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Outrage: Extremists take ancient statues, damage Iraqi site

March 6, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State extremists trucked away statues as they damaged the irreplaceable remains of an ancient Assyrian capital, a local resident and a top UN official told The Associated... more »»

Palestinian assailant wounds 5 Israelis in car attack

March 6, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian rammed his car into a group of Israeli pedestrians near a border police station in east Jerusalem on Friday, injuring four officers and a bystander, police said. more »»

Dutch investigating old soap for traces of Holocaust victims

March 6, 2015

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police have sent two pieces of soap purportedly dating back to World War II for forensic tests to establish if they contain remains of Jews murdered in the... more »»

IS group erasing history, culture in Syria, Iraq

March 6, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group's destruction of the ancient city of Nimrud in northern Iraq is part of a systematic campaign to destroy archaeological sites it says promote apostasy. more »»

Global outrage over IS group attack on ancient Iraqi site

March 6, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's most revered Shiite cleric joined UNESCO Friday in decrying the Islamic State group's attack on the renowned archaeological site of Nimrud, a nearly-3,000 year-old city in... more »»

Frenchman on trial for helping girl, 14, seeking to join IS

March 6, 2015

PARIS (AP) — The French girl knew him as "Tony Toxiko" — an Islamic State recruiter who first used Facebook to cajole her into joining him in Syria, then brusquely called to force the issue: Come... more »»

Residents: Boko Haram readies for battle in NE Nigeria

March 6, 2015

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram fighters are massing at their headquarters in the northeast Nigerian town of Gwoza in preparation for a showdown with multinational forces, residents and an... more »»

UK broadcasters say they'll hold election debates without PM

March 6, 2015

LONDON (AP) — British broadcasters say they will proceed with a series of televised election debates even though Prime Minister David Cameron has said he will only participate in one. more »»

Lakeside communities in Chad live in fear of Boko Haram

March 6, 2015

N'GOUBOUA, Chad (AP) — The Boko Haram militants attacked N'gouboua before dawn, marking the first time the Nigerian extremist group had hit a town inside Chad. more »»

Silence in Egypt over police abuses amid "war on terror"

March 6, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Three men killed in a single day in the Egyptian capital, their deaths united by one common factor: Each was killed by police. more »»

'Eurabia' fears rise after terror strikes: Myth or reality?

March 6, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — The headlines would suggest Europe is under siege: Thousands of Germans march against the continent's "Islamization. more »»

EU considers sending officers abroad to assess migrant needs

March 6, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is weighing whether to send immigration officers abroad to assess the needs of would-be migrants as increasing numbers of people try to reach the EU illegally. more »»

South African woman accused of kidnapping baby gets bail

March 6, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African woman who allegedly kidnapped a baby from a hospital and raised her for 17 years was released on bail Frida. more »»

Imprisoned Ukrainian ready to end hunger strike, lawyers say

March 6, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Lawyers for a Ukrainian military officer imprisoned in Russia say she's ready to end her nearly three-month hunger strike if she's offered a balanced diet. more »»

Al-Qaida's Syria branch confirms death of field commander

March 6, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate confirmed on Friday that its top field commander was killed in an airstrike that targeted a meeting of the group's senior leadership. more »»

South Sudan rivals fail to reach deal, frustrating mediators

March 6, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — South Sudan's warring parties failed to reach a breakthrough in peace talks in Ethiopia, mediators said Friday, expressing disappointment following months of... more »»

Accused rapist dragged from prison and killed by Indian mob

March 6, 2015

NEW DELHI (AP) — Several thousand people stormed a prison in northeastern India, where they dragged away a man accused of rape and then lynched him, police said Friday. more »»

BP signs $12B deal to develop Egypt gas field

March 6, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — The U.. more »»

Iraqi forces push on to Tikrit as IS destroys ancient site

March 6, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces pressed their offensive against the Islamic State group Friday, expecting to reach the outskirts of the militant-held city of Tikrit, a day after the extremists... more »»

German Parliament approves quota for female directors

March 6, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Parliament on Friday approved a quota system that will require leading companies in Europe's biggest economy to have at least 30 percent women on their supervisory boards... more »»

 
 
 

 

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