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Iraqi military takes a slow approach in battle for Fallujah

APTOPIX Mideast Iraq Islamic State

CAMP TARIQ, Iraq (AP) – The battle for Fallujah is shaping up to be unlike any of the other assaults in the Iraqi military’s town-by-town war with the Islamic State group. In the nearly two weeks since the operation began, airstrikes have been used sparingly, Shiite militias have so far …

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US Pentagon chief proposes Asia-Pacific ‘security network’

Ash Carter

SINGAPORE (AP) – U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is proposing to accelerate and deepen defense cooperation in the Asia-Pacific by expanding a “security network” of countries whose militaries would train together and eventually operate together. Speaking to an international security conference in Singapore on Saturday, Carter said China would be …

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Security tight in Beijing on anniversary of 1989 crackdown

China Tiananmen Anniversary

BEIJING (AP) – China tightened security around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on Saturday on the 27th anniversary of the bloody military crackdown on student-led pro-democracy protests, pointing to the enduring sensitivity over the events among the Communist Party leadership. Police checked IDs and searched the bags of anyone seeking to enter …

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7 years after war’s end, Sri Lanka on cautious path to peace

Sri Lanka Slowly Healing

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) – For seven years, the ethnic Tamil housewife has waited for news of a son who vanished near the frenzied end of Sri Lanka’s quarter-century-long civil war. After so much time, she has little faith that the Sinhalese-majority government will help solve such mysteries and heal …

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