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French government blasted for church attack

PARIS — The French government faced criticism of its security record Wednesday in the wake of revelations that one of the assailants who slit the ...

Russia announces humanitarian operation in Aleppo

MOSCOW — Russia and the Syrian government will open humanitarian corridors in Syria's embattled city of Aleppo and offer a way out for opposition fighters ...

US has crossed red line, relations on war footing, North Korea's top diplomat says

PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea's top diplomat for U.S. affairs told The Associated Press Thursday that Washington "crossed the red line" and effectively declared ...

French identify second church attacker from DNA

PARIS — The French prosecutors' office has identified the second man who killed a priest in a Normandy church. The office says DNA tests show ...

Missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 captain's simulator had Indian Ocean route

SYDNEY — Australian officials confirmed on Thursday that data recovered from a home flight simulator owned by the captain of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 showed ...

Israeli settler-turned-diplomat to take new post in New York

JERUSALEM — For years, Dani Dayan was the West Bank settler movement's face to the outside world. Next week, he'll become the face of Israel ...

German bomber in online chat before blast

BERLIN — A 27-year-old Syrian asylum-seeker who blew himself up in the southern German town of Ansbach was chatting online with a still-unidentified person immediately ...

U.S.: Fighting in Syrian city yields trove of ISIS intel

WASHINGTON — The United States is exploiting an enormous amount of digital information about the Islamic State obtained by Syrian rebels fighting for control of ...

67 killed in Syria strike

DAMASCUS — At least 67 people were killed and 185 wounded Wednesday in an attack claimed by Islamic State in the northeastern Syrian town of ...

Witnesses say South Sudan soldiers raped dozens near UN camp

JUBA, South Sudan — South Sudanese government soldiers raped dozens of ethnic Nuer women and girls last week just outside a United Nations camp where ...

Flood, landslides triggered by heavy rains kill 54 in Nepal

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Government officials say floods and landslides triggered by monsoon rains in Nepal have killed 54 people over the last two days. Home ...

Japan police search home of suspect in stabbing spree

SAGAMIHARA, Japan — Japanese police on Wednesday searched the home of the suspect in a mass stabbing spree that left 19 people dead at a ...

Indonesian president announces new Cabinet line-up

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo announced a new Cabinet on Wednesday that returns a reformist to the Finance Ministry and puts a ...

French priest slain at altar in terror attack

SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France — The Islamic State group crossed a new threshold Tuesday in its war against the West, as two of its followers targeted a ...

Turkey turns up pressure on U.S. to get at cleric in Pa.

ISTANBUL — Turkish leaders Tuesday stepped up their calls for the United States to punish Fethullah Gulen, the reclusive cleric living in Pennsylvania whose organization ...

Navy's top admiral: No impasse with Beijing

WASHINGTON — The Navy's top admiral said Tuesday that the United States and China are not at an impasse despite ongoing tensions and a recent ...

Patient shoots doctor, self dead in Berlin

BERLIN — A patient shot a doctor Tuesday in a university clinic in Berlin before killing himself, but there were "no signs at all" of ...

Rampage raises questions about security in Japan

TOKYO — The killing of 19 people at a home for the mentally disabled raised questions about whether Japan's reputation as one of the safest ...

Rains kill 7, force 1.2 million from homes in India

GAUHATI, India — Heavy rains and floods have killed at least seven people and forced around 1.2 million to leave their water-logged homes in India's ...

2 suicide car bombs near UN offices kill 13 in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Two suicide bombers detonated explosives-laden cars on Tuesday outside the offices of the U.N.'s mine-clearing agency and a Somali army checkpoint in ...