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Somali Islamists execute 28 non-Muslims on Kenyan bus

The Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab said it had staged an attack in Kenya on Saturday in which gunmen ordered non‑Muslims off a bus and...

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...

6.2 quake hits central Japan, flattens houses

A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck central Japan late Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, causing houses to collapse and injuring at least 20...

Kiev says Russia has 7500 troops in Ukraine

Ukraine said Russia has thousands of troops in its conflict‑ravaged east and vowed to boost its own military capacity, ratcheting up tensions...

Magnitude 5.9 quake hits China's Sichuan province - USGS

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck China's southwestern province of Sichuan on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, with Chinese state media...

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...