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This photo provided by an anti-government activist group Edlib News Network (ENN), which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, show Syrian rebels standing next to a tank that was captured from the Syrian government forces at the al-Dahman checkpoint, in southern Idlib, northern Syria, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Syrian rebels rampaged through a Sunni village in the central province of Hama Wednesday, firing indiscriminately at civilians and killing more than a dozen of people, including seven women, state media and opposition activists said.

    Syrian rebels attack defense minister's village

    Syrian activists say rebels have attacked the village of the country's defense minister and captured parts of it.

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In this photo taken Thursday, July 10, 2014, pedestrians walk in front of an electoral poster and a holiday advertisement in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Slovenia is holding a snap parliamentary vote on Sunday to choose a third government in three years.

    A look at who's running in Slovenia vote

    Slovenia is holding an early parliamentary election on Sunday to choose its third government in three years. The EU-member country was forced into a vote after the outgoing prime minister, Alenka Bratusek, lost a power struggle within her party and resigned.

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Followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr attend open-air Friday prayers in the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, July 11, 2014. The lightning sweep by the militants over much of northern and western Iraq the past month has dramatically hiked tensions between the country's Shiite majority and Sunni minority. At the same time, splits have grown between the Shiite-led government in Baghdad and the Kurdish autonomous region in the north.

    Iraqi Kurds take over 2 northern oil fields

    Iraq's Oil Ministry says Kurdish fighters have taken over two oil fields outside the disputed northern city of Kirkuk.

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