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Car bombs kill at least 27 in east Libya city of Benghazi
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) -- Twin car bombs exploded as people left a mosque in a residential area of the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday night, killing 27 and wounding over 30 in an attack timed to cause mass casualties among first responders, officials said....

US pulled multiple ways in Syria as Islamic State recedes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For the last few years, the United States could neatly sum its objective in Syria in a single, uncontroversial bullet point: fighting the Islamic State group. Now that the extremists have been squeezed from all but the last bits of their former territory, the Trump administration is struggling to define the boundaries of its mission, and how and when America's lengthy engagement will end....

US strikes kill up to 150 Islamic State fighters in Syria
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. military officials say American airstrikes in Syria on Saturday killed up to 150 Islamic State fighters in a command center in the Middle Euphrates River Valley....

Turkey urged to show restraint in assault on Syrian Kurds
BEIRUT (AP) -- France and the United States on Tuesday urged Turkey to exercise restraint in its offensive against a Kurdish-held enclave in northern Syria, where the U.N. says an estimated 5,000 people have been displaced by the fighting....

Philippine volcano spreads lava almost 2 miles from crater
LEGAZPI, Philippines (AP) -- Lava fountaining regularly from the Philippines' most active volcano has flowed up to 3 kilometers (1.86 miles) from the crater in a dazzling but increasingly dangerous eruption....

Skepticism, worry amid preparation for Rohingya repatriation
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Myanmar says it's ready for a gradual repatriation of Muslim Rohingya refugees chased out by the Buddhist-majority country's military. Bangladesh says it's preparing for the transfer, but it might need more time....

Indonesian troops show off snake-handling skills for Mattis
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis got an up-close look at Indonesian commandos - including soldiers walking on fire and breaking bricks with their heads....

AP PHOTOS: The struggles of Rohingya in camps, fearing home
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) -- AP photographer Manish Swarup has been capturing imagery of the struggles of the more than 680,000 Rohingya Muslims now living in sprawling refugee camps in Bangladesh. The Rohingya, a long-persecuted minority denied citizenship at home in Myanmar, began pouring across the border in late August after waves of attacks by Myanmar security forces and Buddhist mobs....

Court in Vietnam starts 2nd embezzlement trial of executive
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- A court in Vietnam has started the trial of a former executive accused of embezzling from the state oil giant and who Germany says was kidnapped from there by Vietnamese agents last year....

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