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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has registered to run for his third term as Iran's president, putting a jolt into next month's elections. He's the latest hardline challenger to emerge against President Hassan Rouhani, declaring his candidacy in a move that caught many by surprise.

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Updated at 10 a.m. ET

Syria and North Korea are two main subjects of today's talks between U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow, as the diplomats try to repair a relationship that President Vladimir Putin says has only worsened in recent months.

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300 Marines To Deploy To Afghanistan

5 hours ago

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Updated: 10:38 a.m. ET

President Trump meets at the White House Wednesday with the secretary general of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg.

Afterward, the two men will take questions from reporters, which are likely to center on the administration's commitment to the North Atlantic alliance as well as last week's deadly chemical weapons attack in Syria.

In a hospital in Irbil, 4-year-old Hawra' is briefly distracted by a new pink hat and a big stuffed toy. But soon she goes back to calling for her mother — her cries filling the hospital room.

"Your mother is in Mosul getting treatment," her grandmother, Aliya Ali, assures her in a singsong voice. "We'll go there," she tells the little girl, before turning to admit that the only thing she can do is lie.

Hawra's mother survived for three days half-buried in the rubble of a house after a U.S. airstrike on March 17 in their neighborhood in Mosul Jadidah. She died there.

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