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Tumult to tranquility: Migrant family finds peace in Germany

2016-09-29T10:56:09Z

ELZACH, Germany (AP) -- They fled Iraq just ahead of an Islamic State group onslaught in which thousands of their fellow Yazidis were enslaved or slaughtered. Months as refugees on the fringes of Turkish society, a nearly fatal trip across the Aegean and a long trek through the Balkans and Austria north to Germany came next....



Afghan unity deal expires, but gridlocked government remains

2016-09-29T06:10:34Z

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's unity government is expected to remain in place despite the formal expiration on Thursday of the U.S.-brokered deal between two electoral rivals whose internal feuding has undermined efforts to battle the Taliban and stabilize the country....



Philippines' President Duterte to scrap war games with US

2016-09-29T13:20:10Z

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said joint military exercises of Filipino and American troops next week will be the last such drills, although his foreign secretary quickly said the decision was not final....



Israelis pay respects to Peres, Clinton arrives in Israel

2016-09-29T14:11:36Z

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton joined thousands of Israeli mourners Thursday who paid their respects to the late Shimon Peres outside Israel's parliament in Jerusalem, as the country somberly remembered the Nobel-winning politician who helped lead Israel during a remarkable seven-decade career....



Pope visits Georgia, Azerbaijan with peace message

2016-09-29T12:32:51Z

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis is wrapping up a Caucasus pilgrimage that began in June in Armenia and ends this weekend with a visit to two other countries with tiny Catholic communities: the Orthodox Christian bastion of Georgia and the largely Shiite Muslim nation of Azerbaijan....



Afghan president, insurgent warlord sign peace agreement

2016-09-29T14:17:12Z

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan President Ashraf Ghani signed a peace treaty with a notorious warlord on Thursday, pledging to lobby the U.S. and the United Nations to remove him and his party from terrorist blacklists....



France nabs prosperous smuggler sneaking migrants to Britain

2016-09-29T15:50:24Z

PARIS (AP) -- French authorities have arrested and convicted a top smuggler and his accomplice who had reigned over desperate migrants trying to sneak to Britain....



UN warns of 'disaster' once Iraqi troops take on IS in Mosul

2016-09-29T15:56:32Z

GENEVA (AP) -- A looming Iraqi military operation against the Islamic State group in Mosul could spark "one of the largest man-made disasters" in years, the U.N. refugee agency's top official in Iraq warned Thursday, urging the international community to keep up support for displaced Iraqis before a battle that could mark a turning point for the war-ravaged country....



Erdogan hints state of emergency can be extended to a year

2016-09-29T15:37:49Z

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's president hinted on Thursday that the three-month state of emergency declared following the failed July 15 coup could be extended to over a year....



Study: Police using body cameras see huge drop in complaints

2016-09-29T15:07:16Z

LONDON (AP) -- A Cambridge University study of British and U.S. police shows a 93 percent decrease in the number of complaints made against officers when they are using body cameras - pivotal findings that suggest the simple devices could reduce conflicts between police and the public....