QAYYARA/BAGHDAD, Iraq Islamic State fighters kept up on Wednesday their fierce defense of the southern approaches to Mosul, which has held up Iraqi troops there and forced an elite army unit east of the city to put a more rapid advance on hold. | Video
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CALAIS, France Migrants arriving at France's Calais "Jungle" since demolition of the camp began cannot expect to be resettled by the local authorities, the government prefect in the region said on Thursday.
TOKYO Japan, the United States and South Korea agreed on Thursday to work together to put more pressure on North Korea to get it to abandon its nuclear and missile programmes, Japanese Vice Foreign Minister Shinsuke Sugiyama said.
EDINBURGH The number of early applicants to British universities from other European Union countries has dropped by 9 percent year-on-year following Britain's vote to leave the EU, official data showed.