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First WWI gas attack produced new horrors, changed warfare

April 18, 2015

STEENSTRATE, Belgium (AP) — As a spring breeze wafted into his trench, commander Georges Lamour of the French 73rd infantry saw something almost surreal drift his way. A yellow-green cloud. more »»

Anti-immigrant violence in South Africa spreads

April 18, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Mobs in South Africa attacked shops owned by immigrants in a poor area of Johannesburg early Saturday following similar violence in another part of the country that killed six... more »»

Australia arrests 5 teens for alleged ANZAC Day terror plot

April 18, 2015

SYDNEY (AP) — Five Australian teenagers were arrested Saturday on suspicion of plotting an Islamic State group-inspired terrorist attack at a Veterans' Day ceremony that included targeting police... more »»

Indian troops fire at Kashmir protesters; teenager killed

April 18, 2015

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Government forces fired on anti-India protesters Saturday and killed a teenage student on the second day of violent clashes in the disputed Himalayan region, police said. more »»

French replica of revolutionary frigate sets sail for Boston

April 18, 2015

FOURAS, France (AP) — With champagne, fireworks and a presidential blessing, a painstakingly built replica of the frigate once used to bring French troops and funds to American revolutionaries is... more »»

Suicide attack in Afghanistan kills at least 30 people

April 18, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomb attack on a bank branch in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad has killed at least 30 people, officials said. more »»

Egypt runners defy Cairo mayhem as sport's popularity grows

April 18, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Young Egyptians are once again organizing on social media and taking to the streets of Cairo by the hundreds every Friday, not to protest injustice or clash with police, but to enjoy... more »»

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 »»

 
 
 

 

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