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After civilians killed in Mosul, Pentagon denies loosening rules in fight vs IS

WASHINGTON The Pentagon, facing allegations that a coalition air strike may have killed scores of civilians in Iraq's city of Mosul, on Monday said it was not loosening its rules of engagement in the fight against Islamic State but that resources to investigate claims were limited.

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Turks in Germany start voting in referendum to boost Erdogan powers

BERLIN Turks living in Germany began casting their ballots on Monday in a referendum that proposes changing Turkey's constitution to increase President Tayyip Erdogan's powers.

Germany, Turkey 2:51pm EDT

Qatar Airways chief says laptop ban not designed to hurt Gulf carriers

LONDON Qatar Airways' chief executive said on Monday he did not believe the ban on carrying most electronics in the cabins of passenger flights to the United States from eight Muslim majority countries was designed to hurt Gulf airlines.

3:26pm EDT

France's Le Pen says lacks election funds, has no Russian backing

PARIS French far right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said on Monday she had yet to secure all the funding she needs for her election campaign with less than four weeks to go before voting begins.

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Iraqi forces make new push in Mosul Old City: federal police

MOSUL, Iraq Iraqi forces said they launched new assaults in Mosul's Old City on Monday after more than two weeks of only small advances and a high civilian death toll appeared to prompt a change in tactics. | Video

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Britain reopens privacy debate after attack, presses tech firms

LONDON British officials have demanded tech firms do much more to give police access to smartphone communications following last week's Westminster attack, just months after new laws gave security services broader powers.

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