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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea fired dozens of shells Thursday at rival North Korea after the North lobbed several rounds across the world's most heavily armed border and threatened to take further action unless Seoul ends its loudspeaker broadcasts.

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DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Islamic State militants beheaded a leading Syrian antiquities scholar who spent most of his life looking after the ancient ruins of Palmyra. The militants then hung his body from a pole in a main square of the historic town, Syrian activists and the scholar's relatives said Wednesday.

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BANGKOK (AP) — Police in Thailand issued an arrest warrant on Wednesday for an "unidentified foreign man" shown in a security video leaving behind a backpack just minutes before a deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine, but acknowledged they're not sure of his nationality.

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ISTANBUL (AP) — Muslim scholars and environmental advocates from about 20 countries have called for a global phaseout of greenhouse gas emissions by midcentury, joining a chorus of religious leaders urging the world to take strong action against global warming.

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