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  • Ukrainian insurgents reject call to quit buildings 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 7:31 am
  • DONETSK, Ukraine - Pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine's east who have been occupying government buildings in more than 10 cities said Friday they will only leave them if the interim government in Kiev resigns.

  • Officials: Bomb in Baghdad shopping street kills 3 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 6:55 am
  • BAGHDAD - Iraqi officials say a bomb planted on a street full of shoppers in the capital, Baghdad, has killed three people and wounded five.

  • Views differ of imam accused in US terrorism case 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 6:11 am
  • NEW YORK - An Egyptian imam who led a London mosque more than a dozen years ago was portrayed in opening statements at his terrorism trial as an enthusiastic supporter of al-Qaida by a prosecutor and as a reasonable man who helped authorities in England keep people calm by his defense attorney.

  • Suspected militant, son killed in Thailand's south 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 6:01 am
  • HAT YAI, Thailand - A suspected insurgent and his 6-year-old son were shot dead in Thailand's violence-plagued south, police said Friday.

  • Iran: Rouhani talks peace, outreach at army parade 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:52 am
  • TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's president underscored his moderate policies and outreach to the West in a speech Friday during a military parade on the country's National Army Day.

  • US: Forfeiture deal over Iran assets sets record 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:40 pm
  • NEW YORK - A federal judge has approved plans to sell a 36-story Manhattan office building and other properties owned by Iran nationwide in what will be the largest terrorism-related forfeiture ever, a prosecutor said Thursday.

  • SSudan: 12 die after mob attacks UN base 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:40 pm
  • JUBA, South Sudan - An angry mob of South Sudanese youths attacked a U.N. base on Thursday in order to harm members of an ethnic minority sheltering inside. Peacekeepers were forced to open fire, amid rampaging violence that killed at least 12 people, officials there said.

  • Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions - for now 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:29 pm
  • GENEVA - In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared border after more than a month of Cold War-style military posturing triggered by Moscow's annexation of Crimea.

  • Nigerians search unsafe forest for abducted girls 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:27 pm
  • MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Able-bodied men from the Nigerian town of Chibok have taken to the dangerous Sambisa Forest to search for more than 100 abducted girls and young women whom the military claimed to have freed from their Islamic extremist kidnappers, an education official said Thursday.

  • French military frees 5 aid workers in N Mali 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:16 pm
  • PARIS - French special forces backed by helicopters led a pre-dawn operation in northern Mail Thursday and freed five humanitarian aid workers who had been held captive by a "terrorist group" - killing about 10 of the alleged militants, officials said.

  • Reid calls rancher's backers 'domestic terrorists' 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:08 pm
  • LAS VEGAS - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is calling armed backers of a Nevada rancher "domestic terrorists" for using guns in a grazing rights battle with the federal Bureau of Land Management.

  • Ex-honor student gets 5 years in terrorism case 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:34 pm
  • PHILADELPHIA - An immigrant teen who had earned a scholarship to an elite U.S. college but helped solicit support for Jihadists he met online was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison.

  • Group marking 150th anniversary of Arkansas battle 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:48 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A southern Arkansas group is marking the 150th anniversary of a local Civil War battle with a re-enactment of the Confederate victory, educational programs and what some historians see as a shifting approach to remembering the war that divided a nation.

  • Putin's choice of words shed light on Ukraine 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 2:13 pm
  • MOSCOW - To understand Russian President Vladimir Putin's intentions in Ukraine, it helps to pay close attention to his choice of words and his reading of history. Here is what Putin had to say Thursday in a nationally televised call-in program:

  • Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:49 pm
  • Minot Daily News, Minot, April 16, 2014

  • Curious about Palestine, Israeli visitors return 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:45 pm
  • RAMALLAH, West Bank - This bustling center of Palestinian life is just a 20-minute drive from Jerusalem, but for Israelis it might as well be on the other side of the world.

  • Kenya sends 91 Somalis to Mogadishu amid crackdown 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:52 am
  • NAIROBI, Kenya - If you have a beard or wear loose-fitting clothing associated with Muslims, you will be targeted, says Omar bin Omar as police carried out a security sweep of Somali neighborhoods amid alleged police abuses.

  • India struggles with rebel threats during election 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:40 am
  • RAJNANDGAON, India - Indians cast ballots Thursday on the biggest day of voting in the country's weekslong general election, streaming into polling stations even in areas where leftist rebels threatened violence over the plight of India's marginalized and poor.

  • NY-based Texas soldier dies from combat wounds 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:17 am
  • FORT DRUM, New York - Military officials say a soldier from Texas based at Fort Drum in northern New York has died from injuries suffered in an attack in Afghanistan last weekend.

  • Rights groups ask Nepal to scrap amnesty provision 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:31 am
  • KATMANDU, Nepal - International rights groups said Thursday that parts of a bill proposed by Nepal's government should be rejected because they might allow people who committed serious human rights violations during the country's Maoist insurgency to escape punishment.

  • Beaufort Marine unit returns from 9-month duty 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:08 am
  • MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, South Carolina - A squadron of Beaufort-based Marines and their F/A-18 Hornet jets are returning from a nine-month deployment in the Middle East.

  • Little government response to bombing a year later 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:11 am
  • BOSTON - A year after homemade bombs ripped through the Boston Marathon, state and federal officials have enacted virtually no policy changes in response to the attack, a dramatic departure from previous acts of terrorism that prompted waves of government action.

  • Curious about Palestine, Israeli visitors return 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 2:56 am
  • RAMALLAH, West Bank - This bustling center of Palestinian life is just a 20-minute drive from Jerusalem, but for Israelis it might as well be on the other side of the world.

  • 20 killed as Islamic extremists rampage in Nigeria 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:40 pm
  • ABUJA, Nigeria - Suspected Islamic militants have struck for a fourth time in three days in Nigeria, killing 20 people including a traditional ruler in attacks in the northeast, local government and security officials said Wednesday.

  • NYC police rolling back some counterterror efforts 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:30 pm
  • NEW YORK - The New York Police Department's disbanding of a unit that spied on Muslim neighborhoods could be just the first step in a dismantling of some of the intelligence-gathering machinery it set up after 9/11.