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Failed launches cast shadow over Russian space program

May 21, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Back-to-back rocket launch failures have dealt Russia one of the heaviest blows to its space industry since the Soviet collapse — with national pride and billions of dollars at stake. more »»

Syrian activists: Islamic State in control of Palmyra ruins

May 21, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants overran the famed archaeological site at Palmyra early on Thursday, just hours after seizing the central Syrian town, activists and officials said, raising... more »»

Malaysia orders sea search and rescue for migrants

May 21, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's prime minister said Thursday he has ordered the navy and the coast guard to comb the sea to look for stranded migrants, the first country to announce it... more »»

South Sudan: Casualties as UN compound is bombed

May 21, 2015

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Four civilians, including a woman and a child, were killed on Tuesday when two mortar bombs exploded inside a U.N. more »»

Facing child support, Minneapolis man joins the jihad

May 21, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Abdifatah Ahmed struggled for years to make ends meet. more »»

From middle-class Australian to Islamic State bride

May 21, 2015

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Quietly — almost secretly — Zehra Duman morphed from private school student to Islamic State bride and online recruiter for the movement. more »»

For one Dutchman, life morphed from discos to jihad

May 21, 2015

LEIDEN, Netherlands (AP) — The father says he did not raise his son as a Muslim — and he regrets his decision now. more »»

Lonely man finds a home in Islam, and then in Islamic State

May 21, 2015

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Before he left New Zealand, Mark Taylor spoke with a local television network. "I've been lonely all my life," he said. "Been rejected by people. Used by people. more »»

As crisis over migrants grows, Malaysia and Myanmar to talk

May 21, 2015

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — The foreign minister of Malaysia will visit Myanmar on Thursday to discuss Southeast Asia's migrant crisis, a day after Indonesia and Malaysia offered to temporarily... more »»

A Georgian region is fertile ground for Islamic State

May 21, 2015

BIRKIANI, Georgia (AP) — In the summer of 2012, a former Georgian Army corporal who had served prison time for illegal possession of ammunition burned his photo albums and quit his native village. more »»

Embittered, Moroccan leaves family for Islamic State

May 21, 2015

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Journalists and activists in Morocco during the heady days of the Arab Spring knew Anas Haloui, a slight, serious, wispy-bearded man in his 30s who would bombard them with... more »»

Hundreds saved from Boko Haram now in military custody

May 21, 2015

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — All 275 women, girls and children rescued from Boko Haram and taken to the safety of a northeast Nigerian refugee camp have been taken into military custody amid suspicions... more »»

A series of settlements in 2010 Gulf oil spill

May 20, 2015

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A committee of lawyers representing businesses and individuals claiming damages from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill announced a $211 million settlement Wednesday with... more »»

Yemeni rebel leader backs new UN peace talks in Geneva

May 20, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Peace talks on Yemen will begin next week in Geneva, the U.N. more »»

Banks fined more than $5B, to plead guilty to market rigging

May 20, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four of the world's biggest banks agreed Wednesday to pay more than $5 billion in penalties and plead guilty to rigging the currency markets — a rare instance in which federal... more »»

Nigeria: 579 soldiers and officers on trial

May 20, 2015

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nearly 600 Nigerian officers and troops faced charges before a court-martial Wednesday, the army said. more »»

Hundreds saved from Boko Haram now in military custody

May 20, 2015

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — All 275 women, girls and children rescued from Boko Haram and taken to the safety of a northeast Nigerian refugee camp have been taken into military custody amid suspicions... more »»

US releases 100+ bin Laden documents

May 20, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Documents swept up in the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound portray a leader cut off from his underlings, disappointed by their failures, beset by their complaints and... more »»

1 dead in Burundi unrest; leader delays parliamentary vote

May 20, 2015

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Burundi police fired live bullets, tear gas and tossed a grenade Wednesday to disperse hundreds of protesters angry over the president's bid for a third term in office. more »»

 
 
 

 

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