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Twin bombings in Baghdad kill 38, shatter post-IS calm

Jan 16 2018 - 11:43am || Comments

BAGHDAD — Twin suicide bombings rocked Baghdad on Monday, killing 38 people in the deadliest attack since Iraq declared victory over the Islamic State group last month, and raising fears ahead of national elections planned for May.

  • Posted: Oct 16 2017 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday that diplomatic efforts aimed at resolving the North Korean crisis “will continue until the first bomb drops.”

  • Posted: Oct 16 2017 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday that diplomatic efforts aimed at resolving the North Korean crisis “will continue until the first bomb drops.”

  • | Posted: Oct 15 2017 - 12:06am

    TEHRAN, Iran — President Donald Trump’s refusal to certify the Iran nuclear deal has sparked a new war of words between the Islamic Republic and America, fueling growing mistrust and a sense of nationalism among Iranians.

  • | Posted: Oct 15 2017 - 12:06am

    SMITHS FALLS, Ontario — A couple held hostage for five years by a Taliban-linked extremist network in Afghanistan was safely back in Canada on Saturday after what the husband described as a harrowing firefight during a raid to free the family.

  • | Posted: Oct 11 2017 - 12:06am

    SEOUL, South Korea — A South Korean lawmaker says North Korean hackers stole highly classified military documents that include U.S.-South Korean wartime “decapitation strike” plans against the North Korean leadership.

  • | Posted: Oct 11 2017 - 12:06am

    SEOUL, South Korea — A South Korean lawmaker says North Korean hackers stole highly classified military documents that include U.S.-South Korean wartime “decapitation strike” plans against the North Korean leadership.

  • | Posted: Oct 10 2017 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — People make poor economic choices. They don’t save enough for retirement. They refuse to cut their losses on plummeting investments because they won’t own up to mistakes. They buy houses and stocks when prices are high, thinking that what’s going up today will keep going up tomorrow.

  • | Posted: Oct 10 2017 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — People make poor economic choices. They don’t save enough for retirement. They refuse to cut their losses on plummeting investments because they won’t own up to mistakes. They buy houses and stocks when prices are high, thinking that what’s going up today will keep going up tomorrow.

  • | Posted: Oct 8 2017 - 12:06am

    Facebook and Google once aimed to connect the world. Now they would be happy just to reconnect part of it.

  • | Posted: Oct 8 2017 - 12:05am

    MOSCOW — In a challenge to President Vladimir Putin on his 65th birthday, protesters rallied across Russia on Saturday, heeding opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s call to pressure authorities into letting him enter the presidential race.

  • | Posted: Oct 6 2017 - 12:06am

    NEW YORK (AP) — Kazuo Ishiguro, the Japanese-born British novelist who in “The Remains of the Day,” “Never Let Me Go” and other novels captured memory’s lasting pain and dangerous illusions in precise and elegant prose, won the Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday.

  • | Posted: Oct 5 2017 - 12:06am

    UNITED NATIONS — North Korea’s U.N. ambassador on Tuesday accused the United States of imposing “an economic blockade” on his country and deploying nuclear assets on the Korean peninsula aimed at toppling leader Kim Jong Un.

  • | Posted: Oct 5 2017 - 12:06am

    UNITED NATIONS — North Korea’s U.N. ambassador on Tuesday accused the United States of imposing “an economic blockade” on his country and deploying nuclear assets on the Korean peninsula aimed at toppling leader Kim Jong Un.

  • | Posted: Oct 1 2017 - 12:06am

    MUMBAI, India — A stampede broke out on a crowded pedestrian bridge connecting two railway stations in Mumbai during the Friday morning rush, killing at least 22 people and injuring 32 others, Indian officials said.

  • | Posted: Oct 1 2017 - 12:06am

    SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean Olympic officials said they were pleased after a North Korean figure skating pair became the nation’s first athletes to qualify for the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, hoping it might help improve strained relations between the countries.