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Iraqi forces launch operation to seize last Islamic State enclave in Mosul

BAGHDAD Iraqi armed forces launched an operation on Saturday to capture the last Islamic State-held enclave in Mosul, according to a military statement.

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UK police say they've arrested some key players behind Manchester bombing

LONDON British police have arrested a "large part of the network" behind this week's Manchester suicide bombing but more arrests are likely, the country's top counter-terrorism officer said on Friday.

May 26 2017

Malaysian police arrests six Islamic State suspects

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian authorities have arrested six local men for suspected involvement with the Islamic State militant group, police said on Saturday.

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Top China official says Hong Kong's autonomy is not a license to challenge Beijing

HONG KONG A top Chinese official said on Saturday Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy must not be taken as a license to confront Beijing, and urged the territory's government to implement contentious new national security laws.

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South Korea's anti-piracy unit searches for Mongolian ship off Somalia

SEOUL South Korea has dispatched its anti-piracy naval unit to waters off Somalia after communication with a Mongolian fishing vessel was cut when it requested help, fearing it was being followed by a suspected pirate vessel.

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Chinese jets intercept U.S surveillance plane: U.S. officials

WASHINGTON Two Chinese fighter jets intercepted a U.S. Navy surveillance plane over the South China Sea on Wednesday, with one coming within 200 yards (180 meters) of the American aircraft, U.S. officials told Reuters.

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