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Islamic State steps up counter-attacks as Mosul offensive enters second week

BAGHDAD/BARTELLA, Iraq Islamic State expanded its attacks on Monday against Iraqi army and Kurdish forces to relieve pressure on its militants confronting an offensive on Mosul, its last major urban stronghold in the country. | Video

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Time to declare: Ukrainian anti-corruption reform faces threats

KIEV The prime minister urged his cabinet colleagues to be brave enough to do it, saying it was like shutting one's eyes before parachuting out of a plane.

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Syrian child refugees making British clothes in Turkey: BBC investigation

LONDON Syrian refugee children have been working in factories in Turkey making clothes for British high street retailer Marks & Spencer and online store ASOS, an investigation by BBC Panorama found.

Turkey, Syria 10:33am EDT

Plane on French surveillance mission crashes in Malta, five dead

VALLETTA/PARIS A small aircraft conducting a surveillance mission over the Mediterranean for France's defense ministry crashed on take-off in Malta on Monday, killing all five people on board. | Video

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Bomb in Thai south kills one, injures 19: police

BANGKOK At least one person was killed and 19 wounded in an explosion at a night market in southern Thailand on Monday where Muslim separatists have been waging an insurgency for more than a decade.

Thailand 11:08am EDT

Nigeria to meet Niger Delta leaders, militants on October 31

ABUJA Nigeria will hold a meeting with community leaders and representatives of militants from the Niger Delta next week in Abuja to end the insurgents' attacks on oil facilities in the southern region, two government sources told Reuters on Monday.

Africa 11:46am EDT

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