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US military attacks al-Shabab in Somalia

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MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — U.S. military forces attacked the extremist al-Shabab network in Somalia Monday, the Pentagon said, and a witness ... Full Story

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  • US military attacks al-Shabab in Somalia
    US military attacks al-Shabab in Somalia

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — U.S. military forces attacked the extremist al-Shabab network in Somalia Monday, the Pentagon said, and a witness described ground-shaking explosions in a strike that reportedly targeted the group's leader.

  • Syrian rebels issue demands for captive UN troops
    Syrian rebels issue demands for captive UN troops

    BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage have issued a set of demands for their release, including the extremist group's removal from a U.N. terrorist list and compensation for the killing of three of its fighters in a shootout with international troops, anofficial said Tuesday.

  • Pakistan parliament meets over political crisis
    Pakistan parliament meets over political crisis

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's lawmakers held an emergency session Tuesday over the political crisis roiling the country as thousands of anti-government protesters remained camped out in front of the parliament building, demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resign.

  • Surrogate offers clues into man with 16 babies
    Surrogate offers clues into man with 16 babies

    BANGKOK (AP) — When the young Thai woman saw an online ad seeking surrogate mothers, it seemed like a life-altering deal: $10,000 to help a foreign couple that wanted a child but couldn't conceive.

  • Putin's aide confirms '2 weeks to Kiev' remark
    Putin's aide confirms '2 weeks to Kiev' remark

    MOSCOW, Russia (AP) — A Russian official is complaining that EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso breached confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kiev in two weeks if it wished.

  • Clashes between Islamists, rivals in Libya kill 31
    Clashes between Islamists, rivals in Libya kill 31

    CAIRO (AP) — Fierce clashes in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi between Islamist militiamen and rival forces loyal to a renegade general have killed 31 fighters on both sides, a security official said Tuesday.

  • Gunmen in Tunisia attempt to kill politician

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A secular Tunisian parliamentarian narrowly escaped assassination by six masked gunmen who surrounded his home early Tuesday in a city near the Algerian border, the Interior Ministry said.

  • UK: Passports could be seized to fight terrorism
    UK: Passports could be seized to fight terrorism

    LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday proposed new laws that would give police the power to seize the passports of Britons suspected of having traveled abroad to fight with terrorist groups.

  • Syrian rebels, government clash in Golan Heights
    Syrian rebels, government clash in Golan Heights

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels clashed with government troops on Monday in the Golan Heights, where al-Qaida-linked insurgents abducted U.N. peacekeepers last week, activists said.

  • Iran unveils new surface-to-air missile, radars

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Tuesday unveiled a new surface-to-air missile and two radar systems it claims will boost the country's defense capabilities.

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