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Syrian government bombing of rebel stronghold kills 11

Jul. 21, 2019 10:02 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian first responders and activists say government bombing of the last rebel stronghold in the country has killed at least 11 civilians, as the nearly four-month offensive shows no sign of abating. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says six people were killed, including...

Former NBA player, prisoner now aiming to help others

Jul. 21, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Two men, both in their 50s, sat five feet apart at a long conference table on the 7th floor of Memphis City Hall. By appearance, the difference between them was striking. One, Earl Wilson, 51, is mid-sized and stocky. His hair is a light gray, almost white. He spent two years in jail...

Pakistan says Indian fire in Kashmir kills soldier

Jul. 21, 2019 7:49 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan says 'unprovoked' Indian fire across the Line of Control in disputed Kashmir has killed a soldier and wounded four civilians. An army statement Sunday says Indian troops opened fire the previous night and that Pakistan responded. It says the wounded include two young girls and a...

Female suicide bomber strikes hospital in Pakistan, 9 killed

Jul. 21, 2019 7:30 AM EDT

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — A female suicide bomber struck outside a hospital in Pakistan on Sunday as the wounded were being brought in from an earlier shooting against police, in a complex assault claimed by the Pakistani Taliban that killed a total of nine people and wounded another 30. Salim Riaz...

Gunmen kill 2 Guard members in southeastern Iran

Jul. 21, 2019 4:21 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state TV says gunmen have killed two members of the Revolutionary Guard and wounded another two near the border with Pakistan. State TV blamed the attack late Saturday on "terrorists" without elaborating. The southeastern Sistan and Baluchistan province has been the scene of...

Iran says its seizure of British ship a 'reciprocal' move

Jul. 21, 2019 1:35 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's seizure of a British oil tanker was a response to Britain's role in impounding an Iranian supertanker first, senior officials said Saturday, as newly released video of the incident showed Iranian commandos in black ski masks and fatigues rappelling from a helicopter onto the...

Iran's poking at West heightens risks of military missteps

Jul. 20, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rather than tangle with a stronger U.S. military, Iran is poking and prodding its Western antagonists in ways apparently designed to avoid triggering war but that nonetheless seem to heighten the risk of missteps and miscalculation that could lead to an armed conflict with global...

Funeral service held for 86 Muslims killed by Serbs

Jul. 20, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

PRIJEDOR, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Several thousand people attended a funeral service in Bosnia on Saturday for 86 Muslims who were slain by Serbs in one of the worst atrocities of the country's 1992-95 war. Relatives of the victims, religious leaders and others gathered at a soccer stadium near the...

West Virginia soldier dies in Kuwait in non-combat incident

Jul. 20, 2019 11:55 AM EDT

ROCKPORT, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia Army soldier has died in a non-combat related incident in Kuwait. The Pentagon says 30-year-old Sgt. William Edward Friese, from Rockport, West Virginia, died Thursday in Camp Buehring, Kuwait. The incident is under investigation. The military gave no more information...

Hifter calls on youth to help with battle for Tripoli

Jul. 20, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The commander of the self-styled Libyan National Army has called on young people in Tripoli to join its offensive to capture the capital from the U.N.- backed government based there amid warnings from the international community of military escalation and targeting of civilians. The LNA, led...