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AP Top International News at 9:18 a.m. EDT

IS attacks Iraq city of Kirkuk, power plant amid Mosul fight
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) -- Islamic State militants armed with assault rifles and explosives attacked targets in and around the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk early Friday, in an assault that appeared aimed at diverting Iraqi security forces from a massive offensive against the IS-held city of Mosul....

Medical evacuations from Aleppo fail to materialize
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Syrian government on Friday opened a new corridor for rebels and civilians who want to leave the besieged eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo, but the U.N. said planned medical evacuations haven't begun as planned because of a lack of security assurances from the warring sides....

The Latest: Large fire amid clashes in Iraqi city of Kirkuk
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- The Latest on the developments in Iraq where Iraqi forces and their allies launched a major offensive this week to retake Mosul, the country's second-largest city from the Islamic State group (all times local):...

South Africa's move on ICC raises concerns of African exodus
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South Africa said Friday it will soon submit a bill in parliament to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, raising concerns of a possible African exodus from a human rights tribunal accused by some African leaders of unfairly targeting their continent....

In the West Bank, Samaritans provide a sanctuary
MOUNT GERIZIM, West Bank (AP) -- In one of the tensest corners of the West Bank, Israeli settlers and Palestinians live in separate worlds. But there is a spot on the top of a mountain that connects them both: a village of Samaritans....

In Haiti, hopes dim for missing victims of Hurricane Matthew
PORT-A-PIMENT, Haiti (AP) -- Nobody has seen or heard from Edma Desravine, a 71-year-old grandfather known for his sly sense of humor and bad luck at cock fights, in the roughly 2 ˝ weeks since Hurricane Matthew sent floodwaters and debris crashing into his riverside shantytown....

AP Explains: Why African states have started leaving the ICC
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Until this week, no country had withdrawn from the International Criminal Court. Now two African states, South Africa and Burundi, have made official decisions to leave. Concerns are high that more African countries now will act on years of threats to pull out amid accusations that the court unfairly focuses on the continent. Here's a look at what it all means....

The Latest: Save the Children: cluster bombs used in Aleppo
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on developments in Syria where a Russia-announced pause in the fighting is underway to allow civilians, rebels to leave besieged areas of Aleppo (all times local):...

German group: migrants die amid Libya 'coast guard' attack
BERLIN (AP) -- A German aid group says that four bodies have been recovered after a rubber boat full of migrants off Libya partially collapsed when it was attacked by people aboard a speedboat labeled as belonging to Libya's coast guard....

Hollande to meet with unions as police demonstrate again
PARIS (AP) -- Police officers have demonstrated for a fourth straight night over a lack of equipment and rising violence against them....

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South Africa's move on ICC raises concerns of African exodus

Park in Indian capital shut after suspected bird flu deaths

German group: migrants die amid Libya 'coast guard' attack

Latin America/Caribbean
In Haiti, hopes dim for missing victims of Hurricane Matthew

Middle East
Medical evacuations from Aleppo fail to materialize

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