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IS group erasing history, culture in Syria, Iraq

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BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group's destruction of the ancient city of Nimrud in northern Iraq is part of a systematic campaign to destr... Full Story

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  • IS group erasing history, culture in Syria, Iraq
    IS group erasing history, culture in Syria, Iraq

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group's destruction of the ancient city of Nimrud in northern Iraq is part of a systematic campaign to destroy archaeological sites it says promote apostasy.

  • 'Eurabia' fears rise after terror strikes: Myth or reality?
    'Eurabia' fears rise after terror strikes: Myth or reality?

    BERLIN (AP) — The headlines would suggest Europe is under siege: Thousands of Germans march against the continent's "Islamization." French readers flock to read a novel about a Muslim president who imposes Sharia law on their country. Commentators warn darkly about an encroaching age of "Eurabia" i the wake of the Paris terror attacks.

  • Global outrage over IS group attack on ancient Iraqi site
    Global outrage over IS group attack on ancient Iraqi site

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's most revered Shiite cleric joined UNESCO Friday in decrying the Islamic State group's attack on the renowned archaeological site of Nimrud, a nearly-3,000 year-old city in present-day Iraq whose treasures were one of the 20th century's most significant discoveries.

  • Palestinian assailant wounds 5 Israelis in car attack
    Palestinian assailant wounds 5 Israelis in car attack

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian rammed his car into a group of Israeli pedestrians near a border police station in east Jerusalem on Friday, injuring four officers and a bystander, police said.

  • Accused rapist dragged from prison and killed by Indian mob
    Accused rapist dragged from prison and killed by Indian mob

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Several thousand people stormed a prison in northeastern India, where they dragged away a man accused of rape and then lynched him, police said Friday.

  • Police release video made by gunman before Ottawa attack

    TORONTO (AP) — In a video recorded before his death, the gunman who killed a Canadian soldier and then stormed Parliament said he did it because of Canada's military involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq.

  • EU chief speaks out against arms supplies for Kiev
    EU chief speaks out against arms supplies for Kiev

    RIGA, Latvia (AP) — The European Union's foreign policy chief on Friday came out against a bipartisan call in the United States to provide lethal, defensive weapons to Ukraine in its fight against Russian-backed separatists.

  • Greeks still hope for change despite government's stumble
    Greeks still hope for change despite government's stumble

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Cleaning ladies who have waged Greece's longest-running anti-austerity protest have camped outside a finance ministry building in Athens for nearly two years with one goal — getting their state-paid jobs back.

  • UNESCO calls destruction of ancient Iraq site 'war crime'

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Islamic State group's rampage through the ancient city of Nimrud in northern Iraq is an act of "cultural cleansing" that amounts to a war crime, and some of the site's large statues have already been trucked away for possible illicit trafficking, the head of the U.N.'s culural agency said Friday.

  • AP PHOTOS: India celebrates spring with festival of colors
    AP PHOTOS: India celebrates spring with festival of colors

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Holi, India's joyful and colorful celebration of the arrival of spring combined with several religious legends, has long ceased to be only a Hindu festival.

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