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UN backs inquiry of IS group’s alleged crimes

GENEVA — The U.N.’s top human rights body on Monday overwhelmingly approved the Iraqi government’s request for an investigation into alleged crimes against civilians committed by the Islamic State group in its rampage across...

UN backs inquiry of IS group’s alleged crimes

GENEVA — The U.N.’s top human rights body on Monday overwhelmingly approved the Iraqi government’s request for an investigation into alleged crimes against civilians committed by the Islamic State group in its rampage across...

Protesters briefly storm Pakistan state TV station
Protesters briefly storm Pakistan state TV station

ISLAMABAD — Anti-government protesters stormed Pakistan’s state television building Monday, forcing the channel briefly off the air as they clashed with police and pushed closer to the prime minister’s residence.

The...

Surly 2014 electorate poised to ‘keep the bums in’

WASHINGTON — A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to “keep the bums in,” with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a...

Insufficient postage leads to bust of fake drugs

VIENNA — Austrian police have announced the breakup of an international gang dealing in phony health products and say insufficient postage provided the major lead.

British, Hungarian and Austrian police were involved in the sweep that...

Ohio police: Wedding guest tries to steal gifts

DAYTON, Ohio — Police in Dayton said a wedding guest tried to make off with checks and cash for the newlyweds.

Officers were called to the wedding reception late Saturday night after workers noticed that a safe had been emptied out....

Cincinnati Zoo remembers last passenger pigeon

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Zoo remembers the last known passenger pigeon with a renovated memorial 100 years after the bird’s death at the zoo.

The zoo also is holding a series of events and lectures in honor of...

Obama notifies Congress of airstrikes in Iraq

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has sent official notification to Congress of his order for last week’s airstrikes and humanitarian aid drops to help Iraqis threatened by Islamic State militants.

The White House on Monday...

Congress flags Islamic State risk

WASHINGTON — Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action against what they say are growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil.

The lawmakers, one...

China sets election limits
China sets election limits

BEIJING — China’s legislature on Sunday ruled out allowing open nominations in the inaugural election for Hong Kong’s leader, saying they would create a “chaotic society.” Democracy activists in the Asian financial...

Militia says it ‘secured’ US compound in Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya — The Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya’s capital has “secured” a U.S. Embassy residential compound there, more than a month after American personnel evacuated from the country over...

Germany to send rifles, tank busters to aid Kurds

BERLIN — The German government said it will send high-end rifles, tank-busting weapons and armored vehicles to aid Kurdish fighters battling Islamic extremists in Iraq.

The Defense Ministry said Sunday that the arms, together with...

Partial building collapse in Paris suburb kills 2

PARIS — A four-story apartment building in a northeastern Paris suburb partially collapsed after an explosion Sunday, killing a child and an elderly person, authorities said. Six more people were thought to be underneath the rubble....

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