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U.S. Navy plane crashes in Philippine Sea, three missing

TOKYO A U.S. Navy transport plane carrying 11 people crashed in the Philippine Sea south of Japan on Wednesday as it flew to the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan, the U.S. Seventh Fleet said. | Video

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Ex-Bosnian Serb commander Mladic convicted of genocide, gets life in prison

THE HAGUE A U.N. tribunal on Wednesday convicted former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic of genocide and crimes against humanity for orchestrating massacres and ethnic cleansing during Bosnia's war and sentenced him to life in prison. | Video

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U.S. calls Myanmar operation against Rohingya 'ethnic cleansing'

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday called the Myanmar military operation against the Rohingya population "ethnic cleansing" and said the United States would consider targeted sanctions against those responsible.

Pope to meet head of Myanmar army and Rohingya refugees: Vatican

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis will meet the head of Myanmar's army on a visit to the country and Rohingya refugees while he is in Bangladesh, both late additions to his tour of the two countries next week.

Myanmar, Pope 8:30am EST

Search for missing Argentine submarine reaches 'critical phase'

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina/BUENOS AIRES The search for an Argentine navy submarine missing in the South Atlantic for one week reached a "critical phase" on Wednesday as the 44 crew on board could be running low on oxygen, a navy spokesman said.

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Kremlin pledges to stand up for Russian billionaire arrested in France

MOSCOW/PARIS The Kremlin said on Wednesday it will spare no effort to defend the rights of Suleiman Kerimov, a Russian businessman and lawmaker who was arrested in the French Riviera resort of Nice in connection with a French tax evasion case.

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