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Syrian troops advance in Aleppo amid war's heaviest bombing
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian troops captured a rebel-held area on the edge of Aleppo on Saturday, tightening their siege on opposition-held neighborhoods in the northern city after what residents described as the heaviest air bombardment of the 5 �-year civil war....

N. Korean defectors sold as brides in China want kids back
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- After fleeing North Korea to avoid extreme poverty and oppression, the young woman allowed a stranger to arrange a marriage for her with a rural Chinese farmer because she had nowhere to go. An even more painful decision came later....

China begins operating world's largest radio telescope
BEIJING (AP) -- The world's largest radio telescope began searching for signals from stars and galaxies and, perhaps, extraterrestrial life Sunday in a project demonstrating China's rising ambitions in space and its pursuit of international scientific prestige....

Attendees at North Korean air show wowed by model F-16
WONSAN, North Korea (AP) -- Now here's something you don't see every day: an F-16 fighter jet buzzing through the skies of North Korea and launching - fireworks....

Prince William, Kate arrive in Canada with 2 young children
VICTORIA, British Columbia (AP) -- Little Princess Charlotte, Prince George and their parents, Prince William and Kate, arrived in Canada on Saturday for their first official trip overseas as a family of four....

Bosnian Serbs vote in referendum banned by top court
BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- Bosnian Serbs are voting in a referendum banned by the country's constitutional court, risking Western sanctions against their autonomous region and criminal charges against their leaders....

Mexico sees surge of migrants from Haiti, Africa and Asia
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican immigration authorities said Saturday they have been hit by a surge of almost 5,000 Haitian, African and Asian migrants entering by the southern border in just a few days....

Tens of thousands march against same-sex marriage in Mexico
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Tens of thousands of people marched through Mexico City on Saturday in opposition to President Enrique Pena Nieto's push to legalize same-sex marriage....

Swiss vote on granting new powers to intelligence services
GENEVA (AP) -- Swiss voters are casting ballots to decide whether to grant new powers to Switzerland's intelligence services, such as tracking internet activity, snooping on email boxes and tapping phones to better fight spies, criminal hackers and violent extremists....

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Africa
South Sudan rebel chief urges armed resistance to Juba govt

Asia
N. Korean defectors sold as brides in China want kids back

Europe
Bosnian Serbs vote in referendum banned by top court

Latin America/Caribbean
Mexico sees surge of migrants from Haiti, Africa and Asia

Middle East
In battle for Iraq's Mosul, many forces with many motives