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French jets strike in Iraq, expanding U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State

BAGHDAD/PARIS - French jets struck a suspected Islamic State target in Iraq for the first time on Friday, expanding a U.S.-led military campaign against militants who have seized a third of the country and also control large parts of neighboring Syria. | Video

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Yemen TV building on fire as clashes continue in capital

SANAA - Yemen's state-run television building caught fire after a three-day mortar attack by Shi'ite rebels who are protesting against the government, residents and a TV employee said on Saturday,

Yemen 6:18am EDT

Afghan election commission to reveal long-awaited results Sunday: official

KABUL - Afghanistan's election commission will announce long-delayed final results in the bitterly disputed presidential vote on Sunday, whether or not the rival candidates claiming victory reach a power-sharing deal, a spokesman said on Saturday.

Afghanistan 8:53am EDT

U.S. aims to keep Iran atomic talks separate from Islamic State conflict

WASHINGTON - U.S. officials hope to prevent two diplomatic challenges with Iran from colliding next week: the Iranian nuclear program and the threat posed by the Islamic State militant group.

United Nations 19 Sep 2014

New Zealand's National Party marches back to power

WELLINGTON - New Zealand's ruling National party stormed to a third term in government in the country's general election on Saturday with the center-right party securing an outright election night majority on a platform to continue tight economic policies.

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Storm leaves 200,000 displaced in Philippines, heads for Taiwan

MANILA - Storm Fung-Wong churned towards Taiwan on Saturday after killing at least five people in the Philippines, and forcing some 200,000 people into temporary shelter, including in the capital Manila, to escape massive flooding.

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