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Hundreds missing, many elderly tourists, after ship capsizes on China's Yangtze

JIANLI COUNTY, China - Rescuers fought bad weather on Tuesday as they searched for more than 400 people, many of them elderly Chinese tourists, missing after a cruise boat was buffeted by a freak tornado and capsized on the Yangtze River. | Video

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Helicopter on quake relief mission crashes in Nepal

KATHMANDU - A small helicopter on an earthquake relief mission crashed in high mountains in northeast Nepal on Tuesday, killing at least four people, the army said.

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U.S.-led troops launch 15 air strikes against Islamic State: U.S. military

WASHINGTON - The United States and its allies launched 10 air strikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq and five in Syria since Monday morning, the U.S. military said.

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Militants kill nine Afghan aid workers in night time attack

MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan - Unidentified militants shot and killed nine Afghan employees of a Czech-backed aid group, People in Need, in an attack early on Tuesday in Afghanistan's northern Balkh province, government officials said.

Myanmar escorting boat crammed with migrants to 'safe' area

YANGON - Myanmar said a boat crammed with 727 migrants that it has kept stranded at sea for days was being escorted to a "safe" area for identity checks, bringing fresh criticism that it was only prolonging the suffering of people desperate to come ashore.

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Burundi protesters on streets after African leaders seek poll delay

BUJUMBURA - Police fired on protesters who took to the streets of Burundi's capital on Tuesday in renewed protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for a third term in office, witnesses said.

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