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A 493rd Fighter Squadron pilot takes off in an F-15C Eagle at RAF Lakenheath, March 7, 2016.<br>Erin R. Babis/U.S. Air Force

Air Force works to keep older planes in air longer

First flown in the 1970s, the Air Force could potentially fly the aging F-15 Eagle into the 2040s, according to a top Air Force official in charge of fighters and bombers.

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This image released by Iraq's Counterterrorism Service shows a destroyed militant vehicle after Coalition and Iraqi security forces targeted Islamic State fighters fleeing the outskirts of Fallujah, Iraq on Wednesday, June 29, 2016.<br>Counterterrorism Service

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US again sees ‘victory’ coming in Iraq

The news sounded just as good this week as it did in 2007: With U.S. backing, Iraqi forces have pushed extremists out of key territories. The lesson of 2007, however, was that such victories can be fleeting.

01:37 July 24, 2016
An Afghan soldier guards a checkpoint on the Kabul-Jalalabad highway on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan in July 2016. After two years of heavy casualties, the Afghan military is trying to retake the initiative in the war against militants with a new offensive next week, an assault that will see American troops back working more closely with Afghan soldiers. <br>Rahmat Gul/AP

After Obama's green light, Afghan forces on the offensive

After two years of heavy casualties, the Afghan military is trying to retake the initiative in the war against militants with a new offensive against Islamic State group loyalists, an assault that will see American troops back on the battlefield working more closely with Afghan soldiers.

06:15 July 24, 2016
Supporters of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr walk over the blast walls surrounding Baghdad's highly fortified Green Zone, Iraq, on April 30, 2016.<br>Khalid Mohammed/AP

Iraq: Suicide attack in Baghdad kills at least 14 people

A suicide bomber attacked a security check point in northern Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least 14 people, Iraqi officials said.

07:23 July 24, 2016
People gather to mourn with flower tributes near the Olympia shopping center in Munich, Germany, Saturday, July 23, 2016. A shooting in the area left nine people dead the day before. <br>Jens Meyer/AP

Authorities: Munich shooter planned attack for a year

The teenager behind Friday's deadly shooting rampage at a Munich mall had planned his attack for a year and chose his victims at random, investigators said Sunday.

09:32 July 24, 2016
Laotian Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, sixth from left, and Laotian Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith, sixth from right, join their hands with Southeast Asian foreign ministers, from left, an unidentified delegate from Malaysia, Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar, Vivian Balakrishnan of Singapore, Don Pramudwinai of Thailand, Pham Binh Minh of Vietnam, Thongloun Sisoulith, Saleumxay Kommasith, Perfecto Yasay Jr. of the Philippines, Brunei's Trade Minister Jock Seng Pehin Lim, Sakhonn Prak of Cambodia, Retno Marsudi of Indonesia and ASEAN Secretary General Le Luong Minh, as they pose for a group photo during the opening ceremony of the 49th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Vientiane, Laos, Sunday, July 24, 2016.<br>Sakchai Lalit/AP Photo

ASEAN split on how to deal with China in South China Sea row

Southeast Asia's main grouping apparently failed to reach a consensus Sunday on how to counter China's territorial expansion in the South China Sea, intensifying a diplomatic stalemate despite three rounds of formal and informal talks.

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