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Battle rages near Aleppo, air onslaught continues

AMMAN Warplanes bombed a strategic camp on the northern edge of Aleppo on Sunday as Syrian government and rebel forces battled for control of the high ground in a Russian-backed offensive that has left Washington's Syria policy in tatters.

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Islamic State claims Baghdad suicide bombing that kills seven

BAGHDAD A suicide bomber blew himself up in a commercial street of Baghdad on Sunday, killing seven and wounding 28, police sources said, as Islamic State steps up attacks in Iraq.

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Swiss spy law seen passing with voters on security concerns

ZURICH Swiss voters on Sunday were seen backing a law extending the national spy service's authority to monitor internet traffic, deploy drones and hack foreign computer systems, early returns published on Swiss state television showed.

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British PM May rebuffed calls to play bigger role in EU referendum campaign

LIVERPOOL, England Prime Minister Theresa May repeatedly failed to back her predecessor David Cameron in his fight to keep Britain in the European Union and hampered his attempts to rein in migration, according to extracts from two books about the referendum.

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Erdogan accuses U.S. court of 'ulterior motives' in case against gold trader

ISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said U.S. federal attorneys took aim at him in their prosecution of a Turkish gold trader accused of helping to violate sanctions against Iran, Turkish media reported on Sunday.

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'Business as usual,' Gabon leader says, as uneasy calm returns

LIBREVILLE Gabon will return to normal after a bitterly disputed election, its newly re-elected President Ali Bongo said, as soldiers patrolled and military aircraft flew over a capital that has been bracing for another explosion of violence.

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