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U.S. sees probable role in Mosul blast, probe under way

MOSUL, Iraq/WASHINGTON The senior U.S. commander in Iraq acknowledged on Tuesday that the U.S.-led coalition probably had a role in an explosion in Mosul believed to have killed scores of civilians but said Islamic State could also be to blame. | Video

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Islamic State beheads two for 'sorcery' in Egypt's Sinai

CAIRO Islamic State's branch in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula posted a video on Tuesday depicting the beheading of two men the militant Islamist group said it had found guilty of practicing witchcraft and sorcery.

Egypt 3:28pm EDT

Macau billionaire's aide in plea talks in U.N. bribe case

The assistant to a billionaire real estate developer from Macau accused of engaging in a scheme to pay bribes to a former United Nations General Assembly president is in plea talks, his lawyer said on Tuesday.

U.S. Senate backs Montenegro's membership in NATO

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to approve the expansion of NATO to allow Montenegro to join the alliance.

Politics, Election 2016, 5:01pm EDT

France's Macron confident of winning parliamentary majority

PARIS French centrist Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday he expected his untested new party to be able to form a parliamentary majority after legislative elections in June if he wins the presidency in May.

4:00pm EDT

Guns silent as engineers work to ease pressure on Syrian dam

TABQA DAM, Syria Syrian engineers worked on Tuesday to open spillways and ease pressure on a major dam across the Euphrates River during a pause in a U.S.-backed assault to capture it from Islamic State (IS) militants, a Reuters witness said.

Syria, 4:39pm EDT

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