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The Latest: UN chief says remember victims of terrorism

Oct. 28, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments following President Donald Trump's announcement that U.S. forces in Syria killed the Islamic State group's leader (all times local): 8:45 p.m. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the death of the Islamic State group's leader is a moment to remember the...

Kentucky gov's race stirs clash over casino suicide claims

Oct. 27, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Entering the final days of Kentucky's bitter race for governor, Republican incumbent Matt Bevin exposed himself to a new attack by flatly denying his recorded claim that suicides happen nightly in casinos. Telling a debate audience Saturday night that the truth matters, Bevin...

Al-Baghdadi's death a blow, but IS has survived other losses

Oct. 27, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi marks the demise of one of the most brutally effective jihadist leaders of modern times — a man who commanded tens of thousands of fighters from around the world, carved out a territorial caliphate in the Middle East and refined a...

2 bombs in eastern Afghanistan kill 7, including a child

Oct. 25, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban suicide attack on Friday targeted a convoy carrying officials from Afghanistan's intelligence service, killing five people including a child in eastern Nangarhar province, the provincial governor's spokesman said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the explosion in...

Sri Lanka spy chief blamed for failures before Easter attack

Oct. 23, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Sri Lankan parliamentary committee that investigated last April's Easter suicide bombings has concluded that the country's spy chief was primarily responsible for the intelligence failure that led to the deaths of 269 people in the attacks. In a report released Wednesday, the...

Officials: Blast at Afghan mosque kills 62 during prayers

Oct. 18, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An explosion rocked a mosque in eastern Afghanistan as dozens of people gathered for Friday prayers, causing the roof to collapse and killing 62 worshippers, provincial officials said. The attack underscored the record-high number of civilians dying in the country's 18-year war....

Today in History

Oct. 12, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Oct. 12, the 285th day of 2019. There are 80 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 12, 1984, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher escaped an attempt on her life when an Irish Republican Army bomb exploded at a hotel in Brighton, England, killing five...

Today in History

Oct. 5, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Oct. 5, the 278th day of 2019. There are 87 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 5, 1947, President Harry S. Truman delivered the first televised White House address as he spoke on the world food crisis. On this date: In 1829, the 21st president of the...

Extremists launch 2 attacks on military targets in Somalia

Sep. 30, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels on Monday launched two attacks on U.S. and European military targets, officials said. In the first attack, an estimated 25 fighters of the al-Shabab rebel group were killed when they attempted to storm the Belidogle military airstrip which hosts...

Suicide bomber kills policeman in Pakistan's southwest

Sep. 30, 2019 10:59 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's police say a suicide bombing has killed a policeman and wounded three others in the country's restive southwest. Local police chief Mohammad Zaman says Monday's attack took place in the town of Loralai in the Baluchistan province. Zaman said the bomber rode his motorcycle...