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Three Shiites Lead Field for Iraq Election

An incumbent prime minister, his ousted predecessor and a paramilitary chief instrumental in defeating the Islamic State group are the three favorites vying for Iraq's premiership.

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Family Dead in Syria Regime Shelling on IS-Held District

A family of three was killed late Saturday in a wave of regime shelling on a southern district of Syria's capital held by the Islamic State group, a monitor said.

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Jordan MP, Family Members among 8 Killed in Road Crash

A Jordanian MP, his wife and three of his children were among eight people killed late Saturday when their car collided with a winch truck, a security source said.

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Suicide Attack on Kabul Voter Registration Center Kills 31

An Islamic State suicide bomber killed at least 31 people including women and children and wounded dozens outside a voter registration center in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday in the latest attack on election preparations.

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France's Mont Saint Michel Evacuated as Man Threatens Police

Authorities on Sunday evacuated Mont Saint Michel, one of France's busiest tourist sites, and were searching for a suspect whom witnesses said had threatened to attack local security forces.

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Gunfight in West India Kills 14 Suspected Rebels

At least 14 suspected Maoist guerillas were killed Sunday in a gunfight in India's western state of Maharashtra, police said, yet another violent clash in the country's longest-running conflict.

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Israel Dismisses Claims Mossad behind Malaysia Assassination

Israel's defense minister on Sunday dismissed claims the country's spy agency was behind the assassination of a Palestinian scientist in Malaysia, suggesting instead that his killing was a "settling of accounts."

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Armenia Detains Anti-Government Protest Leader

Armenia on Sunday detained anti-government protest leader Nikol Pashinyan, prosecutors said, shortly after Prime Minister Serzh Sarkisian stormed out of talks with him on the tenth day of mass rallies against his rule.

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Iran Threatens to 'Vigorously' Resume Enrichment if U.S. Quits Deal

Iran has warned it is ready to "vigorously" resume nuclear enrichment if the United States ditches the 2015 nuclear deal, and said further "drastic measures" are being considered in response to a U.S. exit.

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I'm Not Finished' Vows Sacked Japan Coach Halilhodzic

Former Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic, who was sensationally fired just two months before the World Cup, returned to Tokyo Saturday vowing to fight his dismissal.

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