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Iraq hails victory over Islamic State extremists in Tikrit

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TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) — The government declared victory in Tikrit on Wednesday over extremists of the Islamic State group, and it warned the mil... Full Story

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  • Iraq hails victory over Islamic State extremists in Tikrit
    Iraq hails victory over Islamic State extremists in Tikrit

    TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) — The government declared victory in Tikrit on Wednesday over extremists of the Islamic State group, and it warned the militants holding other Iraqi provinces that they would be the next to fall.

  • Alps crash: Bodies recovered, but families must wait months
    Alps crash: Bodies recovered, but families must wait months

    SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France (AP) — Just over a week after a Germanwings plane crashed into the French Alps, investigators have finished retrieving human remains from the crash site and are now trying to match them with DNA profiles from the 150 people killed — an arduous task that could leave families aiting for months.

  • As Nigeria celebrates Buhari's stunning win, challenges loom
    As Nigeria celebrates Buhari's stunning win, challenges loom

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — As Nigerians celebrated the electrifying victory Wednesday that returned one of its harshest former dictators to power, sobering challenges confront Muhammadu Buhari, from an Islamic insurgency that has killed thousands to widespread poverty and graft.

  • Cynthia Lennon, first wife of John Lennon, dies of cancer
    Cynthia Lennon, first wife of John Lennon, dies of cancer

    LONDON (AP) — Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of former Beatles guitarist John Lennon, died of cancer Wednesday at her home in Spain. She was 75.

  • Massive fire engulfs Mexican oil rig, 4 dead
    Massive fire engulfs Mexican oil rig, 4 dead

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A massive ball of flames engulfed an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, killing four people and sending terrified workers jumping into the sea.

  • Exhibit in ex-psychiatric ward celebrates Brazilian artist
    Exhibit in ex-psychiatric ward celebrates Brazilian artist

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — When Arthur Bispo do Rosario needed art supplies within the psychiatric institution where he lived, he'd barter cigarettes or trade favors with the guards. When that didn't work, he'd sometimes rough up fellow inmates and snatch away their belongings.

  • Old colonial statues are in the crosshairs in South Africa
    Old colonial statues are in the crosshairs in South Africa

    CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — It began with a container of excrement.

  • IS enters Palestinian camp in Damascus; Jordan closes border
    IS enters Palestinian camp in Damascus; Jordan closes border

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Islamic State militants infiltrated a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus on Wednesday and were clashing with a Palestinian group, the deepest foray yet by the extremist group into the Syrian capital, seat of President Bashar Assad's power, according to opposition activists nd Palestinian officials.

  • Analysis: Yemen ground operation carries major risks
    Analysis: Yemen ground operation carries major risks

    CAIRO (AP) — Saudi Arabia and its allies plan an ambitious ground offensive on multiple fronts in Yemen. It may be inevitable if they want to defeat Iranian-backed Shiite rebels but it also carries enormous risks, from the inhospitable, mountainous terrain and a possible guerrilla war to al-Qaida mlitants waiting in the wings.

  • Thailand junta replaces martial law with absolute power
    Thailand junta replaces martial law with absolute power

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's junta lifted martial law in most of the nation, but 10 months after staging a coup, it remains firmly in control — with new laws invoked Wednesday that essentially give it absolute power.

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