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Clinton slams Trump for comments on offensive against Islamic State

MANCHESTER, N.H./ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton slammed rival Donald Trump on Monday for saying that the week-old effort to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from the control of Islamic State was going badly. | Video

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U.S. takes aim at cyber attacks from connected devices as recalls mount

SAN FRANCISCO Obama administration officials sought on Monday to reassure the public that it was taking steps to counter new types of cyber attacks such as the one Friday that rendered Twitter, Spotify, Netflix and dozens of other major websites unavailable.

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Four killed on river ride at Australia's biggest theme park

SYDNEY Four people were killed on Tuesday on a river rapids ride at Australia's biggest theme park, police said, after a malfunction threw two of the victims off the seemingly innocuous ride and left the other two trapped inside. | Video

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Philippine police ponder different tack in deadly drugs war

MANILA Philippine police commanders met on Tuesday to evaluate the country's war on drugs, the president's spokesman said, thrashing out what law enforcement sources have described as a shift in strategy to increase arrests and cut down on bloodshed.

World, United Nations 7:00am EDT

Sunni Arabs forced to leave Kirkuk after Islamic State attack, residents say

KIRKUK, Iraq Hundreds of displaced Sunni Arab families have had to leave Kirkuk after an Islamic State attack on the Kurdish-controlled city which authorities suspect was helped by Sunni sleeper cells, humanitarian workers and residents said on Tuesday.

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Migrants wait for new homes as France prepares 'Jungle' demolition

CALAIS, France Migrants pushed against police lines outside Calais' "Jungle" camp on Tuesday, waiting for processing as government workers prepared to move in to start clearing the sprawling shanty-town. | Video

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Hong Kong legislature delays swearing-in of pro-independence lawmakers amid pressure

HONG KONG The president of the Hong Kong legislature on Tuesday delayed the swearing-in of two pro-independence lawmakers and temporarily banned them from attending meetings, an unprecedented move that follows weeks of pressure from factions loyal to Beijing.