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Syrian troops advance in central Aleppo near old quarter
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian government forces captured a central rebel-held neighborhood in Aleppo on Tuesday after a week of blistering airstrikes, as a military official vowed that the offensive would continue until insurgents are "wiped out."...



Colombia embarks on path to peace with historic accord
CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) -- After a half-century of bloody combat and four years of tense peace negotiations, now the hard work begins....



Duterte: After tough talk, damage control prevails
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The new Philippine president uses an expletive to warn key ally Barack Obama not to lecture him on human rights and, in another impromptu speech, declares a dramatic policy change in policy such as removing U.S. counterterrorism forces out of his country's volatile south. His key officials walk back the remarks and say everything is normal....



Toll from Egypt migrant boat sinking rises to more than 200
ROSETTA, Egypt (AP) -- Rescue workers on Tuesday pulled dozens of bodies from the hold of an Egyptian fishing boat that sank in the Mediterranean Sea carrying hundreds of migrants, bringing the toll from the disaster to more than 200 dead....



Password breach could have ripple effects well beyond Yahoo
LONDON (AP) -- As investors and investigators weigh the damage of Yahoo's massive breach to the internet icon, information security experts worry that the record-breaking haul of password data could be used to open locks up and down the web....



Defense chief: 9/11 bill could be devastating to US military
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Legislation that would allow the families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for allegedly backing the terrorists who carried out the attacks could be devastating to the U.S. military, according to Defense Secretary Ash Carter....



Health of Israel's Peres deteriorates after major stroke
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A person close to former Israeli President Shimon Peres says his condition has deteriorated, two weeks after suffering a major stroke....



Hard-line former president of Iran won't seek re-election
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's hard-line former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday he won't run in next year's presidential election, ending weeks of speculation after the country's supreme leader discouraged his candidacy....



Official: Panama asks US to extradite ex-prez Martinelli
PANAMA CITY (AP) -- An official in Panama says the country is formally asking the United States to extradite former President Ricardo Martinelli in connection with a phone-tapping controversy....