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Malaysian official: New debris found in Reunion belongs to 'domestic ladder,' not a plane part
PARIS (AP) Malaysian official: New debris found in Reunion belongs to 'domestic ladder,' not a plane part. Sun, 02 Aug 2015 08:14:12 -0400
Egypt court postpones Al-Jazeera English verdict to Aug. 29
News ImageCAIRO (AP) An Egyptian court on Sunday again postponed announcing a verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists, extending the long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists.
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 08:12:43 -0400
Turkish military denies hit civilians during air strikes
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's military on Sunday denied allegations that it hit civilians in the village of Zargala during air strikes and said the target was a shelter for Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants. "The targets in northern Iraq and inside Turkey are being identified by qualified personnel, based on confirmed visual data and as a result of a very meticilous and detailed study," the military said. It added that an investigation regarding the village in question returned no findings of civilian residential areas within the impact range of the bombardment. ... Sun, 02 Aug 2015 08:06:26 -0400
Two Turkish troops killed in 'PKK suicide attack'
News ImageTwo Turkish soldiers were killed and dozens wounded early Sunday in a suicide attack blamed on Kurdish militants, as Ankara kept up its air campaign against the rebels' bases in northern Iraq. The attack in the Dogubayazit district of the eastern Agri province is the first time Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants have been accused of staging a suicide attack in the current crisis, amid an escalating cycle of violence that appears to have no end in sight. Ankara has launched a two-pronged "anti-terror" offensive against Islamic State (IS) jihadists in Syria and PKK militants based in northern Iraq after a wave of attacks inside Turkey.
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 07:54:45 -0400
Ending migrant crisis 'top priority', vow Britain and France
News ImageFrance and Britain vowed Sunday that a cross-Channel migrant crisis was their "top priority" in a united front that belied simmering anger over an issue which has become a political hot potato. Beefed-up security has curbed the number of attempts by migrants in the port city of Calais trying to make it through an undersea tunnel to Britain, with only 400 bids Saturday night, a police source said, compared to 2,000 earlier in the week. Around 3,000 people from Africa, the Middle East and Asia are camped in Calais waiting to smuggle themselves into Britain, and the costly crisis has strained ties across the Channel.
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 07:53:36 -0400
US, Egypt resume formal security talks with Kerry visit
News ImageCAIRO (AP) The United States and Egypt on Sunday resumed formal security talks that were suspended six years ago amid the political unrest that swept the country in the wake of the Arab Spring.
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 07:48:45 -0400
After 3 years, Jordan refugee camp for Syrians now a city
News ImageZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) Only empty desert three years ago, the Mideast's largest camp for Syrian civil war refugees has grown from a town of tents into a bustling city.
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 07:46:52 -0400
Biden for president? Allies mulling Clinton challenge
News ImageWASHINGTON (AP) Vice President Joe Biden's associates have resumed discussions about a 2016 presidential run after largely shelving such deliberations while his son was sick and dying earlier this year. But Biden has yet to tell his staff whether he will run or personally ask them to do any planning for a potential campaign, according to several people close to the vice president.
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 07:39:33 -0400
Leadership challenged in Afghan Taliban after Mullah Omar
News ImageKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) The brother of the late figurehead of the Afghan Taliban on Sunday joined a growing challenge to the extremist group's newly appointed leader, even as it offered a statement purportedly quoting a well-known militant supporting him.
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 07:36:25 -0400
Manhunt in Memphis continues after officer, 33, fatally shot
News ImageMEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) A manhunt continued Sunday following the fatal shooting of a Memphis police officer who was killed the previous night during a traffic stop, Tennessee police officials said.
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 07:31:36 -0400
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