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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....

Militants attack Pakistan police academy, killing 61
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- Militants wearing suicide vests stormed a Pakistani police academy in the southwestern city of Quetta overnight, killing 61 people, mostly police cadets and recruits, and waging a ferocious gunbattle with troops that lasted into early hours Tuesday....

Major militant attacks in Pakistan over the past 3 years
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Militant attacks in Pakistan have killed hundreds of people over the past three years, including many schoolchildren. On Tuesday, authorities were investigating a brazen attack overnight in the Baluchistan provincial capital of Quetta where gunmen stormed a police academy, killing 61 people, mostly police cadets and recruits....

AP EXPLAINS: Why Pakistan still sees huge militant attacks
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan is reeling from yet another deadly assault, after militants wearing suicide vests rampaged through a police academy in the southwestern city of Quetta, battling for four hours before blowing themselves up and leaving more than 60 dead....

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....

Israeli killed by gunfire from Egypt on border
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli working on a border fence between Israel and Egypt was shot and killed on Tuesday, Israel said. An Egyptian official said the shooting occurred when an Egyptian soldier mistook the worker for an illegal migrant and opened fire....

The Latest: France says Mosul operation Mosul will be won
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Latest on the developments in Iraq where an operation by Iraqi forces and their allies to retake the city of Mosul from Islamic State militants is no in its second week (all times local):...

Iraqi forces battle IS in western town, far from Mosul
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi forces battled Islamic State militants for a third day on Tuesday in a remote western town far from the Mosul offensive, but the U.S.-led coalition insists the militants have not succeeded in diverting resources from the fight to retake Iraq's second largest city....

Maduro's opponents fan flames of Venezuela birther debate
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- A birther debate is heating up in Venezuela as President Nicolas Maduro's opponents seek to push the embattled socialist leader from office at any cost....

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....

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AP EXPLAINS: Why Pakistan still sees huge militant attacks

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Common-law wife of Mexico narco "El Chapo" files complaint

Middle East
Israeli killed by gunfire from Egypt on border

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