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Sunday Mass canceled across Sri Lanka a week after bombings

Catholic leaders canceled Sunday Masses indefinitely across Sri Lanka and officials urged Muslims to stay home for Friday prayers in an extraordinary call by the clergy to curtail worship as …


UPDATED: Mon., April 22, 2019

Official: Sri Lanka failed to heed warnings of attacks

Sri Lankan officials failed to heed warnings from intelligence agencies about the threat of an attack by a domestic radical Muslim group that officials blame for Easter Sunday bombings which …


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018

Austin bombing suspect blows himself up as SWAT moves in

As a SWAT team closed in, the suspected bomber whose deadly explosives terrorized Austin for three weeks used one of his own devices to blow himself up. But police warned …


UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018

New blast sends bombing investigators to Texas FedEx center

Investigators pursuing a suspected serial bomber in the Texas capital shifted their attention Tuesday to a FedEx shipping center near San Antonio where a package exploded on a conveyor belt …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018

Twin bombings in Baghdad kill 38, shatter post-IS calm

Twin suicide bombings rocked Baghdad on Monday, killing 38 people in the deadliest attack since Iraq declared victory over the Islamic State group last month, and raising fears ahead of …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017

Kremlin says Putin thanked Trump for CIA tip on bombings

Russian President Vladimir Putin telephoned U.S. President Donald Trump Sunday to thank him for a CIA tip that helped thwart a series of bombings in St. Petersburg, the Kremlin said.


Taliban attacks across Afghanistan leave 74 dead, hundreds wounded

Taliban militants launched a series of bombings across Afghanistan, targeting police and government facilities in attacks that killed 74 people and wounded more than 200, officials said Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 17, 2017

Nigerian air force bombs refugee camp, more than 100 dead

A Nigerian air force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists mistakenly bombed a refugee camp on Tuesday, killing more than 100 refugees and aid workers.


Turkey blasts claimed by Kurdish militants; country mourns

Turkey declared a national day of mourning and paid tribute to the dead Sunday after two bombings in Istanbul killed 38 people and wounded 155 others near a soccer stadium. …


Suspect shot, captured in New York-area bombings

A New Jersey police officer responding to a call about a hoodied vagrant curled up asleep in a bar doorway roused him and quickly recognized the bearded face of perhaps …


Three mysterious incidents in New York, New Jersey and Minnesota raise fears of terrorism

Authorities are investigating three incidents – explosions in New York and New Jersey and a stabbing attack in Minnesota – that took place within a 12-hour period on Saturday and …


Wave of Islamic State-claimed bombings in Syria kill at least 48

Near-simultaneous bombings claimed by the Islamic State group struck in and around strongholds of the Syrian government and Kurdish troops Monday, killing at least 48 people in a wave of …


Somalia bombings kill 17 at local government HQ, market

MOGADISHU, Somalia – A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the gates of a local government headquarters in Somalia while another bomber targeted a nearby marketplace, killing at least …


14 killed in attacks on police, military in Turkey; 220 hurt

A string of bombings, blamed on Kurdish rebels and targeting Turkey’s security forces, killed at least 14 people and wounded more than 220 others, officials said Thursday.


Saudi Arabia identifies bombers in 2 attacks this week

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia identified on Thursday suspects in two of the three attacks that struck the kingdom on the same day this week, including one outside …


IS loses ground in Syria, Iraq, Libya

U.S.-backed fighters in Syria converged from three sides on an Islamic State stronghold near the Turkish border Thursday, while Iraqi special forces pushed deeper into Fallujah, one of the last …


Shock, fear in Syrian government bastions after bombings

Convoys of coffins streamed through the streets and mourners fired guns in the air Tuesday as two Syrian coastal towns – government strongholds that had gone relatively untouched throughout the …


Islamic State claims deadly bombings in Brussels

Bombs struck the Brussels airport and one of the city’s metro stations Tuesday, killing at least 31 people and wounding dozens, as a European capital was again locked down amid …


Meghan Nuttall Sayres: Bookstore anchors Syrian community in Istanbul

Couple who fled Damascus after bombing try to create cultural bridge.


Dozens killed in attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait and France

SOUSSE, Tunisia (AP) — A young man pulled a Kalashnikov from a beach umbrella and sprayed gunfire at European sunbathers at a Tunisian resort, killing at least 37 people — …


IS claims deadly blast at Shiite mosque in Kuwait’s capital

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a deadly explosion that struck a Shiite mosque in the Kuwaiti capital after Friday prayers. A posting on a …


Sniper kills suspect after attack on Dallas police headquarters

DALLAS — A man planted pipe bombs outside of Dallas’ police headquarters early Saturday before opening fire on the building and officers who tried to stop him, spraying the building …


Prosecution rests in penalty phase of Boston bomber’s trial

BOSTON (AP) — The prosecution rested its case Thursday during the penalty phase of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s trial after playing a video showing the mother of 8-year-old Martin …


Penalty phase opens in Boston Marathon bombing trial

BOSTON (AP) — The life-or-death phase in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev got underway Tuesday with a prosecutor showing the jury a photo of Tsarnaev giving the …


Penalty phase of marathon bombing trial to start after race

BOSTON (AP) — The second phase of the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will begin on April 21, after the second anniversary of the attack and the day …


Nigeria: Kano mosque blast death toll above 102

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — A hospital worker says more than 102 people were killed in the bomb blast at the central mosque in this city Mortuary attendant at the Murtala …


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 …


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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 5, 2014

Attack at Afghan base kills US major general, wounds 15

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A man dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire Tuesday on foreign troops at a military base, killing at least one U.S. soldier and wounding …