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Iraqis demand compensation from US for bombing that killed more than 100 civilians

On March 17, US forces reportedly targeted two IS snipers in a single building, which set off a series of explosives in the house that killed many civilians. Iraqi officials, however, say that there were only civilians killed in the blast, and that there were no hidden munitions.

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Campaigning resumes in Britain after Manchester attack

The nation remains on high alert ahead of the election next month.

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Militants attack bus of Coptic Christians in Egypt

The attack reportedly bears the hallmarks of groups linked to the Islamic State.

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Chechnya's anti-gay pogrom: Too much even for the Kremlin?

The Kremlin has sent a team of reputable investigators into Russia's tyrannical republic of Chechnya to examine reports of the rounding up, torture, and murder of dozens of gay men.

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Paradise found

As the summer travel season begins,we asked Monitor writers, past and present, to tell us about places that have moved them the most. Their postcards take us from a walking safari in Zambia to the monasteries of Bulgaria to a marathon in Havana.

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US patrol sends signal to Beijing's claims in South China Sea – but how strong?

Since the start of the Trump administration, the United States has held off from patrols challenging China's wide-reaching claims in the South China Sea, unnerving regional allies. That changed on Wednesday, but the longer-term pattern is unclear.

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Russian opposition leader finds new platform on YouTube

Alexei Navalny is barred from television, but his videos online have earned him millions of views.

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Philippine forces launch attacks against ISIS-linked militants in Marawi

Militants have been causing violence in the city since Tuesday and the island has been placed under martial law by President Duterte.

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'Important items' uncovered in Manchester investigation as British officials decry US leaks

So far, there are eight suspects detained by authorities for connections to the suicide bomber Salman Abedi.

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Rouhani's election victory in Iran was dramatic, but how deep did it go?

For President Rouhani to parlay his reelection mandate into real changes in Iran's 'deep state' power structure, he would need the support of conservatives. For now, that is unlikely.

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How a forlorn playground became one of America’s most innovative public spaces

Toody Maher is an urban visionary who helped residents in Richmond, Calif., collectively transform a deserted spot. She believes that the most beautiful and enlightened public spaces belong in the most disadvantaged communities.

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Violence heats up in Central African Republic

UN troops are spread too thin to contain the violence, and local forces are poorly trained and under-equipped to deal with the sectarian fighting that has been raging since 2013.

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NATO hopes to impress Trump with new headquarters and defense policies

On the campaign trail, Trump called the alliance 'obsolete.'

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ISIS-linked militants lay siege to city in southern Philippines, Duterte declares martial law

The attack is taking place in Marawi, a mostly Muslim city of 200,000 people on the southern island of Mindanao.

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Following Manchester bombing, soldiers deployed across UK

Three more suspects have been arrested connected to the suicide bombing, which took place at an Ariana Grande concert.

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As crisis intensifies, Venezuelans look beyond Chavísmo's sharp divides

The polarization that defined former President Hugo Chávez's rule has continued under his successor, Nicolás Maduro. But increasingly, even previous supporters say that something must change to address the economic and political crisis.

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Manchester attack: explaining terrorism to children

The attendees and victims of Monday night's deadly attack on an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, were primarily teen and pre-teens. That changes the math on how to help children understand the event.

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In Jordanian city hit by ISIS, old lessons on Christian-Muslim coexistence

Muslim and Christian residents of Karak, Jordan, say putting community first, and respecting each other's religious sensitivities, are key to more than coexistence. They call it interdependence.

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As Taiwan debates gay marriage, advocates eye influence abroad

Proposals to legalize same-sex marriage looked on track to become law in 2017. But after pushback, the legislation’s future is in question – and, to supporters, so is a chance to burnish Taiwan’s image as an island open to social change.

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