Militants attack American University in Afghanistan, 1 dead
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Militants attack American University in Afghanistan, 1 dead

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Militants attacked the American University of Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least one person and wounding another 18, officials said. AP photographer Massoud Hossaini was in a classroom with 15 students when he heard an explosion on the southern flank of the campus. “I went to the window to see what … Continue reading

Somalia attack turns symbol of resurgence into one of grief
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Somalia attack turns symbol of resurgence into one of grief

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Among the survivors of al-Shabab’s attack on a beachside restaurant in Somalia’s capital was Mohamed Abdiqani Kheyre. He is only 3 years old, and his mother was killed. Witnesses said the Islamic extremists entered the restaurant from the beach Thursday evening Jan. 21 , shouting “Allahu akbar,” Arabic for “God is … Continue reading

Pakistan university attack shatters dreams, stokes fear
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Pakistan university attack shatters dreams, stokes fear

CHARSADDA, Pakistan (AP) — When Islamic militants stormed the university campus in this Pakistani town, chemistry professor Hamid Hussain was carrying a concealed pistol. Locking his students in his classroom he opened fire on the assailants, buying his pupils enough time to escape before he was gunned down. The survival of Hussain’s students in a … Continue reading

1 week after attacks, defiant Parisians honor the dead
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1 week after attacks, defiant Parisians honor the dead

PARIS (AP) — A week after the deadliest attacks on France in decades, shell-shocked Parisians honored the 130 victims with candles and songs Friday, knowing that at least one suspect is still at large and fearing that other militants could be slipping through Europe’s porous borders. Having established how the attacks against a soccer stadium, … Continue reading

The Latest: Egypt imposes gag order on attack on Mexicans
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The Latest: Egypt imposes gag order on attack on Mexicans

CAIRO (AP) — The latest developments after Egyptian troops mistakenly opened fire on a group of Mexican tourists on a safari in the country’s western desert, killing eight Mexicans and wounding six. All times are local, Cairo time: ___ 7:00 p.m. The office of Egypt’s top prosecutor has issued a gag order on the investigation … Continue reading

Sinai peacekeeping official says force attacked in white car
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Sinai peacekeeping official says force attacked in white car

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — An official from the Multinational Force and Observers’ peacekeeping mission in Egypt’s northern Sinai Peninsula says their vehicles that were hit with explosive devices are similar to ones used by the Egyptian army, but were painted white. The official, who requested anonymity because he’s not authorized to speak to reporters, says … Continue reading