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Saudi Arabia says Yemen rebels fire missile toward Mecca
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Shiite rebels in Yemen fired a ballistic missile toward the holy Muslim city of Mecca overnight, Saudi Arabia said Friday, the insurgents' deepest strike yet into the kingdom amid the country's stalemate civil war....

A year on, Brazil valley waits for recovery from mine flood
BENTO RODRIGUES, Brazil (AP) -- Spreading below lush mountains, this valley is rich in mineral wealth, including veins of gold and one of the largest iron ore deposits in the planet, discoveries that turned the area into Brazil's mining country and the birthplace of one of the world's top producers of minerals....

Libya's navy says 90 migrants perished after boat fell apart
CAIRO (AP) -- The Libyan navy said on Thursday that at least 90 migrants are believed to have perished when their rickety boat started to fall apart in the Mediterranean Sea, after leaving the Libyan coast....

Countries OK world's largest marine reserve in Antarctica
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- The countries that decide the fate of Antarctica's waters reached an historic agreement on Friday to create the world's largest marine protected area in the ocean next to the frozen continent....

Q&A: Fish and politics behind Antarctic marine reserve deal
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Nations from around the world on Friday reached an historic agreement to preserve an area of ocean near Antarctica that's about twice the size of Texas. Here are some questions and answers about the deal:...

Iraqis find bomb factory, tunnels on long road to Mosul
KHAZER, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi forces explored a network of tunnels and uncovered a bomb-making facility on Thursday in a village near Mosul that was recently retaken from the Islamic State group, offering a glimpse of the challenge they will face as they move closer to the city....

Iraqis dispense what they call justice for alleged militants
QAYARA, Iraq (AP) -- At a checkpoint south of Mosul, men who once suffered under the harsh rule of the Islamic State group are now screening displaced civilians to identify any fleeing fighters, and some are dispensing what they call justice....

UN says school attack in Syria may be potential war crime
BEIRUT (AP) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Thursday for an immediate investigation of an attack on a school in Syria's Idlib province that the U.N.'s children's agency is calling one of the deadliest of its kind in the country's six-year war....

Filipino mayor among 10 dead in clash with anti-drug police
KORONADAL, Philippines (AP) -- A Philippine town mayor who was publicly identified by President Rodrigo Duterte as a drug trafficking suspect was gunned down Friday with nine of his men at a police checkpoint, in one of the bloodiest operations since the crackdown was launched....

Philippine leader Duterte says God told him to stop cursing
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The foul-mouthed Philippine president, who once called the pope a "son of a bitch" and told Barack Obama to "go to hell," says he has promised to God he won't spew expletives again....

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Latin America/Caribbean
A year on, Brazil valley waits for recovery from mine flood

Middle East
Saudi Arabia says Yemen rebels fire missile toward Mecca