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Warplanes knock out Aleppo hospitals as Russian-backed assault intensifies

BEIRUT Russian or Syrian warplanes knocked two hospitals out of service in the besieged rebel sector of Aleppo on Wednesday and ground forces intensified an assault in a battle which the United Nations said had made the city worse than a slaughterhouse. | Video

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Amnesty accuses Sudan of using chemical weapons in Darfur

UNITED NATIONS Sudan's government has carried out at least 30 likely chemical weapons attacks in the Jebel Marra area of Darfur since January using what two experts concluded was a probable blister agent, Amnesty International said on Thursday.

Africa, United Nations 12:26am EDT

Kurdish militants kill three Turkish militia members: sources

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey Kurdish militants killed three members of a state-backed militia in a firefight in southeastern Turkey on Thursday, security sources said.

2:45am EDT

Pakistan says two of its soldiers killed in clash with India in Kashmir

ISLAMABAD/SRINAGAR Two Pakistani soldiers were killed in an exchange of fire with Indian forces across the de facto border in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir on Thursday, the Pakistani army said, as tension between the nuclear-armed neighbors remains high.

2:58am EDT

The cost of cheap drugs? Toxic Indian lake is 'superbug hotspot'

HYDERABAD, India Centuries ago, Indian princes would bathe in the cool Kazhipally lake in Medak. Now, even the poorest villagers here in India's baking south point to the barren banks and frothy water and say they avoid going anywhere near it.

Health, United Nations 1:14am EDT

Singapore court sends teen blogger back to jail for criticizing religion

SINGAPORE A Singapore court sentenced 17-year-old blogger Amos Yee to six weeks in jail on Thursday for "wounding religious feelings", his second prison term in a year, reigniting concerns about social controls and censorship in the conservative city-state.

Tech, United Nations 2:22am EDT

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