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Syrian regime fighting IS on edge of Palmyra: rights observers

Beirut (AFP) - Islamic State jihadists battled Syrian regime forces on Friday on the outskirts of Palmyra, the ancient town from which they were chased out eight months ago, rights observers said.


Sofia (AFP) - At least four people died on Saturday and 23 were injured in a blast when a train transporting gas derailed in the northeastern Bulgarian village of Hitrino, emergency services said.

Jakarta (AFP) - 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 …

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter says 200 extra US troops including special forces trainers and bomb disposal teams will be sent to Syria to help fight IS.

Mexico City (AFP) - Ten years after Mexican troops were unleashed against drug cartels, the country will mark the anniversary without fanfare on Sunday, with murders rising again and the military …

Grand Rapids (United States) (AFP) - Donald Trump plunged his quest for America's next top diplomat back into the spotlight by confirming that one frontrunner, outspoken former New York mayor Rudy …

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