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June 1, 2016 9:35 AM Attack in Mali kills UN peacekeeper, wounds 4

China calls on government, United Nations to take action after early morning raid China says one Chinese UN peacekeeper has been killed and four injured in an early morning attack on their base in Mali. Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying described the attack Wednesday as an act of terrorism and a serious crime that would not be tolerated 25

May 30, 2016 8:58 AM Mexican authorities rescue kidnapped football star Alan Pulido

Pulido, a former national team forward who plays for Greek club Olympiakos, declared he was "very well, very well, thank God" as he appeared alongside Governor Egidio Torre Cantu at a brief news conference. The 25-year-old player was wearing a multicolor sleeveless shirt and shorts as he appeared before the cameras. Pulido was rescued "safe and sound 13

May 27, 2016 9:26 PM When the Barbarous Brits First Quit Europe

“Whatever their limitations,” he wrote, “the men of the Empire wrought for the betterment and happiness of the world.” Such a perspective, even in this postcolonial era, has not disappeared. A decade ago, Boris Johnson, a leading Conservative member of Parliament and, until this month, the mayor of London, published a book titled “The Dream of Rome.” In it, he argued 14

May 24, 2016 6:00 AM Multiple blasts in Syria government strongholds kill 80

BEIRUT — A series of coordinated explosions including suicide bombings rocked two normally quiet coastal government strongholds in Syria Monday, killing more than 80 people and wounding 200 others, state media and opposition activists said. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attacks. The morning blasts in pro-government cities of Tartus 8

May 24, 2016 5:22 AM Lusaka wakes up to AfDB Annual Meetings

It’s not often that Lusaka, the Zambian capital is in the news. It is probably one of the quiet cities on the continent, except for few incidents and occasions, including the successes of its national football team, not much is heard about the city. Recently, though, the city shocked the world with incidents of xenophobic attacks. Lusaka? Yes. Xenophobia 15

May 24, 2016 3:15 AM Islamic State bombings in Syrian regime heartland kill more than 148

DAMASCUS – More than 148 people were killed Monday in bombings claimed by the Islamic State group in northwestern Syria, the deadliest attacks to date in the regime’s coastal heartland. Seven near-simultaneous explosions targeted bus stations, hospitals and other civilian sites in the seaside cities of Jableh and Tartus, which until now had been relatively 10

May 24, 2016 2:54 AM ISIS claims deadly Syria, Yemen bombings

Attack at military base leaves at least 43 dead An attack on a hospital was one of a series of strikes that tore through two Syrian government strongholds Monday in the coastal cities of Tartous and Jabla, killing dozens, state media and the World Health Organization said. More than a thousand miles away in Yemen, dual attacks -- including one that struck 21

May 23, 2016 9:40 PM Islamic State Group Kills 148 in Syria, Over 40 Troops in Yemen

Bomb blasts and suicide attacks on Monday killed about 148 people in the Syrian coastal cities of Jableh and Tartous and over 40 in Yemen's capital Aden, news outlets and monitors said, in a government-controlled area that hosts Russian forces. Over 260 more were injured. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attacks in Yemen and Syria 13

May 23, 2016 9:30 PM Austria election: Unity call after close defeat for far right

Austria's new president has vowed to listen to the people's "fear and anger" after his far-right opponent narrowly missed out on a landmark victory. Independent Alexander Van der Bellen beat the Freedom Party's Norbert Hofer by just 31,000 votes among the 4.64 million cast in Sunday's election. The victor accepted there was a "rift" but said: "We are two sides 10

May 23, 2016 7:18 PM Scores killed as IS bombs hit Syrian government strongholds

BEIRUT — A series of coordinated blasts hit bus stations, an electricity plant and a hospital across two Syrian cities Monday, killing at least 80 people in the first major security breach of President Bashar Assad’s coastal strongholds in the country’s five-year war. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack on social media. The militants 32