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  • ‘I am Charlie’ rallies back free speech

    LONDON — From Berlin to Bangkok, tens of thousands took a stand against living in fear, as rallies defended the freedom of expression and honored the victims of a Paris …


  • American, South African hostages killed during rescue attempt

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An American photojournalist and a South African teacher were killed Saturday during a high-risk, U.S.-led raid to free them from al-Qaida-affiliated militants in Yemen, a turbulent …


  • Taliban raid foreign guesthouse in Afghan capital

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban suicide bombers and gunmen attacked a foreign guesthouse near parliament in the Afghan capital Saturday, the latest assault targeting foreigners as NATO troops withdraw from …


  • Police: Blasts at mosque in Nigeria kill 35 people

    KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Police say 35 people were killed when multiple explosions tore through the central mosque in Nigeria’s second-largest city. State Deputy police commissioner Sanusi Lemu said 150 …


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    Islamic State mass killings now target Iraqi tribe

    BAGHDAD — Islamic State group militants publicly shot dead 36 Sunni tribesmen, women and children Monday, an Iraqi official and a tribal leader said, pushing the total number of members …


  • Obama calls for dismantling IS ’network of death’

    UNITED NATIONS — Declaring the world at a “crossroads between war and peace,” President Barack Obama vowed Wednesday to lead a coalition to dismantle the Islamic State militant group’s “network …


  • 9/11 commemoration held in open plaza

    NEW YORK (AP) — With the solemn toll of a bell and a moment of silence, the nation paused Thursday to mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror …


  • Britain raises terror threat level

    LONDON (AP) — Britain raised the terror threat level from substantial to severe Friday, meaning that a terrorist attack is considered highly likely. Home Secretary Theresa Mays said the decision …


  • Iraq suicide bomber kills at least 11 in Baghdad

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a suicide bombing against an Interior Ministry building in central Baghdad has killed at least 11 people. A police officer says the suicide bomber …


  • Rush-hour Moscow subway derails: 20 dead, 150 hurt

    MOSCOW (AP) — A subway train derailed Tuesday deep below Moscow streets, twisting and mangling crowded rail cars at the height of morning rush hour. At least 20 people were …


  • 63 abducted females escape extremists in Nigeria

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — More than 60 Nigerian girls and women abducted by Islamic extremists two weeks ago have managed to escape, officials said Monday, though more than 200 girls …


  • Officials: Israel finds bodies of kidnapped teens

    Security officials say the Israeli military has discovered the bodies of three Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped in the West Bank earlier this month.


  • 9/11 remains returned to World Trade Center site

    NEW YORK (AP) — The unidentified remains of those killed at the World Trade Center have returned to the World Trade Center site in a solemn procession on a foggy …


  • U.S. joins Nigeria in search for abducted girls

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration will send military, intelligence and law enforcement advisers to Nigeria to help the beleaguered government find and rescue more than 270 teenage girls who were …


  • N.Y. court: U.S. must release targeted killings memo

    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government must publicly disclose in redacted form secret papers describing its legal justification for using drones to kill citizens suspected of terrorism overseas, because …


  • Parents: 234 girls kidnapped from Nigeria school

    CHIBOK, Nigeria - Some 234 girls are missing from the northeast Nigerian school attacked last week by Islamic extremists, significantly more than the 85 reported by education officials, parents told …


  • Amy Goodman: White supremacy, America’s real threat, being ignored

    Another U.S. shooting spree has left bullet-riddled bodies in its wake and refocused attention on violent, right-wing extremists. Frazier Glenn Miller, a former leader of a wing of the Ku …


  • Bin Laden son-in-law convicted at NYC terror trial

    NEW YORK (AP) — Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law has been convicted in New York of conspiring to kill Americans by serving as al-Qaida’s spokesman after the Sept. 11 attacks.


  • Harpham loses MLK parade bombing appeal

    The man who placed a bomb along the Martin Luther King Jr. Day march route in January 2011 will continue to serve his 32-year prison term after a federal judge …


  • Federal judges deny MLK parade bomber’s appeal

    A trio of federal appeals court judges tossed an appeal Thursday from the white supremacist who pleaded guilty to planting a bomb on the route of the Martin Luther King …


  • Official: Passenger tried to hijack plane to Sochi

    ANKARA, Turkey — A passenger on board an Istanbul-bound flight Friday claimed there was a bomb on board and tried to hijack the plane to Sochi, Russia, where the Olympics …


  • Bus bomber’s husband, 4 others killed in Dagestan

    MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) — The husband of a suicide bomber who killed six people on a bus died Saturday after a stand-off with police in Russia’s restive south, the country’s …


  • Group: Egyptian ex-army officer was suicide bomber

    CAIRO (AP) — Al-Qaida-inspired militants say the suicide bomber who carried out a failed assassination attempt on Egypt’s interior minister last month was a sacked military officer. A video posted …


  • U.S. raid targets planned terrorism in Kenya, officials say

    NAIROBI, Kenya – U.S. interrogators headed to an American warship in the Mediterranean to question a suspected Libyan al-Qaida operative linked to the bombings of U.S. embassies in Africa as …


  • Kenyan president: Terrorists defeated

    NAIROBI, Kenya — The terrorists who took control of a Nairobi mall and held off Kenyan security forces for four days have been defeated after killing at least 67 civilians …


  • Syrians bracing for possible US strike

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Edging toward a punitive strike against Syria, President Barack Obama said Friday he is weighing “limited and narrow” action as the administration bluntly accused Bashar Assad’s government …


  • Soldier guilty of murder for Fort Hood shootings

    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Army Maj. Nidal Hasan was convicted Friday in the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, a shocking assault against American troops at home by one …


  • Car bombs kill 36 people in Iraq

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A wave of bombings, mainly targeting markets in and near Baghdad, killed 36 people on Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a surge of violence that has …


  • Westerners evacuated amid terror fears in Yemen

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A suspected U.S. drone killed four alleged al-Qaida members Tuesday in Yemen, as the U.S. and British embassies evacuated staff amid reports of a threatened attack …


  • Iraq sees highest monthly death toll in 5 years

    BAGHDAD (AP) — More than 1,000 people were killed in Iraq in July, the highest monthly death toll in five years, the U.N. said Thursday, a grim figure that shows …