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Car bomb kills three outside U.S. consulate in Iraq's Kurdish capital

ERBIL - A car bombing claimed by the Islamic State killed three people on Friday outside the U.S. consulate in Erbil, in a relatively rare attack in the capital of Iraq's Kurdistan region. | Video

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Saddam aide, Iraqi insurgent leader al-Douri reported killed

BAGHDAD/ERBIL - Ezzat Ibrahim al-Douri, former right-hand man to late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and a leader of Iraq's Sunni insurgency, has been reported killed by Iraqi forces and Shi'ite militias.

17 Apr 2015

Gunfights and roadblocks rock Mexican city on U.S. border

MEXICO CITY - Gunfights broke out and vehicles were set ablaze on Friday in one of Mexico's biggest cities along the U.S. border, after security forces arrested a leader of one of the main drug gangs in the area.

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Iraqi forces fight IS militants at gates of Anbar provincial capital

BAGHDAD - Iraqi security forces fought Islamic State militants at the gates of the western city of Ramadi on Friday, and local authorities warned it was in danger of falling unless reinforcements arrived soon. | Video

17 Apr 2015

Teenagers planned Australian terror attack for ANZAC centenary: police

MELBOURNE - Teenagers inspired by the hardline Islamic State planned a major terrorism attack in the Australian city of Melbourne to mark the centenary next week of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli during World War One, police said on Saturday.

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Obama urges Gulf nations to help with chaos in Libya

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Friday urged Gulf nations to help calm the chaotic political situation in Libya, saying that outside military action would not be enough to help reduce tensions in the war-ravaged North African country.

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