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Coalition says fewer than 3,000 IS fighters remain in Iraq and Syria

Coalition says fewer than 3,000 IS fighters remain in Iraq and Syria

The United States-led international coalition fighting Islamic State estimates that fewer than 3,000 fighters belonging to the hardline Sunni militant group remain in Iraq and Syria, its spokesman said on Tuesday.

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UN wants Libya to agree to shut down migrant camps Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe's president after 37 years Mugabe refuses to stand down in talks with military Zimbabwe crisis: Mugabe under house arrest as military takes control East Libyan forces make new push to end Islamist resistance in Benghazi Bombs kill at least 17 people in Mogadishu

Middle East

Coalition says fewer than 3,000 IS fighters remain in Iraq and Syria Yemen Huthis rally after killing strongman Rebel area near Damascus hit by heavy shelling despite two-day truce Hariri returns to Lebanon for first time since resigning as PM Iran, Russia, Turkey leaders to hold Syria summit next week UN braces for likely Russian veto of Syria gas attacks probe

Europe

Iceland closes gender gap but violence against women remains Deadly explosion at major European gas hub in Austria Bosnian war criminal Slobodan Praljak dies after drinking poison in UN court 2,500 job losses as UK cigarette supplier collapses Norway reveals rape and sexual assault scandal in Lapland Greece in mourning as several still missing after deadly flood

Asia - Pacific

North Korea fires ballistic missile Xi Jinping becomes most powerful leader since Mao after change to China constitution Floods and landslides kill 43, leave 34 missing in Vietnam Two women deny murdering North Korean leader's half-brother Nissan recalls 1.2 million Japan vehicles for re-inspections Mass grave of 28 Hindus found in Myanmar

US & Canada

Several people killed as truck drives down New York City bike path 13 dead as wildfires torch California wine country US states declare emergency ahead of Tropical Storm Nate

Latin America & Caribbean

EU readies sanctions on Venezuela, approves arms embargo U.S. orders expulsion of 15 Cuban diplomats Hurricane Maria left over 15 dead in Dominica

South Asia

Suicide bomber kills nine near Afghan political meeting At least 31 dead in central Nepal bus accident Aid group warns of death among Rohingya in Bangladesh

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Bosnian Croat Slobodan Praljak dies on drinking poison

A convicted war criminal from Croatia swallowed what he said was poison and died Wednesday after a United Nations court in the Netherlands upheld his ...

Barcelona terror attack

Two men have been arrested after a white van ploughed into a crowd of people in a busy Barcelona tourist district, killing at least 13 and injuring 80 ...

Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia on first foreign trip

Dogged by controversy at home, Donald Trump opened his first foreign trip as president in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, looking to shift attention from a ...

Venezuelan women protest against President Maduro

Dressed in white and chanting "Liberty!", tens of thousands of women opposed to Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro marched on Saturday, pr ...

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