WASHINGTON — China and the United States opened their annual high-level talks here Tuesday to deepen cooperation in strategic and economic issues and further promote people-to-people exchanges.

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The seventh China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) and the sixth China-U.S. High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE) will conclude Wednesday. (US-China-Cooperation)
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BAGHDAD — Seven people were killed and 14 others injured Tuesday in attacks and airstrikes in Iraq, while clashes with Islamic State (IS) militants continued in the provinces of Salahudin and Anbar, security sources said.
In Salahudin province, four Shiite militiamen were killed and five others injured in Tikrit, 170 km north of Baghdad, when two booby-trapped houses detonated during attempts to defuse the explosives planted earlier by IS militants, a provincial security source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity. (Iraq-Airstrike)
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LAGOS — The police in restive northeast Nigeria’s Borno on Tuesday confirmed the killing of 12 persons after a twin suspected suicide attacks in Maiduguri, the state capital.
Police chief in charge of the state Aderemi Opadokun told Xinhua on phone that the attack was carried out by two suspected suicide bombers on Monday. (Nigeria-Blast)
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DAMASCUS — Kurdish-led forces on Tuesday backed by U.S. coalition warplanes captured a town from the Islamic State (IS) group in the northern province of Raqqa.
The People’s Protection Units (YPG) and allied forces from Syrian rebel groups succeeded to take control of the town of Ayn Issa in the northern countryside of Raqqa, the de facto capital of the IS terror group, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. (Syria-IS)
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TRIPOLI — Libyan militias on Monday launched an airstrike on the Islamic State controlled Sirte killing 15 and injuring 10 others, a militia source told Xinhua on Tuesday.
“A warplane attacked a location of IS militants in Noflia town, some 120 km east of Sirte, killing 15 militants and injuring 10 others,” a source for the 166 Battalion militia of the Islamist militant Libya Dawn told Xinhua. (Libya-IS) Enditem


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