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Islamic State faces battle in Iraq, U.S. reassures Abadi

BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON - Islamic State poured more fighters into Ramadi as security forces and Shi'ite paramilitaries prepared to try to retake the Iraqi city, while Washington scrambled on Monday to reassure Baghdad after a U.S. official's sharp criticism of Iraqi forces. | Video

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Charter Communications nears $55 billion deal for Time Warner Cable

- Time Warner Cable Inc is nearing an agreement to be acquired by smaller peer Charter Communications Inc for about $55 billion, combining the second and third largest U.S. cable operators, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.

Tech, Deals 25 May 2015

Fire at China nursing home kills 38: state media

BEIJING - Thirty-eight people were killed in a fire at a home for senior citizens in China's central Henan province, state media said, the latest disaster in a country with a poor record on work safety.

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Southeast Asia maritime build-up accelerates, raising risks in disputed seas

SINGAPORE - Southeast Asian nations are prioritizing spending on their navies and coastguards amid rising tensions in the South China Sea, but as their capabilities grow, so does the risk that any confrontation in the contested waterway will be harder to contain.

World, China 25 May 2015

Governor says deadly flooding is worst ever seen in Texas area

SAN ANTONIO - Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday likened the ferocity of flash flooding that killed at least three people to a tsunami, and authorities said a dam had given way in a state park. | Video

Cleveland, U.S. Justice Department reach settlement over police: New York Times

WASHINGTON - Cleveland has reached a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over what federal authorities said was a pattern of unconstitutional policing and excessive use of force, the New York Times reported on Monday.

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Homicide probe to be launched into B.B. King's death: officials

- Nevada officials said on Monday they would conduct a homicide investigation into the death of B.B. King who died this month at age 89, after two of his daughters leveled accusations that the blues great was murdered.

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Taiwan offers South China Sea peace plan

TAIPEI - Taiwan proposed a peace initiative on Tuesday to resolve territorial disputes in the South China Sea that its says will reduce tensions that have put Beijing at odds with its neighbors and the United States.