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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.

  • | Posted: Jun 9 2016 - 12:06am

    NAYMIYAH, Iraq — A column of black Humvees carrying Iraqi special forces rolled into southern Fallujah on Wednesday, the first time in more than two years that government troops have entered the western city held by the Islamic State group.

  • | Posted: Jun 7 2016 - 12:05am

    BEIRUT — A two-pronged advance to capture key urban strongholds of the Islamic State group and its self-styled capital of Raqqa has underlined a quiet convergence of strategy between the U.S. and Russia to defeat the extremists, with Syria’s Kurds emerging as the common link.

  • | Posted: Jun 5 2016 - 12:05am

    VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Saturday scrapped his proposed tribunal to prosecute bishops who covered up for pedophile priests and instead laid out legal procedures to remove them if the Vatican finds they were negligent.

  • | Posted: Jun 5 2016 - 12:05am

    HONG KONG — While Hong Kongers crammed into a park Saturday to remember the victims of China’s bloody crackdown on protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square 27 years ago, many student groups hosted rival events in a sign of the widening rift in the city’s pro-democracy movement.

  • | Posted: Jun 4 2016 - 12:06am

    CAMP TARIQ, Iraq — The battle for Fallujah is shaping up to be unlike any of the other assaults in the Iraqi military’s town-by-town war with the Islamic State group.

  • | Posted: Jun 4 2016 - 12:06am

    PARIS — The swollen Seine River kept rising Friday, spilling into Paris streets and forcing one landmark after another to shut down as it surged to its highest levels in nearly 35 years. Across the city, museums, parks and cemeteries shut down as the city braced for evacuations.

  • Posted: Jun 3 2016 - 12:05am

    CAMP TARIQ, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi forces say they are continuing to push into the Islamic State-controlled city of Fallujah, having secured its outskirts.

  • | Posted: Jun 2 2016 - 12:06am

    CAIRO — A French ship searching the Mediterranean has detected black box signals from a missing EgyptAir flight in the waters between the Greek island of Crete and the Egyptian coast, a development that could help solve the mystery of why the aircraft crashed into the sea last month, killing all 66 on board.

  • | Posted: Jun 2 2016 - 12:05am

    CAMP TARIQ, Iraq — The Iraqi military’s advance into Fallujah was stalled Wednesday by fierce resistance from Islamic State fighters and concerns over protecting tens of thousands of civilians still trapped inside the strategic city, officials said.

  • | Posted: Jun 2 2016 - 12:05am

    BEIRUT — A besieged suburb of Syria’s capital received humanitarian aid Wednesday for the first time since 2012, as the United Nations said it was looking into “every possible means” to reach besieged Syrians now that a deadline set by world powers has passed.

  • | Posted: Jun 1 2016 - 12:05am

    GENEVA — The treacherous Mediterranean Sea crossing from Libya to Italy has claimed the lives of over 1,030 migrants in the last week, mostly as barely seaworthy smuggling boats foundered and sank despite calm seas and sunny skies, a migration agency said Tuesday, citing new accounts from survivors.

  • Posted: Jun 1 2016 - 12:05am

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — A 29-year-old surfer was hospitalized in critical condition Wednesday after a shark tore a leg off at an Australian west coast beach, officials said.

  • Posted: Jun 1 2016 - 12:05am

    Clinton scores prized endorsement from Gov. Jerry Brown

  • Posted: Jun 1 2016 - 12:05am

    Clinton scores prized endorsement from Gov. Jerry Brown

  • | Posted: Jun 1 2016 - 12:05am

    CAMP TARIQ, Iraq — As Iraqi forces pressed an offensive Tuesday to dislodge Islamic State militants from Fallujah, conditions are worsening for tens of thousands of civilians trapped in the city, and a leading aid group raised alarm over an unfolding “human catastrophe.”