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May 27, 2017 - 3:52 am
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Massive anti-India protests and clashes have erupted in Indian-controlled Kashmir after government forces say they killed a prominent rebel commander and his associate. Police say rebel leader Sabzar Ahmed Bhat and a fellow militant were killed after troops cordoned off the...
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May 27, 2017 - 3:34 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At least 18 people, mostly civilians, were killed Saturday when a suicide car bomber targeted a convoy of provincial security forces in eastern Afghanistan, an Interior Ministry official said. Najib Danish, the ministry's deputy spokesman, said the target of the bomber was...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2009 file photo, South Korean navy sailors salute in front of the destroyer "Great King Munmu," which will be sent to pirate-infested Somali water, during a launching ceremony to dispatch South Korean troops to Somali waters at a port in Busan, South Korea. South Korea's military has dispatched Saturday, May 27, 2017, a naval unit in waters off Somalia after pirates reportedly hijacked a South Korean fishing vessel. (Oh Soo-hee/Yonhap via AP, File)
May 27, 2017 - 3:26 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's military dispatched a naval unit in waters off Somalia after pirates reportedly hijacked a South Korean fishing vessel, officials said Saturday. The vessel, which had a crew of South Koreans and foreigners, lost contact after relaying that "something is...
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May 27, 2017 - 3:08 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — President Donald Trump's plan to help balance the federal budget features a new attempt to open the coastal plain of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to petroleum drilling. The effort is the latest chapter in a long-running political fight between two camps:...
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May 27, 2017 - 2:57 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Interior Ministry official says at least 18 people were killed when a suicide car bomber targeted a convoy of provincial security forces in eastern Afghanistan. Najib Danish, the ministry's deputy spokesman, says the target was a group of guards providing security for U...
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May 27, 2017 - 1:29 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — A spokeswoman for Israel's prison service says a mass hunger strike of Palestinian prisoners has ended after 40 days Nicole Englander said the prisoners declared an end to the strike Saturday morning. She said it came after Israel reached a compromise with the Palestinian Authority...
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Sri Lankans watch military rescue efforts at the site of a landslide at Bellana village in Kalutara district, Sri Lanka, Friday, May 26, 2017. Mudslides and floods triggered by heavy rains in Sri Lanka killed dozens and left many more missing on Friday. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
May 27, 2017 - 12:53 am
AGALAWATTE, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's government says the death toll from Friday's floods and mudslides has risen to 100 with 99 others missing, as security forces and residents stepped up search and rescue operations. The Disaster Management Center says more than 2,900 people have been...
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A police officer holds a poster of wanted Filipino Muslim militants known as "Maute " group at a checkpoint set up at the entrance to Iligan city Saturday, May 27, 2017 in southern Philippines. Iligan city is one of the safe havens for the tens of thousands of Marawi residents who have fled their city following the rampage by Muslim militants. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
May 27, 2017 - 12:29 am
MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — Philippine military jets have fired rockets at militant positions as soldiers fight to wrest control of a southern city from gunmen linked to the Islamic State group. Civilians trapped by fighting in Marawi city are waving white flags from their windows to show they are...
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Police investigate a deadly stabbing on a Metropolitan Area Express train in northeast Portland, Ore., Friday, May 26, 2017. Police in Oregon say several people died and another was hurt in a stabbing on a Portland light-rail train after a man yelled racial slurs at two young Muslim women. (Jim Ryan/The Oregonian via AP)
May 27, 2017 - 12:24 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two people died Friday and another was hurt in a stabbing on a Portland light-rail train after a man yelled racial slurs at two young women who appeared to be Muslim, one of whom was wearing a hijab, police said. Officers arrested a man Friday afternoon who ran from the train...
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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2004, file photo, Lee Boyd Malvo enters a courtroom in the Spotsylvania, Va., Circuit Court. A federal judge has tossed out two life sentences for D.C. sniper shooter Lee Boyd Malvo and ordered Virginia courts to hold new sentencing hearings. In a ruling issued Friday, U.S. District Judge Raymond Jackson in Norfolk said Malvo is entitled to new sentencing hearings after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that mandatory life sentences for juveniles are unconstitutional. (Mike Morones/The Free Lance-Star via AP)
May 26, 2017 - 10:50 pm
McLEAN, Va. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday tossed out two life sentences for one of Virginia's most notorious criminals, sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, and ordered Virginia courts to hold new sentencing hearings. In his ruling, U.S. District Judge Raymond Jackson in Norfolk said Malvo is entitled to new...
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