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Russian jets pound Aleppo as fighting rages inside city

AMMAN Russian war planes struck rebel held areas north of Aleppo on Saturday as the army shelled the besieged old quarter in a major offensive, rebels and a monitoring group said.

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Orthodox shun pope's Mass in Tbilisi, few Catholics turn out

TBILISI Pope Francis on Saturday said Mass for unusually small crowd of just a few thousand Catholics in Georgia, a celebration that was further dampened when a delegation from the Orthodox Church stayed away.

Pope 6:07am EDT

Sons of 'El Chapo' likely behind deadly ambush in Mexico

MEXICO CITY Sons of jailed drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman were likely behind an armed attack on a military convoy on Friday, which left five soldiers dead and 10 wounded, a senior security official said.

Sep 30 2016

India, Pakistan soldiers exchange fire across frontier, no casualties

ISLAMABAD/SRINAGAR, India India and Pakistan exchanged fire across their de facto border in the Kashmir region on Saturday, in minor skirmishes that come at a time of heightened tension between the nuclear-armed neighbors.

3:17am EDT

Threat from extremist groups to southeast Asia growing: Singapore defense chief

KO OLINA, Hawaii The threat that violent extremist groups pose to Southeast Asia is growing each year as they become more organized and focused in their aims, Singapore Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen said on Friday.

1:59am EDT

Regional SAARC summit postponed amid rising Pakistani-Indian tensions

ISLAMABAD A summit of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) leaders set for Islamabad in November has been postponed indefinitely, the Pakistani government said on Friday, amid rising tension between arch-rivals India and Pakistan.

Sep 30 2016

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