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Suspected IS suicide bombers kill dozens at Istanbul airport

Jun 29 2016 - 12:05am || Comments

ISTANBUL (AP) — Three suspected Islamic State group suicide bombers targeted the international terminal of Istanbul’s Ataturk airport Tuesday, killing at least 36 people and wounding many others, Turkish officials said.

  • | Posted: Apr 29 2016 - 1:30am

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden pressed Iraq on Thursday not to let its crippling political crisis upend hard-fought gains against the Islamic State group as he returned to the country that’s come to symbolize America’s relentless struggles in the Middle East.

  • Posted: Apr 28 2016 - 1:30am

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s Olympic committee on Wednesday unveiled Zika-proof uniforms complete with mosquito repellent it says will help protect athletes from the virus at this year’s games in Rio de Janeiro.

  • | Posted: Apr 28 2016 - 1:30am

    PARIS — The lone known surviving suspect in the Paris attacks was returned Wednesday to the city where Islamic State extremists unleashed a night of mayhem and charged with a host of terrorism offenses, raising hopes that he may be able to help French investigators trace the pathways of IS fighters thought to be hiding out in Europe.

  • Posted: Apr 27 2016 - 1:30am

    NEW DELHI (AP) — The Bangladeshi branch of al-Qaida claimed responsibility Tuesday for the killing of a gay rights activist and his friend, undermining the prime minister’s insistence just hours earlier that her political opponents were to blame for the attack and for a rising tide of violence against secular activists and writers.

  • | Posted: Apr 27 2016 - 1:30am

    SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s president said Tuesday that North Korea has almost completed preparations for a fifth nuclear test, and the country has reportedly placed a new midrange missile on standby for an impending launch.

  • | Posted: Apr 26 2016 - 1:30am

    SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said Sunday that it successfully test-fired a ballistic missile from a submarine and warned of its growing ability to cut down its enemies with a “dagger of destruction.” South Korea couldn’t immediately confirm the claim of success in what marks Pyongyang’s latest effort to expand its military might in face of pressure by its neighbors and Washington.

  • | Posted: Apr 26 2016 - 1:30am

    GUBAREVICHI, Belarus — On the edge of Belarus’ Chernobyl exclusion zone, down the road from the signs warning “Stop! Radiation,” a dairy farmer offers his visitors a glass of freshly drawn milk. Associated Press reporters politely decline the drink but pass on a bottled sample to a laboratory, which confirms it contains levels of a radioactive isotope at levels 10 times higher than the nation’s food safety limits.

  • | Posted: Apr 25 2016 - 1:30am

    HEBRON, West Bank (AP) — A 12-year-old Palestinian girl, imprisoned by Israel after she confessed to planning a stabbing attack on Israelis in a West Bank settlement, returned home Sunday after she was freed early following an appeal.

  • Posted: Apr 24 2016 - 1:30am

    NEW DELHI (AP) — A university professor on his way to work in northwestern Bangladesh was hacked to death Saturday in an attack similar to other killings by suspected Muslim militants, police said.

  • | Posted: Apr 24 2016 - 1:30am

    BERLIN (AP) — When President Barack Obama opens the world’s largest industrial fair in the northern German city of Hannover on Sunday, he’ll be leading a delegation of American companies hoping to conquer new markets abroad. He’ll also be trying to complete one of his presidency’s main pieces of unfinished business — a trans-Atlantic trade pact.

  • | Posted: Apr 24 2016 - 1:30am

    NEW YORK (AP) — North Korea’s foreign minister said Saturday in an interview with The Associated Press that his country is ready to halt its nuclear tests if the United States suspends its annual military exercises with South Korea.

  • | Posted: Apr 23 2016 - 1:30am

    LONDON (AP) — President Barack Obama plunged into a whirlwind of royal socializing Friday that began over a birthday lunch with Queen Elizabeth II and ended at a dinner hosted by the trio of young royals who represent the future of the British monarchy.

  • | Posted: Apr 22 2016 - 1:30am

    WINDSOR, England — Fate unexpectedly made her queen. Duty and endurance have made her an institution and an icon.

  • | Posted: Apr 21 2016 - 1:30am

    MANTA, Ecuador — A fresh tremor rattled Ecuador before dawn Wednesday, a magnitude-6.1 jolt that set babies crying and shaken residents pouring once again into the streets, fearful of yet more damage following a monster earthquake over the weekend.

  • | Posted: Apr 20 2016 - 1:30am

    MINAMIASO, Japan — Searchers digging in a mountainous area of southern Japan where twin earthquakes triggered landslides found another body Tuesday, raising the likely death toll to 45.