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Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State set to storm airport, clear way to western Mosul

SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq, BAGHDAD U.S.-backed Iraqi forces closing in on the Islamic State-held western half of Mosul prepared on Tuesday to storm the airport and a nearby military base on its southern outskirts to create a bridgehead for a thrust into the city.

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Israeli soldier gets 18 months' jail for killing wounded Palestinian attacker

TEL AVIV A young Israeli soldier who killed a wounded and incapacitated Palestinian assailant was sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment on Tuesday, in a show of leniency that drew Palestinian outrage after one of the most divisive trials in Israel's history. | Video

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Runoff likely in Ecuador's presidential election, with most votes counted

QUITO Ecuador looked set for an April runoff between leftist ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno and former banker Guillermo Lasso in its presidential election, with 94 percent of votes from the weekend's first round of voting counted on Tuesday morning.

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Exclusive: Myanmar probing police 'cover-up' of deaths of two Rohingya Muslims

YANGON Myanmar's army-controlled home ministry is investigating a cover-up by the country's border force of the deaths in custody of two Rohingya Muslims in troubled Rakhine State, according to a police report reviewed by Reuters and interviews with two senior security officials.

United Nations, Myanmar 10:25am EST

France denies working on proposal to ease EU deportation rules

BRUSSELS France denies involvement in drafting any suggestions for easing EU human rights safeguards to make it easier to deport asylum seekers, a spokesman for the French mission to the European Union said on Tuesday.

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Trump to leave protections for U.S.'dreamer' migrants

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's administration will leave protections in place for immigrants who entered the country illegally as children, known as "dreamers," but will consider all other illegal immigrants subject to deportation, according to guidance released on Tuesday.

Politics, Election 2016 11:32am EST

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