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Turkey: It Is Not Possible To Continue Peace Process With Kurdish Militants

The president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has said it is impossible to continue a peace process with Kurdish militants and urged parliament to strip politicians with links to “terrorist groups” of their immunity from prosecution.

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North Korea Orders House-To-House Searches To Confiscate Banned Music

Always concerned about possible threats to his regime, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has reportedly ordered music censorship to be extended, banning not only foreign songs but local tunes too, sources inside North Korea say.

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David Cameron Under Fire Ahead Of Talks With Scandal-Hit Malaysian Leader

Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak sacks deputy and country’s top attorney after questions over claims he took millions from government investment fund.

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NATO Backs Turkey's Fight Against Islamic State

NATO offered political support for Turkey's campaign against militants in Syria and Iraq at an emergency meeting on Tuesday, and President Tayyip Erdogan signaled the alliance may have a "duty" to become more involved.

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Libyan Court Sentences Gaddafi Son Saif, Eight Other Ex-Officials To Death

A Libyan court passed a death sentence in absentia on Muammar Gaddafi's most prominent son, Saif al-Islam, on Tuesday for war crimes and acts to crush peaceful protests during the country's 2011 revolution that ended his father's rule.

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Big Rebel Attack In Syria Targets Area Vital To Assad

Insurgents have launched a big offensive on government-held areas in northwestern Syria in a bid to advance toward a coastal region vital to President Bashar al-Assad's control of western Syria, a monitoring group and activists said on Tuesday.

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Obama Heads To African Union At End Of Tour To Build Ties

Barack Obama toured a U.S.-supported food factory in Ethiopia on Tuesday on the last leg of an Africa trip, before winding up his visit at the African Union where he will become the first U.S. president to address the 54-nation body.

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Huckabee's Gas Chamber Reference To Iran Deal Draws Israeli Criticism

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee drew rare criticism from Israel on Tuesday for comments in which he accused President Barack Obama of marching Israelis "to the door of the oven" in a nuclear deal with Iran.

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Thailand Remains In Tier 3 Of US Trafficking In Persons Report 2015

BANGKOK-- Thailand remained in Tier 3 of the United States State Department Trafficking in Persons Report 2015.

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Summer Camp For Iraqi Shiite Boys: Training To Fight IS

BAGHDAD — A quiet middle-class Shiite neighborhood in western Baghdad was transformed recently into a mini-boot camp, training teenagers for battle against the Islamic State group.

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