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Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 3:47pm

US to "fine tune" Iraq strategy in light of Ramadi debacle

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pentagon leaders are trying to "fine tune" U.S. strategy for ousting the Islamic State group from Iraq, focusing on faster and better training and arming of Sunni tribes whose combat role is central to reversing the extremists' advances, senior U.S. officials said Thursday....

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Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 3:40pm

THE LATEST: 3 Argentine businessmen wanted in FIFA case

ZURICH (AP) -- The Latest on FIFA developments:...

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Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 3:39pm

Kurdish fighters in Syria on the march against IS militants

BEIRUT (AP) -- In contrast to the Iraqi army's failures, Kurdish fighters in Syria are on the march against the Islamic State group, capturing towns and villages in an oil-rich swath of the country's northeast under the cover of U.S.-led airstrikes....

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Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 3:37pm

Defiant soccer chief resists calls to resign amid scandal

ZURICH (AP) -- As defiant as ever, Sepp Blatter resisted calls to resign as FIFA president Thursday and deflected blame for the massive bribery and corruption scandal engulfing soccer's world governing body....

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Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 3:32pm

Syria's al-Qaida chief says no plans to attack the West

BEIRUT (AP) -- Al-Qaida's branch in Syria has no plans to attack the West but warns of retaliation if U.S.-led airstrikes continue to target its fighters, the leader of the group said in an interview with an Arab TV station....

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Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 3:27pm

Study says girls seek sisterhood _ not just marriage _ in IS

LONDON (AP) -- The notion that young women are traveling to Syria solely to become "jihadi brides" is simplistic and hinders efforts to prevent other girls from being radicalized, new research suggests....

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Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 2:46pm

Tired feet? Not Her Majesty despite 8,000 party guests

LONDON (AP) -- It was a stirring moment Thursday when the military band struck up "God Save the Queen" and Queen Elizabeth II appeared on the garden steps of Buckingham Palace next to her husband, Prince Philip....

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Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 12:40pm

After suicide, Israel lawmakers discuss online shaming

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli lawmakers are looking to take steps to prevent online defamation after a public servant killed himself over an accusatory Facebook post....

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Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 10:55am

Indians scramble for heat relief, but many still must work

HYDERABAD, India (AP) -- Eating onions, lying in the shade and splashing into rivers, Indians were doing whatever they could Thursday to stay cool during a brutal heat wave that has killed more than 1,400 in the past month....

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Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 7:59am

No exit: For female jihadis, Syria is one-way journey

PARIS (AP) -- When three British schoolgirls trundled across the Syrian border; when a pregnant 14-year-old ran away from her Alpine home for the second time; when a sheltered girl from the south of France booked her first trip abroad - they were going to a place of no return....

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