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Renzi to resign after referendum rout, leaving Italy in limbo

ROME Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced on Monday that he would resign 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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Kerry says Iran nuclear deal has made world safer, rejecting Trump criticism

BERLIN U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday Iran's nuclear agreement with world powers last year had made the world safer, rejecting U.S. President-elect Donald Trump references to the pact as a "disaster" and "the worst deal ever negotiated".

1:33pm EST

Islamic State urges supporters to stage new wave of attacks

CAIRO A newly identified spokesman for Islamic State urged sympathizers around the world to carry out a fresh wave of attacks, singling out Turkish diplomatic, military and financial interests as the Islamists' preferred targets.

1:57pm EST

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 have been holding out in their former North African stronghold of Sirte.

Libya, Africa 3:12pm 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 1:50pm EST

Clashes between Congo tribal militia, government kill 31

KINSHASA Clashes between a tribal militia and security forces in a province of central Congo killed at least 31 people at the weekend, its vice governor said on Monday.

Africa 4:00pm EST

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