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Iraqi troops repel IS in Anbar ... Amnesty accuses Morocco of widespread torture ... Lead cartoonist to leave Charlie Hebdo



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WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama administration officials are calling for patience, even as they call the Islamic State group's capture of the capital of Iraq's Anbar province a "setback." Ramadi fell to IS over the weekend, and as many as 500 Iraqi civilians and soldiers were killed. A tribal leader says that Iraqi government forces and allied Sunni tribesmen today fought off an attack by militants on a town between Ramadi and Fallujah. He says no troops or tribal fighters were killed in the clashes.

WACO, Texas (AP) — About 170 members of motorcycle gangs are charged with engaging in organized crime, but police in Waco, Texas say it's too early to determine who'll face murder charges. Rival motorcycle gangs met Sunday at a popular Waco restaurant to work out differences over turf and recruitment, but they clashed, resulting in the deaths of nine bikers. Another 18 were wounded.

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's foreign minister says her country has "given more than it should" to help hundreds of Rohingya (ROH'-hin-GAH') and Bangladeshi migrants stranded on boats by human traffickers. Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi is to meet Wednesday with Malaysian and Thai officials to discuss how to solve the migrant problem with help from their countries of origin, the U.N. refugee agency and the International Office for Migration.

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Amnesty International has issued a report documenting widespread torture by Morocco, despite its public commitment to reform. Examples the human rights group gives are abusing protesters, raping detainees with objects and beating confessions out of suspects. The Moroccan government rejects the findings, calling into question the credibility of Amnesty's sources.

PARIS (AP) — The top cartoonist for Charlie Hebdo is leaving the French satirical weekly because of what he says is the emotional burden after extremists killed his colleagues in January. Cartoonist Renald Luzier drew the newspaper's first cover after the Jan. 7 attack killed 12 people. He tells the daily Liberation that each issue is "torture, because the others are no longer there." He'll leave Charlie Hebdo in September.

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