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  • Kurdish fighters rout IS militants from town near Iraq

    Backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, Kurdish fighters fought their way Friday into a northeastern Syrian town that was a key stronghold of Islamic State militants, only days after the group abducted dozens of Christians in the volatile region,...
  • In Botswana reserve, Bushmen still being deprived of rights

     In Botswana reserve, Bushmen still being deprived of rights
    Late at night in the Kalahari Desert, a little more than a decade ago, the clouds drew together like rippled crocodile skin, and the Bushmen, led by an old man named Kexla Sanao, danced on the cool sand. Sanao shook his body and stamped his feet,...
  • 5 things to know about Estonia's parliamentary election

    Estonia's center-right government is being challenged by a party that draws its support from the Baltic country's Russian minority. Here are five things to know about Estonia's parliamentary vote on Sunday: UKRAINE FACTOR Security is a key concern for...
  • UNICEF: Hundreds of South Sudanese boys believed abducted

    The U.N. children's agency said on Saturday that hundreds of children were abducted two weeks ago by an armed group in South Sudan that is suspected to have ties with the country's military. UNICEF had previously said about 89 boys, some as young as 13,...
  • Anti-Israel divestment push gains traction at US colleges

    The lecture hall had filled quickly. Several students arrived wearing keffiyehs, the traditional Palestinian headscarves, while in the front row, a young man sat draped in the Israeli flag. As the meeting opened, a student government officer reviewed...
  • Activists say al-Qaida fighters overrun Syrian rebel bases

    Syria's al-Qaida affiliate overran bases belonging to a Western-backed rebel group near the northern city of Aleppo after heavy clashes that killed at least 20 fighters, activists said Saturday. The fighting took place near the town of Atarib some 30...
  • Poland's 'Barbie' candidate dashes hope for left's revival

    Poland's main left-wing party was once a major player. It helped bring Poland into the European Union, sent troops to Iraq and let the CIA operate a secret prison for terror suspects. Today the Democratic Left Alliance — heir to the Cold War-era'...
  • Nemtsov killing follows slaying of other Kremlin critics

    Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov's killing follows the slaying over the past decade of several other high-profile critics of President Vladimir Putin and his policies. Here is a look at some of the best-known cases. ___ ANNA...
  • Western leaders condemn Nemtsov killing, press Kremlin

    Western leaders are condemning the assassination of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov and pressing the Kremlin to ensure that the killing is investigated thoroughly. Here is a selection of comments. ___ "Mr. Nemtsov will be remembered as a...
  • US, Cuba cite progress on restoring diplomatic ties

    The United States and Cuba claimed progress Friday toward ending a half-century diplomatic freeze, suggesting they could clear some of the biggest obstacles to their new relationship within weeks. After Friday's talks in Washington, the second round of...
  • International court judges uphold acquittal of Congolese man

    International Criminal Court judges on Friday upheld the acquittal of a Congolese man who was cleared at trial of leading a deadly militia attack in eastern Congo. Mathieu Ngudjolo was acquitted in December 2012 of commanding fighters who destroyed the...