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Hoarding in Syria's largest city as government advances
BEIRUT (AP) -- As government troops close in on Aleppo, some residents are preparing to flee Syria's largest city while others are hoarding food in case of a long siege, even laying out bread on rooftops to dry it out for storage....

Train crash in Germany kills at least 10, injures 80
BAD AIBLING, Germany (AP) -- Two commuter trains crashed head-on Tuesday in southern Germany, killing 10 people and injuring 80 as they slammed into each other on a curve after an automatic safety braking system apparently failed, the transport minister said....

IS car bomb in Syrian capital kills 10
BEIRUT (AP) -- A suicide car bomber dispatched by the Islamic State group struck near a police officers' club in the Syrian capital on Tuesday, killing at least 10 people and destroying a number of cars....

UN urges Turkey to open border to Syrians fleeing Aleppo
KILIS, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey must open its doors to the tens of thousands of Syrians who have massed at the border after fleeing violence, the U.N. demanded Tuesday, as an aide group said tents on the Syrian side are overcrowded and food in short supply....

The Latest: Russia says it has new plan to end Syria war
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest developments on the war in Syria and the tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing violence (all times local):...

The Latest: Intel chief: US faces global terror threat
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the worldwide threat assessment from U.S. intelligence agencies (all times local):...

Pentagon seeks funding for Libya, Africa military operations
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon is seeking $200 million in the 2017 budget for counterterrorism operations in Libya and other portions of North and West Africa, as the Islamic State threat in that region continues to grow....

The Latest: European stocks close down amid world volatility
LONDON (AP) -- The latest on the turmoil afflicting global financial markets (all times local):...

US Army study: Iraq's Mosul dam at 'higher risk' of failure
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's Mosul Dam has long been branded the world's most dangerous dam, at risk of collapsing and sending water crashing over millions of people. That prospect is even greater than was previously believed after the Islamic State group captured the dam briefly in 2014, according to a new report by U.S. Army engineers....

The Latest: Death toll in German train crash up to 10
BERLIN (AP) -- The Latest on a train crash in Germany that has caused deaths and injuries (all times local):...

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Iraqi government says it fully recaptured Ramadi from IS