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The Latest: UK and France urge UN council meeting on Aleppo
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on Syria's civil war and the escalating violence in the contested northern city of Aleppo (all times local):...

Court files show bid to tar slain Honduran activist Caceres
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) -- For months before her death, environmental activist Berta Caceres complained of repeated threats warning her to stop leading protests opposing a hydroelectric project on her Lenca people's ancestral lands....

Northern Syrian city of Aleppo dragged deeper into violence
BEIRUT (AP) -- A maternity hospital in a government-held section of Aleppo was struck by rocket fire Tuesday as battles killed 20 people and dragged the contested city in northern Syria deeper into chaos for a 12th straight day....

US defense secretary says Russia is 'nuclear saber-rattling'
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter blasted what the U.S. and its allies see as Russian aggression in Europe, saying Tuesday that Moscow is "going backward in time" with warlike actions that compel an American military buildup on NATO's eastern flank....

UN demands protection for hospitals in conflicts
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council responded to an upsurge in deadly attacks on hospitals and medical personnel, unanimously adopting a resolution Tuesday demanding that all parties to conflicts protect staff and facilities treating the wounded and sick....

Wildfires cause chaos in Canada oil sands town
FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) -- The entire population of the Canadian oil sands city of Fort McMurray, Alberta, has been ordered to evacuate as a wildfire whipped by winds engulfed homes and sent ash raining down on residents....

US combat death in Iraq reflects intensifying war
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) -- The combat death of a U.S Navy SEAL who was advising Kurdish forces in Iraq coincides with a gradually deepening American role in fighting a resilient Islamic State, even as the Iraqis struggle to muster the military and political strength to defeat the militants....

6-month-old rescued from collapsed building in Kenya
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A nearly 6-month-old girl was rescued Tuesday from the rubble of a building that collapsed last week, raising hopes for more survivors in the disaster that has left 23 people dead and 93 others missing....

Fashionistas, celebrities jam Chanel fashion show in Havana
HAVANA (AP) -- Wealthy fashionistas and celebrities from around the world flocked beneath klieg lights Wednesday night on a grand Havana colonial avenue transformed into a private runway for French fashion house Chanel....

Prime minister says Australia to have July 2 election
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australians will go to the polls in early July after the prime minister said Wednesday that he was calling an early election....

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Africa
3 Red Cross employees abducted in eastern Congo

Asia
Prime minister says Australia will have an election on July 2

Europe
Fatal helicopter crash in Norway caused by technical failure

Latin America/Caribbean
Fashionistas, celebrities jam Chanel fashion show in Havana

Middle East
The Latest: UK and France urge UN council meeting on Aleppo