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Rebel's killing triggers violent anti-India protests in Kashmir

posted: 05/28/2017 4:09 a.m. Discuss

One civilian was killed and dozens of others were injured Saturday when anti-India protests and clashes broke out in Indian-controlled Kashmir after the killing of a prominent rebel commander and his associate in a gunbattle with government forces in the disputed region.

Palestinians cease fast in Israel prison

posted: 05/28/2017 4:06 a.m. Discuss

Hundreds of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners ended their 40-day fast on the first day of the monthlong Muslim holiday of Ramadan, after reaching a compromise with Israel for additional family visits, Israeli and Palestinian officials said.

The world in brief

updated: 05/28/2017 3:58 a.m. Discuss

Hope dims for Sri Lanka slides' missing

Twitter emoji symbolic for Aborigines

posted: 05/28/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Hundreds of Australian aboriginal leaders gathered Friday at Uluru, a sandstone monolith in Australia's central desert, to call for a road map to a treaty and to enshrine an indigenous representative body in the constitution. Around the same time, a new emoji was quietly added to Twitter: the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags.

British Airways outage creates London travel chaos; power issue blamed

posted: 05/27/2017 1:45 p.m. Discuss

British Airways canceled all flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Saturday as a global IT failure upended the travel plans of tens of thousands of people on a busy U.K. holiday weekend.

Trump's trip: Conventional images and unconventional talk

posted: 05/27/2017 1:28 p.m. Comment 1

As he dashed through the Middle East and Europe, Donald Trump looked like a conventional American leader abroad.

Trump makes G-7 deal on trade, takes rain check on climate

posted: 05/27/2017 1:21 p.m. Comments 2

Seven wealthy democracies ended their summit Saturday in Italy without unanimous agreement on climate change, as the Trump administration plans to take more time to say whether the U.S. is going to remain in the Paris accord on limiting greenhouse gas emissions.

Islamic State claims responsibility for Egypt attack

posted: 05/27/2017 12:48 p.m. Discuss

The Islamic State group on Saturday claimed responsibility for the attack on a bus carrying Christians on their way to a remote desert monastery south of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, which killed 29.

UK lowers terror threat to 'severe;' more Manchester arrests

updated: 05/27/2017 1:38 p.m. Discuss

Britain reduced its terrorism threat level a notch, from "critical" to "severe," as authorities said major progress has been made in unravelling the plot behind the Manchester bombing. More arrests are expected.

G-7 targets terror ideology

updated: 05/27/2017 4:09 a.m. Comment 1

Leaders of the Group of Seven industrialized nations on Friday put pressure on Internet companies and social media sites to do more to stop the spread of "hateful ideology," appealing to their sense of social responsibility to more swiftly identify and remove terrorist propaganda.

Christians slain on bus in Egypt

updated: 05/27/2017 4:07 a.m. Comments 2

Masked gunmen ambushed a bus carrying Coptic Christians to a monastery south of Cairo on Friday, killing at least 28 people, and Egypt responded by launching airstrikes against what it said were militant training bases in Libya.

Duterte to troops: Crush foe

updated: 05/27/2017 4 a.m. Discuss

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered his troops to crush militants who are fighting street battles with government forces in the south, warning Friday that the country is at a grave risk of "contamination" by the Islamic State militant group.

Estonia expelling 2 Russian envoys

posted: 05/27/2017 3:54 a.m. Discuss

Estonia has informed Russia that two of its diplomats in the country will be expelled, the Baltic country’s Foreign Ministry said Friday.

Flight set to 'kill' mock-up of ICBM

updated: 05/27/2017 3:53 a.m. Discuss

Preparing for North Korea's growing threat, the Pentagon will try to shoot down a simulated intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time in a test next week. The goal is to more closely simulate a North Korean ICBM aimed at the U.S., officials said Friday.

Taliban hit Afghan outpost, kill 15 soldiers

updated: 05/27/2017 3:45 a.m. Discuss

The Taliban besieged an Afghan army outpost early on Friday and during hours of fighting killed at least 15 soldiers and wounded five, officials said, adding to a string of recent attacks in the strategically vital province of Kandahar.






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