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Israel Strikes Iran in Syria and Loses a Jet

Advertisement JERUSALEM — Israel clashed with Syrian and Iranian military forces on Saturday in a series of audacious cross-border strikes that could mark a dangerous new phase in Syria’s long civil war. The confrontations, which threaten to draw Israel more directly into the conflict, began before dawn when Israel intercepted ...

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Worries Rise as Pope and China Edge Closer to Deal on Bishops

Advertisement ROME — Pope Francis and his diplomats have been quietly pouring energy into negotiations with the Chinese government that could help end a decades-long dispute over control of the Catholic Church in the country. But as signs of a possible breakthrough have emerged — how bishops get ordained has ...

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Mexico nabs Zetas cartel leader Jose Maria Guizar Valencia

A screen shows a picture of Jose Maria Guizar Valencia, alias ‘El Z43’ and leader of Los Zetas drug cartel, as the head of the National Security Commission (CNS) Renato Salas (3-L) gives a press conference in Mexico City, Mexico, Feb. 9, 2018.(Photo: Mario Guzman, epa-efe) MEXICO CITY — Authorities ...

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19 police in Mexican state charged in kidnappings, killings

Police car with flash lights and signals.(Photo: GummyBone, Getty Images/iStockphoto) MEXICO CITY — Authorities in Mexico’s Gulf coast state of Veracruz announced charges Thursday of “forced disappearance” against 19 current or former state police officials and officers, saying they kidnapped and killed 15 innocent civilians. Veracruz Gov. Miguel Angel Yunes ...

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