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Islamic State steps up counter-attacks as Mosul offensive enters second week

BAGHDAD/BARTELLA, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State expanded its attacks on Monday against Iraqi army and Kurdish forces to relieve pressure on its militants confronting an offensive on Mosul, its last major urban stronghold in the country. Learn More


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

MANILA (Reuters) - Signaling 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. More »


France clears 'Jungle' migrant camp in Calais, children in limbo

CALAIS, France (Reuters) - France began clearing the sprawling "Jungle" migrant camp on Monday as hundreds gave up on their dreams of reaching Britain, a tantalizingly short sea crossing away. More »


At odds over Brexit, UK nations hold 'frustrating' talks on common stance

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May tried to persuade the leaders of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland on Monday to work with her government on a common Brexit negotiating position, but the Scottish leader dismissed the meeting as "deeply frustrating". More »


UK police arrest man over London City airport 'chemical incident'

LONDON (Reuters) - British police said on Monday that they had arrested a 25-year-old man in connection with an incident that led to the evacuation of hundreds of passengers from London City Airport on Friday. More »


Time to declare: Ukrainian anti-corruption reform faces threats

KIEV (Reuters) - The prime minister urged his cabinet colleagues to be brave enough to do it, saying it was like shutting one's eyes before parachuting out of a plane. More »


Syrian child refugees making British clothes in Turkey: BBC investigation

LONDON (Reuters) - Syrian refugee children have been working in factories in Turkey making clothes for British high street retailer Marks & Spencer and online store ASOS, an investigation by BBC Panorama found. More »


Plane on French surveillance mission crashes in Malta, five dead

VALLETTA/PARIS (Reuters) - A small aircraft conducting a surveillance mission over the Mediterranean for France's defense ministry crashed on take-off in Malta on Monday, killing all five people on board. More »


Bomb in Thai south kills one, injures 19: police

BANGKOK (Reuters) - At least one person was killed and 19 wounded in an explosion at a night market in southern Thailand on Monday where Muslim separatists have been waging an insurgency for more than a decade. More »


Nigeria to meet Niger Delta leaders, militants on October 31

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria will hold a meeting with community leaders and representatives of militants from the Niger Delta next week in Abuja to end the insurgents' attacks on oil facilities in the southern region, two government sources told Reuters on Monday. More »


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