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Iraq regains ground from Islamic State; mass deaths reported in Palmyra

BAGHDAD/BEIRUT - Iraqi forces recaptured territory from advancing Islamic State militants near the recently-fallen city of Ramadi on Sunday, while in Syria the government said the Islamists had killed hundreds of people since capturing the town of Palmyra. | Video

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Libyan government warplanes attack oil tanker docked at Sirte

SIRTE, Libya - Warplanes from Libya's official government attacked an oil tanker docked outside the city of Sirte on Sunday, wounding three people and setting the ship on fire, officials said.

Libya 5:20pm EDT

Indonesia's military creeps back into civilian affairs

JAKARTA - Nearly two decades after Indonesia's military was squeezed out of civilian affairs with the downfall of strongman leader Suharto, President Joko Widodo is drawing the army more closely into his wars on drugs, terrorism, and corruption.

Indonesia 6:02pm EDT

Colombia's FARC rebels kill one in first attack since halting ceasefire

BOGOTA - One police officer was killed and two more were wounded in a bombing by Colombia's FARC rebels on Sunday in the first attack by the group since it called off a unilateral ceasefire during peace talks with the government.

3:49pm EDT

Italy coast guard rescues 70 Afghan, Iraqi migrants from crowded boat

ROME - Seventy Afghan and Iraqi migrants were rescued from a packed boat off the southeastern coast of Italy and brought to shore on Sunday, Italy's coast guard said.

Rohingya Muslims found on boat rescued by Myanmar navy

ALAETHAKAW VILLAGE, Myanmar, May 24 - At least eight Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar were among some 200 migrants rescued from a trafficking boat by the Myanmar navy on Thursday, according to interviews conducted by Reuters, contradicting official accounts that all onboard were from Bangladesh.

United Nations, Myanmar 7:38am EDT

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