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China says 4 killed in crash of marine surveillance plane

June 7, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

BEIJING (AP) — China says four officers were killed when a marine surveillance plane crashed into a mountain along the country’s east coast. State Oceanic Administration said the accident occurred Tuesday during a routine mission to monitor conditions in Zhejiang province whose coastline is dotted with hundreds of islands. It said the wreckage was...

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Rare militant attack on Jordan security compound kills 5

June 6, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

BAQAA REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) — An assailant with an automatic assault weapon attacked a local office of Jordan’s national intelligence agency Monday, killing four guards and a receptionist in what the government called a lone-wolf “terrorist...

Advances on IS strongholds underlines US, Russia convergence

June 6, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

BEIRUT (AP) — A two-pronged advance to capture key urban strongholds of the Islamic State group and its self-styled capital of Raqqa has underlined a quiet convergence of strategy between the U.S. and Russia to defeat the extremists, with Syria’s...

Conservative economist narrowly ahead in Peru election

June 6, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Economist Pedro Pablo Kuczynski had a razor-thin lead over the daughter of an imprisoned former president in Peru’s presidential election, as Peruvians nervously awaited results still trickling in from remote parts of the Andean...

Kerry cautions China on actions in South China Sea

June 4, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a meeting with Mongolian Foreign Minister Lundeg Purevsuren at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, June 5, 2016. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP) ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — U.S. Secretary...

Man dies days after being bitten by shark off west Australia

June 4, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

PERTH, Australia (AP) — A surfer whose leg was bitten off by a shark last week in waters off western Australia has died at a hospital from his injuries. The brother of 29-year-old Ben Gerring thanked the “heroes” who brought him to shore after...

West African leaders discuss setting up anti-extremist force

June 4, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — West African leaders discussed setting up a force to combat extremists in the region and will send an observation mission to Gambia before elections, the regional economic body said Saturday. The decisions were announced after about a...

Colombia seeks end to farmers’ strike after 2 deaths

June 3, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Members of Colombia’s government met with indigenous leaders on Friday to try to negotiate an end to a nationwide strike by farmers now in its fifth day. The meeting in the southwestern province of Cauca came a day after two...

Mexican officials exhume 117 corpses from common grave

June 3, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

Forensic workers raise a body with heavy machinery as work continues exhuming the remains of more than 100 unidentified people buried by authorities in a common grave in the Las Cruces site in Cuautla, central Mexico, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Shoddy practices...

Argentines protest violence against women

June 3, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

Demonstrators holding photos of victims of gender violence march outside the National Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, June 3, 2016. Thousands marched under the Spanish slogan #niunamenos, which in English means “not even one less.”...