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10/26/2016 -  Britain, U.S. sending planes, troops to deter Russia in the east - 02:57 PM

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain said on Wednesday it will send fighter jets to Romania next year and the United States promised troops, tanks and artillery to Poland in NATO's biggest military build-up on Russia's borders since the Cold War.

10/26/2016 -  Islamic State holds up Iraqi army south of Mosul - 06:22 PM

QAYYARA/BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters kept up on Wednesday their fierce defense of the southern approaches to Mosul, which has held up Iraqi troops there and forced an elite army unit east of the city to put a more rapid advance on hold.

10/26/2016 -  Russia beefs up Baltic Fleet amid NATO tensions: reports - 11:51 AM

MOSCOW/STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Russia is sharply upgrading the firepower of its Baltic Fleet by adding warships armed with long-range cruise missiles to counter NATO's build-up in the region, Russian media reported on Wednesday.

10/26/2016 -  U.S. says two top al Qaeda leaders in Afghanistan targeted in strikes - 05:23 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States carried out strikes in Afghanistan on Sunday targeting two of al Qaeda's most senior leaders in the country, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.

10/26/2016 -  Air strikes in Syria's Idlib kill 26, mostly children: rescuers, monitor - 04:51 PM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Air strikes by Syrian or Russian warplanes on Wednesday killed at least 26 people, most of them schoolchildren, in a village in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province, rescue workers and a monitoring group said.

10/26/2016 -  Strong earthquakes hit central Italy; no deaths reported - 05:20 PM

ROME (Reuters) - A series of strong earthquakes rocked a wide area of central Italy on Wednesday, striking fear among residents rattled by a deadly tremor in August, but there were no reports of casualties and few serious injuries.

10/26/2016 -  Venezuela opposition escalates anti-Maduro protests, dozens injured - 06:35 PM

CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL (Reuters) - Venezuela's increasingly militant opposition stepped up its push to oust leftist leader Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday with protests that drew hundreds of thousands but also saw unrest leading to dozens of injuries and arrests.

10/26/2016 -  U.S. using Tunisia to conduct drone operations in Libya: U.S. sources - 03:45 PM

WASHINGTON/BERLIN (Reuters) - The United States has begun using a Tunisian air base to conduct surveillance drone operations inside Libya, the latest expansion of its campaign against Islamic State militants in North Africa, U.S. government sources said on Wednesday.

10/26/2016 -  U.N. aid chief to Security Council on Syria: 'Buck stops with you' - 04:15 PM

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations aid chief Stephen O'Brien told the Security Council on Wednesday that the "buck stops with you" when it comes to ending the nearly six year war in Syria and he is "incandescent with rage" that no action is being taken to do so.

10/26/2016 -  Nigerian activist held in solitary in Japan, prompting calls for her release - 06:28 PM

TOKYO (Reuters) - A prominent Nigerian asylum seeker and activist is being held in solitary at a Tokyo detention center, a case that has highlighted a growing crackdown on foreigners living in Japan without visas and prompted demands for her release.


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