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U.S. veterans to meet with tribe elders in pipeline protest

CANNON BALL, N.D. U.S. military veterans will meet with tribal leaders on Saturday as they continue to entrench themselves in a North Dakota camp where thousands of activists are protesting a multibillion-dollar pipeline project near a Native American reservation.

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Grieving Brazilian town receives bodies of soccer plane-crash victims

CHAPECO, Brazil Brazil's president on Saturday bestowed honors on the victims of an air crash as Air Force troops unloaded 50 coffins flown in overnight from Colombia, site of the disaster this week that killed 71 people and wiped out a soccer team. | Video

South Koreans march close to presidential Blue House demanding Park resign

SEOUL Hundreds of thousands of South Koreans rallied in Seoul on Saturday in the sixth straight weekend of protests demanding the resignation of scandal-tainted President Park Geun-hye that took them closer than ever to the presidential Blue House. | Video

World, South Korea 6:51am EST

Mosul residents fear cold and hunger of winter siege

BAGHDAD No food or fuel has reached Mosul in nearly a week and the onset of rain and cold weather threatens a tough winter for more than a million people still in Islamic State-held areas of the city, residents said on Saturday.

World, United Nations 10:32am EST

Russia seeks full rebel pullout from Aleppo

BEIRUT/ROME/MOSCOW Russia said on Saturday it was ready for talks with the United States about a withdrawal of all Syrian rebels from eastern Aleppo where advances by the Russian-backed Syrian army and its allies threaten to deal a crushing blow to the rebellion. | Video

China's Xi says military must be smaller, but more capable

BEIJING China's armed forces must be smaller but more capable, and if reforms are not properly carried out the military risks falling behind, affecting its ability to wage war, Chinese state media on Saturday cited President Xi Jinping as saying.

World, China 6:26am EST

At least nine dead in California warehouse fire

OAKLAND, Calif. At least nine people were dead and about 25 others were unaccounted for after a massive fire broke out during a late-night party in a warehouse in Oakland, California, the city's fire chief said on Saturday.

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China lodges protest after Trump call with Taiwan president

BEIJING/WASHINGTON China lodged a diplomatic protest on Saturday after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone with President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan, but blamed the self-ruled island Beijing claims as its own for the "petty" move. | Video