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Battle for Raqqa: Seven things you need to know

Raqqa is the last city of any consequence still held by Islamic State in either Syria or Iraq. But after being pummeled by airstrikes for months, ISIS' de-facto capital is now surrounded by US-backed rebels on three sides.

Australia shootout work of terrorist, PM says

A former terror suspect with a "long record of violence" took a sex worker hostage in a suburban Australian apartment building Monday, in what police say may have been an attempt to lure law enforcement to a gunfight.