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JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Dozens of children have been killed, at least 12 raped and others abducted and recruited in attacks in South Sudan's Unity state over a two-week period, the U.N. children's agency reported Monday.

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BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State militants likely killed up to 500 Iraqi civilians and soldiers and forced 8,000 people to flee from their homes as they captured the Iraqi city of Ramadi, a provincial official said Monday, while the extremists went door-to-door looking for policemen and pro-government tribesmen.

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — For hundreds of migrants stranded at sea in sinking boats, the first helping hand came not from governments but from fishermen who towed them to safety. The desperation of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh has not compelled neighboring countries to take them in, but has inspired compassion — and pleas for help — from ordinary people across Southeast Asia.

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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Two hundred suspected human smugglers have been detained as part of the Ethiopian government's efforts to stem the number of citizens trying to illegally migrate to Europe, a senior official said.

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YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — More than 100 Burmese men who worked as slave fishermen in Indonesia have arrived home and were waiting Friday to return to their villages to be reunited with families many have been separated from for years.

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