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Airstrike in Yemen deepens war, puts pressure on US

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — More than 1,000 mourners were packed into the funeral hall, including some of the most powerful figures in Yemen’s rebel movement. Ali al-Akwa, who was just about to start reciting the Quran, heard warplanes overhead — but that wasn’t strange for wartime Sanaa. Surely a funeral would be safe, he thought. […]
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Two tremors have shaken the central region of Italy, local media report. There have been no immediate reports of injuries.  A first quake, measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale, was registered late in th
Armed groups in South Sudan released 145 children on Tuesday, the U.N. children's agency (UNICEF) said, calling on warring parties to stop recruiting child soldiers as the world's youngest nation teet
Armed groups in South Sudan released 145 children on Tuesday, the U.N. children's agency (UNICEF) said, calling on warring parties to stop recruiting child soldiers as the world's youngest nation teet
Two strong earthquakes hit central Italy, damaging buildings and sending people into the streets.
One in three Germans worry that tensions between the West and Russia over Crimea, Ukraine and Syria could lead to a military confrontation, according to an opinion poll by the respected Forsa institut
Police in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo arrested at least 17 democracy activists this week for campaigning against the postponement of the presidential election, fellow activists said, though 1
A strong earthquake is rattling Rome, just two months after a powerful temblor toppled villages in central Italy, killing nearly 300 people.
ATHENS, Greece - A high court has cancelled a television license auction in Greece, dealing a blow to the country's left-wing government which had carried out sale. Judges from the Council of State c
BELFAST (Reuters) - Northern Ireland's High Court will rule on Friday on a challenge against British plans to leave the European Union without a vote in parliament, the first judgment in legal cases t
TORONTO - An inmate who has been held in segregation for the past four years at a Thunder Bay, Ont., jail has been moved to a regular cell. Ontario Correctional Services Minister David Orazietti says
LAS VEGAS - Transportation officials are bracing for major traffic tie-ups when a widening project closes ramps around Nevada's busiest freeway interchange in downtown Las Vegas. Ramps connecting Int
VANCOUVER - There was once a galaxy of sunflower sea stars in the Salish Sea off the B.C. and Washington state coasts, but a new study says the animal's near disappearance from the ocean floor should
The United States abstained Wednesday for the first time from an annual vote at the United Nations calling for lifting the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba, a resolution Washington had always adama
U .S. military officers watched grainy video feeds at a small operations center in Baghdad on Tuesday as Predator drones tracked and killed three reputed Islamic State leaders — one after another 
OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso lost nearly a billion dollars to corruption and mismanagement in the mining sector in the decade leading up to the fall of Blaise Compaore and the year after he wa
Masses of protesters jammed the streets of Venezuela's capital on Wednesday on the heels of a move by congress to open a political trial against Pres
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Five members of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula were killed in a U.S. military strike last week in Yemen, U.S. Central Command said in a statement on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has begun using a Tunisian air base to conduct surveillance drone operations inside Libya, the latest expansion of its campaign against Islamic State militants
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's increasingly militant opposition stepped up its push to remove leftist leader Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday with rallies that drew hundreds of thousands of protesters and
Burundi has informed U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of its decision to quit the International Criminal Court, it said Wednesday, adding momentum to mounting African opposition to the Hague-based t
PICKENS, S.C. (AP) — A wild elk has been spotted roaming the woodlands of South Carolina for the first time in more than 200 years. News outlets report that wildlife biologists are warning Upstate re
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders is calling on the government to block a proposed $85 billion merger of communications giants AT&T and Time Warner. The Vermont independent and former conten
CHICAGO (AP) — About 20 inmates and two correctional officers were injured in a series of fights at a jail in Chicago. The Chicago Tribune reports ( ) two officers and eight inm
A series of strong earthquakes hit central Italy on Wednesday, striking fear among residents still rattled by a deadly tremor in August, but there were no reports of casualties
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Bald eagles have produced a record amount of young in both Vermont and New Hampshire this year, marking the continued revival of a bird that once was on the brink of extinction
ROME (Reuters) - A series of strong earthquakes hit central Italy on Wednesday, striking fear among residents still rattled by a deadly tremor in August, but there were no reports of casualties.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Senate candidates are jumping on news of sharply rising premiums under President Barack Obama’s health care law as they seek advantage in the closing days of the el
ROME - A pair of powerful aftershocks shook central Italy on Wednesday, knocking out power, closing a major highway and sending panicked residents into the rain-drenched streets just two months after
The U.N. General Assembly Wednesday adopted a resolution calling for an end to the U.S. embargo against Cuba after the United States for the first time abstained from the vote.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Sean Sherman is working to help Native Americans reclaim their identity one meal at a time. The chef, an Oglala Lakota born on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, embark
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon surfer who was attacked by a shark earlier this month says the huge animal felt like “grainy sand paper” as he struggled to free his leg from its mouth. Jo
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officials in the nation’s sixth-largest transit system on Wednesday urged customers to start figuring out alternate ways to get to work and school because of a strike threat
BELLMEAD, Texas (AP) — A Texas grand jury has indicted a 23-year-old man in the death of his wife who was found decapitated hours after officers visited the couple on a welfare check. Davie Dauzat wa
The United Nations refugee agency said Wednesday that at least 3,800 refugees have died in the Mediterranean Sea so far this year in an attempt to re

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