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Iran parliament chief retains post despite reformist gains

Iran's long-serving parliament speaker will retain his post despite gains by reformists in elections held earlier this year
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The Latest: Hollande, Merkel visit Verdun, WWI battle site

French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have traveled to Verdun, to honor the martyred city in western France that was almost entirely in ruins at the end of World War I
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Erdogan ally wins vote of confidence in Turkish parliament

Turkey's new government, led by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's loyal ally, has easily won a vote of confidence in parliament
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Rain washes out attempt to set record Greek sirtaki dance

Torrential rain dashes hopes in Romania of setting a Guinness Book world record for the famous sirtaki Greek dance
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Iraqi forces complete buildup around IS-held Fallujah

Iraq's special forces have completed a troop buildup around Fallujah ahead of an operation to retake the Islamic State-held city west of Baghdad
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Fire at Ukrainian home for the elderly kills 17, injures 5

Ukraine's emergency services say a pre-dawn fire has swept through a private home for the elderly, killing 17 people and injuring five others
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German nationalist slammed over black soccer player comment

A top member of a rising German nationalist party is drawing criticism for saying many people wouldn't want Jerome Boateng, a key player on Germany's national soccer team whose father was born in Ghana, as their neighbor
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Israel arrests Palestinian suspects in Jerusalem bus attack

Israel's internal security service says it has arrested six Palestinians from the West Bank suspected of preparing explosives and planning the bomb attack on a bus in Jerusalem that wounded 21 Israelis last month
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UN: 700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean shipwrecks

The UN refugee agency says over 700 migrants may have drowned in three Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks south of Italy in the last few days as they tried to reach Europe
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Breakaway Taliban faction expresses support for peace talks

A senior leader of a breakaway Taliban faction says it is willing to hold peace talks with the Afghan government but will demand the imposition of Islamic law and the departure of all foreign forces
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