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Iraqi forces seize Mosul bridge as thousands of civilians flee

SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq Iraqi forces seized a damaged Mosul bridge on Monday which could link up their units on either side of the Tigris river, as thousands of civilians fled the fighting for Islamic State's remaining stronghold in the west of the city.

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South Korea calls for action against North Korean leadership

GENEVA South Korea called on Monday for major powers to criminally pursue North Korea's leadership before its "ever-worsening" human rights record including mass executions and forced labor threatened world peace.

Show respect, avoid insults: U.N. envoy gets strict at Syria talks

GENEVA Like a headmaster addressing rowdy pupils, the United Nations envoy for Syria began peace talks in Geneva last week by telling the warring parties to behave and show respect.

United Nations, Syria 1:41pm EST

Rio sambas on to The Beatles after accident mars Carnival

RIO DE JANEIRO Carnival revelers in Rio de Janeiro danced on to Beatles songs set to Brazilian samba rhythms on Monday after an accident injuring 20 people marred the annual pre lenten bacchanalia the night before.

Brazil 3:48pm EST

Last letters : From Mosul schoolboys to Islamic State 'martyrs'

MOSUL, Iraq "My dear family, please forgive me," reads the handwritten letter discarded in the dusty halls of an Islamic State training compound in eastern Mosul.

Aerospace & Defense 10:28am EST

Egypt deports top Palestinian official on arrival at Cairo airport

CAIRO Egyptian airport security denied entry to a senior Palestinian official on Monday and deported him, sources at Cairo airport said.

Egypt 3:51pm EST

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