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Bombings kill 31 as Iraq grapples with political crisis

May 1, 2016

BAGHDAD (AP) — Two car bombs in the southern Iraqi city of Samawah on Sunday killed 31 people and wounded dozens, the latest in a series of large attacks claimed by the Islamic State group as the... more »»

Pope insists pedophile criminals be 'severely' punished

May 1, 2016

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is insisting that pedophiles who abuse children be severely punished.

Speaking to faithful in St. more »»

Thousands march in Moscow's Red Square for May Day rally

May 1, 2016

Trade unions and other groups are staging rallies around the world to mark International Workers Day. more »»

Militants free 10 Indonesian hostages in south Philippines

May 1, 2016

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Abu Sayyaf militants have freed 10 Indonesian crewmen who were seized at sea in March in the first of three attacks on tugboats that have sparked a regional maritime... more »»

'Holy Fire,' fireworks: Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter

May 1, 2016

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — With "Holy Fire," fireworks and solemn Masses, Orthodox Christians around the world celebrated Easter on Sunday, commemorating the day followers believe that Jesus was... more »»

US once again forced to turn to Russia for help on Syria

May 1, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scrambling to resuscitate a nearly dead truce in Syria, the Obama administration has again been forced to turn to Russia for help, with little hope for the desired U.S. outcome. more »»

UN: Violence in April kills at least 741 Iraqis

May 1, 2016

BAGHDAD (AP) — The United Nations says at least 741 Iraqis have been killed in April due to ongoing violence, a sharp decline from the previous mont. more »»

Car bomb in southern Turkey kills 2 policemen, 22 wounded

May 1, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A car bomb struck the entrance of a Turkish police station Sunday in the southern city of Gaziantep, killing two police officers and wounding 22 other people, according to... more »»

Iraq: Car bombings kill at least 23 people in southern city

May 1, 2016

BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants on Sunday unleashed dual car bomb attacks in southern Iraq, killing at least 23 people and wounding dozens, officials said, at a time when the country's government is... more »»

Cover star: Duchess Kate poses for British edition of Vogue

May 1, 2016

LONDON (AP) — The British edition of Vogue will mark its 100th anniversary with a rare portrait of Kate Middleton looking relaxed in the countryside. more »»

Iraq: Car bombings kill at least 18 people in southern city

May 1, 2016

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say separate car bombings in southern Iraq have killed at least 18 people and wounded dozens. more »»

In London's mayoral race, candidate rejects 'extremism' barb

May 1, 2016

LONDON (AP) — One is a bus driver's son who grew up in social housing, the other a billionaire's son raised in a mansion. more »»

Kate's new photos of Princess Charlotte mark 1st birthday

May 1, 2016

LONDON (AP) — Kensington Palace officials have released new photos of Princess Charlotte ahead of her first birthday. more »»

Watchdog looks to counter new chemical weapons threats

May 1, 2016

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — With about 92 percent of the world's declared chemical weapons stockpiles destroyed, the watchdog agency overseeing the elimination of poison gas and nerve agents is... more »»

Malaysia sends 32 Taiwanese suspects to China, draws protest

May 1, 2016

BEIJING (AP) — Taiwanese officials have protested Malaysia's deportation of 32 of the self-ruled island's nationals to China this weekend to face wire fraud charges, the latest in a series of... more »»

Car bomb in southern Turkey kills policeman, 23 wounded

May 1, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A car bomb struck the entrance of a Turkish police station Sunday in the southern city of Gaziantep, killing a policeman and injuring 23 other people, an official said. more »»

Orthodox Christians across the world celebrate Easter

May 1, 2016

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Across the world, Orthodox Christians are celebrating Easter, commemorating the day followers believe that Jesus was resurrected more than 2,000 years ago. more »»

Brussels Airport departure hall reopens after deadly attacks

May 1, 2016

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Brussels Airport is reopening its departure hall for the first time since deadly Islamic extremist attacks on March 22. more »»

Palestinians blast Eurovision Song Contest's flag policy

May 1, 2016

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian leaders are blasting the Eurovision Song Contest for preventing their flag from being flown during the event this month. more »»

Iran president welcomes parliamentary results

May 1, 2016

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's official IRNA news agency reports that President Hassan Rouhani has welcomed the success of the moderate-reformist bloc in parliamentary runoff election. more »»

 
 
 

 

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