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Activists: Syrian government steps up offensive in southwest

Jun. 22, 2018 3:22 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces kept up their pressure on the country's strategic southwest on Friday, using artillery, airstrikes and dropping barrel bombs that targeted rebel-held parts of the region, activists said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said more than 12 barrel...

Fatal fight sets off anti-India protests, clashes in Kashmir

Jun. 22, 2018 8:42 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — At least four rebels, a counterinsurgency police official and a civilian were killed during a gunbattle in disputed Kashmir on Friday, triggering anti-India protests and clashes in which several people were injured. Government forces raided a cluster of homes on a tip that rebels...

Rocket attack in southeast Turkey kills 2 soldiers

Jun. 20, 2018 12:40 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A rocket attack by Kurdish rebels on a military vehicle in southeast Turkey has killed two soldiers and wounded one other, Turkish officials said Wednesday. A statement from the governor's office for Hakkari province said the vehicle was attacked as it was leaving a hilltop base near...

Twin brothers reunited 74 years after WWII death at Normandy

Jun. 20, 2018 8:37 AM EDT

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — For decades, he was known only as Unknown X-9352 at a World War II American cemetery in Belgium where he was interred. On Tuesday, Julius Heinrich Otto "Henry" Pieper, his identity recovered, was laid to rest beside his twin brother in Normandy, 74 years after the two Navy...

Taliban strikes Afghan army checkpoints, killing 30 troops

Jun. 20, 2018 5:31 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban fighters have killed at least 30 Afghan soldiers in an attack on two checkpoints in western Badghis province, a provincial official said. Abdul Aziz Beg, head of the provincial council in Badghis, said the fighters first attacked the checkpoints, then ambushed...

Twin brothers reunited 74 years after WWII death at Normandy

Jun. 19, 2018 4:53 PM EDT

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — For decades, he was known only as Unknown X-9352 at a World War II American cemetery in Belgium where he was interred. On Tuesday, Julius Heinrich Otto "Henry" Pieper, his identity recovered, was laid to rest beside his twin brother in Normandy, 74 years after the two Navy...

Afghan bomber kills 19, Taliban rejects cease-fire extension

Jun. 17, 2018 12:28 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad on Sunday, killing at least 19 people in the second attack in as many days targeting Taliban fighters, security forces and civilians celebrating a holiday cease-fire. The Taliban later rejected an extension of the...

8 Kenyan police killed by roadside bomb in country's east

Jun. 17, 2018 12:21 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan legislator says eight police officers have died in his constituency after the vehicle they were travelling in was hit by a roadside bomb planted by suspected extremists. Ahmed Bashane sent condolences to the families of those who died in the attack in Tarbaj in Wajir County...

Chicago soldier killed in Korea finally being laid to rest

Jun. 17, 2018 9:50 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Not long after her father went missing during the Korean War, Carol Elkin spotted then-Gen. Dwight Eisenhower in downtown Chicago and did what any kid might do when coming face to face with the nation's most famous soldier: She asked him to bring her dad home. On Tuesday, the now 76-year-old...

Troops fire at anti-India protesters in Kashmir; 1 dead

Jun. 16, 2018 5:02 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — At least one person was killed and about two dozen others wounded on Saturday as protests against Indian rule followed by clashes erupted in Indian-controlled Kashmir shortly after Eid prayers, police and residents said. Meanwhile, the Indian military said a soldier was killed early...