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Bomb attack on pilgrims kills 23 in Iraq as hundreds protest

Baghdad - A car bomb targeting Shiite pilgrims killed at least 23 people near Baghdad on Saturday, as hundreds protested in the capital for reforms and parliament made another attempt to reshuffle the cabinet.

Suicide bomber hits Baghdad shops, killing seven

Baghdad - A suicide bombing ripped through shops in eastern Baghdad on Monday, killing at least seven people, Iraqi security and medical officials said.

CIA leaves explosive materials on school bus following exercise

Sending your kids off to get on the school bus? Ever stop to consider that there might be explosive materials strapped underneath the hood? Probably not, but if the CIA has been using your school district's buses for training purposes, beware.

IS claims deadly Yemen suicide bombings, attack on coalition

Aden - The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for three suicide bombings Friday that targeted Yemeni checkpoints in Aden and what it said was an attack on a nearby base of the pro-government Arab coalition.

Russia continues Syria strikes ahead of ceasefire: Kremlin

Moscow - Russian warplanes continued to bomb "terrorist organisations" in Syria hours before a ceasefire goes into effect, the Kremlin said Friday, denying reports it was mounting intense strikes on rebel strongholds.

Uighurs deny Bangkok bombing, lawyer says confession forced

Bangkok - Two Chinese Uighurs Tuesday denied involvement in a deadly shrine bombing in the Thai capital, and a lawyer said one had been beaten up and threatened with deportation to force an earlier confession.

More than 50 dead in bombing at Libya police school

Zliten - A suicide truck bombing on a police school in the Libyan city of Zliten killed more than 50 people on Thursday, in the deadliest attack to hit the strife-torn country since its 2011 revolution.

Pakistan market bombing kills at least 16, wounds dozens

Peshawar - A bomb hidden in a bag ripped through a crowded bazaar in a mainly Shiite area of Pakistan's northwestern tribal region Sunday, killing at least 16 people and wounding more than 30, officials said.

U.S.-led coalition denies its strikes hit Syria army base

Birut - The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group denied Monday its planes carried out air strikes that killed at least three Syrian regime troops a day earlier.

Thai military court indicts Bangkok blast accused

Bangkok - A Thai military court on Tuesday indicted two Uighurs for a deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine in August, as the United Nations called on the ruling junta to stop holding civilian suspects in army detention.

Baghdad bombings targeting Shiites kill at least 19

Baghdad - Attacks targeting Shiites in Baghdad, including a suicide bombing at a funeral in a mosque, killed at least 19 people Friday, security and medical officials said.

Hong Kong photographer to face Thai trial over flak jacket

Samut Prakan - A Hong Kong photographer detained in Thailand for carrying a bulletproof jacket and helmet will face trial after pleading not guilty on Monday to a weapons possession charge.

Thai police say detained man is Bangkok 'bomber' seen on CCTV

Bangkok - Thai police on Saturday said a foreign man detained over last month's deadly Bangkok attack was the main yellow-shirted suspect seen on CCTV leaving a rucksack at a shrine moments before the blast.

Thai police chief links Uighurs to Bangkok bomb

Bangkok - Thailand's police chief Tuesday linked the Bangkok bomb to China's Uighurs for the first time, as the lawyer for one of two detained foreign suspects confirmed his client hails from the Muslim minority.

Thai police seek 'Chinese' man over Bangkok bomb

Bangkok - Thai police on Saturday said an arrest warrant had been issued for a "Chinese" man over last month's deadly Bangkok blast, backtracking after they earlier identified the suspect as a member of the country's Uighur minority.

Bomb suspect bribed his way into Thailand: Police

Bangkok - A key suspect in last month's deadly Bangkok blast paid a $600 bribe to illegally enter Thailand, police said Thursday, highlighting widespread corruption at the kingdom's borders.

Bangkok blast suspect handed device to bomber: police

Bangkok - A key suspect in last month's deadly Bangkok blast handed the backpack bomb to a man in a yellow T-shirt later seen placing it at a busy shrine moments before it detonated, Thai police said Wednesday.

Bangkok bomb suspect 'confesses' to explosives possession

Bangkok - One of the two men arrested over last month's deadly Bangkok bombing has admitted to a charge of possessing explosives, police said Monday, in the first confession over the unprecedented attack on Thailand.

Two men arrested over Bangkok attack unlikely the bomber: Police

Bangkok - Thai police on Friday said neither of the two men detained over the deadly Bangkok attack last month were believed to be the main bombing suspect -- seen on CCTV wearing a yellow t-shirt and placing a rucksack under a bench at Erawan shrine moments bef...

Turkish connection probed in Bangkok bomber search

Bangkok - The hunt for a group behind the Bangkok bombing focused Wednesday on an emerging link with Turkey as Thai police issued an arrest warrant for a Turkish national for possessing "war materials".

Thailand arrests second foreigner over Bangkok bomb

Bangkok - A foreign man described as a "main suspect" in the deadly Bangkok bombing was arrested Tuesday, with Thai police calling him an important figure in the network that staged the attack.

Chinese still flock to 'lucky' Bangkok shrine hit by blast

Bangkok - Two weeks on from the Bangkok bombing, the shrine devastated by the attack has lost none of its lustre for ethnic Chinese devotees who have long flocked there hoping their prayers will be answered.

Thai police give themselves reward for bomb suspect arrest

Bangkok - Thailand's police chief announced Monday he was handing his own officers a reward of some $84,000 for apprehending a man who has been charged in connection with this month's deadly Bangkok bomb blast.

Bangkok bomb 'suspect' living in Turkey, denies involvement

Bangkok - The hunt for a group behind the Bangkok shrine blast narrowed Monday as police revealed they had two new suspects -- one of whom told AFP she was innocent and living in Turkey.

Bomb-making materials found in second Bangkok apartment: Thai police

Bangkok - Thai police on Monday said they had found bomb-making materials in a second apartment following the arrest of a suspect over the Bangkok bombing that left 20 people dead.

Thai police say bomb suspect part of people smuggling gang

Bangkok - Thai police said Sunday a foreigner arrested in connection with the deadly Bangkok bombing was part of a people-smuggling gang who may have launched an attack in response to a crackdown on their trade.

Thai junta broadcast unrelated suicide vest picture

Bangkok - Thailand's junta came under scrutiny Sunday after mistakenly showing an unrelated picture of a suicide vest during a nationally televised broadcast announcing the arrest of a foreign man in connection with last week's deadly Bangkok shrine bombing.

Bangkok bomb suspect 'unlikely' international terrorist

Bangkok - Thailand's top police officer Saturday said a man arrested in connection with last week's deadly Bangkok bomb attack was "unlikely" to be an international terrorist and was motivated by a "personal feud".

Thai police question Uighur trio over Bangkok blast

Bangkok - Thai police on Friday said three Uighur Muslims, among dozens detained in the kingdom for illegal entry last year, have been questioned over the deadly Bangkok bombing.

Saudi suspect in 1996 anti-US bombing arrested: report

Riyadh - A key suspect in the bombing of a housing complex in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 US airmen almost two decades ago has been captured, a newspaper reported Wednesday.
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GUILT: Dzhokar Tsarvaev (wearing white hat) and his late brother  Tamerlan (black hat)  walk on Boyl...
GUILT: Dzhokar Tsarvaev (wearing white hat) and his late brother, Tamerlan (black hat), walk on Boylston Street moments before two bombs they planted near the finish line of the Boston Marathon exploded, killing three and maiming hundreds.
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Smoke billows from buildings following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on July 11, 2014
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File photo: Aleppo  Syria  after devastating air raids. A common sight from which refugees are fleei...
File photo: Aleppo, Syria, after devastating air raids. A common sight from which refugees are fleeing.
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BOMBING: The wrecked finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon on Boylston Street is shown after bombs...
BOMBING: The wrecked finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon on Boylston Street is shown after bombs killed three and injured 264.
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scene from RTE live feed of Oslo bombing
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LETHAL: A fragment of a bomb believed to have exploded at the conclusion of the Boston Marathon on A...
LETHAL: A fragment of a bomb believed to have exploded at the conclusion of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.
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The ruins of NATO s bombing campaign in the heart of Europe  in Serbia  still exist today.
The ruins of NATO's bombing campaign in the heart of Europe, in Serbia, still exist today.
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WRECKAGE: Survivors of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing help the injured after two bombs exploded ne...
WRECKAGE: Survivors of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing help the injured after two bombs exploded near the finish line.
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Ambulances at Russell Square  London after the 7th July  2005 bombings
Ambulances at Russell Square, London after the 7th July, 2005 bombings
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People take part in a demonstration in front of the White House in Washington, DC, on July 16, 2014, to protest against Israel's deadly bombing of Gaza
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Smoke rises from the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon after two bombs exploded  killing three...
Smoke rises from the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon after two bombs exploded, killing three and injuring more than 250 people.
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ACCUSED: Suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is seen in 2013.
ACCUSED: Suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is seen in 2013.
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An Israeli army flares illuminate the sky above the Gaza strip on July 18  2014
An Israeli army flares illuminate the sky above the Gaza strip on July 18, 2014
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A ball of fire is seen following an Israeli air strike on July 9  2014 in Gaza City
A ball of fire is seen following an Israeli air strike on July 9, 2014 in Gaza City
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Musashi hit by a bomb from US Navy carrier aircraft  Battle of Sibuyan Sea  24 Oct 1944
Musashi hit by a bomb from US Navy carrier aircraft, Battle of Sibuyan Sea, 24 Oct 1944
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A Syrian man comforts a boy amid the rubble of buildings following a reported air strike on the rebe...
A Syrian man comforts a boy amid the rubble of buildings following a reported air strike on the rebel-held neighbourhood of al-Kalasa in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on February 4, 2016
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RELIGIOUS: The Erawan shrine in central Bangkok was damaged Monday by an explosion that killed 22 an...
RELIGIOUS: The Erawan shrine in central Bangkok was damaged Monday by an explosion that killed 22 and injured more than 100.
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Smoke billows from a Palestinian building following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City  on July 18  ...
Smoke billows from a Palestinian building following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City, on July 18, 2014
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Mourners carrying signs and Egyptian national flags stand in an unfinished building during a funeral service for policemen and people killed in a car bomb explosion, near Al Naser Mosque in Egypt's Nile Delta city of Mansoura in Dakahlyia province, on December 24, 2013
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