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American missionary among dead in Burkina Faso hotel attack

January 16, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

NEW YORK (AP) — The mother-in-law of an American missionary confirmed Saturday that he was among those killed after al-Qaida fighters attacked a hotel and cafe in Burkina Faso’s capital of Ouagadougou. Carol Boyle said Michael Riddering, 45, died in the Cappuccino Cafe, where he was to meet a group Friday that was going to [&hellip...

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Militants’ use of human shields in Ramadi slows progress

January 15, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

RAMADI, Iraq (AP) — Six times in the past harrowing month, Um Omar and her family got a knock on the door of whatever home they were occupying in the extremist-held city of Ramadi: It was an Islamic State militant, she said, ordering them to pick up and...

1 man brain dead, 5 others hospitalized in French drug trial

January 15, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

PARIS (AP) — One man was brain dead and three others faced possible permanent brain damage after volunteering to take part in a drug trial for a painkiller based on a natural brain compound similar to the active ingredient in marijuana, French authorities...

Pro-China party likely to lose in Taiwan’s election

January 15, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese turned out to vote for a new president Saturday, with the China-friendly Nationalist Party likely to lose power to the pro-independence opposition amid concerns that the island’s economy is under threat from China and...

10 bodies found in Burkina Faso cafe after al-Qaida attack

January 15, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Heavy gunfire erupted early Saturday as forces from Burkina Faso and France worked to overtake a luxury hotel that had been seized by al-Qaida militants the night before, seizing and killing an unknown number of hostages. At...

WHO declares end to Ebola epidemic after 11,300 deaths

January 15, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization declared an end to the deadliest Ebola outbreak ever on Thursday after no new cases emerged in Liberia, though health officials warn that it will be several more months before the world is considered free of the...

Rare January hurricane forms in Atlantic, threatens Azores

January 15, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

MIAMI (AP) — A rare January hurricane formed far out in the Atlantic on Thursday, and U.S. officials said it was the first hurricane to form in the month of January since 1938. Hurricane Alex’s maximum sustained winds were near 85 mph (140 kph). A...

PM says Turkish artillery hit IS positions in Iraq, Syria

January 15, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish tanks and artillery attacked the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria in retaliation for the suicide bombing in Istanbul that killed 10 tourists, Turkey’s prime minister said Thursday — the country’s first...

Police arrest 3 men on suspicion of links to Jakarta attack

January 15, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police on Friday arrested three men on suspicion of links to the brazen attacks in the heart of the country’s capital, and said they recovered a flag of the Islamic State group from the home of one of the...

US Navy sailors released unharmed by Iran in less than a day

January 13, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

This picture released by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, shows detained American Navy sailors’ boats in custody of the guards in the Persian Gulf Iran. Less than a day after 10 U.S. Navy sailors were detained in Iran when...

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