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U.S. deploying new force to Iraq to boost fight against Islamic State

WASHINGTON The United States said on Tuesday it was deploying a new force of special operations troops to Iraq to conduct raids against Islamic State there and in neighboring Syria, in a ratcheting up of Washington's campaign against the group. | Video

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After leaders' rhetoric, climate negotiators start work on deal

PARIS With encouragement from 150 world leaders ringing in their ears, government negotiators in Paris sought on Tuesday to turn that rhetoric of unity into the text of a global deal to slow climate change. | Video

Thai PM orders improvements in aviation standards after FAA downgrade

BANGKOK Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Wednesday ordered officials to improve aviation safety standards after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) downgraded Thailand's safety ratings.

Heavy flooding causes chaos in southern India state

CHENNAI, India Widespread flooding across the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu has driven more than 200,000 people from their homes, shut down factories and paralyzed the airport in the state capital Chennai, government officials said on Wednesday.

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Limited impact on Slovenia economy from migrants: prime minister

NEW YORK Waves of migrants moving through Slovenia on their way toward Germany and Austria are causing only a limited negative impact on its economy, Prime Minister Miro Cerar said on Tuesday.

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China behind 'massive' cyber-attack on Australian government: ABC

SYDNEY A major cyber-attack against Australia's Bureau of Meteorology that may have compromised potentially sensitive national security information is being blamed on China, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) reported on Wednesday.

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