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Islamic State releases new audio message by Japanese hostage

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  • Islamic State releases new audio message by Japanese hostage
    Islamic State releases new audio message by Japanese hostage

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group released a message late Wednesday purportedly extending the deadline for Jordan's release of an Iraqi would-be hotel bomber linked to al-Qaida.

  • Hezbollah fires missile salvo, killing 2 Israeli soldiers
    Hezbollah fires missile salvo, killing 2 Israeli soldiers

    SHEAR YASHUV, Israel (AP) — The Lebanese militant Hezbollah group fired a salvo of missiles at an Israeli military convoy in a disputed border area Wednesday, killing two soldiers and triggering deadly clashes that marked the most serious escalation since the sides' 2006 war.

  • Saved Mali manuscripts face damage in new home
    Saved Mali manuscripts face damage in new home

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — After being spirited away from under the noses of rampaging Islamic extremists, thousands of ancient manuscripts from the fabled city of Timbuktu now face another threat: weather and poor storage conditions in their new location that scholars say could cause permanent damage.

  • Litvinenko inquiry: Post-mortem was most dangerous ever
    Litvinenko inquiry: Post-mortem was most dangerous ever

    LONDON (AP) — The body of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko was so radioactive that his post-mortem was "one of the most dangerous" ever undertaken and the isotope that killed him so rare it would not have been discovered by a normal autopsy, a pathologist said Wednesday.

  • Libya hotel attack signals growing reach of Islamic State

    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Militants loyal to the Islamic State group on Wednesday claimed responsibility for a deadly and complex attack on a hotel in Libya's capital Tripoli, signaling an expansion of the jihadi group's reach in the chaotic North African state while raising questions about the extent f coordination with leaders in Syria and Iraq.

  • North Korea may be restarting nuke plant: US institute

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea may be attempting to restart its main nuclear bomb fuel reactor after a five-month shutdown, a U.S. research institute said Thursday.

  • Raul Castro: US must return Guantanamo for normal relations
    Raul Castro: US must return Guantanamo for normal relations

    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Cuban President Raul Castro demanded on Wednesday that the United States return the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, lift the half-century trade embargo on Cuba and compensate his country for damages before the two nations re-establish normal relations.

  • Human smugglers turn to cargo ships to ferry fleeing Syrians
    Human smugglers turn to cargo ships to ferry fleeing Syrians

    ABOARD THE COAST GUARD CUTTER TYR (AP) — The crew was about to dig into dinner when word of the "ghost ship" came through: a freighter hurtling out of control toward Italy with no crew — and hundreds of Syrians as cargo.

  • AP PHOTOS: Chilean kids cool off during summer heat wave
    AP PHOTOS: Chilean kids cool off during summer heat wave

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — When the news spreads through the neighborhood that a small aquatic park is being installed in the local plaza, the children are the first to show up and excitedly watch a water truck fill up inflatable swimming pools.

  • Inquest: Sydney café hostage killed by police bullet

    SYDNEY (AP) — A hostage who died during a siege in a downtown Sydney cafe was killed when she was struck by fragments of a bullet fired from a police officer's gun as authorities stormed in to end the 16-hour standoff, a lawyer told an inquest on Thursday.

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