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Macedonia declares emergency after flooding kills 21

Macedonia’s government declared a state of emergency Sunday in parts of the capital hit by torrential rain and floods that left at least 21 people dead, six missing and dozens …


IS claims Belgium machete attack that wounded 2 policewomen

The Islamic State group on Sunday claimed responsibility for a weekend machete attack that wounded two policewomen in the Belgian city of Charleroi, calling it an act of reprisal carried …


Massive Turkish anti-coup rally packs Istanbul waterfront area

Turkey will continue fighting whatever powers seek to undermine the government, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed Sunday as he addressed a massive flag-waving rally in Istanbul in the wake of …


Egypt’s former grand mufti survives shooting west of Cairo

Egypt’s former grand mufti survived an attempt on his life in a western Cairo suburb when two masked gunmen opened fire as he was walking toward a mosque to hold …


U.N. ‘extremely’ concerned for children in Syria’s Aleppo

BEIRUT – The United Nations Children’s Fund said Wednesday it is “extremely” concerned for the safety and well-being of children caught up in the violence engulfing the northern Syrian city …


Hurricane Earl drenching Belize, then heading for Mexico

Hurricane Earl bore down on the coast of the Caribbean nation of Belize with the danger of high surf and winds, while also threatening neighboring Guatemala and southern Mexico with …


London police say knife attack leaves 1 dead, 5 hurt

A woman has died and five others were injured in a knife attack in a central part of London, the police said Thursday.


Armenia: 20 gunmen surrender, police station standoff over

All 20 gunmen inside a police compound in Armenia’s capital surrendered Sunday, ending a two-week standoff that left two police officers dead and several wounded on both sides, the security …


Syrian rebels launch push aimed at breaking Aleppo siege

Syrian rebels launched an offensive aimed at breaking the government’s siege of eastern Aleppo on Sunday, where the U.N. estimates some 300,000 people are trapped with dwindling food and medical …


Syria’s Nusra Front leader claims no more ties with al-Qaida

The leader of Syria’s Nusra Front said in a recording aired Thursday that his group is changing its name, claiming it will have no more ties with al-Qaida in an …


French ID second church attacker; police had warning about him

French officials on Thursday identified the second man who attacked a Normandy church during morning Mass, saying he’s a 19-year-old from eastern France who was spotted last month in Turkey …


Italy expels 2 Moroccans for threatening Catholic churches

Italy has expelled two Moroccans who caused disturbances in Catholic churches as part of a wider effort to reduce terrorism threats, the country’s top security official said Thursday.


Turkey seizes over 2,250 schools, foundations, hospitals

In a new tactic against suspected coup plotters, Turkey on Saturday announced it had seized more than 2,250 social, educational or health care institutions and facilities that it claims pose …


Libya militia downs helicopter, killing 2 French troops

BENGHAZI, Libya – Officials in Libya said on Tuesday that an Islamist militia shot down a helicopter outside the eastern city of Benghazi, killing two French special forces troops who …


Turkey fires tens of thousands in coup plotters hunt

ISTANBUL – The Turkish government on Tuesday escalated its wide-ranging crackdown against people it claims have ties to plotters of last week’s attempted coup, firing tens of thousands of public …


German train attacker vowed ‘revenge on these infidels’

A 17-year-old Afghan asylum-seeker received word that a friend had died in his home country days before he went on a rampage with an ax and knife on a German …


Global AIDS gains ‘inadequate and fragile,’ U.N. chief says

The gains the world has made against AIDS are “inadequate and fragile,” U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told reporters Monday.


Nice attacker recruited by Algerian IS member, uncle says

The uncle of the truck driver who killed 84 people on the French Riviera said his nephew was indoctrinated about two weeks ago by an Algerian member of the Islamic …


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Truck slams into revelers in Nice, at least 80 dead

A truck drove on to the sidewalk and plowed through a crowd of revelers who’d gathered to watch the fireworks in the French resort city of Nice in what officials …


Tribunal rejects China’s expansive South China Sea claims

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – An international tribunal rejected China’s extensive claims in the South China Sea in a landmark ruling Tuesday that also found the country had aggravated the seething …


Precarious calm in South Sudan’s capital as foreigners flee

JUBA, South Sudan – Embassies and aid organizations in South Sudan were trying to evacuate staff from the capital, Juba, on Tuesday as a precarious calm settled over the city …


Official: 22 dead in head-on train crash in Italy

MILAN– Two Italian commuter trains collided head-on Tuesday in the southern region of Puglia, killing at least 22 people and injuring scores more, officials said. At least two passengers were …


Suicide bombing kills 12 in Baghdad

BAGHDAD – A suicide car bomb ripped through an outdoor market in a Shiite-dominated northeastern district of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least 12 people, officials said, as government forces …


Turkish helicopter carrying military personnel crashes; 7 dead

A helicopter carrying military personnel and their family members has crashed in Turkey’s Black Sea region on Tuesday, killing seven people on board, an official said. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim …


EgyptAir pilots tried to put out fire in doomed plane

CAIRO – Pilots tried to extinguish a fire on board the EgyptAir flight that crashed into the Mediterranean Sea in May, Egyptian investigators said Tuesday after analyzing a recovered cockpit …


El Al flight lands safely in Israel after bomb threat

An El Al flight from New York that was escorted by military jets in Europe following a bomb threat landed safely in Israel on Tuesday.


At least 14 killed in Somalia hotel attack, police say

Gunmen stormed a hotel in Somalia’s seaside capital Saturday, taking guests hostage and “shooting at everyone they could see,” before security forces pursued the grenade-throwing assailants to the top floor …


Accused killer refuses to state name in U.K. court

The man accused of a murder that has brought campaigning in the country’s European Union referendum to a standstill turned his first court appearance Saturday into a chilling spectacle by …


Germans protest drones at Ramstein air base

FRANKFURT, Germany – Thousands of peace activists demonstrated Saturday outside the Ramstein Air Base in Germany to protest the facility’s reported leading role in the U.S. drone program. Ramstein, which …


U.S. ace Peavy steers Padres past M’s

PEORIA, Ariz. – Boy, is Jake Peavy glad the winter is over. The ace of both the Padres and the United States team in the upcoming World Baseball Classic breezed …