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US: Philippines' Duterte sparking distress around the world
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A top American diplomat for Asia said Monday that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's controversial remarks and a "real climate of uncertainty" about his government's intentions have sparked distress in the U.S. and other countries....

Iraqis on edge of Mosul face a deadly dilemma: Stay or flee
QAYARA, Iraq (AP) -- Bayda Muhammad Khalaf followed the government's advice to stay in her home with her husband and seven children as Iraqi troops advanced near their remote village outside militant-held Mosul. But after the Islamic State fighters fled and Iraqi troops didn't appear, their tiny supply of food quickly ran out, and the family had to flee to search for territory firmly under government control....

Iraqis press toward Mosul, face questions about airstrike
BARTELLA, Iraq (AP) -- U.S.-backed Iraqi forces fought their way inside two villages Monday as they crept closer to Mosul a week into an offensive to retake the Islamic State-held city, but they also faced questions over a suspected airstrike on a mosque that killed 13 people....

Limited gains in first week of Iraq's Mosul offensive
KHAZER, Iraq (AP) -- In the week since Iraq launched an operation to retake Mosul from the Islamic State group, its forces have pushed toward the city from the north, east and south, battling the militants in a belt of mostly uninhabited towns and villages....

In renewed Aleppo attacks, Syrian troops capture high ground
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian government forces and their allies on Monday captured strategic high ground in embattled Aleppo as Russia - a key ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad - said it was not planning more "humanitarian pauses" in the fighting in the city's eastern, rebel-held districts....

The Latest: UNHCR soon to have shelters for 150,000 people
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Latest on developments in Iraq as the battle for Mosul enters its second week (all times local):...

Mosul Today: Iraqis advance, face questions over airstrike
BAGHDAD (AP) -- U.S.-backed Iraqi forces fought their way into two villages near Mosul on Monday as the offensive to retake the extremist-held city entered its second week, but they faced questions over a suspected airstrike that hit a mosque, killing 13 people....

Malta says plane crashed en route to Libya surveillance trip
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) -- A small plane heading toward Libya's coast to monitor migrant trafficking routes for the French government crashed soon after takeoff from Malta's airport Monday, killing all five French crew members, authorities said....

Venezuela's embattled president meets pope at Vatican
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro met Monday with Pope Francis on a trip abroad amid growing political tensions in the South American nation, the Vatican confirmed....

Turkey-Iraq relations remain tense on Mosul
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Tensions between Turkey and Iraq showed no sign of subsiding on Monday with Turkish leaders saying the country was engaged in the offensive to retake Mosul from the Islamic State groups while Iraq denied the claim....

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