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Heavy clashes as Iraqi forces push into IS-held Fallujah

Mideast Iraq Islamic State

CAMP TARIQ, Iraq (AP) – Iraqi forces battling their way into Fallujah repelled a four-hour counterattack by the Islamic State group on Tuesday, a day after entering the southern part of the militant-held city with the help of U.S.-led airstrikes. A leading aid group meanwhile raised alarm over the unfolding …

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South Korea says North Korea missile launch likely failed

South Korea Koreas Tensions

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – A North Korean missile launch likely failed on Tuesday, the U.S. and South Korean militaries said, the fourth in a series of high-profile failures that somewhat temper recent worries that the North is pushing quickly toward its goal of a nuclear-tipped missile that can reach …

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Turkey concerned over Germany’s stance on Armenian killings

Germany Portugal

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday expressed concerns to German Chancellor Angela Merkel over plans in Germany’s parliament to recognize the World War I killings of Armenians as genocide. Historians estimate that up to 1.5 million Armenians were killed by Ottoman Turks around the time …

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Ex-Miss Turkey gets suspended sentence for insulting Erdogan

Merve Buyuksarac

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) – A court on Tuesday convicted a former Miss Turkey of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan through social media postings and gave her a 14-month suspended sentence, amid deepening concerns that the country is swaying toward an increasingly authoritarian form of rule. The court in Istanbul found …

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