• Eleven Colombian military personnel killed in plane crash

    BOGOTA (Reuters) - Eleven Colombian military personnel were killed on Friday when their transport plane suffered motor failure and crashed in the northern province of Cesar, killing all on board, according to a statement from the Air Force. The burned hulk of the plane was found near the town of…

  • Recovered plane debris flown to France for checks

    By Joe Brock ST DENIS, Reunion (Reuters) - Plane debris which washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion and is thought to belong to the vanished Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was flown to France on Friday for checks officials hope could provide some insight into the disaster. Discovery of…

  • Israeli soldiers shoot dead Palestinian near Gaza border: medics

    Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian teenager near the border fence in the northern Gaza Strip on Friday, Palestinian medical officials said. An Israeli military spokeswoman said several suspects approached the fence at two different points and did not heed calls by soldiers to stop. Israel…

  • 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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  • Top Asian News at 1:00 a.m. GMT

    SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion (AP) — Under a microscope and expert eyes, the wing fragment that washed up on the beach of this volcanic island could yield clues not just to its path through the Indian Ocean, but also to what happened to the airplane it belonged to. Analysts at the French aviation laboratory…

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  • Analysis: Afghan govt hopes to divide and conquer Taliban

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The new leader of the Afghan Taliban faces the twin challenges of bringing together an insurgency that he ran for years under another man's name and uniting a fractured movement that has seen fighters desert for more extreme groups such as the Islamic State. Meanwhile, the…

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  • US envoy to UN visits Cuba's UN Mission, a first in decades

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Samantha Power made the first visit by an American ambassador to the United Nations to Cuba's U.N. Mission in over a half-century on Friday.

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  • APNewsBreak: Germany shelves Nazi crimes probe of US man

    BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have shelved their Nazi war crimes investigation of a retired Minnesota carpenter whom The Associated Press exposed as a former commander in an SS-led unit, saying Friday that the 96-year-old is not fit for trial.

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  • Mexico state: Indians approve embattled wind power project

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

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  • Venezuela governor: 1 killed during supermarket looting

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A man was killed and dozens were arrested Friday as a mob looted a supermarket and other shops in an industrial Venezuelan city, Bolivar state authorities said.

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  • Suspected Jewish extremists burn Palestinian child to death

    DUMA, West Bank (AP) — Suspected Jewish assailants set fire to a West Bank home on Friday and burned a sleeping Palestinian toddler to death in an attack that drew Palestinian rage and widespread Israeli condemnation. The attack, which threatens to set off another violent escalation, shines a light…

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  • Colombian military plane crashes, killing all 11 on board

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A Colombian military transport plane crashed in the country's north on Friday, killing all 11 personnel aboard.

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  • Marcus Johansson, Capitals agree to $3.75M, 1-year contract

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Forward Marcus Johansson avoided arbitration by agreeing to a $3.75 million, one-year contract with the Washington Capitals.

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  • Zimbabwe: American lion killer's extradition being sought

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe will seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and caused international outrage, a Cabinet minister said Friday.

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  • Five Libyan troops killed, 18 missing after 'IS attack': agency

    Five Libyan troops loyal to the internationally recognised government were killed Friday and another 18 are missing after an attack on an eastern checkpoint allegedly carried out by the Islamic State group, a state news agency said. A military source told the LANA agency, loyal to the recognised…

  • Migrants 'attacked' at sea between Greece and Turkey

    Migrants trying to sail from Turkey to Greece are increasingly reporting being attacked by gunmen trying to prevent them from reaching Europe, according to multiple sources. The reports came as the UN's refugee agency on Friday said Greece's infrastructure was falling "far short" of the needs of…