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Tillerson arrives in Iraq after rebuke from Baghdad over paramilitaries

BAGHDAD U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived on Monday in Iraq, hours after the government rebuked him for calling on it to send home Iranian-backed paramilitary units that helped defeat Islamic State and capture the Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk.

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Macri's coalition sweeps Argentina's mid-term vote

BUENOS AIRES Candidates allied with Argentine President Mauricio Macri enjoyed sweeping victories in Sunday's mid-term election, strengthening his position in Congress while dimming prospects for a political comeback by his predecessor Cristina Fernandez.

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New school offers education 'salvation' for Syrian girls in Lebanon

BAR ELIAS, Lebanon A new girls' school for Syrian refugees in Lebanon's poor Bekaa region is aiming to give girls from conservative backgrounds the chance at a formal education.

Rwandan leader's would-be rival Rwigara and her mother denied bail

KIGALI A Rwandan court denied bail on Monday to a vocal critic of President Paul Kagame who was barred from running against him in an August election and later jailed on charges of incitement and forgery that are widely seen as politically motivated.

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Ankara mayor quits in Erdogan purge of local government

ANKARA The mayor of Ankara said on Monday he will step down this week, the fifth mayor from the ruling party to quit in recent weeks in the face of demands for a purge of local politics by President Tayyip Erdogan.

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Gambian ministry says up to Togo to resolve crisis

BANJUL Gambia's Foreign Ministry said on Monday it was up to the people of Togo to decide whether President Faure Gnassingbe should stay in power after the minister told Reuters at the weekend that mediators should persuade Togo's leader to step aside.

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