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Iraq regains ground from Islamic State; mass deaths reported in Palmyra

BAGHDAD/BEIRUT - Iraqi forces recaptured territory from advancing Islamic State militants near the recently-fallen city of Ramadi on Sunday, while in Syria the government said the Islamists had killed hundreds of people since capturing the town of Palmyra. | Video

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Libyan government warplanes attack oil tanker docked at Sirte

SIRTE, Libya - Warplanes from Libya's official government attacked an oil tanker docked outside the city of Sirte on Sunday, wounding three people and setting the ship on fire, officials said.

Libya 5:20pm EDT

Indonesia's military creeps back into civilian affairs

JAKARTA - Nearly two decades after Indonesia's military was squeezed out of civilian affairs with the downfall of strongman leader Suharto, President Joko Widodo is drawing the army more closely into his wars on drugs, terrorism, and corruption.

Indonesia 6:02pm EDT

China officials taken on prison visits in warning against corruption

SHANGHAI - Chinese authorities have taken government officials and members of their families on tours of prisons as a "warning" against corruption, the official China Daily newspaper reported on Monday, citing the country's top disciplinary body.

China 9:00pm EDT

Italy coast guard rescues 70 Afghan, Iraqi migrants from crowded boat

ROME - Seventy Afghan and Iraqi migrants were rescued from a packed boat off the southeastern coast of Italy and brought to shore on Sunday, Italy's coast guard said.

Rohingya Muslims found on boat rescued by Myanmar navy

ALAETHAKAW VILLAGE, Myanmar, May 24 - At least eight Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar were among some 200 migrants rescued from a trafficking boat by the Myanmar navy on Thursday, according to interviews conducted by Reuters, contradicting official accounts that all onboard were from Bangladesh.

United Nations, Myanmar 7:38am EDT

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