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Islamic State steps up counter-attacks as fighting edges closer to Mosul

BAGHDAD/BARTELLA, Iraq Islamic State expanded its attacks on Monday against the army and Kurdish forces across Iraq, trying to relieve pressure on the militant group's defenses around Mosul, its last major urban stronghold in the country. | Video

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Exclusive: Philippines police plan new phase in drugs war - sources

MANILA Signaling a shift in strategy in its blood-soaked war against drugs, Philippines police aim to reduce the killing of suspects and put more resources into arresting prominent people tied to the trade, two sources with knowledge of the matter said.

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Polish women protest again as ruling party heats up abortion row

WARSAW Hundreds of women marched again in Polish cities on Monday to oppose proposals for tight restrictions on abortion after earlier protests effectively scuttled a near-total ban on terminating pregnancies.

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France clears 'Jungle' migrant camp in Calais, children in limbo

CALAIS, France France began clearing the sprawling "Jungle" camp on Monday as many migrants who have camped for months or years among sand dunes near Calais gave up on their dreams of reaching Britain, a tantalizingly short sea crossing away. | Video

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Peru scrutinizes pacts between police and miners after clash

LIMA Peru is scrutinizing paid security services that federal police provide to mining companies following a deadly protest by local residents that suspended exports from one of the world's biggest copper mines, the government told Reuters on Monday.

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As Syrian deaths mount, world's 'responsibility to protect' takes a hit: experts

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As civilians in the Syrian city of Aleppo are battered by air strikes, ground offensives and shelling, what has happened to the world's responsibility to protect populations under threat?

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