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U.S. says China's island-building erodes security; Beijing angered

SINGAPORE - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Saturday that China's island-building in the South China Sea was undermining security in the Asia-Pacific, drawing a scathing response from the foreign ministry in Beijing. | Video

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FIFA's Blatter comes out fighting despite scandal and divisions

ZURICH - FIFA President Sepp Blatter came out fighting on Saturday as he began his fifth term in charge of soccer's governing body, implying that the United States timed the announcement of a major corruption probe to try to scupper his re-election bid. | Video

World, Sports 3:26pm EDT

U.S. military orders review as anthrax mishap widens

WASHINGTON - The U.S. military said on Friday it discovered even more suspected shipments of live anthrax than previously thought, both in the United States and abroad, and ordered a sweeping review of practices meant to inactivate the bacteria.

U.S., Health 1:31am EDT

Greece open to compromise to seal deal this week: interior minister

ATHENS - Greece's government is confident of reaching a deal with its creditors this week and is open to pushing back parts of its anti-austerity program to make that happen, the country's interior minister said Saturday.

Greece, World 7:47am EDT

Myanmar lands seized migrant boat on island

HAINGGYI ISLAND, Myanmar - A boat packed with more than 700 "boat people" seized off Myanmar's coast was stopped on a small island on Saturday, as officials gave mixed signals about its final destination.

World, Myanmar 7:34am EDT

Gunmen kill 22 bus passengers in Pakistan attack

QUETTA, Pakistan - Gunmen disguised as members of the Pakistani security forces killed at least 22 passengers on Friday night after forcing them off buses traveling from the western city of Quetta to Karachi on the southern coast, officials said.

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