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  • At least three die as protesters attack U.S. embassy in Tunis

    TUNIS, Sept 14 (Reuters) - At least three people died and 28 others were wounded on Friday after hundreds of protesters incensed by a U.S.-made film insulting the Prophet Mohammad attacked the U.S. embassy in the Tunisian capital, state television said.

    A Reuters reporter had seen police open fire to try to quell the assault, in which protesters managed to penetrate the embassy building.
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Iraqi forces clash with Islamic State fighters west of Baghdad

BAGHDAD - Iraqi army tanks and armored vehicles on Wednesday fought off an advance by Islamic State militants on the town of Amiriya Fallujah, west of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, army sources said, part of a multinational effort to check the group's progress.