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UK govt accepts call to publish Brexit plan, asks parliament to respect timetable

LONDON The British government has accepted the opposition Labour Party's call for it to set out its plan for leaving the European Union before formal talks begin, but has asked parliament to respect its Brexit timetable.

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Iraqi army launches fresh assault towards Mosul centre

BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq Iraqi army units surged towards the centre of Mosul on Tuesday in an attack from the city's southeastern edges that could give fresh impetus to the seven-week-old battle for Islamic State's Iraqi stronghold. | Video

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Libyan forces clear last Islamic State holdout in former bastion Sirte - spokesman

SIRTE, Libya Libyan forces backed by U.S. air strikes have finished clearing the final district of former Islamic State stronghold of Sirte in which the jihadist group had been holding out, a spokesman for the forces said on Tuesday.

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Italian minister, after talking to Renzi, sees new election in February

ROME Italy could have an election as early as February, a minister in Matteo Renzi's outgoing government said on Tuesday after speaking with the prime minister, but a Constitutional Court intervention suggested a vote was further off.

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Special Report: 500 migrants drowned at sea. No one investigated

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt At around 2 a.m. on Saturday, April 9, a large blue fishing boat carrying hundreds of African migrants and their children capsized just off the coast of Egypt.

Brazil's president, beset on all sides, struggling as savior

RIO DE JANEIRO When Michel Temer took over Brazil's presidency in May, many hoped he could overcome the political gridlock, corruption scandals and economic obstacles that have hobbled Latin America's biggest country.

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