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EXCLUSIVE: Philippines police plan new phase in drugs war - sources

MANILA Signalling a shift in strategy in its blood-soaked war against drugs, Philippines police aim to reduce the killing of suspects and put more resources into arresting prominent people tied to the trade, two sources with knowledge of the matter said.

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Three protesters killed as U.N. peacekeepers exchange fire with crowd in CAR

BANGUI Three people were killed and six wounded in Central African Republic's capital Bangui on Monday when U.N. peacekeepers exchanged fire with armed men during a protest against the U.N. mission, the local Red Cross said.

24 Oct 2016

Insight - Battle for Mosul can shape or break Iraq further

ERBIL It has taken two years of training a demoralised army, backed up by the air cover and special forces of the world’s greatest powers, for Iraq to mount an offensive to recapture Mosul from Islamic State.

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Polish women protest again as ruling party heats up abortion row

WARSAW Hundreds of women marched again in Polish cities on Monday to oppose proposals for tight restrictions on abortion after earlier protests effectively scuttled a near-total ban on terminating pregnancies.

24 Oct 2016

Some 2,200 migrants rescued in Mediterranean, 16 bodies recovered

ROME About 2,200 migrants were plucked to safety in the central Mediterranean in 21 rescue missions on Monday and 16 bodies were recovered, the Italian Coast Guard said.

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After rail crash, Cameroonians vent grief, frustration with longtime ruler

YAOUNDE/ESEKA, Cameroon Cameroon observed a day of mourning on Monday for victims of a deadly rail accident that has killed at least 75 people and exposed widespread frustration with one of Africa's longest-ruling presidents.

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