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Russia said to send more warplanes to Syria, diplomacy 'on life support'

MOSCOW/BEIRUT Russia is sending more warplanes to Syria to ramp up its air campaign, a Russian newspaper reported on Friday, as the United States said diplomacy to halt the violence was "on life support" but not dead yet. | Video

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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.

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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.

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Independence banners hung at HK universities in defiance of China: media

HONG KONG Around a dozen Hong Kong universities draped large banners calling for the city's independence on China's National Day, defying authorities with demands for the Chinese controlled territory to split with mainland China.

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Japan, India to sign nuclear cooperation deal in November: report

TOKYO Japan and India are likely to sign a civil nuclear cooperation pact during a visit to Japan by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in mid-November, the Mainichi newspaper reported on Saturday.

Japan Sep 30 2016

In ex-Soviet Georgia, pope issues veiled criticism of Russia

TBILISI Pope Francis called for respect for international law and the sovereign rights of nations as he arrived in Georgia on Friday, an implicit criticism of Russia, which keeps troops in two breakaway areas of the ex-Soviet state. | Video

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