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German court convicts ex-IS member in Yazidi girl's death

Nov. 30, 2021 06:37 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A former member of the Islamic State group was convicted by a German court on Tuesday of genocide and committing a war crime over the death of a 5-year-old Yazidi girl he had purchased as a slave and then chained up in the hot sun to die. The Frankfurt...

Sudan says 6 soldiers killed in Ethiopia border fighting

Nov. 28, 2021 17:10 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s armed forces said on Sunday that six of its forces were killed in fighting in the country’s border region with Ethiopia. It came a day after the military claimed that Ethiopian military and militia forces attacked the border area of al-Fashaqa,...

IS roadside bomb in Iraq leaves 5 peshmerga dead, 4 wounded

Nov. 28, 2021 06:05 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — A roadside bomb attack by Islamic State group fighters in northern Iraq killed five Kurdish forces and wounded four others, Kurdish state news agency Rudaw reported Sunday. The peshmerga fighters were killed in the Garmian district in Iraq's Kurdish-run...

Turkish soldier killed on Syrian border: Defense Ministry

Nov. 26, 2021 03:07 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish soldier was killed trying to stop people crossing into Syria, the Turkish Defense Ministry said Friday. In a statement, the ministry said Infantry Specialist Sergeant Savas Dinc was wounded “during the intervention (against) people trying to...

Army officer who reported prisoner abuses dies at age 42

Nov. 24, 2021 16:48 PM EST

NEWBERRY, Mich. (AP) — A former Army officer and Detroit native who reported in 2005 that military prisoners in the Middle East were being beaten and abused by U.S. soldiers has died. Major Ian Fishback of Newberry, Michigan, died suddenly Nov. 19, according to his...

Pope sends message to Mass remembering slain UK lawmaker

Nov. 23, 2021 11:28 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British politicians came together Tuesday for a Mass to mourn the death of slain lawmaker David Amess, with Pope Francis sending a message calling for mourners to “combat evil with good.” Prime Minister Boris Johnson, three former prime ministers and...

Hawaiian monk seal dies after battle with parasitic disease

Nov. 22, 2021 15:58 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A male Hawaiian monk seal has died at a Big Island marine mammal hospital after a five-week battle with toxoplasmosis, which is a parasitic disease spread by cat feces, officials said Monday. Toxoplasmosis is the biggest disease threat facing the...

Armenia says soldier killed by Azerbaijani shelling

Nov. 22, 2021 13:05 PM EST

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenian says one of its soldiers was killed by Azerbaijani shelling on Monday amid simmering tensions on the border between the two ex-Soviet neighbors. Armenia and Azerbaijan have been locked in a decades-old dispute over the separatist region...

Remains of Korean War soldier from NY ID'ed after 71 years

Nov. 17, 2021 13:34 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The remains of a 19-year-old soldier from upstate New York killed during the Korean War have been identified more than seven decades after he was reported missing in action, defense officials announced Wednesday. Army Sgt. Howard R. Belden of Hague,...

Police reforms spurred by Elijah McClain's death advance

Nov. 16, 2021 18:57 PM EST

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A suburban Denver police department has agreed to reforms after the killing of Elijah McClain led to indictments against officers and a first-of-its-kind civil rights investigation that found a pattern of racially-biased policing and excessive force. ...