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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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Exclusive: Overruling diplomats, U.S. to drop Iraq, Myanmar from child soldiers' list

WASHINGTON In a highly unusual intervention, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to remove Iraq and Myanmar from a U.S. list of the world's worst offenders in the use of child soldiers, disregarding the recommendations of State Department experts and senior U.S. diplomats, U.S. officials said.

Landslide buries mountain village in SW China, fears for 141 people

BEIJING Fears grew for 141 people missing in China after a landslide buried their mountain village in southwestern Sichuan province on Saturday, with reports that only three survivors had been pulled out of the mud and rock hours after the calamity struck.

Environment, China 2:40am EDT

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

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.

Australia 1:05am EDT

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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