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U.S., allies stage 22 air strikes in Iraq - U.S. Central Command

WASHINGTON - The United States and its allies conducted 22 air strikes against Islamic State forces in Iraq on Friday and Saturday, the U.S. Central Command said. | Video

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Iraqi security forces, Kurds, gain ground against Islamic State

BAGHDAD/ARBIL Iraq - Iraqi security forces made significant gains against Islamic State in a strategic area near Baghdad on Saturday and Kurdish fighters retook a northern town after heavy coalition air strikes against the Sunni Islamist insurgents.

Iraq, Middle East 8:11pm BST

Lebanon army fights gunmen in Tripoli, six soldiers killed

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

Middle East 8:00pm BST

Brazil's election too close to call on eve of runoff

BRASILIA - Opposition candidate Aecio Neves is running neck-and-neck with leftist incumbent Dilma Rousseff on the eve of a runoff vote that will decide Brazil's presidential election, a poll published on Saturday said.

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Blast injures three U.N. peacekeepers in northern Mali

BAMAKO - Three United Nations peacekeepers were injured in northern Mali on Saturday when a blast struck their convoy near the northern desert town of Kidal, the U.N. mission said.

Africa, Mali 5:25pm BST

Major party supports move to extend Burkina Faso leader's rule

OUAGADOUGOU - A major political party in Burkina Faso on Saturday pledged to support a plan to change the constitution to allow President Blaise Compaore to stand for re-election next year, when he was due to stand down.

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BA, Iberia returns fares to eDreams' French, Spanish sites

MADRID, Oct 25 - British Airways and Spain's Iberia said they are posting their fares again on the French and Spanish websites of online travel agency eDreams ODIGEO , after resolving a dispute over what is included in the prices displayed.