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Grief erupts in Italy as nation honors, buries quake dead
ASCOLI PICENO, Italy (AP) -- Mourners in Italy prayed, hugged, wept and even applauded as coffins carrying victims of the country's devastating earthquake passed by at a state funeral Saturday, grieving as one nation after three desperate days of trying to save as many people as possible....

The embrace of life: A story of 2 sisters in Italy's quake
ASCOLI PICENO, Italy (AP) -- In the chaos of Italy's devastating earthquake, an older sister's embrace allowed a young girl to survive....

Filipinos seen backing Duterte despite rising drug killings
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- On the day he was sworn into office, President Rodrigo Duterte went to a Manila slum and exhorted residents who knew any drug addicts to "go ahead and kill them yourself as getting their parents to do it would be too painful."...

Mosul fight is already redrawing the map of northern Iraq
QARQASHAH, Iraq (AP) -- In the buildup to a long-awaited offensive on the city of Mosul, Kurdish forces are seizing new territory in northern Iraq that they say will become part of their autonomous region. The moves are further straining relations between the Kurds and the Baghdad government and Shiite militias, all ostensibly allies in the fight against the Islamic State group....

Little precedent for $400 million cash payment to Iran
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A $400 million cash delivery to Iran to repay a decades-old arbitration claim may be unprecedented in recent U.S. history, according to legal experts and diplomatic historians, raising further questions about a payment timed to help free four American prisoners in Iran....

Comfort food: Eat all'amatriciana to help quake victims
ROME (AP) -- Food lovers and chefs in Italy and beyond are urging restaurants to serve up more pasta all'amatriciana in a move to support the quake-hit hometown of the hearty dish....

The Latest: Damascus suburb evacuation finished
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest developments in the Syrian civil war (all times local):...

Voting closes in Gabon where president vies to extend power
LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) -- Voting closed Saturday evening in Gabon, where the president is vying for re-election and voters weighed whether to maintain a family dynasty that stretches back to the 1960s....

Wingsuit flyer's death reportedly streamed live on Facebook
BERLIN (AP) -- Swiss media are reporting that a wingsuit flyer who fatally crashed in the Alps on Friday was broadcasting live on Facebook when the accident happened....

Kurdish-led Syria forces face off with Turkish-backed rebels
BEIRUT (AP) -- Backed by Turkish tanks and reports of airstrikes, Turkey-allied Syrian rebels clashed with Kurdish-led forces in northeastern Syria in a new escalation that further complicates the already protracted Syrian conflict....

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Grief erupts in Italy as nation honors, buries quake dead

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Lawyers: 3 former Salvadoran military officers released

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Kurdish-led Syria forces face off with Turkish-backed rebels