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Iraqi forces aim to secure Mosul bridge, link up to east bank

MOSUL, Iraq U.S.-backed Iraqi forces pushed deeper into western Mosul on Sunday, aiming to capture a bridge across the Tigris which would link the city's government-held eastern bank with the ongoing offensive against remaining militants in the west. | Video

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Iran holds naval war games amid rising tensions with U.S.

DUBAI Iran launched naval drills at the mouth of the Gulf and the Indian Ocean on Sunday, a naval commander said, as tensions with the United States escalated after U.S President Donald Trump put Tehran "on notice".

Middle East 26 Feb 2017

Indonesian police shoot bomber after explosion in Bandung city

JAKARTA A pressure cooker bomb exploded in the courtyard of a government building in the Indonesian city Bandung on Monday, police said, adding that the attacker had been shot and seriously wounded.

5:24am GMT

Thousands of Romanians form EU flag at anti-government rally

BUCHAREST Thousands protested in the Romanian capital Bucharest on Sunday against the Social Democrat government that tried to weaken a crackdown on corruption earlier this month.

26 Feb 2017

Philippine police say ready to return to war on drugs as dealers return

MANILA Philippine police are ready to resume President Rodrigo Duterte's war on the drugs trade which had returned to the streets, the police chief said on Monday, a month after Duterte halted police operations, labelling the force "rotten to the core".

6:33am GMT

At least three dead, 19 missing as floods hit central Chile

SANTIAGO At least three people are dead and 19 others missing after heavy rains struck Chile over the weekend during the country's usually dry summer months, causing mudslides and water outages in the South American nation, officials said on Sunday.

2:49am GMT

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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Feb 27

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