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Syrian forces squeeze Aleppo, bring new wave of evacuations
BEIRUT (AP) -- Nearly two weeks into a crushing blitz, Syrian forces and their allies have taken control of nearly all of what was once an opposition stronghold in eastern Aleppo, touching off a new wave of evacuations Friday and raising concerns about hundreds of men who have disappeared and are feared to have been seized by the government....

Diplomat: Geneva meeting could avoid 'destruction' in Aleppo
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- A meeting on Saturday between Moscow and Washington is extremely important because it could avoid "massive destruction" if a plan for evacuating rebel fighters and civilians from war-ravaged Aleppo can be worked out, the U.N.'s special envoy to Syria said....

South Korean president is impeached in stunning fall
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean lawmakers on Friday impeached President Park Geun-hye, a stunning and swift fall for the country's first female leader amid protests that drew millions into the streets in united fury....

It's Trump's war soon: Afghan future is cloudy at best
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan has fallen so far from Americans' consciousness that some may have forgotten it's called the forgotten war....

World Vision says hundreds affected by Solomon Islands quake
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Hundreds of people in remote parts of the Solomon Islands have had their homes damaged or destroyed by a powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake that struck Friday, an aid organization said....

US defense secretary offers assurances to Afghan leaders
BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday that America will stick with Afghanistan for years to come as a new U.S. president takes over what is already America's longest war....

Bomb blasts kill 30 in northeast Nigeria; Boko Haram blamed
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) -- Two women suicide bombers blew themselves up at a bustling market in northeast Nigeria's Madagali town on Friday morning, killing at least 30 people and wounding 67, an army spokesman told The Associated Press....

Ghana TV: President concedes defeat to opposition leader
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) -- Ghana's longtime opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo won the presidency late Friday on his third run for the office, a race that was largely seen as a referendum on how the incumbent party had managed the economy in this long stable democracy....

British police: 83 potential suspects in soccer abuse probe
LONDON (AP) -- Police overseeing the sex abuse scandal in British soccer say 83 potential suspects have been identified and linked to 98 clubs....

US airstrike killed militant linked to Charlie Hebdo attack
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An Islamic State leader linked to the 2015 attacks at the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and assassinations in Tunisia was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Syria, U.S. military officials said Friday....

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