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Iraqi forces push on to Tikrit as IS destroys ancient site
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi forces pressed their offensive against the Islamic State group Friday, expecting to reach the outskirts of the militant-held city of Tikrit, a day after the extremists reportedly "bulldozed" a famed archaeological site in the area....

Kremlin critic Navalny released after 15 days in custody
MOSCOW (AP) -- Leading Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny was released Friday after spending 15 days in custody and vowed that he and his supporters will not be intimidated by the slaying of a top Kremlin critic....

Russian priest feels closer to God in serenity of Antarctica
KING GEORGE ISLAND, Antarctica (AP) -- Sophrony Kirilov pulls hard on the strings of the heavy Russian bells from inside the world's southernmost Eastern Orthodox church, calling to Mass anybody wanting to pray on this remote Antarctic island....

Palestinian assailant injures 5 Israelis in car attack
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A Palestinian assailant rammed his car into a group of Israeli pedestrians near an Israeli police station in east Jerusalem on Friday, injuring four officers and a bystander, and lunged at security guards with a knife before being shot and wounded, the police said....

In Turkey, criticizing the president can land you in jail
ISTANBUL (AP) -- There's no monarch in democratic Turkey - but you might not know it watching the news these days....

Security questioned in probe of attack on US envoy to Seoul
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Police on Friday investigated the motive of the anti-U.S. activist they say slashed the U.S. ambassador to South Korea, as questions turned to whether security was neglected....

Al-Qaida's Syria branch confirms death of field commander
BEIRUT (AP) -- Al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate confirmed on Friday that its top field commander was killed in an airstrike that targeted a meeting of the group's senior leadership....

Residents: Boko Haram readies for battle in NE Nigeria
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Boko Haram fighters are massing at their headquarters in the northeast Nigerian town of Gwoza in preparation for a showdown with multinational forces, residents and an intelligence officer said....

Xi carries on China's tradition of political slogans
BEIJING (AP) -- Political slogans have been a mainstay of Chinese life dating back to Mao Zedong, the founder of the People's Republic....

Frenchman on trial for helping 14-year-old trying to join IS
PARIS (AP) -- A Frenchman accused of helping a 14-year-old runaway try to join Islamic State by arranging her travel is on trial on terrorism charges....

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