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Man with shotgun arrested after allegedly holding 2 people hostage at UK bowling alley


A man with a shotgun allegedly entered a bowling alley at a British shopping center on Sunday and held two people hostage.

Syria's largest oil field seized from ISIS by US-backed forces


Syria's largest oil field was seized from the Islamic State terror group on Sunday by the U.S.-led coalition, dealing another blow to the extremist group after the loss of its de-facto capital last week.

France: 8 charged in probe of alleged far-right terror plot


Eight people suspected of belonging to a French far-right extremist group have been given preliminary terror charges for allegedly plotting attacks against mosques, politicians and migrants.

Spain: Taking control of Catalonia means big power transfer


Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy left the nation breathless when he announced the steps he wants to use to crush the separatist movement in the prosperous Catalonia region.

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Jordan's king endorses Palestinian reconciliation deal


Jordan's king has endorsed a fledgling Palestinian reconciliation agreement that is meant to end a decade-old political and ideological split between rivals Hamas and Fatah.


Police warn public away from central England shopping center


Police in central England are warning the public to stay away from a shopping center where British media report a man with a shotgun has taken hostages at a bowling alley.

India says Myanmar must take back Rohingya Muslims


India's foreign minister says Myanmar must take back Rohingya Muslims to resolve one of Asia's largest refugee crises in decades.

Argentine president looks for legislative majority


Legislative elections in Argentina are giving President Mauricio Macri a chance to win his first friendly congress, while former President Cristina Fernandez is seeking to make a comeback.


Somalia roadside bombing kills 6 north of Mogadishu


A Somali police officer says a roadside bomb has killed six people and injured three others.

Kenya's Kenyatta urges peace ahead of poll as tensions rise


President Uhuru Kenyatta urged Kenyans to maintain peace ahead of fresh presidential elections next week as at least one person was shot and wounded by police amid a rise in ethnic tensions in the capital.

Suspect in Munich stabbing sent to psychiatric hospital


Police say the suspect in a knife attack in Munich that left eight people lightly wounded has been sent to a psychiatric hospital.


Typhoon brings heavy rain to western Japan, approaches Tokyo


A powerful typhoon is heading toward Japan's main islands, already bringing heavy rain to western Japan and injuring at least five people.

Thousands in Berlin protest 'hate and racism' in parliament


Several thousand people have marched past Berlin's Reichstag building to protest "hate and racism in parliament" as newly elected lawmakers from the nationalist, anti-migration Alternative for Germany party prepare to take their seats.

The Latest: Veteran Syrian opposition member detained

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The Latest on the war in Syria (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Syrian activists say a veteran Syrian opposition member who has been campaigning for the release of Syrian detainees has himself been detained.

Exit polls show win for Japanese PM Abe's ruling coalition

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Exit polls indicated Sunday that Japanese voters have returned Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition to power in national elections.


Egypt sentences 11 to death over attacks on police


An Egyptian criminal court has confirmed death sentences for 11 men and handed down life sentences to 14 others over charges including attempted murder of policemen.

UK woman dies in Rhone boating accident in southern France


A French official says an English woman has died in a rare boating accident on the Rhone River in southern France and four other people have been injured.

11 killed in continued violence in Ethiopia's restive region


Regional officials in Ethiopia say 11 people were killed in clashes in the restive Oromia region as the country continues to experience anti-government protests that at times lead to ethnic violence.


Bavarian town honors horses' patron saint in procession


Townspeople and farmers in the small Bavarian town of Warngau have donned traditional costumes for their annual procession in horse-drawn carriages to a local church in honor of St. Leonard, considered the patron saint of horses and…

The Latest: Italy's 2 richest regions see votes as historic


The Latest on autonomy referendums in Italy's two richest regions, Lombardy and Veneto (all times local): 1:40 p.m.

Saturday, Oct 21

Spain government aims to dissolve Catalonia's autonomy, seeks early election


Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says he has approved the implementation of Article 155 under Spain’s constitution that would strip Catalonia of its autonomous powers and seeks to call an early election.

Foreigners who joined ISIS faced almost certain death in Raqqa


The forces fighting the remnants of the Islamic State group in Syria have tacit instructions on dealing with the foreigners who joined the extremist group by the thousands: Kill them on the battlefield..

US: DNA test confirms top Filipino terror suspect is dead

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DNA tests have confirmed the killing of one of the FBI's most-wanted terror suspects, who the Philippine military reported was killed by Filipino troops in a final battle to quell an Islamic State group-linked siege in southern Marawi city…

Egyptian officials say 54 police killed in Cairo shootout


Egyptian security officials say at least 55 policemen, including 20 officers and 34 conscripts, have been killed in a shootout during a raid on a militant hideout near Cairo.

Friday, Oct 20

Niger attack leaves 4 US soldiers dead: What to know


Four U.S. service members were killed on Oct. 4 in Niger by Islamic militants, armed with rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns.

In rare gesture, pope prays for Malta after journalist slain


Pope Francis has sent a letter of condolences to Malta following the car bomb slaying of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

Searchers in Mexico find, but release, vaquita porpoise calf


Researchers trying to catch and enclose the last survivors of the vaquita porpoise species captured a calf but released it because it was too young to survive without its mother.

What Puerto Rico is doing to get the power back after storm


Electrical linemen descend from helicopters, balancing on steel girders 90 feet high on transmission towers in the mountains of central Puerto Rico, far from any road.

Thursday, Oct 19

Niger ambush details scarce as McCain suggests need for subpoena

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The ambush in Niger earlier this month that left four U.S. troops dead has been the subject of immense speculation, not only concerning President Trump’s public response to the tragedy but also about what actually happened on the ground…

Rejected asylum seeker convicted of rape in Germany amid victim insults

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A rejected asylum seeker who raped a 23-year-old German woman in front of her boyfriend after threatening the couple with a saw -- and who then called the victim "a prostitute" in court -- was sentenced to nearly 12 years in prison…

Catalan leader defiant as Spain moves to revoke region’s autonomy


The Spanish government has begun the process that would activate measures to take control of Catalonia’s semi-autonomous powers amid threats from the region’s defiant leader.

Spain moves to revoke Catalan autonomy amid independence bid


Spain's government on Thursday immediately rejected a threat by Catalonia's leader to explicitly declare independence unless talks are held, calling a special Cabinet session for the weekend to activate measures to take control of the…

Wednesday, Oct 18

From terrors of North Korea to US college student: One woman's amazing journey

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When Grace Jo walks along the leafy paths of Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland, she is indistinguishable from any other American college student.

George Soros transfers $18 billion to his liberal philanthropic foundation

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Uber-liberal billionaire George Soros infused “the bulk of his wealth” -- $18 billion -- into his activist charity arm Tuesday, making the philanthropic organization second only to Bill and Melinda Gates' Foundation in U.S. assets and…

Is ISIS Defeated In Iraq And Syria?

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In the span of nine months, ISIS has gone back to being the "JV team."

Former hostage Caitlan Coleman rushed to hospital, husband says


Former hostage Joshua Boyle says his wife Caitlan had to be rushed to the hospital and remains there.

Tuesday, Oct 17

Is ISIS defeated in Iraq and Syria?

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The Islamic State, in the death throes of its hold on the Syrian city of Raqqa, is losing its foothold in the two nations where it established its bloody roots.

3 killed in Togo unrest after arrest of religious leader


Togo officials say three people, including two soldiers, have been killed in clashes after the arrest Monday evening of a religious leader close to an opposition politician.

North Korea: 'Nuclear War May Break Out Any Moment'

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North Korea told other countries on Monday to avoid participating in military action with the U.S. against the Asian regime to avoid retaliation, as it warned that a “nuclear war may break any moment.”

Behind the dramatic rescue of American-Canadian couple from Haqqani captivity

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Armed with information from U.S. intelligence, Pakistani soldiers staged a dramatic but successful rescue operation last week to free American Caitlan Coleman, 31, and her Canadian husband Joshua Boyle, 34, and their three young children…