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Meghan’s sibling says their dad stressed out by press pack

By GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Meghan Markle's half sister said Tuesday that their retired father is under an "unbelievable" amount of stress because of relentless pressure from reporters and paparazzi hounding him at his home in Mexico. Samantha Markle told the "Good ...

Paris attacker born in Chechnya, was on radicalism database

By ANGELA CHARLTON, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — The man behind a deadly knife attack in central Paris was born in Chechnya and had been on police radar for radicalism, and his parents have been detained for questioning, French authorities said Sunday. Counterterrorism investigators are ...

Family of 6 suicide bombers attacks Indonesia churches

By TUJI MARTUJI, Associated Press SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — A family of six suicide bombers that included two young children carried out deadly attacks on three churches in Indonesia's second-largest city on Sunday, police said, as the world's most populous Muslim nation recoiled in horror ...

Israel prepares for opening of US Embassy in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is preparing a series of festivities Sunday to celebrate the opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, a move that has ignited Palestinian protests and raised fears of a further outbreak of violence. As Israel marks Jerusalem Day, the 51st anniversary of what it ...

Israel bombs Gaza tunnel, closes key crossing after attack

By ARON HELLER and FARES AKRAM, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Saturday it was shutting down its main cargo crossing into Gaza after Palestinian protesters caused extensive damage to it, and that it had also destroyed an attack tunnel militants dug near its main ...

Record low turnout in first Iraq elections since IS defeat

By PHILIP ISSA and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq saw a record low turnout on Saturday in its first elections since the collapse of the Islamic State group, pointing to widespread dissatisfaction with the direction of the country under Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi ...

Trump welcomes N. Korea plan to blow up nuke-site tunnels

By KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday that it will dismantle its nuclear test site in less than two weeks, in a dramatic event that would set up leader Kim Jong Un's summit with President Donald Trump next month. Trump welcomed the "gracious ...

Israel, Iran engage in most serious confrontation in Syria

By ZEINA KARAM and ARON HELLER, Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — Israeli forces unleashed a heavy bombardment against Iranian military installations in Syria on Thursday in what Israel called retaliation for an Iranian rocket barrage on its positions in the occupied Golan Heights, the most ...

Military finds multiple failures led to deadly Niger ambush

By LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Multiple failures led up to the deadly Niger attack last October, but top military leaders said Thursday that none directly caused the overwhelming enemy ambush that killed four American service members and sent others fighting and ...

Trump eyes breakthrough after NKorea frees Americans

By MATTHEW LEE, JILL COLVIN and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump celebrated the return Thursday of three Americans freed by North Korea and suggested their release heralded a potential breakthrough toward the goal of denuclearizing the Korean ...