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Amid growing migrant crisis, 20 burn victims rescued at sea

April 18, 2015

MILAN (AP) — The unabated flow of migrants fleeing instability in Libya brought a new horror on Friday: The discovery of 20 migrants adrift at sea who had suffered grave burn injuries in a cookin... more »»

 
 
 
Australia arrests 5 on charges of plotting ANZAC Day attack

April 18, 2015

SYDNEY (AP) — Five Australian teenagers were arrested Saturday on suspicion of plotting a terrorist attack at a Veterans' Day ceremony that included targeting police officers, officials said. more »»

Australia arrests 5 men on terror plot charges

April 18, 2015

SYDNEY (AP) — Police in Australia say they have arrested five men on suspicion of plotting terrorist attacks on police officers. more »»

Amid growing migrant crisis, 20 burn victims rescued at sea

April 17, 2015

MILAN (AP) — The unabated flow of migrants fleeing instability in Libya brought a new horror on Friday: The discovery of 20 migrants adrift at sea who had suffered grave burn injuries in a cookin... more »»

Canada charges 4 British Navy sailors with sex assault

April 17, 2015

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's military on Friday charged four British Navy sailors with sexual assault causing bodily harm at a Canadian Forces base in Halifax, Nova Scotia. more »»

Iraqi officials believe Saddam's top deputy killed

April 17, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — He was the last member of Saddam Hussein's inner circle still on the run, depicted with his distinctive red moustache as the "king of clubs" on the U.S. more »»

Obama, Renzi pledge to focus on threats from Libya

April 17, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama pledged Friday to work more intensely with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on threats coming from instability in Libya that have led to an influx of... more »»

The globe's record heat keeps on broiling into this year

April 17, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's been no break from the globe's record heat — the first three months of 2015 have set new high temperature mark. more »»

Wave of bombings kills 40 people in Iraqi capital

April 17, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of bombings ripped through Baghdad on Friday, mainly targeting public places and killing at least 40 people, Iraqi officials said. more »»

Germany flies over 100 people from Yemen to Djibouti

April 17, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — The German government says it has flown more than 100 citizens of Germany and other countries out of Yemen on a plane chartered from a Jordanian airline. more »»

Al-Qaida in Yemen takes massive weapons depot from army

April 17, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Al-Qaida's Yemen branch routed government forces from a large weapons depot in the country's east on Friday, seizing dozens of tanks, Katyusha rocket launchers and small arms,... more »»

Iraqi officials say Saddam deputy believed killed

April 17, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials said Friday they believe that government forces killed Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, the former deputy of Saddam Hussein who for over a decade was the top fugitive from... more »»

Car bomb explodes outside US Consulate in northern Iraq

April 17, 2015

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — A car bomb exploded outside the U.S. Consulate in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil, the capital of the Kurdish autonomy zone.

There was no immediate word on casualties. more »»

US troops arrive in Ukraine for training exercises

April 17, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — About 300 US Army paratroopers have arrived in Ukraine for training exercises with national guard units, a move criticized by the Kremlin and eastern Ukraine's Russia-backed... more »»

Some Ugandan Muslims retreat in fear amid police hunt

April 17, 2015

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Kassim Segawa prayed inside his local mosque near Uganda's capital but, instead of being in the company of scores of the faithful, on this day he was alone. more »»

Boko Haram attacks 2 villages in Cameroon, kills 12

April 17, 2015

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Boko Haram militants killed at least 12 people in attacks on two Cameroonian villages on the northern border with Nigeria, a senior military official said Friday. more »»

Iraqi officials say Saddam deputy killed near Tikrit

April 17, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials said they believe that government forces on Friday killed Saddam Hussein's former deputy, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, who remained a wanted fugitive since the 2003 U.S. more »»

Syrian president blames Turkey for loss of northwestern city

April 17, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad blamed Turkey in remarks published Friday for the fall last month of Syria's northwestern city of Idlib to Islamic fighters, saying Ankara provided... more »»

CORRECTION: Boko Haram-UN story

April 17, 2015

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — In a story April 16 about negotiations for a U.N. more »»

Trade talks in Tokyo get push from 'fast-track' deal in US

April 17, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Top Japan and U.S. trade officials plan to meet this weekend, seeking to close gaps over autos and farm trade before Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits Washington later this month. more »»

UN: death toll in Ukraine fighting now above 6,100

April 17, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — The United Nations says the number of people killed in a year of fighting in Ukraine has now passed 6,100, and says it's increasingly worried that breaches in a cease-fire will... more »»

 
 
 

 

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