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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....

The Latest: UN official says Syria approves Aleppo aid

BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):...

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....

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....

Iraq's parliament speaker says airstrike killed civilians

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's parliament speaker says an airstrike targeting the Islamic State-held town of Qaim near the Syrian border killed and wounded "dozens" of civilians, and that he is holding the Iraqi government responsible....

Danish lawmaker: Warning shots should be fired at migrants

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- A Danish lawmaker said Thursday that he 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....

Turkey's leader renounces foreign currencies to boost lira

ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkey's leader has renounced foreign currencies in favor of the ailing lira currency in keeping with his appeal to Turkish citizens to do the same, his spokesman said Thursday, as a new measure was unveiled to help struggling businesses....

Guitarist/singer Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake and Palmer dies

LONDON (AP) -- Musician Greg Lake co-founded both King Crimson and Emerson, Lake and Palmer - bands that helped define the sprawling, influential but often-maligned genre known as progressive rock....

Hungary's leader urges Hungarian minority to vote in Romania

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Hungary's prime minister urged the Hungarian minority in Romania to vote in Sunday's parliamentary election there and "speak up for their own interests."...

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