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Syrian army, insurgents in fierce clashes in southwest Aleppo

BEIRUT The Syrian army and its allies fought intense clashes with insurgents in the opposition-held 1070 Apartments district of southwestern Aleppo on Tuesday, senior combatant sources on both sides said.

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Love or hate him, EU fears losing truculent favorite Renzi

BERLIN/PARIS He's rude about Brussels, calls Berlin stingy with cash and Paris mean on helping refugees; he threw a tantrum this month that broke a summit facade of EU unity after the shock of Brexit.

Euro Zone 7:00am EDT

Islamist rebel gets 9 years imprisonment for Timbuktu destruction

THE HAGUE War crimes judges on Tuesday sentenced a former Islamist rebel who admitted wrecking holy shrines during Mali's 2012 conflict to nine years in prison, in the first such case to focus on destruction of cultural heritage.

Africa, Mali 7:04am EDT

Azerbaijan vote lengthens Aliyev's time in office, boosts his powers

BAKU Azerbaijan has voted in favor of extending the presidential term from five to seven years, election authorities said on Tuesday, a step that critics say will hand unprecedented powers to President Ilham Aliyev who has led the country since 2003.

7:34am EDT

Scotland says wants clarity on Brexit, warns of 'hard Brexit' risks

LONDON Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Tuesday she wanted more clarity about the British government's position on leaving the EU and cautioned that a so called "hard Brexit" would hurt the economy.

7:24am EDT

Taiwan's third typhoon of the month kills at least four, injures hundreds

TAIPEI The third typhoon to hit Taiwan this month killed at least four people and injured hundreds on Tuesday, knocking down trees and cutting power to millions. | Video

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