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Islamic State faces battle in Iraq, bombs in Syria

BAGHDAD/BEIRUT - Islamic State poured more fighters into Ramadi as security forces and Shi'ite paramilitaries prepared to retake the Iraqi city that fell to the Islamists a week ago in a major setback for the government. | Video

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Greece says wants to make debt payments but needs aid urgently

ATHENS - Greece intends to make good on its debt obligations but needs aid urgently to be able to do so, the government said on Monday, after several senior officials insisted Athens had no money to pay a loan installment falling due next week.

Greece 2:56pm EDT

Philippines seeks stronger commitment from U.S. in South China Sea dispute

FORT SAN FELIPE, Philippines - The Philippines is seeking a "stronger commitment" from the United States to help its ally, the defense minister said on Monday, as China asserts its sovereignty over disputed areas of the South China Sea.

China 2:08pm EDT

Tens of thousands turn up for funeral of Saudi suicide attack victims

QATIF, Saudi Arabia - Tens of thousands of people turned out at a mass funeral in eastern Saudi Arabia for 21 Shi'ite Muslims killed last week in a suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State, a Reuters witness said.

Saudi Arabia 2:21pm EDT

Polish opposition cheers presidential vote win, stock market more wary

WARSAW - Poland's main opposition party celebrated its first national election win in a decade on Monday, after its candidate for the presidency unexpectedly defeated incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski.

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Opposition breaks off Burundi peace talks over killing of opposition leader

BUJUMBURA - Burundi's opposition boycotted peace talks with the government on Monday in protest at the killing of an opposition leader, despite U.N.-led calls for dialogue to end a month of protests and violence in the east African country.

Africa 2:58pm EDT

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