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INDONESIA-BOAT IN DISTRESS -- At least 23 survivors and two dead are recovered from a passenger ferry that sank in central Indonesia after being buffeted by high waves, as rescuers try to reach scores of missing. SENT: 290 words. Developing.

MONGOLIA-BANKHAR DOGS -- As years of overgrazing increasingly push Mongolian nomads into the territory of their oldest foes -- snow leopards and wolves -- a group of researchers and herders are trying to reinstate the close relative of the Tibetan mastiff to its historic place beside their nomadic masters. By Grace Brown. SENT: 750 words, photos.

CHINA-MISS WORLD -- SANYA, China -- Spain's Mireia Lalaguna Royo wins Miss World title in China; Russia, Indonesia take 2nd, 3rd in an event dogged by controversy over China's refusal to allow Canada's entrant to attend. SENT: 380 words, photos

CHINA-US -- US says bombers didn't intend to fly over China-held island after Beijing files protests. By Christopher Bodeen. SENT: 620 words, photos.

CHINA-BUILDING COLLAPSE -- Landslide collapses building in China, casualties unknown. SENT: 95 words. Developing.

INDONESIA-MILITARY PLANE CRASH -- Indonesia T-50 jet fighter crashes at air show, killing 2 pilots. SENT: 175 words.


MANCHESTER, New Hampshire -- U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders apologized to Hillary Clinton and his own supporters Saturday night for a breach of her campaign's valuable voter data, seeking to put the controversy to rest in a debate that quickly moved on to national security concerns and Americans' heightened fear of terrorism. By Lisa Lerer and Julie Pace. SENT: 1,000 words, photos, video, audio.

KENYA-AIR FRANCE-BOMB SCARE -- Air France flight forced to land in Kenya over bomb scare. SENT: 130 words. Developing.

PARIS ATTACKS-TROUBLED NEIGHBORHOODS -- Several nights before he blew himself up in the Paris attacks, Brahim Abdeslam was doing what he often did: Smoking hash in a car with a couple of friends in his home district of Molenbeek in the Belgian capital. In this neighborhood of housing projects, Belgians of Moroccan or Algerian descent struggle to build lives, torn between assimilation and racism, facing lack of opportunity and preyed on by recruiters for Islamic militant groups. By Hamza Hendawi. UPCOMING: 1,400 words by 0900 GMT, photos

BURUNDI-UNREST -- Burundi rejects 5,000 Africa Union peacekeeping force, says it will view deployment as attack. By Ssuuna Katera. SENT: 540 words, photos.

RWANDA-TERM LMIITS -- Rwandans vote to lift term limits for President Paul Kagame, he could rule until 2034. By Ignatius Ssuna. SENT: 450 words, photos.


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