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200 vehicles enter Nigeria to fight Boko Haram

NIAMEY, Niger — A resident in a Niger village says that 200 vehicles with soldiers from Chad and Niger have been seen crossing the border into Nigeria to fight Islamic extremists there. Adam Boukarna, a resident of Bosso which in Niger across Nigeria’s northeast border, said Monday that vehicles have been crossing since Saturday. He …

Taiwanese fishing boat with 49 crew members missing off Argentina; search underway

  TAIPEI, Taiwan — A search is underway for a Taiwanese fishing boat that went missing late last month off southeastern Argentina with 49 crew members, Taiwan’s official news agency said Saturday. Taiwan’s foreign ministry is helping in the search for the boat, which was reported missing on Feb. 26, the Central News Agency reported. …

Russian court charges 2, detains 3 others in Nemtsov killing

MOSCOW — A Russian court on Sunday charged two men in the killing of leading opposition figure Boris Nemtsov and ordered three other suspects to remain in jail pending a decision on whether to file charges. Russian news agencies said one of those charged has admitted involvement in the crime. Judge Nataliya Mushnikova said that …

Iraqi Minister: Concerns over IS looting third ancient site

BAGHDAD — Iraq’s government is investigating reports that the ancient archaeological site of Khorsabad in northern Iraq is the latest to be attacked by the Islamic State militant group. Adel Shirshab, the country’s tourism and antiquities minister, told The Associated Press there are concerns the militants will remove artifacts and damage the site, located 15 …

MH370 Report: Underwater locator beacon battery has expired

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The first comprehensive report into the mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on Sunday revealed that the battery of an underwater locator beacon had expired more than a year before the plane vanished on March 8, 2014. Apart from that anomaly, the detailed report devoted pages after pages to describe the …

Iraqi Kurds say Canadian soldier killed after ignoring order

IRBIL, Iraq — A spokesman for Kurdish forces in Iraq says a Canadian soldier was killed in a friendly fire incident after he and others ignored an order to stay in their car and showed up to the front line unannounced. Peshmerga spokesman Halgurd Hekmat says a group of Canadian soldiers showed up in the …

Indonesia rejects Australian offer of prisoner swap to save death row inmates

View image | gettyimages.com CANBERRA, Australia — Indonesian officials said Thursday they will reject an Australian offer to swap prisoners as part of a last-ditch attempt to save the lives of two Australian drug smugglers expected to face a firing squad within days. Minister of Justice and Human Rights Yasonna Laoly said prisoner swaps might …

Last Ebola patient released in Liberia

View image | gettyimages.com MONROVIA, Liberia — Liberia released its last Ebola patient, a 58-year old teacher, from a treatment center in the capital on Thursday, beginning its countdown to being declared Ebola free. “I am one of the happiest human beings today on earth because it was not easy going through this situation and …

Netanyahu’s Iran speech gains tacit support in Saudi Arabia

View image | gettyimages.com DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s fiery speech this week before the U.S. Congress, in which he argued against an emerging nuclear deal with Iran, has received tacit support from an unlikely quarter — Saudi Arabia. The oil-rich Sunni kingdom views Shiite Iran as a regional rival …

Cameron accused of ‘running scared’ for refusing TV debate

View image | gettyimages.com LONDON — Britain is counting down to its general election in just over two months — and the name-calling has begun in earnest. Prime Minister David Cameron refused Thursday to take part in a head-to-head TV debate with opposition leader Ed Miliband, giving ammunition to rival parties who all jumped in …

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