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F-35B fighters arrive in Japan for inaugural overseas mission

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A squadron of F-35B Lightning II stealth fighters touched down Wednesday at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to begin the aircraft’s first overseas mission, Marine Corps officials said.

$2 billion in aid sought for hardest-hit in Yemen civil war

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About $2 billion in urgent aid is needed this year to alleviate the suffering of the most vulnerable victims of Yemen's civil war, or about 10 million of the country's 27 million people, the resident U.N. humanitarian chief said Tuesday.

Iraqi prime minister wants full disclosure about 2003 US-led invasion

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Iraq's prime minister is demanding full disclosure about events surrounding the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.

Gambia leader's term extended as tourists are evacuated

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Gambia said Wednesday its legislators have voted to extend President Yahya Jammeh's term by three months, just hours before his mandate was set to expire. But the president-elect has vowed to take office regardless of whether Jammeh leaves. Amid the uncertainty, tourists began to evacuate the country.

Attack in northern Mali kills 33, injures dozens more

1 hour 5 min ago
A suicide bomber in an explosives-laden vehicle attacked a camp in northern Mali on Wednesday, killing at least 33 people and wounding dozens of soldiers and former fighters now trying to stabilize the region.

Obama's orders protecting federal contract workers face reversal by Trump

1 hour 14 min ago
President Barack Obama has used his pen to improve the lot of individual federal contract workers and shape the balance between contractors and government employees. Those same executive orders and presidential memorandums could be wiped out by the stroke of another pen, Donald Trump's.

Advocates: Asylum seekers are being turned away at border

1 hour 29 min ago
Immigrant advocacy groups said Tuesday that U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers are allegedly turning away asylum seekers before their claims can be heard, violating obligations under U.S. and international law.

Troops have 'full control' of eastern Mosul, Iraq military says

1 hour 42 min ago
U.S.-backed Iraqi government troops announced on Wednesday they were in "full control" of eastern Mosul, after routing Islamic State militants from that part of the northern city almost exactly three months since the major operation started.

F-35's 'grotesque' overruns are now past, Pentagon's chief says

1 hour 46 min ago
Lockheed Martin's F-35 jet "has come a long way" since "grotesque" cost overruns and schedule delays plagued the costliest U.S. weapons system, departing Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in an appraisal at odds with the view of President-elect Donald Trump.

Turkey official says border wall with Syria near completion

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A senior Turkish official says two-thirds of a border wall to prevent infiltration from Syria has been completed, and that authorities had prevented a few attempts to dig tunnels underneath the wall.

Nigeria says warship on way toward Gambia as 'exercise'

2 hours 17 min ago
Nigeria confirms one of its warships is heading toward Gambia but calls it a "flag-showing and West Africa training" exercise as the tiny West African nation faces a possible regional military intervention.

Syria to send its UN envoy, military delegation to talks

2 hours 23 min ago
Syria will send its U.N. ambassador and a military delegation to Russian and Turkish-brokered talks with the armed opposition next week.

Florida airport shooter said he visited ‘jihadi chat rooms’ online, prosecutors say

2 hours 24 min ago
Accused airport shooter Esteban Santiago told investigators after his arrest that he communicated with Islamic State terrorists or sympathizers in “jihadi chat rooms” before he killed five people in Fort Lauderdale, authorities said in court Tuesday.

Sailor faces 15 years and court-martial over child porn

2 hours 56 min ago
A Navy sailor is facing up to 15 years in prison for production of child pornography.

2 large earthquakes hit central Italy

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Monitors say two earthquakes have hit central Italy in short succession, with tremors felt in the capital, Rome.

Japan hotel chain under fire over denial of Rape of Nanking

3 hours 52 min ago
A fast-growing Japanese hotel chain is facing criticism over a book penned by the hotel's owner that says the Rape of Nanking was fabricated. APA Group, a Tokyo-based land developer and operator of 400-plus hotels, drew fire for spreading the revisionist views of company president Toshio Motoya by putting the books in hotel guestrooms and also selling them.

Russia extends residence permit for Snowden

4 hours 9 min ago
Russian authorities have extended a residence permit for U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked thousands of secret documents from the National Security Agency.

George H.W. Bush hospitalized in Houston

4 hours 24 min ago
Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized, but the 92-year-old is "fine" and expected to go home in a few days, his chief of staff told area media early Wednesday.

US Marine Band to rehearse for inaugural parade

4 hours 41 min ago
The U.S. Marine Band will be conducting a dress rehearsal for its performance in the inaugural parade.

Were opportunities for clues from MH370 debris missed?

5 hours 10 min ago
Three nations shelled out around $160 million and years' worth of work on the underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The result: No plane. The only tangible — and arguably most important — clues into what happened to the aircraft have come courtesy of ordinary citizens, who bore the costs themselves.