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U.S. involved in seven air strikes on Islamic State targets

WASHINGTON - U.S. military forces carried out four air strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria on Monday and Tuesday and were joined by partner nations in three attacks in Iraq, the U.S. Central Command said. | Video

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U.N. condemns top human rights official's expulsion from Congo

UNITED NATIONS - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday condemned the expulsion of the top U.N. human rights official in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and called on the U.N. Security Council to consider possible action.

United Nations, Congo 5:15pm EDT

Pistorius starts five-year term for killing Reeva Steenkamp

PRETORIA - Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius started his five-year jail sentence on Tuesday for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, marking the end of a trial that has gripped South Africa and millions around the world.

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Rival Libyan PM meets Turkish envoy in first known meeting with foreign visitor

CAIRO/TUNIS - Libya's self-declared prime minister, who runs a rival government not recognized by the international community, met a Turkish envoy on Tuesday, in the first publicly known diplomatic meeting with a foreign representative. | Video

United Nations, Libya 5:22pm EDT

Burkina Faso government seeks referendum to extend president's rule

OUAGADOUGOU - Burkina Faso's government will submit a bill for parliament to call a referendum on removing a two-term limit for the presidency, the interior minister said after a cabinet meeting on Tuesday.

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U.N. chief says moving ahead with Gaza war inquiry

UNITED NATIONS - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday he was setting up an investigation into attacks on United Nations facilities during Israel's recent war against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip and the use of U.N. sites to store weapons.

United Nations, Israel 3:45pm EDT

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