War and unrest

An Israeli soldier stands near a burning bus after it was hit by a mortar shell fired from Gaza near the Israel Gaza border, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. Israeli media say six people were wounded by Palestinian fire, including a 19-year-old who was critically hurt when a mortar shell hit the bus. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
November 12, 2018 - 3:17 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian militants bombarded Israel with dozens of rockets and mortar shells Monday while Israeli warplanes struck targets throughout the Gaza Strip in what appeared to be the most intense exchange of fire since a 2014 war. Palestinian officials said at least three...
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November 12, 2018 - 2:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani denied Monday that the Taliban is winning the war in Afghanistan despite a continuing wave of deadly militant attacks and signs the militants are expanding areas under their control. Ghani said the Afghan state is not at risk of collapse and...
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Smoke rises following Israeli strikes on Gaza City, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. Palestinian militants on Monday fired dozens of rockets and mortar shells into southern Israel, critically wounding an Israeli teen, in an intense barrage of projectiles aimed at seeking revenge for a deadly Israeli military incursion late Sunday. The Israeli military responded by dispatching fighter jets to strike throughout the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Adel Hana) (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
November 12, 2018 - 1:00 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local): 8 p.m. Israel's military says it is prepared to step up its efforts against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip if rocket fire at Israel continues. Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, a military spokesman, said Monday...
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Security forces inspect the site of a deadly blast near a demonstration by hundreds of minority Shiites, in the center of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. Afghan officials confirmed several people were killed in the explosion near a high school and about 500 meters (yards) from where people gathered to denounce Taliban attacks in Jaghuri and Malistan districts of eastern Ghazni province. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)
November 12, 2018 - 7:23 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck near an anti-Taliban rally in Kabul on Monday, killing at least four people, officials said, as a lawmaker reported that insurgents killed at least 20 Afghan policemen over the past 24 hours in eastern Ghazni province. According to Basir Mujahid,...
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Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi delivers the keynote speech at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2018, a parallel summit in the ongoing ASEAN Summit 2018 in Singapore, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. Twenty heads of states are gathering in Singapore for the Summit. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
November 12, 2018 - 6:19 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — The United Nations refugee agency on Monday cautioned against returning ethnic Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar from Bangladesh at this time, urging that officials be allowed to assess whether it is safe for them to return. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees issued the warning...
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Pro- democratic Sri Lankans take part in a candle light vigil in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. The crowd demanded the restoration of democracy after President Maithripala Sirisena dissolved Parliament and called for fresh elections. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
November 11, 2018 - 8:22 pm
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president said he dissolved Parliament and called elections to avoid possible violence inside Parliament and around the country if a vote had to be taken to decide whether his chosen prime minister or his sacked rival had the majority support. In a televised...
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U.S. President Donald Trump visits the Suresnes American Cemetery, near Paris, as part of the Paris commemoration ceremony for Armistice Day, 100 years after the end of the First World War, France, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (Christian Hartmann/Pool Photo via AP)
November 11, 2018 - 5:37 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Paris. (all times local): 11:30 p.m. President Donald Trump paid tribute to U.S. and allied soldiers killed in World War I during what he called "a horrible, horrible war" that marked America's emergence as a world power. Trump made his...
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Mourners cry during the funeral of Palestinian Mohammed Shreteh, in the West Bank village of Mazraa al-Gharbiya, near Ramallah, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. Shreteh succumbed to his wounds that were sustained during clashes with Israeli soldiers in the village last month. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
November 11, 2018 - 3:34 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Sunday defended his decision to allow the transfer of $15 million from Qatar to Gaza's Hamas rulers, rejecting criticism that the move had strengthened the Islamic militant group. Benjamin Netanyahu told reporters that it was "the right step" at the...
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FILE - This file photo taken on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 shows the graves of US nurses Dorothy Cromwell, left, and Gladys Cromwell, right, at the American Cemetery in Suresnes, near Paris, France. The two were beloved American nurses who worked tirelessness for Red Cross in France, but committed suicide shortly after the war overs the horrors they saw. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
November 11, 2018 - 12:57 pm
PARIS (AP) — Buried in French President Emmanuel Macron's speech on the sacrifice of "young men" in World War I Sunday was a reference to the "three million widows" the fallen soldiers left behind. The role women played in the war was only mentioned in passing as dozens of world leaders, including...
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A veteran's medals are worn during a commemorative event to mark the Centennial of the ending of the First World War, in Blackpool, England, Sunday Nov. 11, 2018. The commemorative event marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice which ended the First World War. (Danny Lawson/PA via AP)
November 11, 2018 - 12:55 pm
PARIS (AP) — William Kearsey's war was long over by the time his son ever heard about it. By then, the World War I veteran had undergone 28 surgeries to knit back together the bones and flesh of his face, which was shattered in a trench in Belgium in 1917. A century after fighting in the first war...
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