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U.S., Arab partners launch first strikes on IS in Syria

WASHINGTON/BEIRUT - The United States and several Gulf Arab allies launched air and missile strikes on Islamic State strongholds in Syria on Tuesday, U.S. officials said, opening a new, far more complicated front in the battle against the militants. | Video

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Israeli military says shot down Syrian warplane over Golan Heights

JERUSALEM - Israel's military said it shot down a Syrian warplane over the Golan Heights on Tuesday, in the first such incident in three decades.

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Students take pro-democracy protest to Hong Kong leader

HONG KONG - Scuffles broke out in Hong Kong on Tuesday as students took their pro-democracy protest to government headquarters and called on the city's chief executive to honor his promise to listen to the people.

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Landslides and floods kill 22 in India's northeast

GUWAHATI India - At least 22 people have died in flooding and landslides triggered by heavy rains in remote northeastern India, officials said on Tuesday, in the second flood tragedy to hit the subcontinent this month.

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Israeli troops kill Hamas men blamed for slaying teens: army

HEBRON West Bank - Israeli troops shot dead on Tuesday two Palestinians blamed for killing three Israeli youths in the occupied West Bank in June, the military said, an incident that had spiraled into a seven-week war in Gaza.

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Sultan seen setting risky precedent in Malaysia opposition crisis

KUALA LUMPUR - The end of a long-running political crisis for Malaysia's opposition has opened up new wounds after a royal sultan took the unprecedented step of choosing a candidate who was not proposed by the majority alliance in the nation's richest state.

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