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Islamic State claims suicide attacks as Mosul campaign makes slow progress

Islamic State claimed a series of suicide attacks that killed at least 14 people south and west of Baghdad on Monday as a U.S.-backed campaign to capture Mosul, the insurgents' last urban stronghold in Iraq, made slow progress.

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Xi orders China's developed east to better aid poor west

Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged developed regions in the east help their partner regions in the west better fight poverty.

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Another Australian tested for Ebola virus

​Another Australian who had just returned from west Africa has been admitted to hospital on Tuesday suffering Ebola-like symptoms.

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