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  • Islamic State group recruits, exploits children
    Islamic State group recruits, exploits children

    BEIRUT (AP) — Teenagers carrying weapons stand at checkpoints and busy intersections in Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul. Patched onto the left arms of their black uniforms are the logos of the Islamic Police.

  • Israeli Cabinet moves to define Israel as Jewish
    Israeli Cabinet moves to define Israel as Jewish

    JERUSALEM (AP) — In a move likely to further inflame tensions with Israel's Arab citizens, the Israeli Cabinet on Sunday approved a bill to legally define the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people.

  • Iraqi premier, US look to aid Islamic State battle

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces battling the Islamic State group focused their offensive Sunday on the city of Ramadi, backed by Sunni tribal fighters that the U.S. plans to arm.

  • Putin says he won't be Russia's president for life
    Putin says he won't be Russia's president for life

    MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin has said he won't remain Russia's president for life and will step down in line with the constitution no later than 2024, according to an interview with a Russian news agency released Sunday.

  • Strong quake in west China kills 5; 54 hurt
    Strong quake in west China kills 5; 54 hurt

    BEIJING (AP) — A strong earthquake that hit a sparsely populated, mountainous area of western China killed at least five people and injured 54 others, officials said Sunday. The injured included schoolchildren in a stampede.

  • Pope canonizes 2 Indians, 4 Italians
    Pope canonizes 2 Indians, 4 Italians

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis canonized six new saints Sunday, including a priest and a nun from the Indian state of Kerala, in a packed ceremony in St. Peter's Square.

  • 6 new Catholic saints at a glance
    6 new Catholic saints at a glance

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday canonized six new saints, two Indians and four Italians, all of whom dedicated their lives to helping the poor.

  • Diplomats: Iran atomic talks move toward extension
    Diplomats: Iran atomic talks move toward extension

    VIENNA (AP) — A senior American official says the U.S. has told Iran it's time to consider extending nuclear talks past their Monday deadline.

  • Suicide bomber kills at least 45 Afghans
    Suicide bomber kills at least 45 Afghans

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber blew himself up at a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing at least 45 people in the country's deadliest terrorist attack this year, officials said.

  • Workers finish recovering MH17 wreckage in Ukraine
    Workers finish recovering MH17 wreckage in Ukraine

    PELAHIIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — Workers have finished recovering wreckage from the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster, more than four months after the passenger jet was shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine.

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