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North Korea bolsters defenses after flight by U.S. bombers as rhetoric escalates

SEOUL/BEIJING North Korea has boosted defenses on its east coast, a South Korean lawmaker said on Tuesday, after the North said U.S. President Donald Trump had declared war and that it would shoot down U.S. bombers flying near the peninsula. | Video

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Exclusive: Mexico unlikely to find more quake survivors, emergency chief says

MEXICO CITY Mexico will search another three days beneath the rubble for possible survivors of the September 19 earthquake even though it is unlikely rescuers will find anyone alive, the country's chief of emergency services said on Monday.

Mexico in three-day countdown to search for earthquake survivors

MEXICO CITY Rescuers are unlikely to find any more survivors of Mexico's earthquake still buried in the ruins and will cease operations to find them at the end of Thursday, the emergency services chief said.

Iraqi soldiers join Turkish exercises near shared border: witness

HABUR, Turkey Iraqi soldiers joined Turkish troops for military exercises in southeast Turkey near the border with Iraq on Tuesday, a Reuters witness said, as the two countries coordinate steps in response to the Iraqi Kurdish independence referendum.

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Palestinian gunman kills three Israeli guards at West Bank settlement

HAR ADAR, West Bank A Palestinian man with security clearance to work at a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank opened fire at a checkpoint on Tuesday, killing two Israeli security guards and a paramilitary policeman. | Video

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Official sacked after Yoda image appears on Saudi textbook

DUBAI Saudi authorities fired a senior education official and other supervisors after a school textbook was found that included a photo-shopped image of the late King Faisal seated next to "Star Wars" movie character Yoda, Saudi media reported on Tuesday.

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