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Islamic State fire kills American in combat in Iraq

May 3, 2016

BAGHDAD (AP) — An American serviceman was killed in Iraq by fire from the Islamic State group during an attack on Iraqi Kurdish positions outside the IS-held city of Mosul on Tuesday morning. more »»

Violence in Syria's Aleppo kills more than a dozen people

May 3, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition fighters on Tuesday shelled government-held parts of Aleppo, killing at least 12 people, as the army claimed it was repelling a wide offensive by the rebels in the... more »»

NATO alliance getting new supreme commander

May 3, 2016

BRUSSELS (AP) — The NATO alliance this week is getting a new supreme commander, a former top-ranking U.S. more »»

6-month-old rescued from collapsed building in Kenya

May 3, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A nearly 6-month-old girl was rescued Tuesday from the rubble of a building that collapsed last week, raising hopes for more survivors in the disaster that has left 23 peopl... more »»

Bangkok temple now a venerated site for Leicester City fans

May 3, 2016

BANGKOK (AP) — Tucked in the Chinatown area of Bangkok is a Buddhist temple that has turned overnight into a venerated site for Leicester City's fans, at least the ones in Thailand. more »»

The Latest: Russia's Lavrov raises prospects of Syria truce

May 3, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria's civil war and the escalating violence in the contested northern city of Aleppo (all times local):

3:30 p.m. more »»

Defense Secretary Carter: American killed in combat in Iraq

May 3, 2016

BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Tuesday that an American serviceman has been killed in Iraq, describing it as a "combat death. more »»

Defense Sec'y Carter says Russia is 'nuclear saber-rattling'

May 3, 2016

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter used a U.S. more »»

Spain king signs decree for unprecedented new elections

May 3, 2016

MADRID (AP) — Spain's king signed a decree Tuesday dissolving parliament and setting a new election for June 26 after legislators chosen in an inconclusive December vote failed to agree on the... more »»

More violence kills 9 in contested Syrian city of Aleppo

May 3, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels and government forces on Tuesday shelled each other's neighborhoods in Aleppo, leaving at least nine dead and scores wounded on both sides as the diplomatic focus move... more »»

Tens of thousands Shiite pilgrims converge on Baghdad shrine

May 3, 2016

BAGHDAD (AP) — Tens of thousands of Shiite pilgrims converged Tuesday on a golden-domed Shiite shrine in Baghdad to commemorate the anniversary of the death of a revered imam as authorities... more »»

Survey finds bribery runs highest among courts in Mideast

May 3, 2016

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A new report released on Tuesday by an anti-corruption watchdog shows that on average, almost a third of the people in nine countries surveyed in the Middle Eas... more »»

Puerto Rico skips bond payments, says Congress must help

May 2, 2016

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A spiraling Puerto Rico debt crisis reached a new milestone as the island missed nearly $370 million on a bond payment Monday and officials warned of worse to come if... more »»

Q&A: Puerto Rico's debt crisis, what it means for muni bonds

May 2, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Puerto Rico's worsening debt crisis is dimming the economic outlook for the U.S. more »»

Israel to hold Palestinian journalist 4 months without trial

May 2, 2016

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israel's military on Monday ordered a well-known Palestinian journalist to be held for four months without charges or trial, in so-called administrative detention. more »»

Austria registers spike in far right extremist crime

May 2, 2016

VIENNA (AP) — Austria's interior ministry says xenophobic and racist crimes committed by far right sympathizers have spiked by more than 50 percent in a year, with Muslims, Jews and other... more »»

Kosovo airport shuts after flight leaves runway on landing

May 2, 2016

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's main airport says it has temporarily shut down after a Turkish Airlines flight appeared to have overshot a runway while landing in rainy weather. more »»

Cheering Cubans greet first cruise ship from US in decades

May 2, 2016

HAVANA (AP) — Greeted with rum drinks and salsa dancers, the first passengers to cruise from the U.S. more »»

Egypt journalists stage protest over police raid at union

May 2, 2016

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's journalists' union called for the dismissal of the interior minister and launched an open-ended sit-in at its headquarters in downtown Cairo on Monday, protesting the... more »»

Germany wants to extend border controls for another 6 months

May 2, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — Germany and some other EU countries are planning to ask the European Commission for an extension of border controls within the Schengen passport-free travel zone for another six... more »»

230 million-year-old dinosaur footprint found in north Spain

May 2, 2016

MADRID (AP) — Spain says a footprint of a dinosaur that roamed the area 230 million years ago has been found in northeastern Catalonia, and says it's the best preserved dinosaur print seen so far... more »»

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