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Syria extends major offensive to retake territory in west

BEIRUT - Syrian troops and allied militia backed by a fresh wave of Russian air strikes and cruise missiles fired from warships attacked rebel forces on Thursday as the government extended an offensive to recapture territory in the west of the country.

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U.S., NATO signal willingness to slow Afghan drawdown

BRUSSELS - The United States and its NATO allies signaled a willingness on Thursday to consider slowing their withdrawal from Afghanistan, days after the Taliban's brief takeover of a provincial capital stoked concern about the strength of Afghan state forces.

Afghanistan 1:24pm EDT

Guatemala landslide death toll tops 220; another 350 missing

GUATEMALA CITY - At least 220 bodies have been recovered after a massive landslide buried part of a town in Guatemala last week while about 350 people are missing, national disaster agency Conred said on Thursday.

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Beirut protest turns violent, politicians postpone talks

BEIRUT - Lebanese security forces fired tear gas and water canon to break up an anti-government protest in Beirut on Thursday, and the country's fractious leaders postponed talks aimed at resolving a political crisis that is feeding public discontent.

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Guinea president says weekend election to proceed

CONAKRY - Guinea's President Alpha Conde said on Thursday he had no plans to postpone this weekend's election, dismissing a request from the opposition for more time to fix alleged irregularities.

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Mayor of Rome resigns over expenses scandal

ROME - Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino resigned on Thursday following a scandal over his credit card expenses that has dented the image of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's Democratic Party (PD).

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