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Gunmen kill 20 bus passengers in Pakistan attack

QUETTA, Pakistan - Gunmen disguised as members of the Pakistani security forces killed at least 20 passengers late on Friday after forcing them off buses travelling from the western city of Quetta to Karachi on the southern coast, officials said.

Japan says China, others must behave responsibly on West PH Sea

SINGAPORE - Japan's Minister of Defense warned on Saturday that land reclamation projects in the South China Sea risked plunging the region into disorder and urged nations, including China, to behave responsibly.

'Ebola will return', veteran scientist warns

PARIS, France - Congolese expert Jean-Jacques Muyembe may be little known to the public, but he has been one of the world's top Ebola investigators since the first epidemic erupted in central Africa in 1976.

Presidential disaster declaration signed after Texas storms kill 21

DALLAS - President Barack Obama signed a disaster declaration late on Friday for areas in Texas hammered by severe weather that killed at least 21 people, caused massive flooding and prompted evacuations this week.

12-year-old rape victim can keep baby: Uruguay media

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay - A 12-year-old Uruguayan girl who was left pregnant after being raped, will be allowed by authorities to keep her baby, news reports here said on Friday.

Paris to break hearts with removal of a million 'love locks'

PARIS, France - Too much love can be a bad thing: Paris city officials, exasperated with lovers sealing their passion by clipping padlocks all over the city, are set to remove 45 tonnes of the locks next week.

US defense chief says China's island-building erodes security

SINGAPORE - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Saturday that Beijing's island-building in the South China Sea was undermining security in the Asia-Pacific but, despite his blunt remarks, the response from Chinese officials was measured.

EU, Japan wary of unilateral actions in West PH Sea

The European Union and Japan are concerned about unilateral actions that change the status quo in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), a joint statement said on Friday, with China's reclamation in disputed waters stoking regional tensions.