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Assad relies on foreign fighters in push to retake Aleppo
ALEPPO, Syria (AP) -- Syria's President Bashar Assad is on the verge of recapturing all of Aleppo from rebels, but the victory won't be his alone. The battle for Syria's largest city has attracted thousands of foreign forces backing Assad - including Russian soldiers and Shiite fighters from Iran, Lebanon, Iraq and Afghanistan....
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US is sending 200 more troops to Syria to battle IS
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Saturday that as many as 200 more American troops are being sent to Syria to help Kurdish and Arab fighters capture the Islamic State group's key stronghold of Raqqa....
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Iraq sends reinforcements to eastern Mosul after IS attack
MAKHMOUR, Iraq (AP) -- An Iraqi commander says reinforcements have been sent to eastern Mosul after a major Islamic State counterattack drove troops back last week, further slowing a nearly two-month-old offensive to retake the city....
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Colombia's Santos accepts Nobel Prize as 'gift from heaven'
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has accepted the Nobel Peace Prize at a ceremony in Oslo, Norway....
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It's Trump's war soon: Afghan future is cloudy at best
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan has fallen so far from Americans' consciousness that some may have forgotten it's called the forgotten war....
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After weeks of protests, crowds celebrate Park's impeachment
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The previous time South Korea's parliament voted to impeach a president, ruling party lawmakers bawled and hurled ballot boxes, a man set himself on fire in front of the National Assembly, and thousands glumly held candlelight vigils night after night to save late liberal President Roh Moo-hyun....
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Who's next? A look at South Korean presidential contenders
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Fresh off impeachment, South Korean President Park Geun-hye's days in office may be numbered....
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Syria: Kerry, diplomats seek support for Aleppo's opposition
PARIS (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and leading diplomats are trying to find solutions for Syria's desperate opposition, as Syrian government forces squeeze rebels out of Aleppo after a devastating blitz....
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Gambia leader's rejection of defeat 'null and void,' AU says
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- The African Union is calling the sudden rejection by Gambia's longtime leader of his election defeat "null and void" as the tiny West African nation is urged to remain calm....
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Thousands flee Syria's Aleppo as Assad nears victory
BEIRUT (AP) -- Some 50,000 civilians have fled eastern Aleppo over the past two days in a "constant stream," Russia said Saturday, as Syrian government forces close in on the last pocket of opposition control in the northern city....
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