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Pro-ISIS militant on FBI wanted list killed in battle

Philippine forces say Isnilon Hapilon, subject of $5M U.S. reward, among extremists killed in final stage of battle for Marawi

Young minister’s party leads Austrian election, bodes right turn

While the projections were based on incomplete results, they could herald a coalition between the People's and Freedom parties that would mean a rightward turn for Austria

Hurricane Ophelia could bring damage to Ireland and Britain

Ophelia weakened from a Category 2 to a Category 1 hurricane Sunday as it moved across the Atlantic

Police investigate new sexual assault claims against Harvey Weinstein

Police said a woman reported being assaulted in London in 2010, 2011 and 2015

Death toll mounts after devastating floods, landslides in Vietnam

Death toll at least 68, with another 34 missing, when heavy rain from tropical depression walloped Vietnam, officials said Sunday

Young Syrian refugee writes book detailing harrowing experiences

A young Syrian refugee became a social media sensation last year when she posted about her country's civil war. Now living in Turkey, she and her mother have written a book about their harrowing experiences. Rina Ninan reports.

Trump’s decision on Iran nuclear deal ignites war of words

President Trump's action against the Iran nuclear deal has ignited a new war of words with Iran. Liz Palmer reports.

Canadian ex-hostage says extremists killed daughter, raped wife

Boyle gave a statement shortly after landing in Canada late Friday​ with his American wife and three young children

Family rescued from Taliban-linked extremist network arrives in Canada

U.S.-Canadian couple Caitlan Coleman and Joshua Boyle -- with their three young children born in captivity -- landed in Canada late Friday

Iran’s president blasts Trump over nuclear deal

Rouhani called Mr. Trump's accusations "abusive" and "downright wrong"

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