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Russia plans permanent rotation of cruise missile carrying corvettes in Mediterranean

Russian corvettes equipped with Kalibr cruise missile capable of penetrating complex air defenses and hitting targets at a supersonic speed at a …

West rejects Russia push against Turkey over Syria

Western powers have rejected a proposed UN resolution drawn up by Russia that demanded the immediate halt of cross-border shelling by the Turkish army into Syria.<p>The Russian draft presented at an emergency security council meeting on Friday sought to "cease any actions that undermine Syria's …

Syria rebels slam Russia, say ready for provisional truce

BEIRUT (AP) — The main Syrian opposition group said Saturday it is ready "in principle" to implement a provisional truce, slamming Russia and the …

6 dead in protests for caste benefits in northern India

NEW DELHI (AP) — Hundreds of Indian security forces imposed a curfew and were ordered to fire without warning in a bid to quell protests by members …

After nuclear test, Park has epiphanies on North Korea — and China

SEOUL — The 18th and 19th of each month were busy days at the Woori bank branch in the Kaesong industrial complex.<p>Salaries for the 54,000 North Koreans who worked in the inter­Korean economic zone, on the northern side of the demilitarized zone that separates the estranged countries, were due by …

Kashmir conflict: Indian army 'surrounds militants'

<b>Militants in Indian-administered Kashmir are surrounded by the security forces after attacking Indian soldiers near Srinagar, military officials say.</b><p>At least two militants are now trapped inside a training institute. About 100 students and staff were evacuated from the building as it was …

Georgia Senate passes religious freedom bill

<b>(CNN) —</b> After lengthy debate, Georgia's state Senate passed an amended version of a religious freedom bill Friday, sending it back to the House and infuriating critics who slam the revised measure as anti-gay and lesbian.<p>If the Republican-led House agrees with the Senate version, it will go to Gov. …

Sedition Charge Divides India As Protests Continue

In India, a university student is accused of uttering anti-India slogans that valorized a Kashmiri separatist. Is such sloganeering in support of Afzal Guru, who was hanged for his role in an attack on the Indian Parliament, a case of free speech or sedition?<p>Indians are sharply divided.<p>This past …

Newly Uncovered Photo Shows Young Bernie Sanders Getting Arrested at Civil Rights Protest

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Flint mayor backs formation of stronger water management team | Reuters

(Reuters) - The mayor of Flint, Michigan, where lead-contaminated drinking water went unaddressed for months, wants to empower a more robust water management team to comply with federal safety standards, her spokeswoman said on Saturday.<p>Flint, Michigan Mayor Karen Weaver awaits to testify before …

EPA: Michigan, Flint officials not addressing some water crisis concerns

<b>(CNN) —</b> Federal officials said Michigan and Flint leaders are not doing enough to comply with an emergency order on lead contamination in the city's drinking water.<p>In a letter Friday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency highlighted concerns to state and city officials. It said both sides …

B-1 bombers pulled from ISIS fight

<b>(CNN) —</b> One of the biggest and most dependable U.S. weapons in the battle against ISIS in Syria and Iraq will be out of the fight for the time being, the commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command says.<p>Lt. Gen. Charles Brown Jr. said the fleet of B-1 Lancer bombers had been sent back to the …

Bernie Sanders Predicts He'll Pull Off 'One Of The Great Political Upsets' In History

"We have the momentum."<p>Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was unbowed Saturday after his loss in the Nevada caucuses, saying his campaign still had the momentum and was defying expectations against Hillary Clinton.<p>"When we began in Iowa, we were 50 points behind. When we began in New Hampshire, we were 30 …