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Aid groups descend on Indonesia quake zone; deaths reach 102
MEUREUDU, Indonesia (AP) -- Humanitarian organizations descended on Indonesia's Aceh province Thursday as the local disaster agency called for urgent food supplies and officials raced to assess the full extent of damage from an earthquake that killed more than 100 people....

AP PHOTOS: Indonesian towns reel from earthquake devastation
PIDIE JAYA, Indonesia (AP) -- Damage from the earthquake that shook Indonesia's Aceh province on Wednesday is extensive in towns near the epicenter. A market was leveled, and other buildings reduced to chunks of cement and twisted rebar....

Assad supporters see domino effect in Aleppo government win
ALEPPO, Syria (AP) -- Aleppo shakes with explosions and gunfire day and night in both the government- and rebel-held sides of the divided Syrian city. But for supporters of President Bashar Assad, there is a growing sense of imminent victory....

Syria president says victory in Aleppo won't end the war
BEIRUT (AP) -- President Bashar Assad said in comments published Thursday that Syrian forces' victory in the battle for Aleppo will be a "big gain" for his government but that it will not end of the country's civil war....

EU starts legal action against 4 states over VW emissions
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union is starting legal action against Britain, Germany, Luxembourg and Spain for not imposing penalties against Volkswagen for using illegal software to hide vehicle emissions....

Danish lawmaker: Warning shots should be fired at migrants
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- A Danish lawmaker has regretted saying migrants sailing to Europe should "be fired at" if they cross the continent's "territorial waters." He clarified his remarks to say "warning shots" should be fired instead....

The Latest: EU: Turkey doing little to earn visa-free travel
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- The Latest on the migrant situation in Europe (all times local):...

Correction: Japan-US-Pearl Harbor story
TOKYO (AP) -- In a story published Dec. 5 about Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's upcoming visit to Pearl Harbor, The Associated Press reported erroneously that he would be the first Japanese leader to do so. Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida visited in 1951....

Intelligence agency: Russia trying to destabilize Germany
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's domestic intelligence agency says Russia is trying to destabilize German society and the state with propaganda campaigns and cyberattacks....

The Latest: Syria activists report intense bombing in Aleppo
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):...

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Correction: Japan-US-Pearl Harbor story

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Latin America/Caribbean
Pirates preying on Venezuelan fishermen as industry unravels

Middle East
Syria president says victory in Aleppo won't end the war