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If Baghdadi is dead, next IS leader likely to be Saddam-era officer

BAGHDAD If Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is confirmed dead, he is likely to be succeeded by one of his top two lieutenants, both of whom were Iraqi army officers under late dictator Saddam Hussein.

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Trump, Putin and Erdogan behave like autocratic rulers: Germany's Schulz

BERLIN The European Union must become stronger in response to a weakening of democracy in the United States, Russia and Turkey, the leader of Germany's centre-left Social Democrats said in remarks published on Saturday.

Russia, Germany, Turkey Jun 23 2017

Police consider manslaughter charges over London blaze as thousands evacuated

LONDON British investigators said on Friday they would consider manslaughter charges over the London tower block fire that killed at least 79 people, as thousands of apartment-dwellers a few miles away were told to leave their homes due to fire risk. | Video

Jun 23 2017

Landslide buries mountain village in SW China, fears for 100 people

BEIJING A landslide on Saturday morning in China's southwestern Sichuan province has buried the homes of around 100 people, according to the official Xinhua news agency, citing local authorities.

Environment, China 12:15am EDT

Australia welcomes charges against alleged Bali bombing mastermind

SYDNEY Australia on Saturday welcomed charges against a Guantanamo Bay prisoner accused of masterminding the 2002 Bali bombings in which 202 people were killed, including 88 Australians.

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Corruption charges against Brazil's Temer expected to come in waves: source

Brazil's top federal prosecutor will level corruption charges against President Michel Temer one at a time instead of making all the accusations at once, a strategy aimed at weakening his defense, a source with direct knowledge of the process told Reuters on Friday.

Brazil 12:16am EDT

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