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IS buried thousands in 72 mass graves, AP finds
HARDAN, Iraq (AP) -- Surrounded by smoke and flames, the sound of gunshots echoing around him, the young man crouched in the creek for hours, listening to the men in his family die....

Brazil's Rousseff defends self ahead of Senate's ouster vote
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) -- On what could prove to be her last day as Brazil's president, Dilma Rousseff mounted a forceful defense of her time leading Latin America's most populous nation, warning senators that ousting her would hurt a young democracy while defiantly promising to go down fighting in what many see as a losing battle....

India's angry Dalits rise against age-old caste prejudices
NEW DELHI (AP) -- The video footage posted on social media by India's self-proclaimed cow saviors was brutal. It showed four bare-chested men tied with ropes to a car, flinching as an angry group of men took turns beating them with wooden sticks, belts and iron rods. Their crime: skinning a dead cow....

State funeral set for Amatrice after quake survivors rebel
AMATRICE, Italy (AP) -- Construction crews have worked through the night to build a tent complex to host an Italian state funeral in quake-devastated Amatrice after residents denounced the government's original plan to hold the service in a distant airport hangar....

Dogs use same parts of brain as humans to process language
BERLIN (AP) -- Scientists have found that dogs use the same brain areas as humans to process language....

Vegas, Asian investors betting on Sin City's Chinese tourism
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Sin City and Asian investors are going all in on Chinese tourism, as some of Las Vegas' latest developments on and off the Strip target Chinese nationals and Chinese-Americans....

Kerry in India for strategic, commercial talks
NEW DELHI (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in India for strategic and commercial talks being held against the backdrop of rising tensions in the disputed region of Kashmir, long a flashpoint between India and rival Pakistan....

3 hurt as suicide bomber hits Chinese Embassy in Kyrgyzstan
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (AP) -- A suspected suicide bomber on Tuesday crashed a car through the entrance of the Chinese Embassy in the Kyrgyzstan capital of Bishkek, detonating a bomb that killed the attacker and wounded three embassy employees....

German EU commissioner 'wouldn't bet big money on Brexit'
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's European Union commissioner says public opinion in Britain could shift against leaving the bloc if the economy worsens as a result of the country's decision to exit....

North Korea denounces UN condemnation, warns US of action
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- North Korea has denounced a U.N. Security Council statement condemning its four latest ballistic missile launches, calling it "a hostile act" perpetrated by the United States and warning that it could precipitate America's "self-destruction."...

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