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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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General Motors beats earnings expectations, investor fears linger

DETROIT Investors dumped General Motors Co shares on Tuesday despite record third-quarter results, highlighting the disconnect between Detroit and Wall Street as the long U.S. vehicle sales boom cools off. | Video

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Islamic State claims attack on Pakistan police academy, 59 dead

QUETTA, Pakistan Militant group Islamic State said on Tuesday that fighters loyal to its movement attacked a police training college in Quetta in southwest Pakistan in a raid that officials said killed 59 people and wounded more than 100. | Video

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T-Mobile seen as top target following AT&T-Time Warner deal

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Afghan leaders trade barbs as government splits widen

KABUL Divisions at the top of Afghanistan's government deepened on Tuesday after President Ashraf Ghani was forced to reject accusations by his own vice president that he was favoring members of his Pashtun ethnic group.

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Venezuela's opposition pushes Maduro impeachment in congress

CARACAS Venezuela's opposition-led National Assembly debated on Tuesday whether to open a trial against President Nicolas Maduro for violating democracy, but the socialist government dismissed the move as meaningless.

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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.