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Biden administration pushes plan to combat domestic terror

Jun. 15, 2021 12:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration says it will enhance its analysis of threats from domestic terrorists, including the sharing of intelligence within law enforcement agencies, and will work with tech companies to eliminate terrorist content online as part of a nationwide strategy...

Israelis march in east Jerusalem in test for new government

Jun. 15, 2021 12:17 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of Israeli ultranationalists paraded through east Jerusalem on Tuesday in a show of force that threatened to spark renewed violence just weeks after a war with Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip. Palestinians in Gaza responded by launching incendiary balloons that...

Poll finds dramatic rise in Palestinian support for Hamas

Jun. 15, 2021 12:13 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A new poll released Tuesday finds a dramatic surge in Palestinian support for Hamas following last month's Gaza war, with around three quarters viewing the Islamic militants as victors in a battle against Israel to defend Jerusalem and its holy sites. ...

US military guns keep vanishing, some used in street crimes

Jun. 15, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

Pulling a pistol from his waistband, the young man spun his human shield toward police. “Don’t do it!” a pursuing officer pleaded. The young man complied, releasing the bystander and tossing the gun, which skittered across the city street and then into the hands of...

Mexico's Zapatista rebels complain they can't get passports

Jun. 15, 2021 11:33 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Indigenous rebels of Mexico’s Zapatista movement complained Tuesday that the Mexican government has made it hard for them to get passports to attend meetings in Spain to mark the 500th anniversary of the 1519-1521 conquest of Mexico. Rebel leader...

Saudi Arabia executes young Shiite man for violent rebellion

Jun. 15, 2021 10:49 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia executed a young man Tuesday who was convicted on charges stemming from his participation in an anti-government rebellion by minority Shiites. A leading rights group said his trial, however, was “deeply flawed.” It was...

Report: Gang violence displaces thousands in Haiti's capital

Jun. 15, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Escalating gang violence has pushed nearly 8,500 women and children from their homes in Haiti’s capital in the past two weeks, according to a UNICEF report. Officials say the gangs' fight over territory in Port-au-Prince has forced...

Attacks target polio teams in east Afghanistan, 5 killed

Jun. 15, 2021 09:13 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Gunmen on Tuesday targeted an anti-polio drive in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least five members of two vaccination teams in separate attacks, officials said. No militant group immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks that took...

China sends record 28 fighter jets toward Taiwan

Jun. 15, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China flew a record 28 fighter jets toward the self-ruled island of Taiwan on Tuesday, the island's defense ministry said, the largest such display of force since Beijing began sending planes on a near daily basis last year. Taiwan's air force...

Suicide bomber kills at least 15 at Somalia military site

Jun. 15, 2021 08:28 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Police in Somalia say at least 15 people were killed and more than 20 others wounded when a suicide bomber attacked a military training center in the capital, Mogadishu, on Tuesday. Police spokesman Sadiq Ali Aden told reporters that the...