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  • Thousands of South Koreans march in anti-government rally

    Thousands of anti-government protesters marched in cities across South Korea on Friday, denouncing the labor policies of the increasingly unpopular President Park Geun-hye. The rallies were orchestrated by one of the country's two major umbrella labor...
  • Oklahoma City bombing: U.S. still sleeps with enemy

    Oklahoma City bombing: U.S. still sleeps with enemy
    Twenty years ago Sunday, America wept. That morning, April 19, 1995, U.S. Army vet Timothy McVeigh exited the Ryder truck carrying a 2-ton fertilizer-and-diesel-fuel bomb he'd parked outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma...
  • FBI's lead investigator in Oklahoma bombing describes probe

    When retired FBI Agent Danny Defenbaugh thinks about the Oklahoma City bombing, a playful image of childhood innocence cut from colored construction paper pops into his mind. Driving up to the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, he recalls, quickly...
  • Al Qaeda in Yemen using chaos of war to carve out terrorism haven

    Al Qaeda in Yemen using chaos of war to carve out terrorism haven
    A brazen territorial grab by Al Qaeda militants in Yemen — together with a $1-million bank heist, a prison break and capture of a military base — has given the terrorist group fundraising and recruitment tools that suggest it is following...
  • Bahrain criticizes report on ongoing rights violations

    Bahrain is hitting back at an Amnesty International report alleging that government reforms have failed to end serious violations of human rights in the Gulf country four years after it was rocked by widespread anti-government protests. The government...
  • Cuba fights public anger with reform in country's tense east

    Two and a half years after Hurricane Sandy trashed Cuba's second-largest city, 35-year-old Melba Martinez is still out of work and struggling to feed two children on her state ration book and a daily hustle for extra rice or cooking oil. "There's no...
  • In Sudan, poverty, heavy security grip under longtime leader

    During a quarter-century in power, President Omar al-Bashir has succeeded in keeping an iron grip on Sudan despite repeated disasters that would have toppled many leaders. This week's election seems certain to entrench his rule. Sudan lost a third of its...
  • Amnesty says Bahrain reforms don't end rights violations

    Government reforms put in place by Bahraini authorities in the wake of widespread anti-government protests four years ago have failed to end serious violations of human rights in the strategically important Gulf nation, Amnesty International said in a...
  • Protests shut India city after killings of alleged smugglers

    A southern Indian city was shut down by protests Wednesday after police killed 20 suspected sandalwood smugglers in the forests of Andhra Pradesh state. While police have said they fired on men who were attacking them "with axes and other sharp-edged...
  • Zhou Yongkang indictment latest in China's political purges

    The indictment of China's former security boss Zhou Yongkang marks the latest chapter in the Communist Party's history of purging itself of leaders who've fallen out of favor politically or whose alleged crimes appear too serious to go unnoticed. Zhou is...
  • Union workers flood Mundelein meeting to protest Rauner 'Turnaround Agenda'

    Union workers flood Mundelein meeting to protest Rauner 'Turnaround Agenda'
    Gov. Bruce Rauner's controversial proposal to give municipal governments greater control over unions saw large numbers of protesters during a Mundelein village board meeting April 13, when trustees decided to revisit the issue in two weeks. ....