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Israel says Syrian missile was not aimed at nuclear reactor

Apr. 22, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Thursday that a Syrian missile that reached deep into Israeli territory and set off air raid sirens near the country's top-secret nuclear reactor was the result of a misfire and not a deliberate attack. The missile landed in...

US troops in Afghanistan begin packing gear in pullout prep

Apr. 22, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. military has begun shipping equipment and winding down contracts with local service providers ahead of the May 1 start of the final phase of its military pullout from Afghanistan, a U.S. Defense Department official said Thursday. The...

Malnutrition rising in Mozambique amid extremist insurgency

Apr. 22, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Mozambique's humanitarian crisis from the extremist insurgency in the country's north is rapidly spiraling, with more than 950,000 people in urgent need of food aid, the U.N. World Food Program said Thursday. An estimated 50,000 people fled their...

Man whose NYC subway pipe-bomb fizzled gets life in prison

Apr. 22, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge sentenced a Bangladeshi immigrant to life in prison Thursday, saying he plotted to carry out a “barbaric and heinous” plot to kill as many people as he could with a suicide bombing attack in New York City's subway beneath Times Square in 2017. ...

Russia orders troop pullback, but keeps weapons near Ukraine

Apr. 22, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's defense minister on Thursday ordered troops back to their permanent bases following massive drills amid tensions with Ukraine, but said that they should leave their weapons behind in western Russia for another exercise later this year. Ukrainian...

Biden to join NATO leaders at June 14 summit in Brussels

Apr. 22, 2021 11:03 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden and other leaders of NATO member countries plan to discuss tense ties with Russia and China, the troop withdrawal from Afghanistan and the future of the 30-nation military alliance at a summit in Belgium on June 14. The meeting...

UK apologizes for racism in memorials to WWI dead

Apr. 22, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British authorities apologized Thursday after an investigation found that at least 161,000 mostly African and Indian military service personnel who died during World War I weren’t properly honored due to “pervasive racism.” It said that number could possibly range up to...

Death toll from suicide car bombing rises to 5 in Pakistan

Apr. 22, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — An overnight attack at a luxury hotel in Pakistan has been confirmed as a suicide car bombing and the death toll has risen to five, the country's interior minister and police said Thursday. In a statement, the counter-terrorism department said...

Climate activists shatter windows at HSBC London building

Apr. 22, 2021 08:30 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Climate change activists have vandalized HSBC’s London headquarters, smashing windows in a protest against the bank’s alleged links to the fossil fuel industry. Nine women from the Extinction Rebellion activist group and political party Burning Pink...

Today in History

Apr. 22, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, April 22, the 112th day of 2021. There are 253 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 22, 2005, Zacarias Moussaoui (zak-uh-REE’-uhs moo-SOW’-ee) pleaded guilty in...