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Iraqi general, 3 officers killed in Islamic State ambush

BAGHDAD (AP) — Fighters from the Islamic State group ambushed an Iraqi army convoy on Friday with a bulldozer packed with explosives, killing the commander of the Iraqi 1st Division and three of his staff officers north of Fallujah, said military officials. The suicide...
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Night train kills 14 migrants ‘sleeping’ on Macedonia tracks

A shoe lays by the rail tracks north of the central Macedonian town of Veles Friday, April 24, 2015 near the site where 14 other migrants were killed by a train while walking along the tracks. Fourteen migrants believed to be from Afghanistan and Somalia who were heading north...

Ex-Yemeni president tells Shiite allies to withdraw

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Ousted Yemeni President has called upon his allies, Shiite rebels whose power grab triggered a month-long Saudi-led offensive, to comply with a U.N. resolution which obligates them to withdraw from the cities they occupy. Ali Abdullah Saleh issued his...
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Powerful former Syrian army general dies in hospital

In this picture taken on April 26, 2005, the former head of the Syrian political security branch Maj. Gen. Rostom Ghazali, center, who also was a former Syrian intelligence chief in Lebanon, escorted by his supporters as he looks to an Arabic placard that reads:”Thanks...
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Armenians around the world mark 1915 genocide

Armenians demonstrate in front of the Turkish consulate to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1915 Armenian genocide, in Jerusalem, Israel, Friday, April 24, 2015. Historians estimate up to 1.5 million Armenians were killed by Ottoman Turks around the time of World War I,...

Iraq forces recapture a bridge in Ramadi from Islamic State

BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi official says security forces have recaptured a key bridge from Islamic State group militants in Ramadi, the capital of western Anbar. Anbar police Col. Mahadi Abbas says the forces recaptured the al-Houz bridge on the Euphrates river on Friday,...
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Armenia marks centennial of killing of 1.5 million

AAA Apr. 24, 2015 6:20 AM ETArmenia marks centennial of killing of 1.5 million From left, Armenian Apostolic Church leader, Catholicos Garegin II, Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic and Russian President Vladimir Putin attend a ceremony at the Tsitsernakaberd Genocide memorial...

Italian authorities: Terror suspects planned Vatican attack

MILAN (AP) — An Italian prosecutor says Islamic extremists suspected in a bomb attack in a Pakistani market that killed more than 100 people had also planned an attack against the Vatican in 2010 that was never carried out. Prosecutor Mauro Mura told a press conference in...

Police: 14 migrants killed by train in Macedonia

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Fourteen migrants in their 20s believed to be from Afghanistan and Somalia were killed by an express train as they walked along the tracks through a narrow gorge in central Macedonia at night, police said Friday. The migrants, part of a larger...

Police: 14 migrants killed by train in Macedonia

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Fourteen migrants believed to be from Afghanistan and Somalia who were heading north toward the European Union were killed by an express train as they walked along tracks in central Macedonia at night, police said Friday. The group had been...