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U.S. airstrikes expand to Syrian city of Aleppo

ZAGREB, Croatia -- Even as it launched sweeping new airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, the U.S. military said Tuesday that it had expanded the campaign to the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, targeting an offshoot of al-Qaida said...

China jails Uighur scholar for life

BEIJING -- A court in China's restive Xinjiang region sentenced a prominent ethnic Uighur scholar to life in prison Tuesday after convicting him of inciting separatism, his lawyer said.

The sentence came after international calls for the release ...