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Turkey, U.S. aim for zone cleared of Islamic State in northern Syria

ISTANBUL/WASHINGTON - Turkey and the United States are working on plans to provide air cover for Syrian rebels and jointly sweep Islamic State fighters from a strip of land along the Turkish border, bolstering the NATO member's security and possibly providing a safe haven for civilians.

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Nine killed in day-long Indian gun battle near Pakistani border

DINANAGAR, India - Indian police overcame a group of gunmen dressed in military fatigues on Monday after a 12-hour battle that ended in a small-town police station near the border with Pakistan, and at least nine people were killed. | Video

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El Salvador bus drivers go on strike as gang violence surges

SAN SALVADOR - El Salvador's bus drivers went on strike on Monday, demanding better security in the wake of escalating gang attacks and leaving thousands of commuters stranded on the streets of the Central American capital.

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Top officials from anti-ISIS coalition to meet in Canada: sources

OTTAWA - Senior officials from the U.S.-led coalition battling Islamic State forces will meet in Canada this week to discuss how to improve the effectiveness of the campaign, two sources with knowledge of the meeting said on Monday.

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At least 16 killed in Boko Haram raids on Lake Chad villages

N'DJAMENA - At least 13 suspected Boko Haram militants and three civilians were killed in separate attacks over the weekend after the insurgents raided several remote localities around Lake Chad, Chadian security sources said on Monday.

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Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of making threats to neighbors

DUBAI - Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir on Monday accused Iran of making threats against Riyadh's ally, Bahrain, which he said showed that the Islamic republic was harboring hostile designs against its Middle Eastern neighbors.

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