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BAGHDAD -- Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi met with U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Matthew Tueller on Saturday to discuss ending the role of the U.S.-led coalition forces in the country.

Al-Kadhimi and Tueller discussed "the progress made in ending the combat role of the U.S.-led coalition forces in Iraq and shifting to advise and support role," the media office of al-Kadhimi said. (Iraq-US-Withdrawal)

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RAMALLAH -- Palestine on Saturday warned against Israeli government's approval of settlement plans, saying that it includes the construction of 1,058 settlement units in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

The Israeli government "is trying to race against time to impose facts on the ground in the occupied Palestinian territories," Palestinian Presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh said in a statement. (Palestine-Israel-Settlement)

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WASHINGTON -- Police shot and killed a man wielding a knife inside a residence hall on the campus of a university in the U.S. state of Florida on Friday night, authorities said Saturday.

The Melbourne Police Department (MPD) said in a press release posted on its Facebook account that one of its officers and a Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) security officer confronted a man armed with an edged weapon inside a campus building just before 11:00 p.m. local time on Friday, discharging their firearms and killed the suspect on scene as he lunged at the officers. (US-Shooting)

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NAIROBI -- At least 18 commuters died on Saturday after a bus ferrying choir members plunged into a river in Kitui County, eastern Kenya, the police said.

Mwingi East Sub-County Police Commander Joseph Yakan said 10 passengers have been rescued after a bus which had at least 30 people on board when the accident occurred at 11 a.m. plunged into the river. (Kenya-Accident) Enditem

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