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Iraqi army drives Islamic State from Christian region near Mosul

QAYYARA, Iraq Iraqi army troops on Saturday stormed into a Christian region that has been under Islamic State control since 2014 as part of U.S.-backed operations to clear the entrances to Mosul, the militants' last major city stronghold in Iraq. | Video

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French Socialist sees little prospect of election win

PARIS Socialist party leader Jean-Christophe Cambadelis has said that on current trends none of the Socialist candidates will be able to win France's 2017 presidential election or even make it into the second round.

22 Oct 2016

Rescuers save 2,400 migrants in Mediterranean, recover 14 bodies

MILAN Rescuers pulled 2,400 boat migrants to safety on Saturday, the Italian coastguard said, adding 14 dead bodies had been recovered in the past two days.

22 Oct 2016

Afghan Taliban envoys in Pakistan to discuss possible peace talks - official

ISLAMABAD A delegation from the Taliban's political office visited Pakistan over the weekend, senior officials said on Saturday, for discussions that could include the latest informal effort to restart talks to end Afghanistan's long war.

Middle East 22 Oct 2016

Clinton far ahead in Electoral College race- Reuters/Ipsos

NEW YORK Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton maintained her commanding lead in the race to win the Electoral College and claim the U.S. presidency, according to the latest Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project results released on Saturday.

22 Oct 2016

Colombia airline restarts Venezuela flights after warplane incident

BOGOTA/CARACAS Colombia's Avianca airline will restart flights to Venezuela after one of its aircraft was approached by at least one Venezuelan warplane on Friday, creating a diplomatic incident and prompting the airline to cancel flights to and from the socialist country.

Wall St Week Ahead-Second wind for stocks as earnings turn positive

NEW YORK, Oct 21 With S&P 500 earnings on track to rise after four consecutive quarters of contraction, U.S. stocks are clearing a major hurdle that puts the record high in sight for the benchmark U.S. stock index.