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North Korea appears to bolster defenses after flight by U.S. bombers as rhetoric escalates

SEOUL/BEIJING North Korea appears to have boosted defenses on its east coast, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said on Tuesday, after the North said U.S. President Donald Trump had declared war and that it would shoot down U.S. bombers flying near the peninsula. | Video

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Mexico in three-day countdown to search for earthquake survivors

MEXICO CITY Rescuers are unlikely to find any more survivors of Mexico's earthquake still buried in the ruins and will cease operations to find them at the end of Thursday, the emergency services chief said.

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Palestinian gunman kills three Israeli guards at West Bank settlement

HAR ADAR, West Bank A Palestinian gunman killed three Israeli guards and wounded a fourth in an attack on a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday before he was shot dead, a police spokeswoman said.

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Mattis seeks deeper ties with India amid China assertiveness

NEW DELHI U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis held talks with Indian leaders on Tuesday to deepen military ties including the potential sales of U.S. jet fighters and surveillance drones that experts say are aimed at helping it rein in China's influence in the region.

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Philippine presidential guard shot dead, Duterte not nearby

MANILA A member of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's guard unit was shot dead on Tuesday, but the president was far away at the time of the incident and the head of his security team ruled out foul play.

2:45am EDT

China's Xi says will support Interpol raising its profile

BEIJING China will support Interpol, raising the profile and leadership of the global police cooperation agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday at the opening of Interpol's general assembly in Beijing, state media reported.

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