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U.S. defense chief says China's island-building erodes security

SINGAPORE - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Saturday that Beijing's island-building in the South China Sea was undermining security in the Asia-Pacific but, despite his blunt remarks, the response from Chinese officials was measured.

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Over 4,200 migrants rescued in Mediterranean as crisis grows

ROME - More than 4,200 migrants trying to reach Europe have been rescued from boats in the Mediterranean in last 24 hours, the Italian coastguard said on Saturday.

6:16am EDT

U.S.-Egyptian released from Egypt jail: family

CAIRO - An Egyptian-American jailed in Egypt for nearly two years for involvement in the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood has been released and is headed for the United States, his family said on Saturday.

U.S., Egypt 6:00am EDT

Mexico lawmakers demand president detail wealth after misrepresentation

MEXICO CITY - Mexico's president came under pressure on Friday to fully disclose his financial assets following a Reuters report on Thursday that he had misrepresented the circumstances under which he acquired a property in a lakeside retreat near Mexico City.

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Gunmen kill 20 bus passengers in Pakistan attack

QUETTA, Pakistan - Gunmen disguised as members of the Pakistani security forces killed at least 20 passengers late on Friday after forcing them off buses traveling from the western city of Quetta to Karachi on the southern coast, officials said.

4:51am EDT

Burundi election body's vice president has fled country: sources

BUJUMBURA - The vice president of Burundi's election commission has fled the country ahead of the poll, sources said on Saturday, amid a political crisis triggered by President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for a third term.

Africa 5:39am EDT

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