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Iraq Launches Operation to Retake Tikrit

Backed by Iranian-supported Shiite militias, Iraqi forces launched a large-scale offensive Monday to retake Saddam Hussein’s hometown from the Islamic State group, the first in a series of campaigns to…

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30,000 Marchers Mourn Slain Putin Foe

For the tens of thousands bearing flowers and tying black ribbons to railings in honor of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, the solemn march through the Moscow drizzle on…

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U.S.-Israel Quarrel Intensifies Over Netanyahu Speech

Trading barbs, the U.S. and Israel escalated their increasingly public spat Wednesday over Benjamin Netanyahu’s GOP-engineered congressional speech next week, with the Israeli prime minister accusing world powers of rolling…

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Toronto Police Stumped By Mysterious Tunnel

Police are asking for the public’s help in trying to determine who built a mysterious underground tunnel near York University in Toronto. Deputy Chief Mark Saunders said the tunnel is…

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U.S.–Iran Nuclear Deal Could Be Taking Shape

Edging toward a historic compromise, the U.S. and Iran reported progress Monday on a deal that would clamp down on Tehran’s nuclear activities for at least 10 years but then…

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Ukraine Ceasefire Crumbles

Kiev accused pro-Russian rebels of opening fire with rockets and artillery at villages in southeastern Ukraine on Monday, all but burying a week-old European-brokered ceasefire deal. The Ukrainian military said…

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Three U.K. Schoolgirls Suspected of Joining ISIS

Turkish police searched Monday for three missing British schoolgirls believed to be headed to Syria to join the Islamic State terrorist group as their frightened families issued urgent pleas begging…

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Pentagon Chief Convenes Counter-IS Meeting, Lauds Strategy

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter convened an extraordinary war council Monday on Iraq’s doorstep six days after taking office, gathering military and diplomatic leaders to discuss the Obama administration’s oft-criticized…

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