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Syrian government launches Aleppo ground attack

BEIRUT Syrian government forces and their allies attacked the opposition-held sector of Aleppo on several fronts on Tuesday, the biggest ground assault yet in a massive new campaign that has destroyed a U.S.-backed ceasefire. | Video

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As Pakistan army chief's tenure nears end, PM faces key choice

ISLAMABAD Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif faces a key choice in the coming weeks about who should run Pakistan's powerful military, one that will have a major influence on the country's often strained relationships with the United States and nuclear rival India.

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U.S to deploy anti-missile system in South Korea 'as soon as possible'

WASHINGTON The United States will speed up deployment of the THAAD anti-missile system to South Korea given the pace of North Korea's missile tests, and it will be stationed there "as soon as possible," the top U.S. diplomat for East Asia said on Tuesday.

India-Pakistan tensions rise after Indian PM cancels trip

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD Tensions between India and Pakistan rose on Tuesday as India's leader canceled a visit to a regional summit and Islamabad warned it would treat it as "an act of war" if India revoked a water treaty.

United Nations 4:15pm EDT

Number of unsolved crimes in Mexico rose in 2015: poll

MEXICO CITY The number of unsolved crimes in Mexico rose in 2015, with 93.7 percent of all infractions going unreported or uninvestigated, in a fresh blow to government efforts to stem years of drug violence and restore law and order.

Mexico 5:59pm EDT

Slum dwellers squeezed out of India's ambitious Smart Cities plan, activists say

BHUBANESWAR/MUMBAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Once known as Temple City for its ancient Hindu temples, Bhubaneswar in the eastern Indian state of Odisha aims to reposition itself as a hub for technology and healthcare with funding from a government program to modernize cities.

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