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Car bomb kills three outside U.S. consulate in Iraq's Kurdish capital

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ERBIL - A car bombing claimed by the Islamic State killed three people on Friday outside the U.S. consulate in Erbil, in a relatively rare attack in the capital of Iraq's Kurdistan region. | Video

World, Iraq, Middle East 2:33am BST

Fri, Apr 17 2015

Saddam aide, Iraqi insurgent leader al-Douri reported killed

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BAGHDAD/ERBIL - Ezzat Ibrahim al-Douri, former right-hand man to late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and a leader of Iraq's Sunni insurgency, has been reported killed by Iraqi forces and Shi'ite militias.

17 Apr 2015

U.S. military trainers in Ukraine may destabilise situation - Kremlin

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MOSCOW/KIEV - The Kremlin said on Friday the arrival of about 300 U.S. paratroopers in Ukraine to train Kiev's National Guard could destabilise the situation in the east of the country, where pro-Russian separatists are fighting Ukrainian government forces.

17 Apr 2015

Teenagers planned Australian terror attack for ANZAC centenary - police

MELBOURNE - Teenagers inspired by the hardline Islamic State planned a major terrorism attack in the Australian city of Melbourne to mark the centenary next week of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli during World War One, police said on Saturday.

World, Australia 2:28am BST

Former president defiant as humanitarian toll mounts in Yemen war

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ADEN - Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh said on Friday he would not leave the country, dismissing reports in the Gulf Arab media that he was seeking a safe exit as Saudi Arabian war planes bomb troops loyal to him and their Houthi militia allies.

World, Yemen, Middle East 12:00am BST

Obama: Europe should keep Russia sanctions until Minsk accord implemented

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WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama said Europe needs to keep current sanctions against Russia in place until it implements an accord known as the Minsk agreement to halt the fighting in Ukraine.

17 Apr 2015

Two Russian opposition parties unite after Nemtsov killing

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MOSCOW - Two Russian opposition parties agreed on Friday to run on a joint platform in 2016 parliamentary elections, aiming to make a first step in uniting fractious Kremlin adversaries after the killing of party leader Boris Nemtsov.

17 Apr 2015

Trillions of dollars needed for new bid to end poverty by 2030

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WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - World leaders have drawn up ambitious goals to end extreme poverty by 2030 and promote development over the next 15 years, but now they have to figure out how to pay the bill.

World, G20 1:31am BST

Boko Haram slit throats of 12 as army tries to save civilians - sources

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Boko Haram militants have slit the throats of 12 people in northeast Nigeria as the army was trying to evacuate civilians from the area, a military source and a witness said on Friday.

World, Africa 17 Apr 2015

Colombia's Santos calls for deadline on FARC peace talks

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BOGOTA - Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos on Friday warned that the country's patience with Marxist FARC rebels is wearing thin and that the peace process to end five decades of war must have a deadline.

17 Apr 2015