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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Douglas McAuthur McCain, an American killed in Syria while fighting alongside the Islamic State, was part of a growing number of foreign fighters recruited to fight with terror groups.
By Kanupriya Kapoor JAKARTA (Reuters) - When he was nominated in March as a candidate for Indonesia's presidential election, polls showed Joko "Jokowi" Widodo had a 30-point lead over the man who would become his main challenger, former army general Prabowo Subianto. But after three months of shambolic and lacklustre campaigning, the wildly popular governor of Jakarta was staring at defeat. "If you continue like this, it's clear we will lose," prominent businessman Sofjan Wanandi told Widodo and senior members of his Indonesian Democratic-Party of Struggle (PDI-P) at a crisis meeting on June 16. With election day less than three weeks away, Widodo had just been given a poll showing Prabowo trailed by only 1.8 points. We have to start fighting'," Widodo told the stunned gathering at a Jakarta hotel according to Wanandi, a key financier of Widodo's campaign, recalling the drama in a recent interview with Reuters.