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Outcry as Dozens Killed in Airstrike on Libya Migrant Center

International condemnation mounted on Wednesday after more than 40 migrants were killed in an air strike on a detention centre in Libya that the U.N. said could constitute a war crime.

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Man from Lebanon Held in Australia over Sydney Terror Plot

Three men were arrested on Tuesday over an Islamic State group-inspired plot to attack a variety of Sydney targets including police and defense buildings, courts, churches and diplomatic missions, Australian police said.

A 20-year-old suspect had been monitored by police for a year since he returned to Sydney from Lebanon, Australian Federal Police Assistant Commissioner Ian McCartney said. He was known to police in Lebanon.

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Lebanese Involved in Kazakhstan Brawl Return Home

125 Lebanese nationals arrived at dawn on Tuesday at the Beirut airport coming from Kazakhstan after the weekend brawl between Kazakh and Arab workers in one of the country's largest oil fields.

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Chileans and Argentines Ready to Gaze at Total Solar Eclipse

Tens of thousands of tourists flocked to cities and towns across northern Chile to stake out spots in one of the world's best locations to witness Tuesday's total solar eclipse.

Millions are expected to gaze at the cosmic spectacle that will begin at 10:24 a.m. local time (1824 GMT) in the South Pacific and sweep along a path 6,800 miles (11,000 kilometers) across open waters to Chile and Argentina, the only places that the total eclipse will be seen aside from an uninhabited island out in the ocean.

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Higher Defense Council Says Security Must be Restored in Aley

Lebanon's top defense council has ordered an investigation into a deadly shooting in the Mount Lebanon region of Aley that involved the convoy of Minister Saleh a-Gharib.

The Higher Defense Council held a meeting Monday attended by President Michel Aoun, Prime Minister Saad Hariri, Cabinet ministers and heads of Lebanon's security and military agencies.

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US Duty Free Magnates Fund Controversial Israeli Settlements

By URI BLAU and JOSEF FEDERMAN The Associated Press

HEBRON, West Bank (AP) — When travelers shop at dozens of duty free stores at airports worldwide, they may be paying for more than a bottle of vodka or a box of chocolates.

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Syria Says Deadly Israeli Missiles Fired From Lebanese Airspace

Israeli warplanes fired missiles from "Lebanese airspace" targeting military positions in the central province of Homs and suburbs of Damascus, said Syrian state news agency SANA on Monday.

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UN Report: 7,500 Kids Killed or Wounded in Yemen since 2013

Over 7,500 children have been killed or wounded in Yemen in the last 5 1/2 years as a result of airstrikes, shelling, fighting, suicide attacks, mines and other unexploded ordnance, according to a U.N. report released Friday.

The report by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the killings and injuries were among 11,779 grave violations against children during the period between April 1, 2013 and Dec. 31, 2018.

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Putin Uses G-20 to Strengthen Alliances, Soothe Tensions

Russia's President Vladimir Putin used a series of talks with global leaders at the Group of 20 summit on Friday to strengthen old alliances and try to soothe tensions with rivals.

Putin used his meetings with the leaders of China and India to find common ground on issues such as opposing protectionism, while his long-delayed talks with the American and British leaders likelier touched on thornier issues.

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Iran, Nuclear Deal Partners to Meet as Accord under Threat

Senior officials from Iran and the remaining signatories to its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers are gathering Friday as tensions in the Persian Gulf simmer and Tehran is poised to surpass a uranium stockpile threshold, posing a threat to the accord.

At the heart of the meeting in Vienna is Iran's desire for European countries to deliver on promises of financial relief from U.S. sanctions. Iran is insisting that it wants to save the agreement and has urged the Europeans to start buying Iranian oil or give Iran a credit line to keep the accord alive.

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