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Fire at California loft party kills nine, higher death toll feared

OAKLAND, Calif. A fire at a dance party in a loft building in Oakland, California killed at least nine people and left some 25 missing, and authorities said on Saturday they feared the death toll could climb once recovery teams entered the burnt-out warehouse. | Video

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Trump targets another company, draws Sanders' criticism

WASHINGTON President-elect Donald Trump, after threatening consequences for companies that move jobs overseas, turned to another Indiana company planning a move to Mexico, drawing a rebuke from former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Saturday.

Russia seeks full withdrawal of Aleppo rebels

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

France's Left starts fightback after Hollande bows out of presidential race

PARIS France's Left on Saturday launched a bid to re-energize supporters disenchanted by Francois Hollande's five years in power and find a candidate to unite the ranks ahead of a presidential election next year where it could face humiliation.

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Brazil mourns Chapecoense crash victims at packed stadium wake

CHAPECO, Brazil A downpour drenched thousands of mourners in this Brazilian city on Saturday as they grieved over 50 caskets flown overnight to the stadium of the local Chapecoense soccer team, which was all but wiped out in an air crash Monday in Colombia. | Video

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.

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Bergdahl seeks pardon before Trump takes office

WASHINGTON U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who is charged with desertion for walking away from his combat post in Afghanistan in 2009, has asked President Barack Obama for a pardon, the White House said on Saturday.

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Castro's last goal? A soccer field for neighborhood kids

HAVANA Fidel Castro is remembered around the world as a charismatic revolutionary or a ruthless tyrant, but in his neighborhood he was also a friendly old man who used his influence to build a soccer field for kids two weeks before his death. | Video