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French jets strike in Iraq, expanding U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State

BAGHDAD/PARIS - French jets struck a suspected Islamic State target in Iraq for the first time on Friday, expanding a U.S.-led military campaign against militants who have seized a third of the country and also control large parts of neighboring Syria. | Video

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U.S. aims to keep Iran atomic talks separate from Islamic State conflict

WASHINGTON - U.S. officials hope to prevent two diplomatic challenges with Iran from colliding next week: the Iranian nuclear program and the threat posed by the Islamic State militant group.

United Nations 19 Sep 2014

NZ's ruling National Party to return to power

WELLINGTON - New Zealand's ruling National party was headed towards a third term in government on Saturday, as general election votes showed the center-right party held 49 percent of the vote with nearly three-quarters of the votes counted.

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Storm leaves 200,000 displaced in Philippines, heads for Taiwan

MANILA - Storm Fung-Wong churned towards Taiwan on Saturday after killing at least five people in the Philippines, and forcing some 200,000 people into temporary shelter, including in the capital Manila, to escape massive flooding.

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Campaign donations highlight winners, losers in Brazil election

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO - Brazil's financial markets have rallied on the prospect of environmentalist Marina Silva unseating President Dilma Rousseff in next month's election, but political donations show plenty of companies may be wary of a new administration.

Brazil 19 Sep 2014

Mexico investigates army shootout that killed 22 suspected gang members

MEXICO CITY - Mexico is investigating a June shootout between the army and alleged gang members that killed 22 of the suspects, the attorney general's office said in a statement on Friday.

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