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  • Thai inquest lays no blame in killing of Reuters cameraman

    Five years after a Reuters video journalist was shot dead during a protest in Thailand, a court said Thursday that its inquest was unable to determine if the shot was fired by Thai soldiers or protesters. The inconclusive findings were likely to fuel...
  • Syrian opposition group says it will attend Geneva talks

    Syria's main opposition group in exile says it will attend upcoming consultations in Geneva with the U.N. special envoy to Syria aimed at re-launching political negotiations. In a statement Tuesday, the Syrian National Coalition says its president,...
  • Burundi has 3rd day of protests against president

    Burundi's anti-government street demonstrations continued for a third day Tuesday as residents protest President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term. A heavy security presence prevented groups of angry protesters from reaching the center of the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Historic encounter with Cuba's Castro awaits Obama in Panama

    Historic encounter with Cuba's Castro awaits Obama in Panama
    Turning the page on a half-century of hostility, President Barack Obama signaled Thursday he will soon remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, boosting hopes for improved ties as he prepared for a historic encounter with Cuban...
  • 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. ....
  • US once again alone at Americas summit

    US once again alone at Americas summit
    The Obama administration wants to make Venezuela the new Cuba. In December, shortly after President Barack Obama announced that he wanted to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba, he ironically declared his intention to impose sanctions on...
  • Clashes, tear gas after police kill boy at Venezuela protest

    Clashes, tear gas after police kill boy at Venezuela protest
    The killing of a 14-year-old boy by a policeman during an anti-government protest is raising already high tensions in Venezuela amid a crackdown on the opposition and crippling economic problems. Protesters hurling rocks clashed with police backed by...
  • For Iraqis, years after U.S. invasion seem like unending war

    For Iraqis, years after U.S. invasion seem like unending war
    Alaa al-Qureishi's home is full of ghosts — the photos of dead relatives decorating the walls of every room. In 2006, his mother and brother were killed when the house, in the Sadr City neighborhood of Baghdad, was randomly hit by a rocket. A year...