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Iraqi Kurds claim capture of town in advance on Mosul

ERBIL Kurdish fighters said they had taken the town of Bashiqa near Mosul from Islamic State on Sunday as coalition forces pressed their offensive against the jihadists' last stronghold in Iraq. | Video

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Sanaa air raids resume as Yemen truce expires, say residents

SANAA Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition attacked targets in Sanaa at dawn on Sunday, hours after a three-day truce in Yemen's war expired, residents in the capital said.

United Nations, Yemen 11:51am EDT

Cameroon President vows probe after rail crash kills at least 75

YAOUNDE Cameroon's President Paul Biya on Sunday pledged to investigate the causes of a rail crash that killed at least 75 people, as rescue workers scoured wreckage for more bodies.

Africa 5:54pm EDT

Still here? EU reality dims British demand on full membership

BRUSSELS Britain will "continue to play a full role until we leave", Prime Minister Theresa May told fellow leaders at her first EU summit; but for many Britons in Brussels that is a forlorn hope.

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Hungary's Orban rejects 'Sovietization' by Brussels, defends nation state

BUDAPEST At a commemoration of a 1956 anti-Communist uprising, Hungary's right-wing leader Viktor Orban said his country must stand up to Europe's "Sovietization" and defend its borders against mass migration.

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Battle for Mosul can shape or break Iraq further

ERBIL It has taken two years of training a demoralized army, backed up by the air cover and special forces of the world’s greatest powers, for Iraq to mount an offensive to recapture Mosul from Islamic State.

Iraq 12:39pm EDT

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