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Renzi to resign after referendum rout, leaving Italy in limbo

ROME Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is set to resign on Monday after suffering a resounding defeat in a referendum over constitutional reform, leaving the euro zone's third-largest economy in political limbo. | Video

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UK government begins legal fight against ruling that could derail Brexit

LONDON The British government launched a Supreme Court battle on Monday over who has the power to trigger the formal process of leaving the European Union, seeking to overturn a legal ruling that could derail its Brexit strategy. | Video

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Libyan forces close to securing last Islamic State holdouts in Sirte: officials

MISRATA, Libya Libyan forces said on Monday they were close to securing a final patch of land where Islamic State militants were holding out in their former North African stronghold of Sirte.

Libya, Africa 12:01pm EST

West Mosul shelled as Iraq steps up fight against Islamic State

BAGHDAD Western-backed Iraqi forces have begun shelling parts of west Mosul, residents said, in preparation for a new front against Islamic State seven weeks into a difficult campaign to drive the militants from the city.

United Nations, Iraq 12:11pm EST

More than 1,000 boat migrants rescued, 16 bodies found: Italy coastguard

ROME More than 1,000 migrants were plucked from overcrowded boats and 16 bodies were recovered in the past two days, Italy's coastguard said on Monday, adding to the already record number of arrivals this year.

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U.N. identifies 41 Burundi, Gabon troops accused of abuse in Central African Republic

UNITED NATIONS An internal United Nations inquiry has identified 25 peacekeepers from Burundi and 16 from Gabon accused of sexual abuse and exploitation in the Central African Republic in 2014 and 2015, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said on Monday.

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