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Syria rebels battle IS at Iraq

June 30, 2016
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AMMAN/BEIRUT. — Syrian rebels advanced into an Islamic State-held town at the border with Iraq on Wednesday, a rebel commander told Reuters, in a new US-backed offensive aimed at cutting the jihadists’ self-declared caliphate in two.

Italy, Netherlands deal on UN

June 30, 2016
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UNITED NATIONS. — Italy and The Netherlands proposed on Tuesday splitting a two-year term on the United Nations Security Council after the UN General Assembly was deadlocked on which to choose following five rounds of voting for the final 2017/18 seat.

Baby with Zika-related defect

June 30, 2016
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A Haitian woman in Florida has delivered the first baby in the state born with the birth defect microcephaly caused by the Zika virus, Florida’s health department said on Tuesday.

Clinton hits Trump stance on B

June 28, 2016
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WASHINGTON. — Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign accused Donald Trump on Sunday of caring more about how Britain’s historic vote to leave the European Union would benefit his financial bottom line than how it would impact the U.S. economy.

West Virginia’s worst flooding

June 28, 2016
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West Virginia’s three most devastated counties and possibly others will receive federal assistance after the state’s worst flooding in more than a century killed at least 24 people, officials said on Saturday.

UNICEF: 25 kids die in Syria a

June 28, 2016
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BEIRUT. — Twenty-five children were reportedly killed in air strikes that hit heavily crowded areas in a town in eastern Syria, the United Nations children’s agency (UNICEF) has said.

Separate bomb attacks kill 22

June 21, 2016
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KABUL. — More than 20 people were killed in separate bomb attacks in Afghanistan on Monday, including at least 14 when a suicide bomber struck a minibus carrying Nepalese security contractors in the Afghan capital, officials said.

Residents flee Falluja fighti

June 21, 2016
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BAGHDAD. — Iraqi government-run camps struggled on Sunday to shelter people fleeing Falluja, as the military battled Islamic State militants in the city’s northern districts.

Istanbul riot police disperse

June 21, 2016
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ISTANBUL. — Istanbul riot police fired tear gas and rubber pellets on Sunday to disperse a march for transgender people banned after ultra-nationalists said that “degenerates” could not demonstrate.

EgyptAir flight from Paris to

May 20, 2016
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CAIRO. — An EgyptAir flight carrying 66 passengers and crew on a flight from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar over the Mediterranean Sea, Egypt’s national airline said.

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Trillanes to Duterte: Sign waiver of bank secrecy law addressed to BPI

By ELLEN TORDESILLAS | February 20,2017
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‘Trillanes did not fall into the trap of Duterte diverting the issue with his personal insults to him.’

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More on the DeLima-Trillanes team

By DAHLI ASPILLERA | February 20, 2017
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‘Sen. Trillanes to President Duterte: “Disclose your bank account deposits!’