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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for June 11, 2015.

US considering string of military bases in Iraq

Looking to aid in the fight against the Islamic State, the United States is reportedly considering creating a new network of military bases in Iraq. The bases would have trainers, who could work with Iraqi security forces and local tribesmen as they fight back against IS.

[Read more from the New York Times]

Manhunt for escaped New York prisoners continues

The search for two convicts who escaped from an upstate New York prison over the weekend intensified Thursday, after blodhounds picked up a strong scent.

[Read more from ABC News]

FIFA official jokes about recent scandal, gets sacked

The international soccer governing body FIFA fired communications director Walter De Gregorio for a joke he made on Swiss TV referencing the organization's recent troubles. The joke: "The FIFA president, secretary general and communications director are all travellng in a car. Who's driving? The police."

[Read more from the BBC]

Legendary actor Christopher Lee dies

Christopher Lee, the iconic actor known for his role as Dracula, his performance in "The Lord of the Rings" and countless other productions, died Sunday at the age of 93. Prior to acting, Lee fought during World War II, volunteered with Finnish forces and later worked with the SAS.

[Read more from the Independent]

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