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Islamic State faces battle in Iraq, bombs in Syria

BAGHDAD/BEIRUT - Islamic State poured more fighters into Ramadi on Monday as security forces and Shi'ite paramilitaries renewed efforts to retake the western Iraqi city that fell to the Islamists a week ago in a major setback for the government.

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Greece hasn't got the money to make June IMF repayment: interior minister

ATHENS/LONDON - Greece cannot make debt repayments to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) next month unless it achieves a deal with creditors, its interior minister said on Sunday, the most explicit remarks yet from Athens about the likelihood of default if talks fail.

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European shares dip, dollar gains after Yellen comments

TOKYO - European shares fell in thin trade on Monday while the dollar held firm after U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen indicated that the central bank was poised to raise interest rates this year.

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Heavy fighting in Yemen's south, aide says talks postponed

ADEN/CAIRO - Heavy artillery clashes between Yemen's dominant Houthi rebel group and local fighters shook the southern cities of Taiz and Dalea on Monday, residents said, and a Yemeni official said U.N. peace talks set for Geneva later this week had been delayed. | Video

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Women activists cross DMZ to mixed reception on South Korean side

PAJU, South Korea - A group of international women activists crossed the heavily-fortified Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea on Sunday in what they said was a symbolic act for peace. | Video

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Rohingya Muslims found on boat rescued by Myanmar navy

ALAETHAKAW VILLAGE, Myanmar, May 24 - At least eight Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar were among some 200 migrants rescued from a trafficking boat by the Myanmar navy on Thursday, according to interviews conducted by Reuters, contradicting official accounts that all onboard were from Bangladesh.

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China lodges complaint with U.S. over spy plane flight

BEIJING - China said it had lodged a complaint with the United States over a U.S. spy plane that flew over parts of the disputed South China Sea in a diplomatic row that has fuelled tension between the world's two largest economies.