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U.S. airdrops ammunition to Syria rebels

BEIRUT/WASHINGTON - U.S. forces airdropped small arms ammunition and other supplies to Syrian Arab rebels, barely two weeks after Russia raised the stakes in the long-running civil war by intervening on the side of President Bashar al-Assad. | Video

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Palestinian stabbing attack in Israeli city: police

JERUSALEM - A Palestinian stabbed and lightly wounded one person in a main street of a city near Israel's commercial hub Tel Aviv on Tuesday, police said, as a surge in violence showed no sign of dying down.

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Islamic State is prime suspect in Turkey bombing, as protests erupt

ISTANBUL - Turkey's government said on Monday Islamic State was the prime suspect in suicide bombings that killed at least 97 people in Ankara, but opponents vented anger at President Tayyip Erdogan at funerals, universities and courthouses. | Video

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Japan may halt funds for UNESCO over Nanjing row with China

TOKYO - Japan may halt funding for UNESCO over the U.N. heritage body's decision to include documents relating to the 1937 Nanjing Massacre, a move that Tokyo has protested against because of what it says are questions over authenticity.

Japan 2:17am EDT

China opens bribery trial of ally to disgraced security chief

BEIJING - The corruption trial of a former senior Chinese official allied with the country's once powerful but disgraced security chief Zhou Yongkang began on Tuesday, state media said, the latest case in an ongoing anti-graft campaign.

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Growing Japan row over U.S. air base presents election risk for PM Abe

TOKYO - A row between Tokyo and Japan's Okinawa over a contentious U.S. air base deepened on Tuesday when Okinawa's governor revoked a work permit for a new site, while the government said it was considering legal action to push ahead.

Japan 1:37am EDT

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