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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....

US combat death in Iraq reflects intensifying war
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) -- The combat death Tuesday 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....

Gaza sewage crisis, festering in conflict, poisons coast
SHATI REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Each day, millions of gallons of raw sewage pour into the Gaza Strip's Mediterranean beachfront, spewing out of a metal pipe and turning miles of once-scenic coastline into a stagnant dead zone....

3 Red Cross employees abducted in eastern Congo
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- Three employees of the International Committee of the Red Cross have been abducted in eastern Congo....

Israeli sentenced to life over killing of Palestinian teen
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A Jerusalem court on Tuesday handed a life sentence to the main attacker in the killing of a Palestinian teenager in 2014 whose death helped spark a chain of events that led to that year's Gaza war....

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