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  • In Pennsylvania woods, Eric Frein eludes a massive manhunt

    He is a self-trained sniper, survivalist, cop hater and, according to police, a cold-blooded killer who watched his victim die with clinical interest. For six weeks Eric Frein has dodged one of the largest manhunts in Pennsylvania history, hiding in a...
  • U.S. sees Syria rebels in political, not military solution: Asharq al-Awsat newspaper

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United States does not expect Syrian rebels it plans to train to fight Islamic State militants to also take on President Bashar al-Assad's forces, but sees them as a crucial part of a political solution to end the war, the Asharq...
  • Fighting erupts again in South Sudan; each side blames the other

    JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudan government forces and rebel troops clashed in oil-rich Unity State on Monday, President Salva Kiir said, days before the two sides are to hold talks to end a 10-month conflict that has ravaged the world's youngest nation....
  • MacDill's warning about terror threat sparks debate

    MacDill's warning about terror threat sparks debate
    Suggestions by MacDill Air Force Base security personnel that troops and families downplay their service connections in the wake of online threats from jihadis have sparked strong feelings from members of the sizable local military community....
  • Coventry to be designated a Purple Heart Town

    On Nov. 7, Coventry will be dedicated as a Purple Heart Town. The recognition honors the service and sacrifice of the country's men and women in uniform that were wounded or killed in service. Organizers sought out Coventry residents who have received the...
  • Suicide bomber kills 27 militia members in Iraq

    Suicide bomber kills 27 militia members in Iraq
    A suicide bomber killed at least 27 Shi'ite militiamen on the outskirts of the Iraqi town of Jurf al-Sakhar on Monday after security forces pushed Islamic State militants out of the area over the weekend, army and police sources said. The attacker,...
  • Canadians flock to Parliament Hill, site of attack on soldier

    Canadians flock to Parliament Hill, site of attack on soldier
    Canadians returned to the reopened grounds of their parliament building on Saturday, three days after a homegrown radical rushed in armed with a rifle after killing a soldier in the second domestic attack in a week on the country's military. The grounds...
  • Iraqi forces retake 4 villages from Islamic State

    Iraqi forces retake 4 villages from Islamic State
    Iraqi government forces retook four villages on Sunday near a mountain ridge overlooking Islamic State supply lines, security officials said, in a campaign which has struggled to make advances against the Sunni Islamist insurgents. Iraqi security forces...
  • Marines, British troops officially end Afghanistan operations

    Marines, British troops officially end Afghanistan operations
    British troops ended their combat operations in Afghanistan on Sunday as they and U.S. Marines handed over two huge adjacent bases to the Afghan military, 13 years after a U.S.-led invasion launched the long and costly war against the Taliban. Their...
  • Britain ends combat role in Afghanistan, last U.S. Marines hand over base

    CAMP LEATHERNECK Afghanistan (Reuters) - British troops ended their combat operations in Afghanistan on Sunday as they and U.S. Marines handed over two huge adjacent bases to the Afghan military, 13 years after a U.S.-led invasion launched the long and...
  • French general sees reduced regional threat from Boko Haram

    N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram is showing early signs of weakening, reducing the risk of a spillover into neighboring countries in West Africa's Sahel band, the head of France's military operation in the region told Reuters on...