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North Korea bolsters defenses after flight by U.S. bombers as rhetoric escalates9/26/2017 11:58:20 AMSEOUL/BEIJING - North Korea has boosted defenses on its east coast, a South Korean lawmaker said on Tuesday, after the North said U.S. President Donald Trump had declared war and that it would shoot down U.S. bombers flying near the peninsula.Turkey threatens retaliation after Iraqi Kurdish independence vote9/26/2017 11:45:30 AMERBIL, Iraq - The Iraqi government ruled out talks on possible secession for Kurdish-held northern Iraq on Tuesday and Turkey threatened to choke it off, after a referendum on independence there showed strong support for a split.German conservatives push Finance Minister Schaeuble to swap job9/26/2017 12:03:19 PMBERLIN - Senior conservatives raised pressure on Wolfgang Schaeuble on Tuesday to give up the finance ministry and instead impose his authority as head of Germany's next parliament, which will include a large bloc of far-right members.Rights group accuses Myanmar of crimes against humanity9/26/2017 12:14:22 PMYANGON - Myanmar is committing crimes against humanity in its campaign against Muslim insurgents in Rakhine state, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday, calling for the U.N. Security Council to impose sanctions and an arms embargo.Russia builds bridge to move troops across Syria's Euphrates river: TV9/26/2017 10:49:46 AM - The Russian military has built a bridge across the Euphrates river near Deir al-Zor to move troops and vehicles to the other side to support a Syrian army offensive, Russian TV reported on Tuesday, showing footage of trucks moving across the bridge.Exclusive: Mexico unlikely to find more quake survivors, emergency chief says9/26/2017 4:13:26 AMMEXICO CITY - Mexico will search another three days beneath the rubble for possible survivors of the September 19 earthquake even though it is unlikely rescuers will find anyone alive, the country's chief of emergency services said on Monday.Mexico in three-day countdown to search for earthquake survivors9/26/2017 9:10:32 AMMEXICO CITY - Rescuers are unlikely to find any more survivors of Mexico's earthquake still buried in the ruins and will cease operations to find them at the end of Thursday, the emergency services chief said.Iraqi soldiers join Turkish exercises near shared border: witness9/26/2017 9:34:53 AMHABUR, Turkey - Iraqi soldiers joined Turkish troops for military exercises in southeast Turkey near the border with Iraq on Tuesday, a Reuters witness said, as the two countries coordinate steps in response to the Iraqi Kurdish independence referendum.Palestinian gunman kills three Israeli guards at West Bank settlement9/26/2017 11:41:18 AMHAR ADAR, West Bank - A Palestinian man with security clearance to work at a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank opened fire at a checkpoint on Tuesday, killing two Israeli security guards and a paramilitary policeman.Official sacked after Yoda image appears on Saudi textbook9/26/2017 11:07:37 AMDUBAI - Saudi authorities fired a senior education official and other supervisors after a school textbook was found that included a photo-shopped image of the late King Faisal seated next to "Star Wars" movie character Yoda, Saudi media reported on Tuesday.