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Iraqi army's elite force pauses advance near Mosul

EAST OF MOSUL/BAGHDAD, Iraq An elite unit of the Iraqi army paused its week-long advance on Mosul as it approached the city's eastern edge on Tuesday, waiting for other U.S.-backed forces to close in on Islamic State's last major urban stronghold in Iraq.

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Getting North Korea to denuclearize 'probably a lost cause': U.S.

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Islamic State claims attack on Pakistan police academy, 59 dead

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Venezuelan legislature launches trial against Maduro

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Russia says it extends moratorium on Aleppo air strikes

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Clinton slams Trump for comments on offensive against Islamic State

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Philippines Duterte tells U.S. to forget about defense deal 'if I stay longer'

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte hit out at the United States on Tuesday, saying he did not start a fight with Washington and it could forget about a military agreement between both countries if he were to be in power longer.