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Islamic State defeated in its Syrian capital Raqqa

RAQQA, Syria U.S.-backed militias in Syria declared victory over Islamic State in its capital Raqqa on Tuesday, raising flags over the last jihadist footholds after a four-month battle. | Video

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Venezuela's Maduro defends disputed vote, opposition divided

CARACAS President Nicolas Maduro defended Venezuela's "secure" election system on Tuesday as opponents struggled to present a united front over allegations of fraud in a nationwide vote surprisingly won by the ruling socialists.

Politics, Election 2016, 5:33pm EDT

Maltese journalist's son says she was murdered for exposing corruption

VALLETTA The son of Malta's best-known investigative journalist said on Tuesday his mother had been killed by a car bomb because of her work exposing political corruption, as hundreds of people demonstrated to demand justice after her death. | Video

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U.S. mulls potential F-16 sale to Greece: Trump

WASHINGTON U.S President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that his administration has informed Congress of a potential sale to upgrade the F-16 aircraft in Greece's Air Force, a deal could be worth $2.4 billion.

Politics, Election 2016, 2:59pm EDT

U.N. urges Bangladesh to move Rohingya refugees stranded at border

GENEVA The U.N. refugee agency urged Bangladesh on Tuesday to speed up vetting of up to 15,000 Rohingya refugees "stranded" near the border after crossing into the country from Myanmar and move them further inland to safer and better conditions.

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Jailed British-Iranian charity worker received letter from ex-UK PM Cameron: prosecutor

BEIRUT A British-Iranian charity worker serving a jail sentence in Tehran received a letter from ex-prime minister David Cameron that showed she had ties to the British government, a prosecutor said on Tuesday, according to Mizan, the news site of the Iranian judiciary.

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