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The Latest: Syrian activists say IS has seized Palmyra
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on the fight against the Islamic State group (all times local):...

Turkey hunts for answers, buries dead after blasts kill 38
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkey declared a national day of mourning, launched a full investigation and began to bury its dead Sunday after twin blasts in Istanbul killed 38 people and wounded 155 others near a soccer stadium....

The Latest: Istanbul arrests 3 for posting on stadium attack
ISTANBUL (AP) -- The Latest on the twin explosions near an Istanbul soccer stadium on Saturday night (all times local):...

US defense secretary arrives in Iraq to assess Mosul fight
QAYARA AIR BASE, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter made an unannounced visit Sunday to an Iraqi air base where several hundred U.S. troops are helping Iraqi forces stage for their offensive to recapture the nearby city of Mosul from the Islamic State group....

Brexit uncertainties threaten brain drain for UK science
LONDON (AP) -- Like many foreign scientists in Britain, Joanna Bagniewska was devastated when Britons voted to leave the European Union. The biology lecturer, a Polish migrant who found Britain a welcoming place to build her academic career over a decade, is suddenly seeing her job security and research prospects up in the air....

Italian FM Gentiloni tapped to be premier, form next govt
ROME (AP) -- Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni was chosen Sunday to be the country's next premier and pledged to get straight to work on forming a new coalition with the same Democrat Party-led majority....

Syrian activists say IS has recaptured Palmyra
BEIRUT (AP) -- Islamic State militants seized the ancient Syrian town of Palmyra on Sunday from government troops despite a wave of Russian airstrikes, a major advance after a year of setbacks in Syria and neighboring Iraq....

Bombing at Egypt's main Coptic Christian cathedral kills 25
CAIRO (AP) -- A bombing at a chapel adjacent to Egypt's main Coptic Christian cathedral killed 25 people and wounded another 49 during Sunday Mass, in one of the deadliest attacks carried out against the religious minority in recent memory....

Iran says it's finalized $16.6B Boeing deal to buy 80 planes
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran said Sunday it has finalized a $16.8 billion deal with Boeing to purchase 80 passenger planes, a deal made possible by last year's landmark nuclear agreement....

Another 4,000 Syrians flee fighting in Aleppo
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syria's state news agency says another 4,000 people have fled the northern city of Aleppo, where government forces are closing in on a rapidly shrinking rebel enclave....

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