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North Korean rocket puts object into space, angers neighbors & U.S.

SEOUL/TOKYO North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Sunday carrying what it has called a satellite, but its neighbors and Washington denounced the launch as a missile test, conducted in defiance of U.N. sanctions and just weeks after a nuclear bomb test. | Video

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As Myanmar powerbrokers talk, could Suu Kyi emerge as president?

NAYPYITAW/YANGON As Aung San Suu Kyi's lawmakers smiled for the cameras at the first sessions of Myanmar's parliament, a summit of generals convened at a base just minutes from the chamber. On every mind was the same question: who will be the country's next president?

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Anti-Islam movement PEGIDA stages protests across Europe

DRESDEN, Germany Germany's anti-Islam PEGIDA movement staged rallies in several cities across Europe on Saturday to protest against the arrival of hundreds of thousands of migrants from the Middle East and Africa. | Video

More than 3,100 pregnant women in Colombia have Zika virus: government

BOGOTA More than 3,100 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Saturday, as the disease continues its rapid spread across the Americas.

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Iran mocks Saudi offer to send ground troops to Syria

DUBAI The head of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard said on Saturday Saudi Arabia lacked the courage to go through with a plan to send ground troops to Syria, and warned they would be wiped out if they went in.

World, Saudi Arabia 4:44am EST

Syria warns Saudis against incursion, says will be resisted

BEIRUT Syria will see any incursion on its territory as an act of aggression, Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem said on Saturday, days after Saudi Arabia announced it was ready to send in ground troops.

World, Saudi Arabia 8:28am EST