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50 min ago Hero of Canada parliament attack tackles protester in Dublin
A Canadian diplomat who became a national hero when he shot a jihadi gunman inside the Ottawa parliament has tussled with a protester at a military ceremony in Dublin.
50 min ago Greece planning cautious return to bond markets in 2017
A senior official in Greece’s finance ministry says the country is planning a gradual return to international debt markets next year.
50 min ago The Latest: Italy rescues 4,000 migrants at sea in 1 day
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50 min ago Iraq honors policeman who stopped would-be suicide bomber
Iraq has honored a police officer who stopped a would-be suicide bomber at a checkpoint in a northern Baghdad neighborhood this week.
50 min ago German prosecutors: Leak in Chinese student’s slaying
German prosecutors investigating the slaying of a Chinese student whose body was found earlier this month in an eastern town say they are looking into a possible leak.
50 min ago Syria's ruined cities will need decades, not years, to recover from war
A World Bank analysis says major cities have already suffered about $6 billion in damage.
50 min ago The stunning way a Catholic priest marked the deaths of refugees in the Mediterranean
One of Germany's most influential cardinals has accused Europe of deliberately turning a blind eye to the suffering of refugees.
50 min ago Almost 1,000 people have been killed in attacks on health-care facilities since 2014, WHO says
A new report from the World Health Organization shows just how vulnerable health care is in crisis-stricken countries.
50 min ago Near-record UK immigration figures fuel raging EU debate
Britain gained 333,000 people through immigration in 2015 — a near-historic high that is fanning the debate about newcomers ahead of a vote next month on whether the country should remain in the European Union.
50 min ago EU: Some 20 bodies spotted as migrant boat sinks off Libya
A migrant boat sank off Libya’s coast Thursday, with some 20 bodies spotted in the sea. Officials said 88 people had been rescued.
50 min ago Muslim mob attacked Christian homes in Egyptian province
A Muslim mob stripped an elderly Christian woman and paraded her naked on the streets in an attack last week in which seven Christian homes were also ransacked and torched in a province south of the Egyptian capital.
4 hours ago Gorbachev barred from visiting Ukraine for Crimea remarks
The Ukrainian intelligence agency SBU says it has barred the last leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, from visiting Ukraine for the next five years.
4 hours ago Italy coast guard says migrants boat overturns off Libya
A migrant boat overturned off Libya’s coast Thursday with an unknown number of passengers on board. At least 88 were rescued by the Italian coast guard, officials said.
4 hours ago EU rescue mission says about 20 corpses identified in Mediterranean in latest sinking of migrant boa
EU rescue mission says about 20 corpses identified in Mediterranean in latest sinking of migrant boat .
4 hours ago UN decries church worship limit in Cyprus’ breakaway north
A U.N. envoy has expressed “deep concern” over a newly-imposed limit on worship in Orthodox Christian churches inside ethnically divided Cyprus’ breakaway Turkish Cypriot north.
4 hours ago The Latest: EU rescuers spot 20 corpses in the water
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4 hours ago Council of Europe: Detention of lone minors ‘unacceptable’
It is “unacceptable” for any unaccompanied refugee and migrant children who arrive on the continent to be held in detention centers, one of Europe’s top human rights officials said Thursday, calling on European countries to ensure such children can be housed in special facilities and quickly reunited with their families.
4 hours ago Researchers find fabulous tattoos on 3,000-year-old remains of Egyptian woman
“Many of the tattoos are linked with the goddess Hathor, including two cows wearing Menat necklaces on her arm,” said University of Stanford archaeologist Anne Austin.
4 hours ago The new battleground for India's trolls: Amazon reviews
A controversial, new book is being attacked on the e-commerce website.
4 hours ago Eerie photos show the aftermath of a rapidly evacuated refugee camp
After months of indecision, Greek police emptied Idomeni camp over the past two days.
4 hours ago Obama: World leaders are 'rattled' by Trump's ignorance, love of tweets
Obama takes another jab at Trump.
4 hours ago Near-record UK immigration figures fuel raging EU debate
Britain gained 333,000 people through immigration in 2015 — a near-historic high — in figures that will fan the debate in Britain about newcomers ahead of a vote next month on whether the country should remain in the European Union.
4 hours ago Muslim mob attacked Christian homes in Egyptian province
A Muslim mob ransacked and torched seven Christian homes last week in a province south of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, after rumors spread that a Christian man had an affair with a Muslim woman, according to a statement by the local Orthodox Coptic church.
4 hours ago French labor protests spread as oil strikers dig in over reforms
Union leaders have targeted highways and fuel supply.
10 hours ago Rescuers retrieve body of Dutch climber who died on Everest
A helicopter on Thursday retrieved the body of a Dutch climber who died last week on Mount Everest while attempts were being made to retrieve the bodies of two other climbers.
10 hours ago France: Day of strikes, protests, fuel blockades over labor
With union activists disrupting fuel supplies, trains and nuclear plants, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls opened the door Thursday to possible changes in a labor bill that has sparked intensifying strikes and protests — but insisted the government will not abandon it.
10 hours ago The Latest: French officials say energy supply won’t run out
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10 hours ago Debris in Mozambique, Mauritius to be analyzed by MH370 team
Three pieces of debris found washed ashore in Mozambique and the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius will be examined by investigators in Australia to see if they came from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, officials said Thursday.
10 hours ago EU chief says Turkey should meet visa terms, ignores threats
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says the EU expects Turkey to respect all conditions to secure visa-free travel for its citizens and has rejected what he called threats from Ankara.
10 hours ago Muslim mob attacks Christian homes in Egyptian province
The Coptic Christian church says a Muslim mob has ransacked and torched seven Christian homes in a province south of Cairo after rumors spread that a Christian man had an affair with a Muslim woman.