South Korea

John Kerry renews efforts for Israel-Hamas cease-fire; Christmas Island refugees are self-harming and should be assessed in Australia, says Human Rights Commission; $40 billion stimulus package for South Korea; calls for factory inspections and worker education in Bangladesh; Algerian plane goes missing; and more 

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Kerry Renews Push for Israel-Hamas Truce

Iraq troops battle for control of Tikrit; North Korea proposes two Koreas suspend hostilities; senior military official expelled from China's Communist Party; MERS cases in Saudi Arabia triple; militia disarms in Democratic Republic of Congo; and more 

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Iraq Battles for Tikrit as Caliphate Is Declared

Iraq to form new government; US disbands counterterrorism operation in Philippines; South Korean PM's resignation rejected; West African ebola outbreak "biggest ever"; Lebanon reacts to multiple bombings; and more 

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Iraq to Form New Government Next Week

John Kerry pushes for more conciliatory leadership in Iraq; Japanese PM Abe unveils economic reform package; another South Korean politician bows out of PM race in wake of ferry disaster; Syria hands over last of declared chemical weapons; Putin renounces right to use force in Ukraine; and more 

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Kerry Urges Inclusive Iraqi Government

Tight security at Tiananmen Square on 25th anniversay of student-led demonstrations; South Korea holds elections; Libyan general survives assasination attempt; Ukraine to be focus of G7 discussions; and more 

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Tight Security Preempts Mourning on Tiananmen Anniversary