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Remains of Ohio soldier killed in Korean War identified

Mar. 18, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The remains of an Ohio soldier killed during the Korean War have been identified. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said in a statement Monday that Army Cpl. Stephen Nemec, of Cleveland, was accounted for on July 13, 2018. Officials say the 21-year-old soldier was reported killed...

Report: Yemeni civilian deaths double in 2 areas, 350 killed

Mar. 18, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An international charity says fighting in two Yemeni provinces has killed at least 350 civilians in the past three months. The Norwegian Refugee Council said Monday that civilian deaths have doubled in Hajjah and Taiz provinces, even as casualties in the flashpoint city of Hodeida were down...

Mexican marines shot family with minigun in border city

Mar. 13, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A new human rights report says Mexican marines improperly used a helicopter-mounted minigun that fires 3,000 rounds per minute in a 2018 border city shooting that killed three civilians. The rotating-barrel machine gun is a powerful weapon that according to Mexican guidelines should be...

The Latest: Afghanistan says friendly fire kills 5 troops

Mar. 13, 2019 10:05 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Afghanistan's Defense Ministry says five soldiers have been killed and 10 more wounded in a friendly fire incident in the country's south. The ministry said in a statement Wednesday that the soldiers were...

Trump to present Medal of Honor to late Army staff sergeant

Mar. 12, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Army staff sergeant killed in Iraq while trying to subdue a suicide bomber will receive the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military award for battlefield valor. President Donald Trump will present the medal to Travis Atkins's son, Trevor, and other family members at a White House...

Afghan officials: Taliban kill 13 troops in country's west

Mar. 12, 2019 9:54 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban insurgents overran several army checkpoints and killed at least 13 Afghan soldiers in battles that raged for three days in western Badghis province, provincial officials said Tuesday. Jamshid Shahabi, the provincial governor's spokesman, said the fate of a dozen other...

Remains of World War II soldier from Tennessee identified

Mar. 11, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

KINGSTON, Tenn. (AP) — Roughly 75 years ago, U.S. Army soldier Frank Delaney was killed in a foxhole during a fierce artillery battle in Germany during World War II. His remains were never identified and the 24-year-old from Tennessee was deemed unrecoverable. But now, thanks to a German citizen,...

UN: 100 Yemen civilian casualties on average weekly in 2018

Mar. 8, 2019 9:43 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations refugee agency says nearly 100 civilians were killed or wounded in Yemen on average each week of 2018. UNHCR says in a report that around 5,000 civilians were either killed or wounded last year, which averages out to 93 victims each week. Nearly half of this number were...

Afghan officials: Death toll climbs to 11 in mortar attack

Mar. 8, 2019 7:51 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says the death toll in a mortar attack in Afghanistan's capital Kabul has risen to 11, while the number of wounded has reached almost 100. Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said Friday that Afghan security forces were among the wounded in the attack a...

At least 4 dead in clash between Papuans, Indonesia military

Mar. 7, 2019 10:51 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Three Indonesian soldiers and at least one Papuan independence fighter were killed in a gunbattle, the military said, adding to more than two dozen deaths in the conflict since November. A force of 50-70 rebels armed with military-grade weapons as well as spears and arrows...