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Merkel hangs on to power but bleeds support to surging far right

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term in office on Sunday but will have to build an uneasy coalition to form a German government after her conservatives haemorrhaged support in the face of a surge by the far-right.

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Car bomber hits NATO convoy in Afghanistan, civilians wounded

KABUL A car bomber attacked a Danish convoy belonging to the NATO-led military mission in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Sunday, wounding a number of civilians but leaving international forces unharmed, security officials said.

Afghanistan9:15am EDT

U.S. air strikes kill 17 Islamic State militants in Libya: U.S. military

WASHINGTON Six U.S. air strikes on an Islamic State desert camp in Libya killed 17 militants and destroyed three vehicles, the U.S. military said on Sunday.

Libya11:56am EDT

London mayor says Britain should not host President Trump on state visit

LONDON London Mayor Sadiq Khan said on Sunday that it would be wrong for Britain to host U.S. President Donald Trump on a state visit, describing some of the U.S. leader's views on Islam as "ignorant".

11:58am EDT

Kurds stick with independence vote, 'never going back to Baghdad': Barzani

ERBIL, Iraq Iraq's Kurds will go ahead with a referendum on independence on Monday because partnership with Baghdad has failed, Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Massoud Barzani said on Sunday.

United Nations, Iraq12:29pm EDT

Zimbabwean activist pastor arrested for criticizing Mugabe government

HARARE Zimbabwean police arrested activist pastor Evan Mawarire of the #ThisFlag movement as he stepped down from his pulpit, accusing him of subversion for a series of social media posts that charged Robert Mugabe's government had wrecked the economy, his lawyer told Reuters on Sunday.

Africa1:29pm EDT

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