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Huge earthquake hits Solomon Islands, tsunami alert lifted

SYDNEY — A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the Solomon Islands early on Friday, but there were no immediate reports of casualties and a tsunami warning for a wide swathe of the South Pacific was later lifted.

Syrian army’s Aleppo advance slows, but victory in sight

ALEPPO, Syria/BEIRUT — The Syrian army's advance in Aleppo slowed on Thursday but a victory was still firmly in sight after President Bashar al-Assad vowed that retaking the city would change the course of the six-year-old war.

More Central Americans are giving up on the U.S.

TENOSIQUE, Mexico — Unable to find work and terrified by the street gangs that brazenly roamed the streets, Karen Zaldivar was one of tens of thousands of young people who fled Honduras in 2014.

U.N. imposes new sanctions on N.Korea to slash cash from exports

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations Security Council imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Wednesday aimed at cutting the Asian country's annual export revenue by a quarter in response to Pyongyang's fifth and largest nuclear test in September.

Leftist allies fly in to pay tribute to Castro at mass rally

HAVANA — Leaders of Cuba’s leftist allies and other developing countries arrive in Havana on Tuesday for a mass rally commemorating Fidel Castro, the rebel who seized power in a 1959 revolution and ruled the island for half a century.

U.N. Syria envoy wants Trump to increase fight against Islamic State

BRUSSELS — U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura on Tuesday sought to dispel concerns that the U.S. President-elect Donald Trump could strike a deal with Russia over Syria, saying he would welcome it if Washington increased its fighting against Islamic State.

Nearly 1,000 sex assaults reported in Canada military last year

OTTAWA — Some 960 members of the Canadian military reported being victims of sexual assault in the last year, and 27 percent of women in the armed forces have been sexually assaulted during their career, Statistics Canada said on Monday.

Mining, plantations mean Bolivia’s drought hurts more

BOGOTA — Water shortages caused by Bolivia’s worst drought in 25 years have been exacerbated by booming population growth in cities, poor infrastructure and the impact of big agricultural plantations and mining projects, campaigners say.

It’s Standing Rock North’: Trans Mountain pipeline in Canada stirs strong opposition

TSLEIL-WAUTUTH NATION RESERVE, B.C. — Canada’s Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion would nearly triple the amount of Alberta oil transported to the Vancouver-area port just across the water from this tiny First Nation reserve, where the Tsleil-Waututh people are battling a pipeline with far bigger capacity than the bitterly fought-over Keystone and Dakota Access pipelines in the U.S.

Fidel Castro dies at 90

HAVANA — Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States and for five decades defied U.S. efforts to topple him, died on Friday. He was 90.

Suicide truck bomb kills about 100 in Iraq

BAGHDAD — A suicide truck bomb killed about 100 people, most of them Iranian Shi'ite pilgrims, at a petrol station in the city of Hilla 62 miles south of Baghdad on Thursday, police and medical sources said.

German lawmaker worried by Trump’s lack of Middle East policy

BERLIN — A contender to be the next German foreign minister urged U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday not to cancel the Iran nuclear deal or move too close to Moscow, saying such policy shifts could cause more instability in the Middle East.

Lessons of 2011 tsunami put to use with latest quake

TOKYO — Massive tsunami waves slammed into Japan’s northeastern coast more than five years ago, killing about 18,000 people and prompting authorities to revise warning systems and evacuation plans to try to save more lives.