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Today in History

Jan. 24, 2019 12:02 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Jan. 24, the 24th day of 2019. There are 341 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 24, 2013, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced the lifting of a ban on women serving in combat. On this date: In 1848, James W. Marshall discovered a gold nugget at...

AP Explains: Brexit awakens old fears in Northern Ireland

Jan. 23, 2019 5:01 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Northern Ireland's wounds are deep: Bloody Sunday, Enniskillen, Belfast's sectarian killings of Catholics and Protestants by paramilitaries on both sides and British Army and Royal Ulster Constabulary shootings and crackdowns. Time has not completely healed the hatred, distrust and fear of...

Venezuelans clean up after violent protests in capital

Jan. 22, 2019 11:01 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Working class neighborhoods in Venezuela's capital erupted in violence late Tuesday for a second straight night amid fears that demonstrations called by the opposition could spur further violence. In the Catia district, a few miles from the presidential palace, youths set fire to...

UN envoy: No access for UN peacekeepers to Lebanon tunnels

Jan. 22, 2019 6:49 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations' envoy to the Mideast said Tuesday that peacekeepers in Lebanon have not been given access to tunnels stretching into Israel, which U.N. officials say violate a case-fire resolution that ended a devastating war between Israel and Hezbollah in 2006. Nikolay Mladenov...

ELN negotiator denies advance knowledge of Colombia attack

Jan. 22, 2019 4:27 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — The head negotiator for Colombia's rebel National Liberation Army is denying advance knowledge of a bombing attack on a police academy that killed 21 people last week and is demanding that the Colombian government allow negotiators to return safely from Cuba. Pablo Beltran, chief of the...

The Latest: Group in video threatens action in Venezuela

Jan. 21, 2019 9:29 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on a reported national guard uprising in Venezuela (all times local): 10:25 p.m. A group of unidentified men saying they are friends of the Venezuelan military appears in a video saying they are preparing an advance into Venezuela to help unseat embattled President...

Zimbabwe's president returns amid economic crisis, crackdown

Jan. 21, 2019 7:45 PM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa arrived in Harare late Monday after cutting short his fund-raising trip in order to address the country's economic crisis and crackdown. Mnangagwa was welcomed at Harare International Airport by Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, former army...

The Latest: Zimbabwe president returns to address crisis

Jan. 21, 2019 5:06 PM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's ongoing protests and turmoil. (all times local): 11:57 p.m. Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa arrived in Harare late Monday after cutting short his fund-raising trip in order to address the country's economic crisis and crackdown. Mnangagwa was...

Israel increasingly goes public with its strikes in Syria

Jan. 21, 2019 2:14 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Monday claimed responsibility for a series of airstrikes on Iranian military targets in Syria, drifting further away from its longstanding policy of playing down or covering up its military activities in the war-torn country. For years, Israel has remained largely silent about...

Mali al-Qaida branch claims responsibility for attack on UN

Jan. 21, 2019 1:56 PM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — SITE Intelligence Group says Mali's al-Qaida branch claimed responsibility for an attack on a United Nations peacekeeping mission that killed at least 10 peacekeepers and wounded at least 25 others Sunday in northern Mali's Kidal region. Jama'at Nusrat al-Islam Muslimeen, known as...