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U.S., allies stage 22 air strikes in Iraq: U.S. Central Command

WASHINGTON - The United States and its allies conducted 22 air strikes against Islamic State forces in Iraq on Friday and Saturday, the U.S. Central Command said.

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Blast injures three U.N. peacekeepers in northern Mali

BAMAKO - Three United Nations peacekeepers were injured in northern Mali on Saturday when a blast struck their convoy near the northern desert town of Kidal, the U.N. mission said.

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Protesters march against Renzi labor reforms in Rome

ROME - Demonstrators from across Italy filled the streets of Rome on Saturday to protest against labor market reforms which the government of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has made a cornerstone of its policy.

Italy 10:47am EDT

In rural Tunisia, economic malaise weighs on voters

KASSERINE Tunisia - In the western Tunisian city of Kasserine, campaign posters plastered on walls make plain what many voters want from Sunday's parliamentary election -- jobs, whose scarcity has fueled unrest and militancy.

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Kurdish forces retake north Iraqi town from Islamic State

ARBIL Iraq - Kurdish forces retook the northern Iraqi town of Zumar and several nearby villages from Islamic State early on Saturday after heavy coalition air strikes against the Islamist insurgents, security sources said.

Iraq 11:17am EDT

Brazil presidential campaign ends in slugfest over corruption

BRASILIA - Presidential candidates traded accusations over political corruption on Friday night in a last ditch attempt to sway undecided voters before Sunday's election runoff in Brazil's closest race in decades.

Brazil 12:32pm EDT

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