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France Aims to Extend State of Emergency until July 15

The French government announced plans Saturday to extend a national state of emergency until after elections next year, citing a heightened risk of jihadist attacks coinciding with polls.

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Malaysia Police Kill Key Abu Sayyaf Militant in Shootout

Malaysian security forces have killed a key member of a Philippine Islamist militant group in a shootout in waters off Sabah in Borneo, the Philippine military said Saturday.

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German Minister Says Schools, Jobs Key to Defeating IS

The Islamic State group will not be defeated on the battlefield alone but by teaching tolerance and creating economic opportunity, Germany's defence minister said Saturday.

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Officer Hurt in Athens Shootout

A Greek police officer was injured Saturday by a gunman who apparently killed himself to evade arrest after a shootout in central Athens, a police source said.

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Iraq Sends Reinforcements to Eastern Mosul after IS Attack

An Iraqi commander says reinforcements have been sent to eastern Mosul after a major Islamic State counterattack drove troops back last week, further slowing a nearly two-month-old offensive to retake the city.

Maj. Gen. Najim al-Jabouri said Sunday that Federal Police and Iraqi army units have moved from the southern front to the city's east, where most of the fighting has been concentrated in recent weeks.

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S. Koreans Celebrate Park Impeachment, but Anxiety Also

Tens of thousands celebrated the impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-Hye at a rally in Seoul on Saturday, but amid the euphoria there was lingering anger, and anxiety at the prospect of an extended period of political uncertainty.

For the seventh straight week, protesters gathered en masse in the streets of the capital, but the mood was generally festive, after lawmakers on Friday voted overwhelmingly to impeach the deeply unpopular Park over a corruption scandal.

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Four Killed in Bulgarian Train Blast

At least five people were killed Saturday and 27 were injured when a freight train transporting gas derailed and exploded in the northeastern Bulgarian village of Hitrino, officials said.

"Five victims have been confirmed dead so far and 27 injured," the interior ministry said in a statement.

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45,000 Left Homeless after Indonesia Quake

Tens of thousands of people have been displaced after a devastating earthquake in Indonesia killed more than 100 people, an official said Saturday, leaving communities in ruins as aid trickled into the disaster-stricken province. 

"We have 45,300 people evacuating in several places as of Saturday morning," national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told AFP, adding that the number of displaced had almost doubled since Friday due to an influx of new data. 

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Building Collapse in India Kills Nine

Nine people died after an under-construction building collapsed in southern India but a four-year-old boy and his mother were pulled alive from the rubble, police said Saturday. 

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Spotlight Turns to US Forces' Role as IS Fight Continues

As President Barack Obama prepares to leave office and step down as commander-in-chief of America's military, a flap has erupted over the secretive commandos who have become his go-to counterterrorist force across the globe.

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