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7 Pakistani soldiers, 9 militants killed in shootout

Sep. 22, 2018 1:06 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military says security forces have raided militant hideouts setting off a shootout that left seven soldiers and nine militants dead. In a statement Saturday, the military said the operation was carried out in the Gharlamai and Spera Kunar Algad areas of North Waziristan near the...

Historic WWII raid lives on with Doolittle survivor, now 103

Sep. 22, 2018 12:24 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The last surviving Doolittle Tokyo Raider is still telling his World War II stories, and he enjoys hearing new ones that have been passed down to younger generations. Retired Lt. Col. Dick Cole recently celebrated his 103rd birthday. And he's getting ready to attend another air show, this...

Gunmen attack Iran military parade, killing at least 25

Sep. 22, 2018 11:30 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Gunmen disguised as soldiers attacked an annual Iranian military parade Saturday in the country's oil-rich southwest, killing at least 25 people and wounding 60 in the bloodiest assault to strike the country in recent years. The attack in Ahvaz saw gunfire sprayed into a crowd of...

The Latest: Arab separatist group claims Iran attack

Sep. 22, 2018 11:23 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on attack on Iranian military parade(all times local): 6:50 p.m. A spokesman for an Arab separatist group in Iran says members of his organization carried out an attack on an Iranian military parade that killed 25 people and wounded 53. Yacoub Hor al-Tostari, a spokesman for...

US airstrike kills 18 al-Shabab after US attacked in Somalia

Sep. 22, 2018 10:36 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A U.S. military airstrike has killed 18 al-Shabab extremists after U.S. and local forces on the ground came under attack in southern Somalia, the U.S. Africa Command said Saturday. No U.S. or Somali forces were killed or injured in the attack, an AFRICOM spokesman, Nate Herring, told...

India calls off foreign ministers' meeting with Pakistan

Sep. 22, 2018 6:07 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India called off a planned meeting between its foreign minister and her Pakistani counterpart on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly session in New York this month, aggravating tensions between the longtime rivals. External Affairs Ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar said Friday that...

Semi-official Tasnim news agency says at least 8 Revolutionary Guard members killed in attack on Iranian military parade

Sep. 22, 2018 2:57 AM EDT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Semi-official Tasnim news agency says at least 8 Revolutionary Guard members killed in attack on Iranian military parade.

Roadside bombing kills 8 children in northern Afghanistan

Sep. 22, 2018 1:55 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says at least eight children have been killed in a roadside bomb explosion in northern Faryab province. Karim Yuresh, spokesman for the provincial police chief, says six other kids were wounded in the blast that took place late Friday afternoon in Shirin Tagab...

Today in History

Sep. 22, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2018. There are 100 days left in the year. Autumn arrives at 9:54 p.m. Eastern time. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 22, 1949, the Soviet Union exploded its first atomic bomb. On this date: In 1776, during the Revolutionary War, Capt. Nathan...

Brazil arrests man linked to Hezbollah on crimes in Paraguay

Sep. 21, 2018 6:49 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian police arrested a fugitive Friday who is alleged by U.S. authorities to be Hezbollah's financier and who has repeatedly been accused of illegal activity in a lawless border area where three South American nations meet. Police took Assad Ahmad Barakat into custody in the city of...