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Ethiopia arrests 30 over deadly grenade attack at leader's rally

Addis Ababa - The death toll from a grenade attack on a pro-government rally in Ethiopia's capital climbed to two on Sunday, a cabinet minister said, as state media reported 30 arrests over the blast including several police officers.

Nigeria Eid suicide attack death toll rises to 43

Kano - Deadly weekend attacks by suspected Boko Haram jihadists using young girls as suicide bombers killed 43 people in northeastern Nigeria, officials said Monday, updating the toll.

Suicide blasts in NE Nigeria kill at least 31

Kano - Suspected Boko Haram jihadists killed at least 31 people in a twin suicide bomb attack on a town in northeast Nigeria, a local official and a militia leader told AFP on Sunday.

Suicide blasts in NE Nigeria kill at least 31: official, local militia

Kano - Suspected Boko Haram jihadists killed at least 31 people in a twin suicide bomb attack on a town in northeast Nigeria, a local official and militia leader told AFP on Sunday.

Cuba regrets CIA Bay of Pigs veteran died without trial

Havana - Havana expressed regret Thursday that a former CIA agent who led a bloody campaign against Fidel Castro had died without ever being brought to justice for "terrorist" crimes against Cuba.

Iran sentences eight alleged IS members to death

Tehran - Iran has sentenced to death eight alleged members of the Islamic State group in connection with deadly twin attacks in Tehran in June last year, the judiciary's news agency said on Sunday.

Death toll in Libya election commission attack rises to 14

Tripoli - Libya's health ministry said Thursday that the death toll from the suicide attack against the headquarters of the electoral commission in Tripoli a day earlier had risen to 14.

Outrage after bloody day for Afghan journalists

Kabul - Condemnation poured in from across the world Tuesday after 10 journalists were among dozens killed in attacks in Afghanistan, in what the UN described as the "deliberate targeting" of the media.

Ten journalists including AFP photographer among dozens killed in Afghan attacks

Kabul - Ten journalists including Agence France-Presse's chief photographer in Kabul, Shah Marai, were among dozens killed in attacks across Afghanistan Monday, the deadliest day for the country's media since 2001.

Twin blasts hit Kabul, killing at least four: police

Kabul - Four people were killed when a suicide bomb hit central Kabul, swiftly followed by a second explosion that tore through a crowd of journalists at the scene Monday, police said.

Russia mourns a year after Saint Petersburg metro bombing

Sanktpeterburg - Russians on Tuesday marked one year since a metro bombing in the northwestern city of Saint Petersburg that killed 15 people and wounded dozens of others as investigators said they have identified all those responsible.

Texas bomber 'not sorry' on confession tape: report

Chicago - The man behind a series of package bombs that terrorized Texas state capital Austin left a recorded confession expressing no remorse and describing himself as a "psychopath," a newspaper reported Thursday.

Suspect in Austin bombings has blown himself up: police

Washington - A man being sought over the Austin parcel bombings blew himself up early Wednesday inside his car as police moved in to arrest him, police said."The suspect is deceased," Austin police chief Brian Manley told a news conference.

Trump slams 'sick people' for Texas bombings after fifth blast

Austin - US President Donald Trump on Tuesday denounced a series of package bombings in Texas, calling those behind them "very, very sick," following an explosion at a FedEx facility that officials said appeared to be linked to four others.

Two injured in mysterious Texas bombing, fourth in month

Chicago - Two people were injured late Sunday in an explosion at a home in Austin, Texas, the fourth mysterious bombing in the city this month, police said.

US police search for Texas package bomber

Chicago - Police in Austin, Texas were searching Tuesday for a bomb maker as the US city remained on edge following a series of explosive packages sent to homes, killing two people.

Texas package bombs probed as possible hate crimes

Chicago - Two parcel bombs rattled the US city of Austin on Monday, 10 days after a similar deadly blast, as Texas police said they were investigating the possibility that the attacks were serial hate crimes.

Texas package bombs may be serial hate crimes: police

Chicago - Two parcel bombs rattled the US city of Austin on Monday, 10 days after a similar deadly blast, as Texas police said they were investigating the possibility of serial hate crimes against African Americans.

Four 'terrorists' killed in attack on Iran military checkpoint

Tehran - Four "terrorists" were killed after infiltrating Iran and attacking a military checkpoint in a southeastern border area, officials said on Monday.

A final trial, and soapbox, for Carlos the Jackal

Paris - Self-styled revolutionary Carlos the Jackal was back in a French court on Monday for what is expected to be his final trial, appealing the life sentence handed down last year over a deadly 1974 bombing in Paris.

A final trial, and soapbox, for Carlos the Jackal

Paris - Self-styled revolutionary Carlos the Jackal will get his last chance in court starting Monday as he appeals the life sentence handed down last year over a deadly 1974 bombing in Paris.

Death toll rises to 38 in Mogadishu bombings

Mugadishu - Two car bombings killed 38 people in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday, the city's main ambulance service told AFP on Saturday.

Death sentence for man convicted of Somalia's deadliest bombing

Mugadishu - A Somali military court on Tuesday sentenced a man to death after finding him guilty of carrying out an October truck bombing that killed over 500 people, the deadliest attack in the nation's history.

14 soldiers killed in Yemen suicide attack: army official

Dibai - Fourteen soldiers were killed on Tuesday in a suicide attack by suspected Islamist extremists in southern Yemen, a senior military official said.

Baghdad twin suicide bombing kills 31

Baghdad - Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called Monday for the elimination of jihadist "sleeper cells" after a twin suicide bombing killed 31 people in Baghdad in the second such attack in three days.

Baghdad twin suicide bombing 'kills 26'

Baghdad - A double suicide bombing killed at least 26 people in Baghdad Monday, in the second such attack in the Iraqi capital in three days, testing authorities who have declared victory over jihadists.

Argentina's ex-FM Timerman released from house arrest

Buenos Aires - Former Argentine foreign minister Hector Timerman, who is being treated for cancer, was released from house arrest Wednesday, the official Telam news agency reported.

US strike targets vehicle bomb in Somalia

Washington - US forces in Somalia have conducted a strike against a bomb-laden vehicle that was going to be used against civilians in Mogadishu, the US military's Africa Command said Wednesday.

US forces kill 13 Shabaab militants in air strike

Nairobi - The United States carried out an air strike on Christmas Eve against the Shabaab Islamist group that left 13 dead, according to a statement released Wednesday.

Bomb rocks Greek courthouse amid foreclosures row

Atenas - A bomb exploded early Friday outside one of Greece's main courthouses, causing material damage but no injuries, with police suspecting a far-left group of setting it off to protest property foreclosures sought by debt-laden banks.
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WORSHIP: Minarets of several mosques are visible in this view of Sanaa  the capital of Yemen  taken ...
WORSHIP: Minarets of several mosques are visible in this view of Sanaa, the capital of Yemen, taken in 2009.
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A photographer captures the chaos moments after a bomb explodes at the Boston Marathon
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A Palestinian woman carrying a child makes her way through debris as people inspect the remains of a house belonging to a member of the Islamist Hamas movement following an Israeli air strike on July 8, 2014 in the Gaza strip town of Khan Yunis
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A wounded baby receives treatment at al-Shifa hospital, in Gaza City, on July 18, 2014
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Young relatives of four boys, all from the Bakr family, killed during Israeli shelling, cry during their funeral in Gaza City, on July 16, 2014
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PEACEFUL: The finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon is seen 54 minutes before the first of two bombs planted by brothers Tamerlan and Dhzokhar Tsarnaev exploded, killing three and injuring more than 260. A policeman was killed a few days later during the hunt for suspects.
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Angry youth riot in Nairobi's Eastleigh neighborhood
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A Palestinian boy shows a flyer dropped over Gaza City by the Israeli army urging residents to evacuate their homes, on July 16, 2014, in Gaza City
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A Palestinian family leaves their house in Gaza City after it was damaged in an Israeli air strike on July 10, 2014
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A downtown photo of Jos, the Plateau State capital, north central Nigeria
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