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Nervous Japanese hold drill in case North Korea fires missiles over them

KOTOURA, Japan Residents of a town on the Japanese coast held evacuation drills on Saturday to prepare for any launch of North Korean missiles toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, that would fly over their homes.

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Activists protest in Germany against neo-Nazi vigil for Hitler ally

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Lebanese army, Hezbollah announce offensives against Islamic State on Syrian border

BEIRUT The Lebanese army launched an offensive on Saturday against an Islamic State enclave on the northeastern border with Syria, as the Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah announced an assault on the militants from the Syrian side of the frontier.

Syria 7:40am EDT

German critic of Turkey's Erdogan arrested in Spain

BERLIN German-Turkish author Dogan Akhanli was arrested in Spain on Saturday after Turkey issued an Interpol warrant for the writer, a critic of the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Der Spiegel magazine reported.

Turkey, Spain 10:19am EDT

Pentagon's Mattis again seeks to reassure U.S. allies

WASHINGTON Defense Secretary Jim Mattis travels to the Middle East and eastern Europe next week to play the increasingly familiar role of reassuring allies that the United States is committed to them despite mixed messages from President Donald Trump.

Politics, Election 2016 7:02am EDT

Zimbabwe's Grace Mugabe absent from regional summit after assault allegation

JOHANNESBURG Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe did not make an expected appearance at a summit of regional leaders in South Africa on Saturday, following allegations of assault against her by a 20-year-old model.

Africa 9:18am EDT

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