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Syrian rebel advance in Hama as army pushes in Aleppo

BEIRUT Syrian insurgents made new advances to capture villages north of Hama on Thursday, rebels and a war monitor said, pressing a month-long offensive in an area of strategic importance to the government as it tries to seize insurgent-held Aleppo.

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Police say man killed near San Diego was pointing vaping device

An unarmed black man was pointing a silver vape smoking device at police when officers shot and killed him in southern California, authorities said, triggering two nights of protests.

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U.S. jobless claims rise less than expected

WASHINGTON, Sept 29 The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose less than expected last week and held at relatively healthy levels that could support

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Investigators search for clues in South Carolina school shooting

CHARLESTON, S.C. Investigators were searching on Thursday for the motive behind a shooting spree by a South Carolina teenager who killed his father and wounded two school students and a teacher before being pinned down by a volunteer fireman.

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Philippines boxing icon Pacquiao used drugs as a teen but backs Duterte

MANILA Philippines boxing icon Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao says he took all kinds of drugs as a teenager but fully supports President Rodrigo Duterte, whose vicious anti-drugs campaign has led to the killing of more than 3,000 people, mostly users and pushers, in three months.

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As Philippines' Duterte visits Vietnam, U.S. jibes hang over new partnership

HANOI Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte met Vietnam's top leadership on Thursday, aiming to advance a burgeoning alliance that could become increasingly uncertain amid his defiance of the United States and overtures towards China.

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