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Police: Al-Shabab militants kill 28 in Kenya bus

Police officials say al‑Shabab militants from Somalia have hijacked a bus in northern Kenya and killed 28 non‑Muslims on board.

Obama signs order expanding US Afghanistan role - report

U. S. President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing a broader military mission in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally...

Madagascar plague outbreak kills 40, hits capital - WHO

Madagascar has been hit with an outbreak of plague, with 119 confirmed cases and 40 deaths, the World Health Organization said.

Jihadists launch major attack on Iraq's Ramadi

The Islamic State group launched a major attack on the Iraqi city of Ramadi Friday, attempting to seize one of the last urban pockets under government...

Kiev says Russia has 7500 troops in Ukraine

Ukraine's defence minister said Saturday that Russia has 7,500 troops in the east of the country, where pro‑Moscow separatists have been...

Eight militants, one soldier die in Afghan base attack

An Afghan official says that one soldier and eight insurgents have been killed in an attack on an army base in the country's volatile east.

Deadlocked Iran nuclear talks enter cliffhanger final weekend

Iran and world powers appeared set Saturday for a fresh round of cliffhanger nuclear talks in a bid to...

Former Portuguese prime minister arrested in corruption investigation

Portuguese police have arrested former Socialist prime minister Jose Socrates and three other people in...

FBI arrests two would-be Ferguson bomb suspects - source

Two men suspected of buying explosives they planned to detonate during protests in Ferguson, Missouri, once a grand jury decides the Michael Brown case,...