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Ukrainian POWs dig out bodies of comrades killed at airport

Russia-backed separatist stand next to bodies of Ukrainian servicemen retrieved from the rubble of the airport building a man searches them for identity papers outside Donetsk, Ukraine, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. Ukrainian troops held captive in the separatist stronghold of...

Official says Afghan avalanches kill at least 108 people

PANJSHIR, Afghanistan (AP) – Avalanches caused by a heavy winter snow killed at least 108 people in northeastern Afghanistan, an emergency official said Wednesday, as rescuers clawed through debris with their hands to save those buried beneath. The avalanches buried homes...

Fate of abducted Christians unclear; Syria clashes continue

BEIRUT (AP) – Islamic State group militants have moved a large group of Christian hostages to a city they control in northeastern Syria, while they continue to battle Kurdish and Christian militiamen for control of a chain of villages along the Khabur River, activists and...
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Oil boom’s end threatens pain for much of Latin America

In this Feb. 13, 2015 photo, a man rides along a round about with a concrete arch at the entrance of Puerto Gaitan, Colombia. Soaring oil prices the past decade transformed this rural backwater into Colombia"™s richest city as nearby fields pumped black gold, drawing new...

Iran’s Guard attacks mock US carrier in drills near strait

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Iran’s Revolutionary Guard launched large-scale naval and air defense drills near a strategic Gulf waterway on Wednesday in which dozens of speedboats swarmed a replica of a U.S. aircraft carrier. The drill, named Great Prophet 9, was held near the...

Irishman wounded by booby-trap bomb as he removes IRA sign

DUBLIN (AP) – Officials say a Northern Ireland man has suffered serious wounds when a booby-trapped bomb exploded as he removed a sign bearing threats from an Irish Republican Army faction. The Irish nationalist Sinn Fein party says the man may lose an eye after...
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Obama aides sharpen criticism of Netanyahu ahead of speech

FILE – In this Feb. 8, 2015, file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in his Jerusalem office. Netanyahu on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, turned down an invitation to meet privately with Senate Democrats next week during his visit...
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Netanyahu: World powers ‘have given up’ in Iran nuke talks

FILE – In this Feb. 8, 2015, file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in his Jerusalem office. Netanyahu on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, turned down an invitation to meet privately with Senate Democrats next week during his visit...
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Israeli challenger Herzog a determined underdog

Israel’s Labor Party leader Isaac Herzog arrives to a press conference in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. Herzog said the upcoming speech by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the U.S. Congress on Iran is “spin” ahead of March elections. Herzog is competing...
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9 dead including gunman in Czech restaurant shooting

A police officer guards the entrance to a building where a gunman opened fire in a restaurant and killed eight people before fatally shooting himself in Uhersky Brod, eastern Czech Republic, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. The gunman was a local man around age 60, said Patrik Kuncar,...