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Top Kashmir rebel leader killed; India claims major success

Indian government forces killed a top rebel commander and his aide in disputed Kashmir on Wednesday and shut down cellphone and mobile internet services during subsequent anti-India protests, officials and residents said.

Spokane provides London scenes and production crew for new movie

English actor James Faulkner, who apparently is fine after that minor incident with dragon fire in Season 7 of the HBO mega-hit “Game of Thrones,” walked among other Londoners on Monday in a smoky pub. However, Faulkner was not in the city by the River Thames. The scene Monday was actors enjoying a fake pint in downtown Spokane.

Syrian ground troops capture rebel enclave

Syrian troops pushed their way into a northwestern rebel-held enclave Wednesday, clashing with insurgents and capturing a strategically located village at the southern edge, widening an offensive that had previously involved mainly aerial bombings and shelling.

Rebel drone bombs Yemen military parade, kills at least 6

A bomb-laden drone launched by Yemen’s Shiite rebels exploded over a military parade for the Saudi-led coalition and its allies on Thursday near the southern port city of Aden, killing at least six people in a brazen attack that threatened U.N.-brokered peace efforts to end the yearslong war tearing at the Arab world’s poorest nation.

Fighting among rebels in northern Syria kills dozens

Two days of fighting in rebel-held parts of northern Syria killed dozens of people as al-Qaida-linked militants press their offensive against Turkey-backed rebels, a war monitor and activists said Wednesday.

Review: ‘Rebel in the Rye’ doesn’t live up to Salinger mystery

A post-script at the end of “Rebel in the Rye” states that legendary “Catcher in the Rye” author J.D. Salinger’s seclusion and refusal to publish only made him more famous and revered. It’s tempting to raise the curtain on that mystery, but it’s like pulling back the curtain on the Wizard of Oz. Ultimately, what’s revealed in the new biopic of young Salinger, written and directed by Danny Strong, poses some interesting questions, but doesn’t live up to the power of the mystery around the man itself.

Congo rebel leader, wanted for crimes, surrenders

The founder and leader of a Congo rebel group who is wanted for crimes against humanity surrendered Wednesday in the country’s North Kivu province, the United Nations mission in Congo said.

AP Interview: Filipino rebel refuses to broker for militants

The leader of the Philippines’ largest Muslim rebel group says Islamic State-linked militants wanted his group to broker their possible withdrawal from Marawi city during the major military offensive against them but he refused to intervene.

Child beheading in Syria triggers backlash against rebels

BEIRUT – A U.S.-supported Syrian rebel group said Wednesday it will open an investigation into the beheading of a Syrian boy on spy accusations, calling it an “individual mistake” that does not represent the overall policies of the group. The Nour el-Din al-Zinki group, a relatively moderate group that fights the Syrian government and the Islamic State group, condemned the beheading which was captured on video and triggered an instant backlash against the group.

Hoppertunity emerges as Kentucky Derby hopeful

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Bob Baffert joked that Hoppertunity “wasn’t even on the radar” for a potential Kentucky Derby run during training late last year as a 2-year-old. The emerging colt forced his way into the Triple Crown picture – and onto his Hall of Fame trainer’s radar – in impressive fashion Saturday, outdueling and outbumping Southwest Stakes winner Tapiture in the stretch to win the $600,000 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park.