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US airstrike in Somalia kills about 60 al-Shabab fighters

NAIROBI, Kenya — The U.S. military on Tuesday announced its deadliest airstrike against the al-Shabab extremist group in Somalia in nearly a year, killing about 60 fighters. The U.S.

French hostage in Yemen freed after more than 4 months

PARIS — France's president on Tuesday announced the release of a French citizen held hostage in Yemen for more than four months.

Militants seize 14 Iranian security forces near Pakistan

TEHRAN, Iran — Militants in Iran abducted 14 members of a border security force near the Pakistan border on Tuesday in the latest blow to the powerful Revolutionary Guard.

Justice watchdog: FBI official accepted reporter's tickets

WASHINGTON — A senior FBI official accepted two tickets to a sports event from a television reporter who regularly covered the bureau, the Justice Department's inspector general said Tuesday.

Police: Man shot at police while driving with 3-year-old

Baltimore police say a man shot at them multiple times while fleeing in a minivan that had a toddler as a passenger.
Pip Pip Hooray: Pippa Middleton gives birth to baby boy

Pip Pip Hooray: Pippa Middleton gives birth to baby boy

LONDON — Pippa Middleton, the sister of Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, has given birth to a baby boy. A spokeswoman for Middleton and her husband James Matthews said Tuesday that their first baby had been born the day before.
Venezuelan fans endure sacrifices to 'Play Ball' amid crisis

Venezuelan fans endure sacrifices to 'Play Ball' amid crisis

CARACAS, Venezuela — For 10 years, ever since they bonded over baseball at work, Franlet Bencomo and Elbert Albarran haven't missed an opening day game together.
Ex-UK prime minister: Brexit issue 'had to be gripped'

Ex-UK prime minister: Brexit issue 'had to be gripped'

CLINTON, N.Y. — Former British Prime Minister David Cameron says it was right for the United Kingdom to hold the referendum that resulted in his nation voting to leave the European Union.
Australia considers moving embassy to Jerusalem

Australia considers moving embassy to Jerusalem

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia has raised the prospect of following the United States by relocating its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in a policy shift that critics described Tuesday as a desperate grab for domestic political gain to
China party expels general who killed self, indicts another

China party expels general who killed self, indicts another

BEIJING — China's ruling Communist Party has expelled a former top general who killed himself during a corruption probe and indicted another on graft charges amid President Xi Jinping's continuing crackdown on military malfeasance.