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Death toll in Pakistan police academy attack rises to 59
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- A Pakistani police official says the death toll from a brazen overnight militant attack on a police training center in the southwestern city of Quetta has risen to 59 people, mostly police cadets and trainees....

Threatened in Mosul, Islamic State uses alternative tactics
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Dozens of Islamic State fighters struck at dawn, storming government and security compounds in and around the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk last week, in a coordinated assault more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) from the front lines of the Mosul offensive....

With every turn of a wrench, Jordanian woman breaks barriers
ZARQA, Jordan (AP) -- It is graduation day, and Maryam Mutlaq is celebrating her transformation from stay-at-home mom to licensed plumber....

4 killed on river rapids ride at Australian theme park
SYDNEY (AP) -- Four people were killed on Tuesday in an accident at a popular theme park on Australia's east coast, officials said....

Hong Kong court sees chilling video describing torture
HONG KONG (AP) -- A jury in Hong Kong watched chilling video Tuesday of a British banker describing how he tortured and killed an Indonesian woman he met in a bar, saying he repeatedly raped her and "tortured her badly."...

Report: Gunmen still control metals mined for modern gadgets
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Violent gunmen still menace pick-and-shovel miners in eastern Congo, a new report finds, despite years of efforts to loosen their grip by local reformers, Western activists and companies like Apple and Intel that use minerals from the African region in their products....

UK to decide which airport expansion proposal to accept
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's government will reveal how it plans to expand London's airport capacity, more than a year after a special commission recommended a third runway at Heathrow....

Japan wary over Philippine leader's policies, manners
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese officials are wary ahead of the arrival of outspoken Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. It's not just his foreign policy toward the U.S., but also his informal style: Will he chew gum in front of the emperor?...

Iraqi forces battle IS in western town, far from Mosul
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi forces, backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, battled Islamic State militants for a third day on Tuesday in a remote western town, hundreds of kilometers (miles) to the south of the operation to retake Mosul, U.S. and Iraqi officials said....

Report: Iranian-American held in Iran gets 18-year sentence
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- An Iranian-American held in Tehran has reportedly been sentenced to 18 years in prison for "collaboration with a hostile government," yet another dual national convicted in a secret trial since Iran's nuclear deal with world powers....

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Kenya: 12 killed in extremist attack in the country's north

Australian gets 15 years prison for abusing girls in Bali

Spain: Police arrest 2 suspected pro-jihad imams

Latin America/Caribbean
Maduro meets pope as Vatican steps into Venezuela crisis

Middle East
Iraqi forces battle IS in western town, far from Mosul