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Marine Le Pen will have few friends in France’s new Parliament

She becomes a deputy, but her far-right National Front takes only eight of 577 seats.

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U.S. risks further battles as it steps deeper into Syrian quagmire 

Tensions soar in 24-hour period that sees U.S. shoot down Syrian jet and Iranian strikes against ISIS in Syria.

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Driver dies after ramming car into police vehicle on Champs-Elysees in probable terrorist attack

Police said that the attacker — 31 and from the Paris suburb of Argenteuil — was known to French authorities.

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29 dead after car bomb hits Afghan bank in restive Helmand province, governor says

Dozens of people were waiting to collect their monthly salaries ahead of the upcoming religious holiday.

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Chinese police blame lone bomber for killing 8 at kindergarten gate

Writing found near the scene suggests that mothers could have been the target.

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Terror in London seems to confirm Muslims’ growing dread

The driver reportedly said, “I want to kill more Muslims,” after residents stopped him from fleeing.

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A neighborhood accused of terrorist ties has become a victim of terrorism

Finsbury Park has changed, but it can’t shake its perceived ties to extremism.

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Beatings, shocks and ‘the grill’: Reports allege torture in secret prisons run by United Arab Emirates in Yemen

One report, by the Associated Press, also found that U.S. forces participated in interrogations of prisoners in Yemen.

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Gaza is running perilously short of power. This time, it’s not all Israel’s fault.

Israel says the Palestinian Authority is starving Hamas and the coastal enclave of electricity. 

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Mosul’s Old City waits for salvation amid ‘death, death, death’ 

In the last square mile the Islamic State controls, residents are bracing for the militants’ last stand.

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Dozens of Islamic State militants in suicide vests launch major Mosul counterattack 

The militants were supported by “sleeper cells” and backed by car bombs.

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How the showdown over Qatar is ripping families apart

Many in the region have parents with different citizenship. They now face difficult decisions.

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U.S.-backed forces battle ISIS around the edges of Raqqa’s Old City

Syrian Democratic Forces have made swift progress, but rights groups worry about civilians still trapped in the city.

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Qatari capital brims with fear, uncertainty and resilience as Arab crisis intensifies

In Doha, food shortages and split families are among the “unintended consequences” of the dispute between Qatar and a Saudi-led bloc.

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Lord’s Resistance Army steps up Congo attacks as U.S.-backed force pulls out

The outlawed Lord’s Resistance Army has stepped up attacks in Congo close to the South Sudanese border as a U.S.-supported regional task force pulls ...

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In Somalia, Islamist rebels are blocking starving people from getting food

Famine looms due to drought and a rebel movement that attacks foreign aid groups.

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A day in Libya’s capital, just as the civil war reignites

Fighting between militias underscored the potential challenges for British investigators in the Manchester concert bombing — and Libya’s fragility.

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Nearly 250 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean amid spike in bids to reach Europe, U.N. says

European leaders are struggling over how to confront smuggling networks in Libya.

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How teen moms in Nigeria could wind up hurt by Trump’s U.N. cuts

Will the defunding of the United Nations’ family-planning agency lead to fewer abortions or more?

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The ANC is Mandela’s legacy. Now his granddaughter has renounced South Africa’s ruling party.

The movement that defeated apartheid is under fire for corruption and failing to help poor blacks.

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Venezuela’s slide into chaos is splintering the Chávez movement

Supporters of the late president are turning against his successor, Nicolás Maduro.

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Manuel Noriega, Panamanian strongman toppled in U.S. invasion, dies at 83

He spent more than 22 years imprisoned on drug-dealing and conspiracy convictions.

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Allies of Brazil’s Temer prepare for ‘the day after’

Michel Temer’s agenda for economic survival is more important than his presidency.

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Trump wants to deport MS-13 gang members. El Salvador is dreading their return.

Salvadoran officials fear a flood of newly arrived gang members will drive up violence.

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A side effect of peace in Colombia? A cocaine boom in the U.S.

There is a giant surge in coca production as peasants try to cash in on government benefits.

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