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Divers comb capsized China ship, death toll jumps to 18

JIANLI, China - Scores of divers cautiously searched a cruise ship in the Yangtze River on Wednesday for more than 400 missing people, many of them elderly, as the death toll in what could be China's worst shipping disaster in almost 70 years jumped to 18. | Video

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South Korea test-fires missile that can strike all of the North

SEOUL - South Korea on Wednesday test-launched a new ballistic missile that can hit all of North Korea, the president's office said, developed under a new agreement with the United States that lets Seoul extend the weapon's range to up to 800 km (500 miles).

Britain's Labour should run own pro-EU campaign: leadership favorite

LONDON - Britain's opposition Labour Party should run its own campaign to persuade Britons to remain inside the European Union, lawmaker Andy Burnham, frontrunner to become the party's new leader, said on Wednesday.

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Philippine's Aquino revives comparison between China and Nazi Germany

TOKYO - Philippine President Benigno Aquino made a veiled comparison on Wednesday between China's activities in the South China Sea and Nazi Germany's expansionism before World War Two, echoing similar remarks he made last year that outraged Beijing.

China, Germany 5:44am EDT

Multiculturalism doesn't work in Hungary, says Orban

BUDAPEST - The era of multiculturalism is over and Hungary should be spared its effects at all costs, the country's Prime Minister said on Wednesday.

4:51am EDT

Saudi-led alliance launches air strikes on Yemen capital

SANAA - Air strikes by a Saudi-led Arab alliance shook Yemen's capital Sanaa on Wednesday, mainly targeting military bases aligned with the dominant Houthi group, residents said.

Yemen 3:14am EDT

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