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US admiral says N. Korea crisis is at worst point he's seen
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The senior U.S. Navy officer overseeing military operations in the Pacific says the crisis with North Korea is at the worst point he's ever seen. But he declined to compare the situation to the Cuban Missile Crisis decades ago....

As Trump calls for wall, a look at the world's barriers
As President Donald Trump marks 100 days in office, he is vowing to keep his campaign promise to build a wall along the border with Mexico....

Syrian media: Israel attacked installation near Damascus
BEIRUT (AP) -- An apparent Israeli missile attack on a Syrian military installation near Damascus International Airport shook the capital early on Thursday morning and raised tensions between the two hostile neighbors....

Militant group: Pakistan using prisoner for propaganda
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- The Taliban in Pakistan has accused the country's premier intelligence service of using a notorious captured militant leader to give the impression the group is being funded by foreign spy agencies to orchestrate attacks, a militant spokesman said....

The Latest: Russia condemns apparent Israeli strike on Syria
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on Syria (all times local):...

A look at North Korea's evolving brinkmanship
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea observers have long marveled at the ability of a small, impoverished, autocratic nation to go toe-to-toe with the world's superpowers....

Rumors rife as gas restrictions in N. Korean capital drag on
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- An acute shortage of gasoline in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang that has sparked price hikes and hoarding is raising fears of potentially crippling pain at the pumps if things don't get better soon - and driving rumors that China is to blame....

UK police arrest man with knives on suspicion of terrorism
LONDON (AP) -- Police carrying out a counterterrorism investigation Thursday swooped in on a man they said was carrying knives in a bag near Britain's Parliament and arrested him on suspicion of planning terrorist acts....

Russian navy ship sinks in Black Sea, all 78 crew rescued
MOSCOW (AP) -- A Russian naval reconnaissance ship sank Thursday after colliding with a freighter off Istanbul, but all crew members were rescued, the Defense Ministry said....

The Latest: Minor damage to freighter that hit Russian ship
ISTANBUL (AP) -- The Latest on Russia navy ship damaged near Istanbul (all times local):...

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