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Trump Says Remark About Sweden Referred To Something On TV

HELSINKI  — Swedes have been scratching their heads and ridiculing President Donald Trump's remarks that suggested a major incident had happened in the Scandinavian country. The American president now says he was referring to something he saw on television.

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Iraq Launches Offensive On Last Islamic State Stronghold In Mosul

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BAGHDAD/ERBIL, IRAQ: U.S.-backed Iraqi forces on Sunday launched a ground offensive to dislodge Islamic State militants from the western part of the city of Mosul, and put an end to their ambitions for territorial rule in Iraq.

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Kuala Lumpur Rally Calls For Stricter Islamic Law

Kuala Lumpur - A massive rally in the heart of Kuala Lumpur in support of proposals to allow Islamic courts to impose more severe punishments has raised fears of growing division in Malaysia's multicultural society.

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Syria's 'White Helmets' Makers Get US Visas For Oscars

Rescue workers from Syria's White Helmets - the subjects of an Oscar-nominated documentary - have received US visas to attend next week's Academy Awards ceremony.

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South Sudan Military Officials Quit Over 'War Crimes'

Two top officials overseeing South Sudan's military courts have resigned, saying high-level interference made it impossible to discipline soldiers accused of rape and murder amid the nation's civil war.

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Mugabe Says Zimbabweans See No Replacement For Him

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has said his ruling ZANU-PF party and the people of Zimbabwe see no viable successor to him for next year's general elections.

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Iraqi Government Launches Offensive On West Mosul

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has announced the launch of a military assault aimed at taking western Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group.

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How Kim Jong Un's Nephew Spurned A Place At Oxford Over Fears He Could Be Killed By Assassins

The nephew of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un turned down a place at Oxford University amid fears he could be murdered in the UK by the tyrant’s globe-trotting assassins, The Mail on Sunday has learned.

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Sickening CCTV Footage Captures Boy Being 'Beaten Senseless' And Struck 62 Times With A Belt

A man has been arrested for child abuse after graphic footage of him beating a seven-year-old child outside his car was reported to police.

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Mother Killed Herself By Jumping In Front Of Train After Sending A Text And Handing Her Bag To A Stranger

A mother of four killed herself by jumping in front of a train at a packed station moments after sending a text.

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