Forensic official: EgyptAir 804 human remains suggest blast
CAIRO (AP) -- A senior Egyptian forensics official says human remains retrieved from the crash site of EgyptAir flight 804 suggest there was an explosion on board that may have brought down the aircraft....
IS attacks undermine Iraqi state in war weary capital
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Even as Iraq slowly claws back territory from the Islamic State group, faith in the government is crumbling among many, particularly the country's Shiites, angered by political disarray and the continual pounding of the capital, Baghdad, by militants' bombings....
Greek police evacuate hundreds from Idomeni refugee camp
IDOMENI, Greece (AP) -- Greek authorities began an operation at dawn Tuesday to gradually evacuate the country's largest informal refugee camp of Idomeni on the Macedonian border, blocking access to the area and sending in more than 400 riot police....
WHO says hospital bombing in Syrian coastal city killed 43
BEIRUT (AP) -- A suicide bomber who targeted a hospital in a Syrian coastal city the previous day killed 43 people, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, as an activist group raised the overall death toll from the day's unprecedented wave of attacks on government strongholds to 154....
In tough times, most Palestinians view government as corrupt
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- A gated community of villas with well-tended flower gardens near the West Bank town of Ramallah may help explain why Palestinians almost universally believe there is corruption in the government of President Mahmoud Abbas....
Obama's Hiroshima trip parachutes him into history disputes
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- visiting Hiroshima, Barack Obama parachutes himself into a seemingly endless dispute among key U.S. allies and trading partners over World War II. In Tokyo's decades-long tug-of-war over history with its neighbors China and South Korea, it's the American president who could end up losing....
South Korea: Overseas North Korean restaurant workers flee
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- An unspecified number of North Koreans working at a Pyongyang-run restaurant overseas have escaped their workplace and will come to South Korea, South Korean officials said Tuesday....
Turkey's Erdogan approves new government formed by ally
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday approved a new government formed by one of his most trusted allies, who has pledged to push through constitutional reforms that would expand the powers of the presidency....
French police force open fuel depot amid protests, shortages
PARIS (AP) -- French police have dislodged protesters blocking a key fuel depot on the Mediterranean, as gasoline shortages spread around the country amid increasingly tense labor actions....
2 killed in South African protests against eviction
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South African authorities say two people have died in violent protests by residents opposing plans to evict them from makeshift homes in an area north of Pretoria....
President Obama authorized a drone strike Saturday that likely killed a prominent Taliban leader and principal for years in the peace discussions with the Afghan government. The Taliban has seen a resurgence controlling over 1/3 of the districts in Afghanistan, highest levels since the 9/11 attacks. The Obama administration was drawing down forces with the aim of total withdrawal from Afghanistan upon him leaving office, but halted in October in lite of the increased Taliban presence.
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