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North Korea bolsters defenses after flight by U.S. bombers as rhetoric escalates

SEOUL/BEIJING North Korea has boosted defenses on its east coast, a South Korean lawmaker said on Tuesday, after the North said U.S. President Donald Trump had declared war and that it would shoot down U.S. bombers flying near the peninsula. | Video

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Rights group accuses Myanmar of crimes against humanity

YANGON Myanmar is committing crimes against humanity in its campaign against Muslim insurgents in Rakhine state, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday, calling for the U.N. Security Council to impose sanctions and an arms embargo.

Myanmar 10:44am EDT

Russian bombers fire cruise missiles at Islamic State targets in Syria: RIA

MOSCOW Russian Tu-95 strategic bombers have fired cruise missiles at Islamic State targets in Syria's Deir al-Zor and Idlib provinces, the RIA news agency quoted Russia's Defense Ministry as saying on Tuesday.

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Alleged Islamic State recruiter goes on trial in Germany

Berlin An Iraqi man preacher accused of recruiting fighters for Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, including two believed to have killed more than 150 Iraqi soldiers in suicide bombings, went on trial in a German court on Wednesday.

Syria, Iraq 10:15am EDT

Mexico in three-day countdown to search for earthquake survivors

MEXICO CITY Rescuers are unlikely to find any more survivors of Mexico's earthquake still buried in the ruins and will cease operations to find them at the end of Thursday, the emergency services chief said.

Swedish train derails after hitting armored vehicle, four injured

STOCKHOLM A passenger train derailed in eastern Sweden after colliding with an armored vehicle during a major military exercise in the area, leaving at least four people injured, authorities said on Tuesday.

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