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Allies back Iraq plan against ISIS, Baghdad seeks more help

PARIS - Western and Arab states carrying out air strikes on Islamic State fighters backed on Tuesday Iraq's plan to retake territory from the jihadist movement after being accused by the Iraqi premier of not doing enough to help Baghdad push back the insurgents. | Video

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Obama: Netanyahu's Palestine stance erodes Israel's credibility

JERUSALEM - U.S. President Barack Obama said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's terms for diplomacy that might lead to a Palestinian state meant Israel had lost international credibility as a potential peacemaker.

United Nations, Israel 4:26pm EDT

Pena Nieto's ruling PRI in the lead ahead of Mexico mid-terms: poll

MEXICO CITY - Mexico's ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) is in the lead ahead of Sunday's mid-term elections, a poll released on Tuesday shows, potentially returning President Enrique Pena Nieto his razor-thin lower house majority.

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Myanmar escorting boat crammed with migrants to 'safe' area

YANGON - Myanmar said a boat crammed with 727 migrants that it has kept stranded at sea for days was now being escorted to a "safe" area for identity checks and the United States said it believed those aboard would be allowed ashore in Myanmar this week.

Myanmar 4:19pm EDT

Palestinian NGO denies Hamas ties, threatens Israel with legal action

UNITED NATIONS - The British-based Palestinian Return Center on Tuesday threatened Israel's U.N. mission with legal action after the Jewish state accused it of having ties to the Palestinian militant group Hamas, an allegation the group said was false.

United Nations, Israel 9:33pm EDT

Canada aboriginal schools were 'cultural genocide': report

OTTAWA - A Canadian policy of forcibly separating aboriginal children from their families and sending them to residential schools amounted to "cultural genocide," a six-year investigation into the now-defunct system found on Tuesday.

United Nations 8:45pm EDT

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