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Families Flee as Pakistan Cracks Down along Afghan Border

Hundreds of families were fleeing from both sides of Pakistan's border with Afghanistan Monday, officials said, as Islamabad continued a violent crackdown on extremists after multiple attacks last week raised fears of a militant resurgence.

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Mexican Mom Seeks Justice for Son Killed by U.S. Border Guard

In a choked voice, the 59-year-old woman recounts the death of her teenage son, fatally shot on Mexican soil by an American policeman standing on the U.S. side of the border.

"He was taken away from me forever," the gray-haired mother said, sitting on the bed in her small home.

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Turkish Cypriot Head Puts Condition on Return to U.N. Talks

The Turkish Cypriot leader warned Monday that a resumption of U.N.-brokered peace talks was conditional on his Greek Cypriot rival distancing himself from a parliamentary vote on a decades-old referendum on union with Greece.

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Syrian Teen on Trial in Germany over Bomb Plot

A 16-year-old Syrian refugee went on trial in Germany Monday accused of planning a bomb attack on behalf of the Islamic State jihadist group.

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Moscow Says Montenegro Coup Plot Claims 'Absurd'

The Kremlin lashed out at Montenegro on Monday after a prosecutor in the Balkan country accused Russian state bodies of involvement in an alleged coup plot during last year's election.

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Germany Slams Russia over Ukraine Rebel Passports

Germany on Monday criticized as "unacceptable" Russia's decision to recognize passports issued by separatist rebels in Ukraine's eastern regions of Lugansk and Donetsk.

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Pence Takes Charm Offensive to EU and NATO

US Vice President Mike Pence meets EU and NATO leaders Monday at the end of a European trip aimed at reassuring allies worried that President Donald Trump might abandon them.

Upon arrival in Brussels on Sunday, Pence said he looked "very much forward" to his meetings with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, European Council President Donald Tusk, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

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South Sudan Suffering 'Man-Made' Famine

South Sudan's government said Monday that more than three years of war have led to famine in parts of the nation, a tragedy aid agencies criticised as "man-made".

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Erdogan Alleged Assassination Attempt Trial Opens in Turkey

A trial has opened in southern Turkey for 47 people accused of attempting to kill President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the night of the failed coup, while he was vacationing with his family.

The suspects — 37 of them former military personnel — face possible life sentences on charges that include attempted assassination, overthrow of the constitutional order and other crimes against the state.

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Iran Launches 'Advanced' Rockets during Military Exercises

An Iranian semi-official news agency is reporting that the country's elite Revolutionary Guard has launched sophisticated rockets during military exercises.

The Monday report by Tasnim, an agency considered to be close to the Revolutionary Guard, said the launch of "smart and advanced" rockets came during an annual three-day maneuver which began on Monday in Iran's central desert.

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