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Divers comb capsized China ship, hopes fade for survivors

JIANLI, China - Rescuers searched a sunken cruise ship in the Yangtze River on Wednesday for more than 400 missing people, many of them elderly, but hopes of finding more survivors were fading in what could be China's worst shipping disaster in almost 70 years. | Video

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Saudi names suspects in mosque bombing, offers $1 million bounty

- Saudi Arabia offered a cash reward of 5 million riyals ($1.3 million) for information leading to the arrest of sixteen people it said were involved in a deadly suicide bombing outside a mosque on Friday, the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday.

Saudi Arabia 9:26am EDT

U.S., allies launch 18 air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq: military

WASHINGTON - U.S. and coalition forces conducted 18 air strikes targeting Islamic State in 10 Iraqi cities since Tuesday morning, as well as four air strikes against the militant group in Syria, the U.S. military said.

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Second hearing set for jailed Washington Post Iran reporter: ISNA

DUBAI - An Iranian court will hold a second hearing next week for Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, an American-Iranian on trial on espionage charges, Iran's Students News Agency ISNA reported on Wednesday.

U.S., Davos 8:27am EDT

Baltics eye flashpoints with Russia, guard against 'green men'

TALLINN/RIGA - From sabotage of energy installations to cyber attacks and declarations of "independence" by Russian-speaking border villages, the Baltics are preparing for possible flashpoints of war.

Russia 8:38am EDT

Electricity fails in second east Ukraine mine, 576 trapped underground: report

KIEV - Shooting in eastern Ukraine cut off electricity on Wednesday at a second mine, called Zasyadko, leaving 576 miners underground without light, a pro-Russian separatist commander was quoted as saying by rebel press service DAN.

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