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Canada to end airstrikes against Islamic State group shortly

February 9, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s prime minister on Monday announced that the country will end airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq by Feb. 22, saying that “the people terrorized by ISIL every day don’t need our vengeance, they need our help.” Justin Trudeau, following up on campaign promises he made last year,...

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Pope’s visit to violent Mexican city highlights broader ills

February 9, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

ECATEPEC, Mexico (AP) — One evening in September 2014, Mariana Yanez left her home in this crime-plagued Mexico City suburb saying she was going to make some photocopies. Then she vanished. Months later, authorities called her mother to say her 18-year-old...

More than 1 million are besieged in Syria, new report says

February 9, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

  NEW YORK (AP) — More than one million Syrians are trapped in besieged areas, a new report says in a challenge to the United Nations, which estimates just half that amount and has been accused by some aid groups of underplaying a crisis. The fate of...

Hong Kong activists, police clash over holiday food stalls

February 9, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s Lunar New Year celebration descended into chaotic scenes as protesters and police, who fired warning shots into the air, clashed over a street market selling fishballs and other local holiday delicacies, with dozens...

Taiwan rescuers find signs of life in quake rubble

February 6, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

Local residents line up for potable water after being without since Saturday’s earthquake in Tainan, Taiwan, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. Rescuers on Sunday found signs of live within the remains of a high-rise residential building that collapsed in a...

N. Korea praises launch, others see as covert missile test

February 6, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

An unidentified object is photographed in the sky from Dandong, China, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. North Korea on Sunday defied international warnings and launched a long-range rocket that the United Nations and others call a cover for a banned test of technology...

El Salvador arrests 4 ex-soldiers in massacre of Jesuits

February 6, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Nov. 16, 1989, file photo, the Archbishop of San Salvador, Mons. Arturo Rivera y Damas and journalists view the bodies of six Jesuit priests murdered in San Salvador. The priests, the leadership of the local Jesuit University and two employees were...

Former soldiers clash with protesters in Haiti; 1 dead

February 5, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

Government supporters cheer as armed members of Haiti’s disbanded army pass by their protest demanding presidential elections in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, while the runoff vote to choose the president’s successor has been...

UN chief: 34 groups now allied to Islamic State extremists

February 5, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Thirty-four militant groups from around the world had reportedly pledged allegiance to the Islamic State extremist group as of mid-December — and that number will only grow in 2016, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a report...

Ecuador president fires military chiefs via Twitter

February 5, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — President Rafael Correa says he has fired Ecuador’s military high command for refusing to pay back to the state $41 million from an overvalued land deal. Correa announced via Twitter the sacking of the heads of the army, navy and...

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