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U.S. says China's island-building erodes security; Beijing angered

SINGAPORE - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Saturday that China's island-building in the South China Sea was undermining security in the Asia-Pacific, drawing a scathing response from the foreign ministry in Beijing.

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Syrian air raids kill dozens of civilians in north: monitoring group

BEIRUT - A Syrian air force raid killed at least 59 civilians at a market in a town held by Islamic State militants in northern Syria on Saturday, according to a group monitoring the war.

Syria 7:52am EDT

Gunmen kill 22 bus passengers in Pakistan attack

QUETTA, Pakistan - Gunmen disguised as members of the Pakistani security forces killed at least 22 passengers on Friday night after forcing them off buses traveling from the western city of Quetta to Karachi on the southern coast, officials said.

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More than 4,200 migrants rescued in Mediterranean as crisis grows

ROME - More than 4,200 migrants trying to reach Europe have been rescued from boats in the Mediterranean in last 24 hours, the Italian coastguard said on Saturday.

Italy 7:05am EDT

Myanmar lands seized migrant boat on island

HAINGGYI ISLAND, Myanmar - A boat packed with more than 700 "boat people" seized off Myanmar's coast was stopped on a small island on Saturday, as officials gave mixed signals about its final destination.

Myanmar 7:34am EDT

Burundi election body's vice president has fled country: sources

BUJUMBURA - The vice president of Burundi's election commission has fled the country ahead of the poll, sources said on Saturday, amid a political crisis triggered by President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for a third term.

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