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Syrian rebels seize ‘doomsday’ village where Islamic State promised final battle

By Angus McDowall and Tom Perry | BEIRUT Syrian rebels said they captured the village of Dabiq from Islamic State on Sunday, forcing the jihadist group from a stronghold where it had promised to fight a final, apocalyptic battle with the West. Its defeat at Dabiq,...

Trump challenges Hillary Clinton to drug test before next debate, says vote ‘rigged’

The unsubstantiated attack from the Republican nominee came as he accused "corrupt" media of seeking to rig November's vote in Clinton's favour, by reporting snowballing claims of sexual misconduct that have thrown his presidential campaign into chaos. Trump has trampled all conventions in his treatment...

Theresa May Urged to Reveal Brexit Strategy as Lawmakers Push for Vote

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is coming under mounting pressure to reveal her Brexit strategy before she triggers formal negotiations to leave the European Union. A cross-party group of legislators this weekend demanded that the government publish a “substantive outline” of its plans and submit...

Hillary Clinton holds four-point lead in aftermath of Trump tape for Washington Post-ABC News poll

By Scott Clement and Dan Balz With three weeks until Election Day, Hillary Clinton holds a four-point lead over Donald Trump in the race for the White House, according to a newWashington Post-ABC News poll, with the Republican nominee hobbled by persistent perceptions that he...

Hillary Clinton condemns ‘highly disturbing’ plot to car bomb building home to Somali Muslim immigrants

Hillary Clinton has condemned a “highly disturbing” plot by a Kansas militia group to blow up an apartment complex home to numerous Somali immigrants. The Democratic presidential candidate “applauded” law enforcement and said Americans had to stand firm against “terror” and reject “hateful and divisive...

Wikileaks: US rebuffed Kenya’s request on Jubaland fight

Senior American government officials rebuffed a request from former President Mwai Kibaki’s Cabinet ministers for help on Kenya’s ill-advised “Jubaland initiative”, latest cache of leaked diplomatic cables reveal. Wikileaks says US Assistant Secretary of Defense Alexander Vershbow separately met four Kenyan officials — former Prime...

Clashes in Somalia kill 11, displace 50,000 -U.N.

  Clashes between two semi-autonomous regions of Somalia this week have killed at least 11 people and displaced around 50,000, the United Nations said on Friday, stoking concerns the violence could escalate. Clashes have been intensifying between forces loyal to the semi-autonomous regions of Puntland and...

Migration Refugee Crisis Unfolding in Yemen, Djibouti

GENEVA — The International Organization for Migration warns a migration refugee crisis unfolding in Yemen and Djibouti is having a serious impact across the Horn of Africa. The International Organization for Migration said about 10,000 migrants, mostly from Ethiopia, make the long, dangerous trek across...

UNHCR says over 26,000 Somali refugees ready to return home

The UN refugee agency said a total of 26,819 Somali refugees have in principle confirmed their intention to voluntarily return home and are waiting to be facilitated to return to the Horn of Africa nation. The UNHCR said in its bi-monthly report released on Saturday...

African leaders tackle piracy, illegal fishing at Lome summit

LOME, TOGO Stemming the astronomical losses caused by crime in the oceans surrounding Africa is the focus of a major continental summit on Saturday in the Togolese capital, Lome. I'm at "Over recent decades, the accumulated revenue losses resulting directly from illegal activities in the African...