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AP Analysis: Could Trump push a partial Mideast deal?
UNDATED (AP) -- Donald Trump may be uniquely suited to push for Middle East peace: the Israelis as well as key Arab players, each for their own reasons, are all looking like admirers who seek to please. But out-of-the-box thinking will be needed nonetheless....

The Latest: Merkel calls UK's residency stance 'good start'
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The Latest on the European Union summit (all times local):...

Philippines: Malaysian financier believed killed in siege
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A Malaysian militant who helped lead and finance the siege of a southern Philippine city is believed to have been killed as the local jihadis aligned with the Islamic State group become increasingly constricted after a month of fighting, the military chief said Friday....

Friend of ousted S. Korean president gets 3 years in prison
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A South Korean court on Friday sentenced a longtime friend of ousted President Park Geun-hye to three years in prison for using her presidential ties to unlawfully get her daughter into a prestigious Seoul university....

'Superhero' 3D printed hands help kids dream in Argentina
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Being born without fingers can be tough for any child. Getting new ones - especially red and blue superhero themed digits - has made 8-year-old Kaori Misue a vibrant playground star....

Experts: US exiting climate pact may doom some small islands
WASHINGTON (AP) -- To small island nations where the land juts just above the rising seas, the U.S. pulling out of the Paris global warming pact makes the future seem as fragile and built on hope as a sand castle....

Iraqis: IS blew up mosque in 'formal declaration of defeat'
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- With their control of Mosul slipping away, Islamic State militants decided to send a message of defiance: They blew up the 12th century al-Nuri Mosque, along with its famous leaning minaret....

Inside Yemen's secret prisons: 'We could hear the screams'
MUKALLA, Yemen (AP) -- They call it the "grill": The victim is tied to a spit like a roast and spun furiously within a circle of fire. It is just one of the terrors inflicted by interrogators on detainees in Yemen who are routinely beaten with wires, kept in filthy shipping containers, and blindfolded for months - all by one of America's closest counterterrorism allies....

Car bomb in southwest Pakistan kills at least 11, wounds 20
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- A powerful car bombing near the office of the provincial police chief in southwestern Pakistan on Friday killed 11 people and wounded 20, officials said....

South Korea's infrastructure boondoggle a boon for cyclists
SANGJU, South Korea (AP) -- In a country where bikes are either a poor man's transportation or a weekend workout for spandex-clad racers, the longest and most highly engineered network of car-free paths in the world is being built through dense evergreen forests, down wildflower-lined river valleys and over steep mountain crests....

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Car bomb in southwest Pakistan kills at least 11, wounds 20

German Chancellor Angela Merkel call U.K.'s offer on post-Brexit rights of EU citizens "a good start."

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The Latest: Man charged with bid to help Islamic State group