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Amid growing migrant crisis, 20 burn victims rescued at sea

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MILAN (AP) — The unabated flow of migrants fleeing instability in Libya brought a new horror on Friday: The discovery of 20 migrants adrift ... Full Story

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  • Australia arrests 5 on charges of plotting ANZAC Day attack

    SYDNEY (AP) — Five Australian teenagers were arrested Saturday on suspicion of plotting a terrorist attack at a Veterans' Day ceremony that included targeting police officers, officials said.

  • Amid growing migrant crisis, 20 burn victims rescued at sea
    Amid growing migrant crisis, 20 burn victims rescued at sea

    MILAN (AP) — The unabated flow of migrants fleeing instability in Libya brought a new horror on Friday: The discovery of 20 migrants adrift at sea who had suffered grave burn injuries in a cooking gas explosion before departing Libya, and then were forced onto a smuggler's boat without treatment.

  • Iraqi officials believe Saddam's top deputy killed
    Iraqi officials believe Saddam's top deputy killed

    BAGHDAD (AP) — He was the last member of Saddam Hussein's inner circle still on the run, depicted with his distinctive red moustache as the "king of clubs" on the U.S. military's deck of cards of most-wanted Iraqi regime fugitives.

  • Syrian president blames Turkey for loss of northwestern city

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad blamed Turkey in remarks published Friday for the fall last month of Syria's northwestern city of Idlib to Islamic fighters, saying Ankara provided "huge support" — logistic and military — that played the key role in the defeat of his forces.

  • Obama, Renzi pledge to focus on threats from Libya
    Obama, Renzi pledge to focus on threats from Libya

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama pledged Friday to work more intensely with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on threats coming from instability in Libya that have led to an influx of migrants across the Mediterranean.

  • India's rising tiger numbers may be victory only on paper
    India's rising tiger numbers may be victory only on paper

    SUNDARBAN TIGER RESERVE, India (AP) — At first, the numbers seem impressive: India's tiger population has gone up 30 percent in just four years. The government lauded the news as astonishing evidence of victory in conservation.

  • Veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu sentenced to 7 years
    Veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu sentenced to 7 years

    BEIJING (AP) — A Beijing court sentenced a veteran Chinese journalist to seven years in prison Friday on charges of leaking a document detailing the Communist Party leadership's resolve to aggressively target civil society and press freedom as a threat to its monopoly on power.

  • Italian navy regains control of seized fishing boat

    MILAN (AP) — The Italian navy said Friday it freed a Sicilian fishing boat that had been seized earlier in the day by armed men off the coast of Libya, in what was thought to be a dispute about fishing rights.

  • Canada charges 4 British Navy sailors with sex assault

    TORONTO (AP) — Canada's military on Friday charged four British Navy sailors with sexual assault causing bodily harm at a Canadian Forces base in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

  • Germany flies over 100 people from Yemen to Djibouti

    BERLIN (AP) — The German government says it has flown more than 100 citizens of Germany and other countries out of Yemen on a plane chartered from a Jordanian airline.

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