding mountain road....

AP video journalist describes Somalia's deadliest attack
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Mohamed Sheikh Nor was relaxing and playing with his 10-month-old daughter when his home shook with the worst bombing Somalia's capital had ever seen....

The Latest: 35 Somali victims arrive in Turkey for treatment
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- The Latest on deadly bombing in Somalia's capital (all times local):...

Raw sewage contaminating waters in Puerto Rico after Maria
CAGUAS, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Raw sewage is pouring into the rivers and reservoirs of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. People without running water bathe and wash their clothes in contaminated streams, and some islanders have been drinking water from condemned wells....

Bomb kills reporter who covered Malta's 'Panama Papers' link
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) -- A Maltese investigative journalist who exposed the island nation's links to offshore tax havens through the leaked Panama Papers was killed Monday when a bomb exploded in her car, the prime minister said....

Populist parties gain more victories in European politics
BERLIN (AP) -- Right-wing parties chalked up two more victories in Europe over the weekend, coming second in Austria's national election and entering another state parliament in Germany, putting further pressure on mainstream conservatives to take a harder line on immigration....

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The Latest: Venezuelan opposition figure accepts ballot loss

Middle East
Iraqi forces push into disputed city as Kurds withdraw