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  • Strikes on militants at Iraq dam after ‘massacre’

    IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Airstrikes pounded the area around Iraq’s largest dam on Saturday in an effort to drive out militants who captured it earlier this month, as reports emerged …


  • Ariel Sharon, former Israeli PM, dies at 85

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Ariel Sharon, the hard-charging Israeli general and prime minister who was admired and hated for his battlefield exploits and ambitions to reshape the Middle East, died today, …


  • Syria’s civil war plays out on social media

    BEIRUT (AP) — Amid all the bloodshed, confusion and deadlock of Syria’s civil war, one fact is emerging after 2½ years — no conflict ever has been covered this way. …


  • US Army seeks death sentence in Afghan rampage

    SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Army is seeking the death penalty against a soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers in a predawn rampage in March, a punishment some experts …


  • US Army seeks death penalty in 16 Afghan killings

    SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Army said Wednesday it will seek the death penalty against the soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers in a predawn rampage in March, a …


  • Afghan killings case testing military system

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. military has been criticized for its spotty record on convicting troops of killing civilians, but a hearing against Army Staff Sgt. Robert …


  • Afghans find hope for justice in video testimony

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — Through a video monitor in a military courtroom near Seattle, Staff Sgt. Robert Bales saw young Afghan girls smile beneath bright head coverings before …


  • Girl: She hid behind dad during Afghan massacre

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — Little Robina took her seat wearing a deep-red head covering and a nervous smile, ready to tell her story. She giggled as any 7-year-old …


  • Man says he found mom’s body after Afghan massacre

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — Stories of the massacre came, one by one, over a live video link from Afghanistan into a military courtroom outside Seattle: torched bodies, a …


  • Victims testify about details of Afghan massacre

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — Stories of the massacre came, one by one, over a live video link from Afghanistan into a military courtroom outside Seattle: torched bodies, a …


  • Relative of victims recounts details of massacre

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — A relative of some of the victims killed in a massacre in southern Afghanistan last March testified at a hearing for the U.S. soldier …


  • Guards testify about night of Afghan massacre

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — Two Afghan National Army guards testified via a live video stream from Afghanistan, recounting what they had seen in the pre-dawn darkness outside a …


  • Victims to testify in Afghan massacre hearing

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — An Afghan National Army guard who reported seeing a U.S. soldier outside a remote base the night 16 civilians were massacred in March said …


  • Expert: 4 people’s blood on Afghan spree suspect

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — A U.S. Army DNA expert testified Thursday that the soldier suspected of killing 16 Afghan civilians during a nighttime rampage last March had the …


  • Agent recounts livid reaction to Afghan massacre

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — A U.S. agent who investigated the massacre of 16 civilians in southern Afghanistan earlier this year recounted the livid reaction from local villagers and …


  • Defense set to begin in Afghan massacre case

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — Staff Sgt. Robert Bales was largely calm and compliant when he turned himself in following a predawn massacre at two Afghan villages in March, …


  • Prosecutor: US soldier had blood of victims on him

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — A caped figure captured on surveillance video came running out of the darkness to the edge of a remote Army outpost in southern Afghanistan. …


  • US soldier faces hearing in Afghanistan massacre

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. soldier accused of carrying out one of the worst atrocities of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is appearing in a military courtroom, …


  • Hearing begins for suspect in Afghanistan massacre

    SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. soldier accused of carrying out one of the worst atrocities of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is due to appear in a military courtroom Monday, …


  • Suspect in Guatemala killings extradited to US

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Guatemalan soldier accused of taking part in a massacre during that country’s civil war more than a quarter century ago has been extradited to …

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