• Palestinian toddler killed in West Bank; Jewish arsonists suspected

    By Ali Sawafta DUMA, West Bank (Reuters) - Suspected Jewish attackers torched a Palestinian home in the occupied West Bank on Friday, killing an 18-month-old child and seriously injuring his parents and brother, an act that Israel's prime minister described as terrorism. It was the worst attack…

  • Reports of Haqqani network founder's death, but family denies

    By Haji Mujtaba and Jibran Ahmad WANA/PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Family members on Friday denied reports of the death of Jalaluddin Haqqani, founder of the fearsome Haqqani militant network blamed for some of Afghanistan's deadliest suicide attacks. Haqqani, in his 70s, is reported to have…

  • Al Qaeda in Syria says detains U.S.-trained rebels

    By Sylvia Westall and Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's Syria wing said on Friday it had detained members of a Syrian rebel group who had just returned from U.S. training, in a direct challenge to Washington's plan to train and equip insurgents to combat the hard-line Islamic State group. …

  • Zimbabwe calls for dentist to be extradited over Cecil the lion: Is US likely to cooperate?

    Zimbabwe government officials are calling for the extradition of the American dentist who has admitted to shooting Cecil the lion earlier this month. Oppah Muchinguri, the African nation's environment minister, said that Zimbabwe has already started extradition procedures against Minnesota dentist…

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  • With Confederate flags at MLK church, fight for national identity persists

    The placing of four Confederate flags next to a US civil rights landmark in Atlanta was perhaps part “terroristic tactic,” as one religious leader remarked. Officials from the Atlanta Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Department of Homeland Security are debating…

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  • Next stop, Florida swamps: Two women qualify for final phase of Ranger School

    Two Army soldiers are still in the running to become the first women ever to earn a Ranger tab. Coming into the mountain phase, three of the 19 women who originally began Ranger School back in April were still at Ranger School. The soldiers are part of a pilot program this year to allow women to…

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  • Iran calls for Israel's nuclear disarmament

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says now that his country has accepted strict curbs on its nuclear program, it’s time for Israel and the world's other nuclear powers to begin their disarmament. In an article published in The Guardian on Friday, Mr. Zarif argues that while…

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  • 12 killed in Colombia military plane accident

    A Colombian military aircraft crash has killed 12 people, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Friday, blaming the accident on mechanical problems. "We regret the terrible plane accident... which has claimed the lives of 12 heroes of the Colombian airforce," Santos wrote in a Twitter message that…

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  • Muslims in C. Africa 'forced to abandon religion': Amnesty

    Many Muslims returning to western areas of the Central African Republic after last year's intercommunal massacres are being threatened and "forced to abandon their religion," Amnesty International said Friday. "Having forced tens of thousands of Muslims to flee western CAR, anti-balaka militias…

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  • Fired Mexican soccer coach probed for political tweets

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The trouble isn't over for fired Mexico national soccer team coach Miguel Herrera. He is now under investigation for possible violations of electoral laws for politically oriented tweets sent the day of June 7 midterm elections, authorities said Friday.

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  • Top Asian News at 11:00 p.m. GMT

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Throughout more than 120 years of Olympic history, no city has hosted both the winter and summer games. Now, Beijing will be the first do it — and in the span of just 14 years. The Chinese capital was awarded the 2022 Winter Olympics on Friday, beating Kazakh rival…

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  • IndyCar reacts to Walker's pending departure

    LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Will Power expects Derrick Walker's life to be a lot less stressful now that he's stepping down as IndyCar's president of competition.

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  • Mexico state: Indians approve embattled wind power project

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The government of the southern Mexico state of Oaxaca says residents of a heavily Indian area have approved the installation of a huge wind power project in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec.

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  • Employee dorm fire kills 1, injures 4 in Grand Teton

    MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — A fire at an employee dormitory in Grand Teton National Park killed one person and injured four others in the third emergency for national park concession workers in Wyoming in the past two months.

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  • Some Alaska Natives allowed visa-free travel to Russian area

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Some western Alaska Natives can again travel back and forth to Russia's Chukota region without a visa under a decades-old agreement that was recently revived.

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  • Mexico activists denounce abuses targeting Cuban migrants

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Advocates for migrants said Friday they filed 15 complaints against Mexican government officials for allegedly extorting Cubans passing through en route to the United States and have documented hundreds of similar cases.

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  • Venezuela governor: 1 killed during supermarket looting

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A mob looted a supermarket in the southeastern city of Ciudad Guyana on Friday, and one person was killed and at least 27 detained during the upheaval, Bolivar state authorities said.

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