BAGHDAD/ARBIL Iraq - Iraqi government forces and Shi'ite militias seized control of the strategic town of Jurf al-Sakhar near Baghdad from Islamic State and Kurdish fighters made gains in the north after heavy coalition air strikes against the Sunni militants. Full Article
LONDON - German leader Angela Merkel has said she will not back restrictions on the freedom of workers to move around the European Union, potentially derailing plans of British Prime Minister David Cameron, a newspaper reported.
LONDON - The head of Britain's opposition Labour party in Scotland has unexpectedly quit, further unsettling the party in one of its heartlands and posing a new problem for leader Ed Miliband ahead of national elections in May next year.
HONG KONG - Three journalists were roughed up on Saturday evening in Hong Kong after being confronted by pro-government protesters holding a rally to oppose a four-week long "Occupy" movement of the financial hub's streets by pro-democracy demonstrators.
BEIRUT - Six Lebanese soldiers were killed as the army clashed with Islamist gunmen in northern Lebanon for a second day on Saturday, using helicopters to fire rockets in the first such air attack since the war in neighbouring Syria began. | Video
BRASILIA - President Dilma Rousseff is heading into Sunday's presidential runoff vote with a slight lead in most polls over opposition candidate Aecio Neves, setting the stage for Brazil's tightest election in decades. | Video
CAIRO - Egypt is considering expanding the jurisdiction of military courts and displacing thousands of residents to enlarge a military buffer zone near the border with the Gaza Strip following an attack on security forces in the area. | Video
Brazil's presidential candidates, incumbent President Rouseff and pro-business senator Neves, make final appeals to voters on the eve of the closest election in decades. Vanessa Johnston reports.
The European bank stress tests will divide the region's banks into the good, the bad and the ugly. Breakingviews columnist George Hay says he'd be surprised if at least one German bank didn't fail Video
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- Iraqi security forces and Kurds gain ground against Islamic State
- Germany's Merkel deals blow to UK on EU migration reform - Sunday Times
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- Belgium chocolate maker ISIS needs to change its name again