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Hundreds of civilians flee Iraq's Fallujah area

Hundreds of civilians flee Iraq's Fallujah area

Hundreds of people fled the Fallujah area as forces pressed simultaneous offensives on the Iraqi city and on another of the Islamic State group's key bastions in Syria.
  • Colombian rebels free Spanish journalist, 2 others

    Leftist rebels have freed a Spanish correspondent and two other journalists who went missing in a lawless region of Colombia, ending a weeklong saga that recalled some of the darkest days of a long-running conflict the South American nation is trying ...
  • Vintage plane crashes in New York's Hudson River, body recovered

    A World War Two-era plane crashed on Friday in New York City's Hudson River off Manhattan and a body was recovered from inside the aircraft, authorities said.
  • Obama makes historic visit to Hiroshima

    Barack Obama became the first incumbent U.S. president to visit Hiroshima on Friday, laying a wreath at the site of the world's first atomic bombing in a gesture Tokyo and Washington hope will showcase their alliance and invigorate efforts to end nuc ...

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Africa

UN ends sanctions on Liberia Fresh hopes for Chibok girls as rescued student meets Buhari Chibok girl kidnapped by Boko Haram found pregnant in Nigeria South Africa court allows major class action over miners' silicosis Earthlings watch as tiny Mercury sails past the sun Rebels kill at least 17 civilians in eastern Congo

Middle East

Hundreds of civilians flee Iraq's Fallujah area IS-claimed Yemen bombings kill at least 41 EgyptAir flight data show smoke alerts before crash Searchers find body parts, seats, luggage from Egyptian jet EgyptAir jet missing after mid-air plunge, Greeks find floating objects France calls Middle East peace conference for June 3

Europe

World leaders open G7 talks with economy in focus Swedish court upholds Assange arrest warrant Macedonia constitutional court annuls parliament dissolution Greece starts evacuating squalid Idomeni migrant camp EgyptAir jet missing after mid-air plunge, Greeks find floating objects US beats Czech Republic 2-1 to reach semifinals at worlds

Asia - Pacific

Obama makes historic visit to Hiroshima World leaders open G7 talks with economy in focus Obama lifts arms ban in Vietnam visit 18 girls killed in fire at school dorm in northern Thailand Volcano erupts in western Indonesia, killing seven Trump 'says he would speak to North Korean leader'

US & Canada

Vintage plane crashes in New York's Hudson River, body recovered Obama makes historic visit to Hiroshima World leaders open G7 talks with economy in focus

Latin America & Caribbean

World leaders open G7 talks with economy in focus Cuba considers legalizing small private businesses Mexico to extradite drug boss Guzman to U.S., won't face death penalty

South Asia

Afghan Taliban appoint new leader after Mansour's death Afghan Taliban leader killed in U.S. drone strike Five dead, thousands flee as Cyclone Roanu nears Bangladesh

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Terrorist attacks in Brussels

More than 30 people were killed in twin attacks on Brussels airport and a rush-hour metro train in the Belgian capital on Tuesday, triggering security ...

Total Eclipse of the Sun

People gazed at the sky in wonder and cheered while others knelt in prayer as a total eclipse of the sun unfolded over Indonesia on Wednesday, briefly ...

Police, protesters clash in Turkey over newspaper seizure

A leading Turkish newspaper opposed to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and seized by authorities warned of the "darkest days" in the history of the pre ...

Kosovo MPs stage new tear gas protest in parliament

Opposition MPs in Kosovo disrupted the first parliamentary session of the year on Friday with what has become their commonplace method of protest -- r ...

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Suicidal Nuclear Gambit on Caucasus

Nuclear security is seemingly in the vanguard of global attention, but the large framework of international provisions is increasingly perceived as a ...

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