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Published 11 hours ago
Carter questions Iraq's 'will to fight'
WASHINGTON — The Islamic State group’s takeover of Ramadi is evidence that Iraqi forces do not have the “will to fight,” Defense Secretary Ash Carter said, in the harshest assessment yet from a high-ranking Obama administration official of Iraqi fighters and the loss of the provincial capital

Published 14 hours ago
Bomber was ISIS operative, Saudi Arabia says
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia has confirmed that Friday’s suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in the east of the country that killed 21 was carried out by an Islamic State militant, backing up an earlier claim by the group.

5/23/2015 7:48 PM
Saudi Arabia IDs mosque suicide bomber
CAIRO –– Saudi Arabian authorities said today that a suicide bomber who killed 21 worshipers in a Shiite mosque the day before was a Saudi linked to the Islamic State group.

5/23/2015 6:11 PM
Nigerian troops kill extremists
YOLA, Nigeria — Nigerian troops killed scores of Islamic extremists and rescued 20 women and children from captivity even as reports came in today of Boko Haram fighters slitting villagers’ throats and chopping them to death.

5/23/2015 6:14 AM
Ireland gives resounding 'yes' to gay marriage
DUBLIN — Irish voters have resoundingly backed amending the constitution to legalize gay marriage, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared today after the world’s first national vote on the issue.

5/23/2015 1:50 PM
Putin signs law to shut 'undesirable' organizations
MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin has signed a law giving prosecutors the power to declare foreign and international organizations “undesirable” in Russia and shut them down.

5/23/2015 6:30 AM
Controversial population law approved in Myanmar
YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar’s president has signed off on a law requiring some mothers to space their children three years apart despite objections by a visiting senior U.S. diplomat and rights activists, who worry it could be used not only to repress women, but also religious and ethnic minorities.

5/23/2015 6:19 AM
German woman, 65, gives birth to quadruplets
BERLIN — A 65-year-old teacher from Berlin has given birth to quadruplets after a pregnancy that was widely criticized by medical professionals because of her age, RTL television said Saturday.

5/23/2015 6:16 AM
57 killed in China floods
BEIJING — The death toll in China’s latest round of flooding has risen to at least 57, including two schoolchildren aboard a bus carrying more than twice its authorized passenger load that plunged into a pond, authorities said Saturday.

5/22/2015 9:09 PM
Ex-Guantanamo prisoner dies in Kazakhstan
MIAMI — A man who was released from the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in December and resettled in Kazakhstan has died in that Central Asian country, a Pentagon spokesman said Friday.

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