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Fear for civilians as IS halts Iraqi army at gates of Falluja

CAMP TARIQ, Iraq Islamic State fighters halted an Iraqi army assault on the city of Falluja with a counter-attack at its southern gates on Tuesday, while the United Nations warned of peril for civilians trapped in the city and used by militants as human shields. | Video

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U.S. men made persistent efforts to join Islamic State - prosecutor

MINNEAPOLIS Three Somali-American men from Minnesota made persistent efforts to join Islamic State militants in Syria and conspired to help the group, a prosecutor said in closing arguments on Tuesday in their federal jury trial.

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Philippines president-elect says won't rely on United States

DAVAO CITY, Philippines Philippines President-elect Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday his country would not rely on long-term security ally the United States, signalling greater independence from Washington in dealing with China and the disputed South China Sea.

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Combative Trump says he raised $5.6 million for vets, bashes media

NEW YORK U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday detailed $5.6 million in contributions he raised for military veterans, and staged a fiery news conference where he denigrated reporters for questioning him about what happened to the money. | Video

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U.S. warns of possible Europe attacks, no specific threat

WASHINGTON The United States warned its citizens on Tuesday of possible summer terrorist attacks in Europe, saying targets could include the European soccer championship in France, although a State Department official said there was no specific threat information.

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Prosecutors seek testimony from September 11 victims' kin in hearing

FORT MEADE, Md. U.S. government prosecutors asked a military judge on Tuesday to let 10 relatives of Sept. 11, 2001, victims testify in open court during a pre-trial hearing at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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