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North Korea capital gears up for congress; South fears nuclear test

PYONGYANG (Reuters) - North Korea's rain-soaked capital was festooned on Tuesday with banners celebrating leader Kim Jong Un ahead of a ruling party congress, as rival South Korea expressed concern that Pyongyang could conduct a nuclear test before or during the rare event. Learn More


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Islamic State forces kill U.S. armed forces member in Iraq

STUTTGART, Germany (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters killed a member of the U.S. armed forces in northern Iraq on Tuesday, when they pushed through a forward line of Iraqi Kurdish forces, officials said. More »


Rebel rockets hit Aleppo hospital, causing casualties: monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Rockets fired by insurgents hit a hospital in a government-held part of Aleppo city on Tuesday, causing dozens of casualties, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday. More »


Islamic State breaches peshmerga defenses north of Mosul

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State militants attacked Kurdish peshmerga forces on multiple fronts in northern Iraq on Tuesday, breaching their defenses and briefly taking over a town, military sources said. More »


Solar-powered plane lands in Arizona on round-the-world flight

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A solar-powered airplane midway through a historic bid to circle the globe completed the 10th leg of its journey on Monday, landing in Arizona after a 16-hour flight from California, the project team said. More »


Hungary plans to hold migrant quota referendum in September or early October

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary plans to hold a referendum on future European Union quotas for resettling migrants in September or early October, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's cabinet chief said on Tuesday. More »


New security at Brussels Airport causes delays, missed flights

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - New security checks at Brussels Airport, where suicide bombs killed 16 people, are creating huge queues and causing passengers to miss flights, a situation even the airport operator described as "bizarre". More »


Drought-hit Zimbabwe sells off wild animals

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe put its wild animals up for sale on Tuesday, saying it needed buyers to step in and save the beasts from a devastating drought. More »


China to investigate Baidu over student's death, shares dive

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Internet regulator said on Monday it will send a team to investigate Baidu Inc over the death of a university student who used the Chinese search engine to look for treatment for his cancer. More »


U.S. targets Islamic State in Mosul, other cities in Iraq, Syria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its allies targeted Islamic State on Monday with 29 strikes against the militants in Syrian and Iraq, including the northern city of Mosul under militant control, the coalition leading the operations said in a statement. More »


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