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  • WORLD

    Russian forces in major rebel cities, Ukraine says

    Russian military forces have been spotted in both major rebel-held cities in eastern Ukraine, an official said Tuesday, prompting Ukraine to declare it now has to fight the Russian army, not just the separatists.

  • WORLD

    6 militants killed in US Somalia strike

    Al-Shabab’s top leader was in one of two vehicles hit Monday night by a U.S. military strike, a member of the Somali Islamic extremist group said Tuesday.

  • WORLD

    Group accuses extremists of war crimes in Iraq

    An international rights group accused the extremist Islamic State group on Tuesday of carrying out a systematic campaign of “ethnic cleansing” in northern Iraq that includes mass killings, abductions and other war crimes.

  • WORLD

    Syrian rebels issue demands for captive UN troops

    Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage have issued a set of demands for their release, including the extremist group’s removal from a U.N. terrorist list and compensation for the killing of three of its fighters in a shootout with international troops, an official...

  • WORLD

    More Scots back independence, as ‘No’ lead narrows

    Support for Scottish independence is increasing ahead of this month’s referendum, with the latest poll showing the lead for the No campaign down to six percentage points and nationalists saying the momentum is behind them.

  • WORLD

    Iraqi prime minister pledges to root out militants

    Iraq’s outgoing prime minister pledged Monday to turn his country into “a big grave” for Sunni militants from the Islamic State group and commended security forces who achieved a rare victory over insurgents by ending the siege of a Shiite town.

  • WORLD

    Clashes between Islamists, rivals in Libya kill 31

    A Libyan security official says clashes in the eastern city of Benghazi between Islamists and rival fighters loyal to a renegade general have killed 31 on both sides.

  • WORLD

    Top South America hackers rattle Peru’s Cabinet

    The Peruvian hackers have broken into military, police, and other sensitive government networks in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela and Peru, defacing websites and extracting sensitive data to strut their programming prowess and make political points.

  • NATIONAL

    Americans detained in North Korea call for US help

    North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and – watched by officials as they spoke – called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.

  • WORLD

    Beijing faces defiance in Hong Kong on vote reform

    Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers disrupted a Beijing official’s speech Monday as he sought to explain a decision announced over the weekend to tightly limit voting reforms for the southern Chinese financial hub.

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