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Iraqi forces retake government HQ, museum in Mosul

Iraqi forces said Tuesday they had seized the main government offices in Mosul and its famed museum as they made steady progress in their battle to retake the city's west from jihadists.

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Iraqi civilians flee fighting, privation in west Mosul

Hundreds of civilians fled through the desert Tuesday to escape fighting and privation in Mosul, joining thousands of others who left their homes amid dire conditions in the city's west.

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Iraq launches assault on IS-held west Mosul

Iraqi forces seized 15 villages from the Islamic State group Sunday, launching a daunting operation to retake west Mosul which aid groups warned will put civilians in grave danger.

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New five-year plan brings hope to China's west

China's new five-year plan on developing its western regions will promote sustainable and healthy development and boost the confidence of overseas investors.

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