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Colombia, FARC sign historic peace deal ending long conflict

Sep 27 2016 - 12:05am || Comments

CARTAGENA, Colombia — Colombia’s government and the country’s largest rebel movement signed a historic peace accord Monday evening, ending a half-century of combat that caused more than 220,000 deaths and made 8 million homeless.

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    BEIRUT (AP) — The top U.N. official in Syria on Monday demanded immediate and unconditional humanitarian access to tens of thousands of people trapped in four towns, warning of starvation.

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    BAGHDAD (AP) — As the death toll from the weekend truck bombing in Baghdad climbed to 157, Iraq’s embattled prime minister ordered new security measures, including abandoning the use of bomb-detection wands that U.S. experts pronounced worthless years ago.

  • Posted: Jul 5 2016 - 12:05am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A suicide bombing outside one of Islam’s holiest sites killed four Saudi security forces on Monday, and similar attacks outside a Shiite mosque and a U.S. Consulate in two other Saudi cities raised fears of a coordinated assault aimed at destabilizing the Western-allied kingdom.

  • | Posted: Jul 4 2016 - 12:05am

    BAGHDAD — A devastating truck bombing on a bustling commercial street in downtown Baghdad killed 115 people early Sunday, brutally underscoring the Islamic State group’s ability to strike the capital despite a string of battlefield losses elsewhere in the country.

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    PARIS (AP) — Thousands of people marched Saturday in a gay pride parade in Paris amid tight police security, three weeks after the massacre at a Florida gay nightclub.

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    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it struck several militant sites in Gaza early Saturday in response to a rocket attack that hit a kindergarten in the Israeli border town of Sderot.

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    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The hostages were given a test: recite verses from the Quran, or be punished, according to a witness. Those who passed were allowed to eat. Those who failed were tortured and slain.

  • | Posted: Jul 2 2016 - 12:43am

    DHAKA, Bangladesh — Bangladeshi forces stormed an upscale Dhaka restaurant to end a hostage-taking by heavily armed militants early Saturday, killing six of the attackers and rescuing 13 captives including foreigners. The military said 20 hostages were killed during the 10-hour standoff, and a survivor’s father said the attackers spared people who could recite verses from the Quran.

  • | Posted: Jun 29 2016 - 12:05am

    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: Jun 28 2016 - 12:05am

    LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron insisted Monday that Britain’s shock vote to leave the European Union won’t send the economy into a tailspin, even as the country was stripped of its top credit rating and stock markets and the pound continued a downward spiral.

  • | Posted: Jun 27 2016 - 12:05am

    LONDON — Britain’s shocking decision to remove itself from the European Union brought more political turmoil Sunday as Scotland’s leader threatened to block the move and the Labour Party’s leader veered dangerously close to losing his post.

  • | Posted: Jun 26 2016 - 12:05am

    LONDON — The European Union wants a quickie divorce, but Britain wants time to think things over.

  • | Posted: Jun 26 2016 - 12:05am

    BEIJING — China issued new regulations Saturday demanding that search engines clearly identify paid search results, months after a terminally ill cancer patient complained that he was misled by the giant search engine Baidu.

  • | Posted: Jun 25 2016 - 12:05am

    LONDON — Britain has jumped. Now it is wildly searching for the parachute.

  • | Posted: Jun 24 2016 - 12:05am

    LONDON — Britain voted to leave the European Union after a bitterly divisive referendum campaign, according to tallies of official results Friday, sending global markets plunging, casting British politics into disarray and shattering the stability of a project in continental unity designed half a century ago to prevent World War III.