North Korea sends another US citizen to prison

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday sentenced a U.S. citizen of Korean heritage to 10 years in prison after convicting him of espionage and subversion, the second American it has put behind bars this year.

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South Korea: Suspected midrange North Korean missiles fail

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea attempted unsuccessfully to launch two suspected powerful intermediate-range missiles on Thursday, South Korean defense officials said, bringing the number of apparent failures in recent weeks to three.

  • Written by HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press

About 16 military disciplined in Afghanistan hospital attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior U.S. official says that about 16 U.S. military personnel, including one general officer, have been disciplined for mistakes that led to the bombing of a civilian hospital in Afghanistan last year that killed 42 people.

  • Written by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

AP EXPLAINS: A look at the Syrian city of Aleppo

As a two-month-old cease-fire collapses and peace talks stall, the northern city of Aleppo is once again a main battlefield in Syria's devastating civil war. More than 60 people have been killed in less than 24 hours in airstrikes and shelling on contested neighborhoods of the city.

A look at Aleppo:

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