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2,000 Trapped as Fighting Rages in Philippine City

Two thousand fearful civilians were trapped on Sunday inside a southern Philippine city where troops are battling Islamist militants, authorities said, as the death toll from almost a week of fighting neared 100.

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Election Blues in UK Seaside Hotbed of Euroskepticism

Having voted for Labor, the Conservatives and then the euroskeptic UK Independence Party, voters in a faded seaside town are running out of places to turn in Britain's upcoming general election.

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Libya Jihadist Group Ansar al-Sharia Announces Dissolution

The Libyan jihadist group Ansar al-Sharia, which is linked to al-Qaida and deemed a terrorist organization by the U.N. and United States, has announced its "dissolution" in a communique published online.

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Israelis Rally for Palestinian State, End of Occupation

Thousands of Israelis have rallied in Tel Aviv in support of a Palestinian state ahead of the 50th anniversary of Israel's occupation of Palestinian land.

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North Korea Leader Oversees 'New' Weapon System Test

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has overseen a test of a new anti-aircraft weapon system, state media said Sunday, amid mounting tensions in the region following a series of missile tests by Pyongyang.

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IS Claims Deadly Attack on Egypt Christians

The Islamic State jihadist group on Saturday claimed responsibility for an attack on a bus in central Egypt that killed dozens of Christians, its propaganda arm said.

"A security detachment from the Islamic State carried out an attack yesterday in Minya, targeting a bus carrying Copts and taking the lives of 32 of them," Amaq reported.

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Stormy Climate at G7 as Trump Goes His Own Way

G7 nations on Saturday were deadlocked over climate change as US President Donald Trump rebuffed pressure to toe the collective line in the club of powerful democracies.

Delegates from the Group of Seven leading economies said a closing summit statement to be issued later Saturday would acknowledge only that six members were committing to upholding the Paris climate accord on curbing emissions, while the United States continues to reflect on the matter.

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Cargo Plane Crashes near Mount Everest, 3 Injured

A cargo plane crashed Saturday as it was trying to land at a small airport near Mount Everest, seriously injuring the two pilots and hostess on board, officials said.

All three crew members were pulled alive from the wreckage of the plane, which broke into three pieces when it crashed as it was attempting to land at Lukla airport in heavy fog.

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Erdogan Told Merkel of Anger over Asylum for 'Putschists'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed his disapproval to German Chancellor Angela Merkel over her country's reportedly giving asylum to people accused of links to last year's failed coup, he said in an interview published Saturday.

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S. Korean-Skippered Vessel Outruns Somali 'Pirates'

A fishing vessel, initially believed to have been hijacked off the Somalian coast early Saturday, was confirmed to be operating as normal, the South Korean foreign ministry said.

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