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Saudi Arabia forms Islamic counterterrorism coalition

 

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia said Tuesday that 34 nations have agreed to form a new "Islamic military alliance" to fight terrorism with a joint operations center based in the kingdom, but the coalition does not include Shiite-majority Iran or Iraq, and it's not clear how exactly it would function.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 December 2015

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Jurors deliberate over William Porter's fate

 

BALTIMORE (AP) — Prosecutors say it would have taken just two clicks for Officer William Porter to save Freddie Gray's life: one click to buckle him into the back of a transport van and another click of his police radio to call for medical help. Porter's lawyers say he's not to blame for Gray's death, which has roiled Baltimore for months.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 December 2015

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Kerry calls for common ground with Russia on Syria, Ukraine

 

MOSCOW (AP) — The United States and Russia need to find "common ground" to end Syria's civil war and restore stability in eastern Ukraine, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 December 2015

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Activists: Nigeria military killed hundreds of Shiites

 

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Activists on Tuesday accused Nigeria's military of killing hundreds upon hundreds, perhaps as many as 1,000, Shiite Muslims in just three days in what the country's top human rights protector is calling "a massacre" in the ancient Islamic town of Zaria.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 December 2015

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Russian capsule heads for space station

 

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A Russian space capsule carrying three astronauts from the United States, Britain and Russia has blasted off for the International Space Station.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 December 2015

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In schools, on streets and TV, children feel Muslim backlash

A backlash against American Muslims is leaving a mark on some of the nation's youngest minds.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 December 2015

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FAA to require most drones to be registered and marked

Spurred by numerous reports of drones flying near jets and airports, the federal government will require that the aircraft be registered to make it easier to identify owners and educate amateur aviators.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 December 2015

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Chicago officer acquitted of putting gun in suspect's mouth

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police commander accused of shoving his gun down a suspect's throat and pressing a stun gun to the man's groin was acquitted on battery and misconduct charges Monday, in a ruling that comes amid heavy criticism of the police department's treatment of suspects.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 December 2015

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