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Syrian army's Aleppo advance slows but victory in sight

ALEPPO, Syria/BEIRUT The Syrian army's advance in Aleppo slowed on Thursday but a victory was still firmly in sight after President Bashar al-Assad vowed that retaking the nation's second city would change the course of the six-year civil war in his favor.

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North Korea still struggling with nuclear missile re-entry: U.S. official

WASHINGTON North Korea is likely able to mate a miniaturized nuclear warhead to a missile but is still struggling with missile re-entry technology necessary for longer range strikes, a senior U.S. military official said on Thursday.

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ICC to discuss South Africa's failure to arrest Sudan's Bashir

AMSTERDAM International Criminal Court judges asked South Africa on Thursday to send representatives to a hearing next year to determine whether it had breached its obligation to arrest Sudan's President Omar Al Bashir in June.

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How Gambia's top brass turned on long-ruling Jammeh

BANJUL Seconds after the chairman of Gambia's electoral commission read out the poll results that ended President Yahya Jammeh's 22-year rule to reporters, a policeman left the building, cheering and clapping his hands in the air.

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UK Supreme Court president says it will give Article 50 case judgment 'as soon as possible'

LONDON The UK Supreme Court will give its judgment on whether Prime Minister Theresa May can trigger the formal process for Britain to leave the European Union without parliament's approval "as soon as possible", its president said on Thursday.

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South Korea parliament introduces bill to impeach Park; vote due Friday

SEOUL South Korea's parliament introduced a bill on Thursday to impeach President Park Geun-hye, setting the stage for a historic vote to oust the embattled leader engulfed in an influence-peddling scandal. | Video

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