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JERUSALEM (AP) — On the eve of a trip to the Middle East, Pope Francis is urging religious and political leaders to speak out against attacks on Christians by Islamic State extremists.In an interview published Thursday, Francis was quoted as say ...more

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PARIS (AP) — France has returned 250 Egyptian antiquities seized from the luggage of travelers arriving in Paris four years ago.The customs office said that it gave the Egyptian Embassy on Thursday the amulets, rings, funeral statues, clay pots ...more

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MADRID (AP) — A Spanish soccer team opened a bank account Thursday to collect donations for an 85-year-old woman whose eviction last week from her Madrid apartment sparked an outcry, team officials said.Rayo Vallecano president Raul Martin Presa ...more

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NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — On the first day new immigration rules took effect this month in the Bahamas, officers in green fatigues swept through poor sections of the capital filling two yellow school buses with dozens of people who couldn't document their ...more

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CAIRO (AP) — Egyptians are bracing for potential violence ahead of a planned major protest by Islamists calling for the toppling of the government, with security forces vowing to confront any unrest with "lethal force."The Islamists' call for na ...more

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CAIRO (AP) — Amal Shaker's 25-year-old son Ahmed was fatally shot in the back on the "Friday of Rage," one of the bloodiest days of Egypt's 2011 uprising against longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak. Nearly four years later, she is still waiting for justice ...more

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MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — As Ebola infection rates fall in Liberia, the information minister urged people on Thursday to not let up on the fight against the virus, reiterating the goal of eradicating the disease by the end of the year.That target ...more

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Shin Bet security service said Thursday it had uncovered a vast Hamas network in the West Bank that was planning large-scale attacks against Israelis in Jerusalem.The Shin Bet said it arrested more than 30 Hamas militan ...more

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LONDON (AP) — Lewis Carroll's original handwritten, illustrated manuscript for "Alice in Wonderland" will travel to the U.S. to mark its 150th anniversary.The British Library said Thursday it will loan the book — presented by the author to Alice ...more

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BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants from the Islamic State group blocked all mobile phone networks in the largest Iraqi city they control, Mosul, accusing informants in the city of tipping off coalition forces to their whereabouts, residents told The Associated P ...more