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Pakistani protesters push closer to PM house, force TV off the air

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani protesters pushed closer to the prime minister's house in central Islamabad on Monday in their bid to force his removal and closed down national television after clashes turned violent over the weekend. | Video

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Jubilant Iraqi forces break two-month siege of Amerli - officials

BAGHDAD - Iraqi security forces backed by Shi'ite militias on Sunday broke the two-month siege of Amerli by Islamic State militants and entered the northern town, officials said. | Video

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Libyan armed faction takes over U.S. Embassy annex in Tripoli

WASHINGTON - Members of a Libyan militia have taken over an abandoned annex of the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli but have not broken into the main compound where the United States evacuated all of its staff last month, U.S. officials said on Sunday.

Libya, Middle East 2:11am BST

Dozens of Turkish police detained over "anti-government plot" - media

ISTANBUL - Dozens of Turkish police officers, including a former chief of a police financial unit, were detained on Monday in a fresh wave of arrests over allegations that officers were involved in plotting against the government, local media said.

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Israel claims West Bank land for possible settlement use, draws U.S. rebuke

JERUSALEM - Israel announced on Sunday a land appropriation in the occupied West Bank that an anti-settlement group termed the biggest in 30 years, drawing Palestinian condemnation and a U.S. rebuke.

Israel, Middle East 12:29am BST

Three stabbed to death at central China school

BEIJING - A man armed with a knife forced his way into a primary school in central China on the first day back from the summer vacation on Monday and stabbed nine people, killing three, state media said.

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European shares edge up on M&A, ECB speculation

LONDON, Sept 1 - European shares kicked off September a touch higher on Monday, helped by some mergers and acquisitions speculation and expectations of new monetary largesse in Europe.