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Russia: 6 militants, 6 soldiers killed in Chechen firefight

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 10:34am

Russian authorities say six suspected militants and six soldiers were killed during a firefight in the volatile North Caucasus region.

Iran says renewing UN special rapporteur mandate 'spiteful'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 10:30am

Iran's foreign ministry spokesman, Bahram Ghasemi, has condemned as "selective and spiteful" the U.N. Human Rights Council's resolution to renew the mandate of the U.N. special rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran, saying it was a politically-motivated move by a few countries abusing U.N. mechanisms, according to state TV.

US coalition investigating reports of deadly Mosul airstrike

Susannah George, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 10:11am

The U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group is investigating reports of an airstrike in a western neighborhood in the Iraqi city of Mosul that allegedly left more than 100 civilians dead last week, according to a statement given to The Associated Press on Friday.

A look at victims of the attack outside London's Parliament

John Leicester and Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 10:06am

The four victims killed and at least 30 wounded in the attack in Westminster were a cosmopolitan snapshot of one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities.


UK police arrest 10 in London attack probe, search 21 sites

Danica Kirka and Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 10:06am

British police are combing through "massive amounts of computer data," have searched more than 20 sites and have contacted thousands of witnesses in a vast operation to trace how a British man became radicalized and launched a deadly attack on Parliament, a senior official said Friday.

The Latest: Italy spurs EU Rome summit to do more for jobs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 10:06am

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Colombia official says Venezuela raid may be tied to crisis

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 10:06am

A Colombian official said a four-day incursion by Venezuelan troops may have been linked to Colombia's call for elections in the troubled South American nation.

1 killed as large fire rips through Ukraine military arsenal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 9:50am

A woman has died in an enormous fire at a Ukrainian munitions dump in the country's Kharkiv region near the Russian border.

Aid group fears hundreds of migrants drowned off Libya

Ciaran Giles, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 9:26am

A Spanish aid organization said Friday that it feared hundreds of migrants may have died off Libya's coast, while Turkish media reported that 11 migrants died after a boat sank in the Aegean.

Burkina Faso forces kill key jihadist, arrest others

Brahima Ouedraogo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 9:26am

Burkina Faso's government says its military forces have killed a key jihadist and arrested 18 others in the country's north, close to the West African nation's border with Mali.

US-backed Syrian fighters reach IS-held dam in north Syria

Bassem Mroue and Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 9:06am

U.S.-backed Syrian fighters reached a major dam held by the Islamic State group in northern Syria Friday as Syria's U.N. ambassador said hundreds of American personnel are "invading my country," insisting that any effort to liberate the city of Raqqa — the de facto capital of the Islamic State group — should be done in coordination with the Damascus government.

The Latest: Prince Charles meets with London attack victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 9:06am

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New video shows delay removing Theresa May from attack scene

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 8:56am

Newly published video showing British Prime Minister Theresa May being rushed out of Parliament while an attack unfolded nearby seems to show some confusion and delays on the part of her security detail.

Egypt's Mubarak free, acquitted after years-long detention

Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 8:48am

Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was freed from custody Friday morning after six years of legal proceedings and wrangling that frustrated activists who had hoped he would face justice for the deaths of hundreds defying his rule.

Swiss authorities extradite war crimes suspect to Bosnia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 8:48am

Prosecutors in Bosnia say a woman wanted for war crimes she allegedly committed against Serb civilians during the country's 1992-95 war has been extradited from Switzerland.

The Latest: 11 dead, 9 rescued after Aegean boat sinking

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 8:48am

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The Latest: Clashes erupt near key IS-held dam in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 8:36am

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Israeli rights group video: Troops question Palestinian boy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 8:25am

An Israeli rights group has released an amateur video of Israeli soldiers surrounding and questioning a terrified 8-year-old Palestinian boy in the tense West Bank city of Hebron.

French president denounces rival's claims of dirty tricks

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 8:18am

French President Francois Hollande on Friday vigorously denounced suggestions by the conservative presidential hopeful that he is trying to discredit political rivals behind the scenes by using dirty tricks.