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Russian firepower helps Syrian forces edge toward Turkey border


BEIRUT The Syrian army advanced toward the Turkish border on Monday in a major offensive backed by Russia and Iran that rebels say now threatens the future of their nearly five-year-old insurrection against President Bashar al-Assad.

World, Russia, Syria 9:17am EST

More rescued two days after Taiwan quake; toll could exceed 100


TAINAN, Taiwan Rescuers pulled out alive an eight-year-old girl and her aunt from the rubble of a Taiwan apartment block on Monday, more than 60 hours after it was toppled by a quake, as the mayor of the southern city of Tainan warned the death toll could exceed 100. | Video

Environment, World 6:28am EST

North Korea rocket launch may spur U.S. missile defense buildup in Asia


WASHINGTON North Korea's latest rocket launch might kick off a buildup of U.S. missile defense systems in Asia, U.S. officials and missile defense experts said, something that could further strain U.S.-China ties and also hurt relations between Beijing and Seoul.

Air strikes force ISIS to halve fighters' pay: Glaser


LONDON The Islamic State (IS) militant group has been forced to cut its fighters' pay by up to 50 percent because U.S.-led air strikes have had a substantial impact on the money it makes from oil, a senior U.S official said on Monday.

7:16am EST

Twenty-three migrants drown as boat capsizes near Turkey, coast guard says

ISTANBUL Twenty-three migrants drowned off Turkey's Aegean coast as they tried to reach a Greek island, the Turkish coast guard said, and a search and rescue operation was underway for the remaining passengers.

World, Migrant Crisis 7:30am EST

Israel eyes more entry permits to Palestinian workers to douse tensions


JERUSALEM Israel plans to increase the number of entry permits it grants to Palestinian workers, Palestinian and Israeli sources said on Monday, in a drive to ease economic hardship that has contributed to a wave of Palestinian attacks.

World, Israel 8:52am EST

From beyond the grave, 'Iron Lady' Thatcher haunts Britain's EU debate


LONDON A quarter of a century since Margaret Thatcher was deposed by her own party, Britain's 'Iron Lady' has stirred a row: Would the hero of Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative party have voted to leave the European Union?

8:05am EST

Suicide bombers in Afghanistan kill nine, wound 23


GARDEZ, Afghanistan Two suicide bombers targeting Afghan government and military employees killed at least nine people on Monday and wounded 23, officials said.

World, Afghanistan 7:47am EST

Outraged Italy demands justice for student slain in Egypt


ROME An outraged Italy demanded on Monday that Egypt catch and punish those responsible for the death of student Giulio Regeni, whose tortured, half-naked corpse was found in a roadside ditch in Cairo last week.

World, Italy, Egypt 7:27am EST

Australian woman freed by al Qaeda says her husband is still alive


OUAGADOUGOU An Australian woman who was freed by al Qaeda after three weeks in captivity said on Monday her husband who was seized with her in Burkina Faso was still alive and she hoped he too would be released soon.

World, Australia 7:45am EST

In New Hampshire, Clinton asks women to ‘lean in’ to her candidacy

At nearly every stop Hillary Clinton has made in New Hampshire since arriving here last week, a supporter, a surrogate or Clinton herself has reflected on the potentially historic nature of her candidacy.