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10/18/2014 2:48 PM
Rare white rhino dies in Kenya
NAIROBI – A rare northern white rhino has died in Kenya, a wildlife conservancy said today, leaving just six of the animals left alive and bringing the famed African species one step closer to extinction.

10/18/2014 12:11 PM
Nepal blizzard death toll to 38
KATMANDU, Nepal — A rescue helicopter spotted nine more bodies today on a trekking trail in northern Nepal, bringing the death toll to 38 from this week’s series of snow storms and avalanches in the worst hiking disaster in the Himalayan nation.

10/18/2014 9:40 AM
2 Egyptian troops killed
EL-ARISH, Egypt — A military official in Egypt says at least two troops have been killed in the collapse of a smuggling tunnel that runs along the border with the Gaza Strip.

10/18/2014 9:37 AM
Activists: Airstrikes kill 16 in Syria
BEIRUT — Airstrikes on a Syrian rebel-held town near Damascus have killed at least 16 people, activists said today, as part of intensified efforts by President Bashar Assad’s forces to secure approaches to the capital.

10/18/2014 6:39 AM
Lebanon pulled into war with ISIS
BEIRUT — With all eyes on the Islamic State group’s onslaught in Iraq and Syria, a less conspicuous but potentially just as explosive front line with the extremists is emerging in Lebanon, where Lebanese soldiers and Shiite Hezbollah guerrillas are increasingly pulled into deadly fighting with the Sunni militants along the country’s border with Syria.

10/18/2014 6:30 AM
Taliban attack kills 3
KABUL — An official says that at least three Afghan security force troops have been killed in a suicide car bombing in southern Afghanistan.

10/17/2014 8:26 PM
Slain journalist was probing drug gangs
ASUNCION, Paraguay — A newspaper said today that a journalist who was shot to death was investigating drug gangs with suspected links to Paraguayan politicians.

10/17/2014 7:05 PM
Nigeria, Boko Haram agree to cease-fire
ABUJA, Nigeria— Nigeria’s government said Islamic extremists from Boko Haram have agreed to an immediate cease-fire, but many people expressed doubts today about a development that could end an insurgency that has killed thousands and left hundreds of thousands homeless in Africa’s most populous nation.

10/17/2014 6:59 PM
Family of U.S. man held by ISIS urge support
FISHERS, Ind. — Family and friends of an American aid worker being held by the Islamic State are urging people to show their support.

10/17/2014 1:56 PM
Hong Kong police, activists clash
HONG KONG — Hong Kong riot police struggled to hold back hundreds of defiant pro-democracy activists who returned to a protest zone officers had partially cleared earlier Friday.