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Rock band kicks off rescheduled tour after Paris carnage

Seattle Seahawks - 6 hours 55 min ago

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Jesse Hughes, frontman of the U.S. band whose Nov. 13 gig at the Bataclan theater in Paris was stormed by Islamic extremist suicide bombers killing 89 people, says “my friends died very beautifully, they died very well, with great courage.” The Eagles of Death Metal band is kicking off its rescheduled […]
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Syrian troops capture village near northern city of Aleppo

NBA - 7 hours 1 min ago

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state TV and an opposition activist group say government forces have captured another village near Aleppo, tightening the noose around rebel-held parts of the northern city. State TV and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights say troops captured Tamoura on Saturday. Hezbollah-run Al-Manar TV says troops are now overlooking the […]
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Syrian troops capture village near northern city of Aleppo

Seattle Seahawks - 7 hours 1 min ago

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state TV and an opposition activist group say government forces have captured another village near Aleppo, tightening the noose around rebel-held parts of the northern city. State TV and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights say troops captured Tamoura on Saturday. Hezbollah-run Al-Manar TV says troops are now overlooking the […]
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Kerry takes aim at Russia over Ukraine and Syria

NBA - 8 hours 16 min ago

MUNICH (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday sharply criticized Russia for its actions in Ukraine and Syria, accusing Moscow of “repeated aggression” in both places. In a speech at the Munich Security Conference, Kerry said Russia is defying the will of the international community with its support for separatists in eastern […]
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Kerry takes aim at Russia over Ukraine and Syria

Seattle Seahawks - 8 hours 16 min ago

MUNICH (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday sharply criticized Russia for its actions in Ukraine and Syria, accusing Moscow of “repeated aggression” in both places. In a speech at the Munich Security Conference, Kerry said Russia is defying the will of the international community with its support for separatists in eastern […]
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Officials: 6 Afghan security men killed in Taliban attacks

NBA - 8 hours 42 min ago

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban insurgents killed six Afghan security personnel Saturday in two separate attacks, Afghan officials said. Four policemen were killed and seven others wounded in double-suicide attacks on their checkpoint outside a security forces station in the southern Helmand province, said Gen. Abdul Rahman Sarjang, provincial police chief in Helmand. Sarjang said […]
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Officials: 6 Afghan security men killed in Taliban attacks

Seattle Seahawks - 8 hours 42 min ago

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban insurgents killed six Afghan security personnel Saturday in two separate attacks, Afghan officials said. Four policemen were killed and seven others wounded in double-suicide attacks on their checkpoint outside a security forces station in the southern Helmand province, said Gen. Abdul Rahman Sarjang, provincial police chief in Helmand. Sarjang said […]
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For refugees, finding work in Europe an uphill battle

NBA - 8 hours 44 min ago

VIENNA (AP) — Antonio Piani appears to have beaten the odds stacked against refugees finding work in Europe, but the hotel where he works was set up specifically to employ people like him. The 40-year-old says the janitor’s job is his first permanent position since leaving Iran more than 11 years ago — a disheartening […]
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For refugees, finding work in Europe an uphill battle

Seattle Seahawks - 8 hours 44 min ago

VIENNA (AP) — Antonio Piani appears to have beaten the odds stacked against refugees finding work in Europe, but the hotel where he works was set up specifically to employ people like him. The 40-year-old says the janitor’s job is his first permanent position since leaving Iran more than 11 years ago — a disheartening […]
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Gunmen kill police officer, wound 2 in Pakistani capital

NBA - 9 hours 11 min ago

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police say two gunmen shot and killed a police officer and wounded two others in an attack on a patrol on a main road in the capital, Islamabad. Police officer Tariq Javed says the two gunmen escaped on foot after the shooting late Friday on a busy road linking Islamabad to […]
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Gunmen kill police officer, wound 2 in Pakistani capital

Seattle Seahawks - 9 hours 11 min ago

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police say two gunmen shot and killed a police officer and wounded two others in an attack on a patrol on a main road in the capital, Islamabad. Police officer Tariq Javed says the two gunmen escaped on foot after the shooting late Friday on a busy road linking Islamabad to […]
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Steve Coogan film at Berlin fest puts death penalty on trial

NBA - 9 hours 13 min ago

LONDON (AP) — Is it possible to discuss an emotive topic like the death penalty with both passion and reason? Steve Coogan hopes so. The British actor-comedian plays a lawyer battling to keep his client from the gallows in Berlin Film Festival entry “Shepherds and Butchers,” set in South Africa in the last years of […]
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Steve Coogan film at Berlin fest puts death penalty on trial

Seattle Seahawks - 9 hours 13 min ago

LONDON (AP) — Is it possible to discuss an emotive topic like the death penalty with both passion and reason? Steve Coogan hopes so. The British actor-comedian plays a lawyer battling to keep his client from the gallows in Berlin Film Festival entry “Shepherds and Butchers,” set in South Africa in the last years of […]
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Unlucky in love, elephant damages 15 cars in southern China

NBA - 9 hours 53 min ago

BEIJING (AP) — After losing out on his love interest, a wild elephant has turned his attention to cars. The elephant wandered out of a nature reserve in southern China on Friday following a failed courtship and started playing with cars parked along a highway, slightly damaging more than a dozen vehicles, authorities said. The […]
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Unlucky in love, elephant damages 15 cars in southern China

Seattle Seahawks - 9 hours 53 min ago

BEIJING (AP) — After losing out on his love interest, a wild elephant has turned his attention to cars. The elephant wandered out of a nature reserve in southern China on Friday following a failed courtship and started playing with cars parked along a highway, slightly damaging more than a dozen vehicles, authorities said. The […]
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Russian PM: West rekindling the Cold War

NBA - 9 hours 53 min ago

MUNICH (AP) — Russia’s prime minister accused the West on Saturday of rekindling the Cold War, telling a meeting of top defense officials, diplomats and national leaders that sanctions imposed after the annexation of Crimea and new moves by the NATO alliance “only aggravate” tensions. Dmitry Medvedev said Russian President Vladimir Putin told the same […]
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Russian PM: West rekindling the Cold War

Seattle Seahawks - 9 hours 53 min ago

MUNICH (AP) — Russia’s prime minister accused the West on Saturday of rekindling the Cold War, telling a meeting of top defense officials, diplomats and national leaders that sanctions imposed after the annexation of Crimea and new moves by the NATO alliance “only aggravate” tensions. Dmitry Medvedev said Russian President Vladimir Putin told the same […]
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French PM: there will be other major terrorist attacks

NBA - 10 hours 12 min ago

MUNICH (AP) — France’s prime minister is warning that the terrorist threat is a long-term one and there will be other major attacks. Manuel Valls told a group top defense officials and diplomats Saturday that after the two 2015 attacks in France, the world has “entered a new era.” He says “we are at war […]
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French PM: there will be other major terrorist attacks

Seattle Seahawks - 10 hours 12 min ago

MUNICH (AP) — France’s prime minister is warning that the terrorist threat is a long-term one and there will be other major attacks. Manuel Valls told a group top defense officials and diplomats Saturday that after the two 2015 attacks in France, the world has “entered a new era.” He says “we are at war […]
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Germany presses Russia, Ukraine to implement peace deal

NBA - 10 hours 59 min ago

MUNICH (AP) — Germany’s foreign minister pressed for progress on a year-old peace plan for eastern Ukraine as he met Saturday with senior officials from Russia, Ukraine and France, saying he hopes that Moscow and Kiev realize that they don’t have forever to implement the deal Germany’s Frank-Walter Steinmeier hosted Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov and […]
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