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- 08/07/12--07:34: Gunmen in Afghan uniforms kill NATO troop
- 08/07/12--07:35: Heavy rains submerge Philippine capital, killing 9
- 08/10/12--10:16: Syrian rebels low on guns as regime strikes Aleppo
- 08/10/12--10:17: Afghan police officer kills 3 US Marines
- 08/16/12--06:59: 7 American troops die in Afghan helicopter crash
- 08/22/12--12:29: Afghans: Foreign spies at root of insider attacks
- 08/24/12--13:37: 2 US gov’t employees said hurt in Mexico shooting
- 09/07/12--12:02: Family feud eyed in grisly killings in French Alps
- 10/09/12--07:22: Mexico navy: Zetas cartel leader apparently killed
- 10/11/12--15:27: Turkey: Syrian plane was carrying ammunition
- 12/02/12--14:32: Bersani wins Italy primary, heads to general vote
- 01/04/13--10:50: Berlin elephants feast on tasty Christmas trees
- 01/04/13--10:50: Pakistani girl shot by Taliban leaves UK hospital
- 01/04/13--10:51: France’s Bardot threatens exile over elephants
- 01/08/13--12:57: Miss Congeniality pleads guilty in Canada riots
- 01/08/13--12:58: Depardieu skips drunk driving hearing in France
- 01/10/13--08:30: France: 3 Kurdish women ‘executed’ in Paris
- 01/10/13--08:30: Bomb, drone attack kill 17 people in Pakistan
- 01/11/13--08:08: Radical Islamists hold on to gains in Mali
- 01/11/13--08:08: Syria talks end in Geneva without solution
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — NATO says two gunmen wearing Afghan National Army uniforms turned their weapons on NATO troops, killing one member of the U.S.-led coalition. A coalition statement said Tuesday’s shooting is under investigation. NATO did not release the nationality of the service member shot, or say whether others were wounded. The shooting was [...]
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Relentless rains submerged half of the sprawling Philippine capital, triggered a landslide that killed nine people and sent emergency crews scrambling Tuesday to rescue tens of thousands of residents who called media outlets pleading for help. The deluge, the worst since 2009 when hundreds died in rampaging flash floods, was set [...]
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels were running low on ammunition and guns Friday as government forces tried to consolidate their control over Aleppo, the country’s largest city, which has been a deadly battleground for more than two weeks. The seemingly intractable, 17-month-old conflict in Syria has defied all international attempts to calm the bloodshed. But [...]
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan police officer shot and killed three U.S. Marines after sharing a meal with them before dawn Friday and then fled into the desolate darkness of southern Afghanistan, the third attack on coalition forces by their Afghan counterparts in a week. Thirty-one coalition service members have now died this year [...]
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Seven American troops and four Afghans died in a Black Hawk helicopter crash on Thursday in southern Afghanistan, the NATO military coalition said. The Taliban claimed their fighters shot down the aircraft. NATO said it is investigating the cause of the crash. The coalition had no immediate comment on the insurgents’ [...]
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan government blamed foreign spy agencies for a rising number of killings where government soldiers and policemen have gunned down their international partners, and ordered stricter vetting of recruits and screening of those in the 350,000-member Afghan security force. The United States had no information suggesting that the insider attacks [...]
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican Navy says federal police shot at a vehicle carrying two U.S. government employees after the vehicle came under attack from unidentified gunmen. The shooting appears to have been a case of a confused gunbattle that broke out on a rural road just south of Mexico City. The Navy said [...]
ANNECY, France (AP) — French investigators focused Friday on a feud between brothers as they searched for a motive in the slayings of a British-Iraqi family vacationing in the French Alps. A French prosecutor said that the brother of the slain man came to British police of his own accord Friday to tell them, “I [...]
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Top Zetas drug cartel leader Heriberto Lazcano has apparently been killed in a firefight with marines in the northern border state of Coahuila, the Mexican navy says. If confirmed, Lazcano’s death would be a huge victory for Mexican law enforcement, and mark the end of a founder of one of the [...]
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Escalating tensions with Russia, Turkey defended its forced landing of a Syrian passenger jet en route from Moscow to Damascus, saying Thursday it was carrying Russian ammunition and military equipment destined for the Syrian Defense Ministry. Syria branded the incident piracy and Russia called the search illegal, saying it endangered the [...]
ROME (AP) — Pier Luigi Bersani, the head of Italy’s main center-left Democratic Party, won a runoff primary Sunday to become the main center-left candidate for Italy’s 2013 general elections — a vote that polls indicate could well be won by the Democratic Party given the utter disarray of the opposing center-right. Preliminary results gave [...]
BERLIN (AP) — Elephants at the Berlin Zoo finally got a chance to tuck into their Christmas dinner: A feast of donated pine trees. The zoo treated its elephants and some of its other animals to the trees for lunch Friday. Before gobbling the greenery, elephants young and old played with the trees, whose strong [...]
LONDON (AP) — Three months after she was shot in the head for daring to say girls should be able to get an education, a 15-year-old Pakistani hugged her nurses and smiled as she walked out of a Birmingham hospital. Malala Yousufzai waved to a guard and smiled shyly as she cautiously strode down the [...]
PARIS (AP) — Sex symbol-turned-animal rights activist Brigitte Bardot is threatening to join actor Gerard Depardieu in Russian exile unless France halts the scheduled euthanasia of two sick circus elephants. The 1960s screen diva says authorities have ignored her “numerous proposals” to save Baby and Nepal, a pair of 42-year-old elephants dying of tuberculosis at [...]
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Police had an easy time identifying one suspect in Vancouver’s Stanley Cup riots: a former Miss Congeniality beauty pageant winner. Sophie Laboissonniere, who was 20 during the June 2011 riots over the Canucks’ loss in the National Hockey League finals, has pleaded guilty for rioting. She was not in court [...]
PARIS (AP) — In the last three days, Gerard Depardieu met with Vladimir Putin to get Russian citizenship, got a prime seat at soccer’s biggest annual gala in Switzerland and dashed off to Montenegro to eye some real estate. But in all this whirlwind travel, he didn’t manage to show up at a Paris court [...]
PARIS (AP) — Three Kurdish women, including one of the founders of a militant group battling Turkish troops since 1984, were “executed” at a Kurdish center in Paris, the interior minister said Thursday. The news prompted angry crowds of Kurds to flood into the area. It was not immediately clear who killed the women, who [...]
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A bomb targeting paramilitary soldiers killed 12 people in southwest Pakistan on Thursday, while five suspected militants died in a U.S. drone strike in the country’s northwest, officials said. Separately, an explosion ripped through a crowded mosque in the northwest city of Mingora, killing 21 people and injuring more than 70 [...]
Radical Islamists held on to a city in central Mali Friday after sending the Malian military reeling in retreat. With the militants showing the capability to press even further into government-held territory, international aid organizations began evacuating staff from the narrow central belt of the country. French President Francois Hollande said France, which used to [...]
International envoy Lakhdar Brahimi expressed little hope for a political solution for Syria anytime soon after meeting Friday with senior Russian and U.S. diplomats trying to bring an end to the civil war, which has claimed tens of thousands of lives. Brahimi, who is the joint U.N.-Arab League envoy for Syria, spent the day at [...]