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In U.S., Armenian youths marked by WWI mass killings

Los Angeles - Edward Papikian, a high school student at the Rose and Alex Pilibos Armenian School in Los Angeles, says he thinks every day about his forefathers who were slain by Ottoman forces in 1915.

U.S. Catholic Church shells out $150 mln over pedophilia

Washington - The Catholic Church in the U.S. forked out $120 million to victims of sexual abuse at the hands of clergy and $30 million on pedophile prevention programs over 12 months, according to an annual report.

U.S. condemns 'brutal' FARC attack in Colombia

Washington - The United States branded a FARC attack that killed 11 Colombian soldiers "brutal" and accused the Marxist guerrillas of violating their unilateral ceasefire.

U.S. troops on Ukrainian soil could reignite fighting: Moscow

Moscow - Russia on Friday warned that the arrival of U.S. paratroopers in Ukraine to train its forces fighting pro-Russian rebels could reignite the conflict, leading to mass bloodshed.

Iraq testing body of suspected Saddam VP

Kirkuk - Iraq is to test the body of a man killed on Friday by pro-government forces to determine if it is that of Saddam Hussein's long-fugitive deputy Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri.Duri was vice president at the time of the 2003 US-led invasion.

Obama to host Gulf leaders in May

Washington - US President Barack Obama will welcome the six leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council kingdoms in mid-May for talks on Iran's nuclear program and the conflicts in Yemen, Iraq and Syria.

Five dead in Arizona home after 'family dispute' shooting

Washington - Five adults were found dead inside an Arizona home after a shooting in a suspected dispute about the family's business, local media reported.

Holocaust descendants in US sue France's railway over 'genocide'

Washington - Descendants of Holocaust victims have filed a US lawsuit claiming France's national railway seized the property of tens of thousands of Jews and others sent to Nazi concentration camps.

Iraq massacre site turns into 'shrine' of anti-IS war

Tikrit - On the Tigris River waterfront where jihadists executed hundreds of captured Iraqi army recruits last year, bloodstains are gradually being covered by streaks of candle wax dripping down the quay.

US troops in Ukraine to train forces fighting pro-Russia rebels

Kiev - Hundreds of US paratroopers have arrived in Ukraine to train its forces fighting pro-Russian rebels, the US army said Friday, a move Moscow warned could "destabilise" the war-torn ex-Soviet country.

California's Cahuilla natives try to keep traditions alive

Banning - In the middle of the dusty California desert, a group of Cahuilla Native Americans gather, as they have for generations, for the annual agave festival.

Iraq PM vows to end sectarian divisions at end of U.S. visit

Washington - Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi wrapped up his inaugural visit to the U.S. on Thursday, winning pledges that long-delayed F-16 fighter jets will soon be delivered and vowing to calm the sectarian tensions dividing his country.

Iran poses growing cyber threat to U.S.

Washington - Iran poses a growing threat to America's computer networks and has launched increasingly sophisticated digital attacks and spying on U.S. targets, according to a new report released Thursday.

Russian defence chiefs blame U.S. for global security risks

Moscow - Top Russian defence officials lashed out at the United States Thursday, accusing it of undermining global security by funding revolutions and expanding NATO in a bid to contain Russia.

China now downloads more iOS apps than the U.S., says new report

A new report has found that Chinese iPhone users have downloaded more apps than those in the U.S. during the first quarter of this year. Apple has become one of China's most-popular brands and iPhones are cherished products in the market.

'U.S. national' shot, wounded in Pakistan's Karachi

Karachi - A woman identified by police as a U.S. national was shot and wounded in Karachi Thursday, officials said, with leaflets found at the scene claiming the attack on behalf of the Islamic State group.

Russia to build own space station by 2023, says Putin

Moscow - Russia plans to build its own orbiting space station by 2023, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday during a marathon call-in session with the nation."By 2023, we plan to create our own national space station in orbit," Putin said.

NBC changes account of reporter's kidnapping in Syria

Washington - US television network NBC News has altered its account of the 2012 kidnapping of its top foreign correspondent, saying the masked men who snatched him and his team in Syria were Sunni militants, not Assad forces.

Texas executes inmate after restocking lethal injection drug

Washington - The US state of Texas killed its sixth death row inmate of the year, prison officials said, after replenishing a lethal injection drug that some manufacturers have refused to sell for executions.

U.S. govt sued over sea turtles snared in shrimp nets

Miami - Tens of thousands of endangered sea turtles die every year in the United States when they are inadvertently snared in shrimp nets, an environmental group alleged in a lawsuit filed against the government.

Protester lands mini copter on U.S. Capitol lawn

Washington - An anti-corruption protester was arrested after he landed his mini helicopter on the U.S. Capitol lawn and piloted it through Washington's no-fly zone, triggering a national security investigation and shocking bystanders.

Buying a Paris to Berlin ticket: What Google really offers

Paris - When typing "airline ticket Paris Berlin" into Google's search engine, users may think they will get a pertinent selection of offers from airline companies, but in reality the results are ranked by Google -- something for which it is now being pursued ...

Voices of Holocaust survivors fading, 70 years on

Washington - Holocaust survivor Albert Garih has recounted his traumatic experience during World War II countless times. But as the 76 year old ages, he acknowledges he doesn't have much longer to share his powerful story.

Kerry 'confident' on Iran deal after US Senate compromise

Berlin - US Secretary of State John Kerry Wednesday welcomed a compromise with Congress on giving lawmakers a say on any final deal on Iran's nuclear programme, with negotiations set to resume next week.

Russia pulls Hollywood film set in Stalin era

Moscow - Russia on Wednesday cancelled the release of a Hollywood thriller set in the Stalin era on grounds it distorts history and would be shown as the country celebrates the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany in WWII.

EU charges Google with market abuse, to probe Android

Brussels - The EU on Wednesday formally charged US Internet giant Google with abusing its search engine's dominance and launched a sensitive probe into its omnipresent Android mobile phone operating system.

Video shows Arizona police intentionally run over suspect

Washington - Arizona police released video showing an officer using his cruiser to intentionally run over a suspect, triggering new questions about what critics call excessive use of force by officers in the US.

Iran not negotiating nuclear deal with US Congress: Rouhani

Tehran - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani downplayed Wednesday the threat of US congressional action against an eventual nuclear deal, saying Tehran is not negotiating with the lawmakers but with world powers.

Obama agrees to Congressional oversight of Iran nuclear deal

Washington, D. C. - U.S. President Barack Obama agreed Tuesday that Congress has the power to review any proposed nuclear deal with Iran before any provisions take effect.

U.S. to exhume remains from Pearl Harbor attack

Washington - The U.S. military plans to exhume the remains of 388 Americans killed in the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, in an unprecedented bid to identify troops using DNA testing, officials said Tuesday.
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