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Gunmen storm Libyan hotel; four foreigners, five guards dead

Jan 28, 2015

Gunmen storm Libyan hotel; four foreigners, five guards dead

Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday, killing four foreigners and five guards, and triggering an hours-long standoff that ended when two assailants set off a grenade that killed them, officials said. The attack on the Corinthia Hotel, ...

Airlines suspend Baghdad flights after bullets hit flydubai plane

Jan 28, 2015

Airlines suspend Baghdad flights after bullets hit flydubai plane

Six airlines, from the United Arab Emirates, Turkey and Lebanon, suspended flights to Baghdad on Tuesday after bullets hit an airplane operated by budget carrier Dubai Aviation Corp., known as flydubai, as it was landing at Baghdad airport. Iraqi Transport Minister Bayan Jaboor said ...

Blizzard barrels into Boston but brunt bypasses Big Apple

Jan 28, 2015

Blizzard barrels into Boston but brunt bypasses Big Apple

A howling blizzard heaped snow on Boston but farther south it mostly spared New York City, which slowly blinked back to life Tuesday, canceling its travel ban and restarting its subway trains amid better-than-expected weather conditions. Total accumulation was expected to reach or exceed ...

Islamic State pushed out of Kobani

Jan 27, 2015

Islamic State pushed out of Kobani

Kurdish fighters backed by intense U.S.-led airstrikes pushed the Islamic State group almost entirely out of the Syrian town of Kobani on Monday, marking a major loss for extremists whose hopes for easy victory dissolved into a bloody, costly siege that seems close to ...

Jan 27, 2015

U.S. Justice Department spies on millions of cars: report

The Justice Department has been secretly gathering and storing hundreds of millions of records about motorists in an effort to build a national database that tracks the movement of vehicles across the country, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The newspaper said the main ...

Jan 27, 2015

Israeli spy unit boots soldiers who refused to snoop on Palestinians

Israel’s top military electronic surveillance unit expelled dozens of veterans Monday for refusing to spy on Palestinians living under occupation, Army Radio said. The commander of Unit 8200, named as Brigadier-General “A,” barred the 43 reserve soldiers who wrote to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ...

Iraq's 'sleeper cells' undermining Islamic State

Jan 27, 2015

Iraq's 'sleeper cells' undermining Islamic State

“Sleeper cells” made up of former Iraqi police officers and soldiers are tipping off authorities to Islamic State group positions in the northern city of Mosul, a prominent lawmaker has told reporters. The comments by Hakim al-Zamili, the head of parliament’s security and defense ...

Rocket attack in Ukraine 'targeted civilians': U.N.

Jan 27, 2015

Rocket attack in Ukraine 'targeted civilians': U.N.

The U.N. said Monday that a rocket attack that killed 30 people in a city in eastern Ukraine deliberately targeted civilians, as Russian President Vladimir Putin spurned Western calls to rein in a pro-Moscow insurgency. A senior U.N. official told an emergency Security Council ...