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Battle rages near Aleppo, air onslaught continues

BEIRUT Syrian government and rebel forces battled for control of high ground on the Aleppo outskirts on Saturday as warplanes bombed the city's opposition-held east relentlessly in a Russian-backed offensive that has left Washington's Syria policy in tatters. | Video

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Philippines tells world not to interfere in Duterte drugs war

UNITED NATIONS Philippines Foreign Minister Perfecto Yasay told the United Nations on Saturday his country's new president, Rodrigo Duterte, had an "unprecedented" mandate and the world should not interfere in his crackdown on crime.

United Nations 5:24pm EDT

India's Modi hits out at Pakistan after attack in Kashmir

MUMBAI India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi criticized Pakistan on Saturday, accusing it of being an exporter of terrorism, and vowing to mount a global campaign to isolate it.

12:20pm EDT

Gabon opposition leader rejects ruling upholding Bongo poll win

LIBREVILLE Gabon opposition leader Jean Ping on Saturday rejected what he said was an "unjust" ruling by the Constitutional Court which upheld the victory of President Ali Bongo in the Aug. 27 poll that he says was tarnished by fraud.

Africa 6:04pm EDT

Eighteen killed in Islamic State attack north of Iraq's Tikrit

TIKRIT, Iraq Eighteen people, including two children, were killed on Saturday when militants shot at a checkpoint north of Tikrit and then set off two bombs at the entrance to the Iraqi city in attacks later claimed by Islamic State.

Iraq, United Nations 3:52pm EDT

UK doctors call off strike action

LONDON A union representing British doctors on Saturday called off a series of strikes scheduled for the next three months, citing concerns about patient safety.

5:13pm EDT

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