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After Raqqa, Trump says US shifts to 'new phase' in Syria

President Donald Trump is portraying the Islamic State group's ouster from its Syrian stronghold as a milestone in the U.S. fight against terrorism and a step toward a political transition and lasting peace in Syria.
1 hour 15 min ago

US official says DNA test confirms top Filipino terror suspect is dead

DNA tests have confirmed the killing of one of the FBI's most-wanted terror suspects, who the Philippine military reported was killed by Filipino troops in a final battle to quell an Islamic State group-linked siege in southern Marawi city, U.S. and Philippine officials said Saturday.
1 hour 23 min ago

Belarusian opposition activists rally, urging leader to go

Some 200 people rallied on Saturday in the Belarusian capital of Minsk, calling for the resignation of the president who has ruled the former Soviet republic since 1994.
1 hour 27 min ago

Honoring war dead: Maine military veteran nears end of 1 million step trek

Jacob Marquis plans to complete his goal of "one step for each sacrifice" during the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington on Sunday. Marquis, who carries the Stars and Stripes when he runs, said it has taken four years to near the goal.
1 hour 30 min ago

Polish man confesses to deadly knife attack, prosecutor says

A man has confessed to stabbing people at a shopping mall in Poland, killing one and injuring nine, and faces charges of homicide and attempted homicide, a prosecutor said Saturday.
1 hour 30 min ago

13 soldiers killed in latest attack on Niger's military

Authorities in Niger say unknown assailants have killed 13 soldiers in the West African country.
1 hour 33 min ago