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Ten killed in clash with Islamic fighters

TRIPOLI, Libya — Ten people were killed and almost 40 wounded when Libya’s two rival governments clashed with Islamist fighters in two large cities on Wednesday, officials said.

Syrian pro-government forces leave Palmyra

BEIRUT — Syrian pro-government fighters withdrew from the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra on Wednesday after Islamic State militants entered its neighborhoods in large numbers, Syrian state television said.

Bin Laden tried to reunite with son

WASHINGTON — Just one month before Osama bin Laden was killed at his Pakistani hideout by U.S. commandos in 2011, his aides tried to reunite him with a beloved son, Hamza, who had been held under house arrest in Iran, documents released on Wednesday show.

Iraq deploys tanks around Ramadi

BAGHDAD — Iraqi security forces on Tuesday deployed tanks and artillery around Ramadi to confront Islamic State fighters who have captured the city in a major defeat for the Baghdad government and its Western backers.

No sign of missing U.S. aid helicopter

CHARIKOT, Nepal — A daylong search failed to find a missing U.S. Marine helicopter on Wednesday, a day after the second Nepal earthquake in less than three weeks killed scores and triggered landslides across the Himalayan nation.

Still-reeling Nepal hit by 7.3-magnitude earthquake

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Still reeling from last month’s devastating earthquake, Nepal was hammered again Tuesday by a magnitude 7.3 temblor that caused dozens more deaths, unleashed fresh landslides and brought down unsteady buildings.

Yemen ceasefire begins but shells fell until last minute

RIYADH, Yemen -- A five-day humanitarian truce in Yemen came into effect at 11 pm (2000 GMT) on Tuesday, said Brigadier General Ahmed Asseri, spokesman for a Saudi-led coalition which has been striking the country’s Houthi rebels since March 26.

No breakthroughs between U.S., Russia

SOCHI, Russia — Top U.S. and Russian officials said they hoped to work together on contentious issues such as the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria but offered no sign of concrete progress after more than eight hours of talks on Tuesday.

Strain of typhoid spreads worldwide

LONDON — An antibiotic-resistant “superbug” strain of typhoid fever has spread globally, driven by a single family of the bacteria, called H58, according to the findings of a large international study.

Moroccan F-16 jet from Saudi-led coalition crashes

A Moroccan F-16 warplane has crashed while on a mission with Saudi Arabia-led forces in Yemen, a Saudi military spokesman said on Monday, and Yemen’s dominant Houthi militia said tribesmen shot down the aircraft.

Mubarak sentenced to 3 years in jail for corruption

An Egyptian court sentenced former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons to three years in jail without parole on Saturday in the retrial of a corruption case, although the trio is unlikely to go to jail again.

Liberia declared Ebola-free, but outbreak continues over border

MONROVIA — Liberia was declared free from Ebola by the government and the World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday after 42 days without a new case of the virus, which killed more than 4,700 people there during a year-long epidemic.

UN races to feed quake survivors

ROME — Eleven days after a devastating earthquake rocked Nepal, U.N. officials are scrambling to get aid to remote mountain regions, deploying yaks, goats and old Russian helicopters to carry rice and high-energy biscuits to 1.4 million hungry people.

Rescuers step up hunt for bodies in Nepal

KATHMANDU — Nepalese soldiers and villagers dug through snow mounds in a remote hamlet on Wednesday in search of scores of bodies of villagers and trekkers believed to be buried in an avalanche set off by last month’s devastating earthquake, officials said.

Trekkers’ bodies found in Nepal

KATHMANDU — Nepali police and local volunteers found the bodies of about 100 trekkers and villagers buried in an avalanche set off by last month’s devastating earthquake and were digging through snow and ice for signs of dozens more missing, officials said on Monday.

Forest fire threatens Chernobyl nuclear zone

KIEV -- Emergency services were battling on yesterday to prevent Ukraine’s largest forest fire since 1992 from spreading towards the abandoned Chernobyl nuclear power plant, Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said.

Saudi Arabia arrests 93 Islamic State suspects

DUBAI - Saudi Arabia has arrested 93 people suspected of belonging to the Islamic State militant group, including two people who planned a failed suicide car bombing against the U.S. embassy in Riyadh, the interior ministry said on Tuesday.

Drug convicts executed in Indonesia, Filipina spared

CILACAP, Indonesia - Eight drug-trafficking convicts from several countries were executed by an Indonesian firing squad shortly after midnight on Wednesday, local media said, but a Filipina who was on death row with them was unexpectedly spared at the last minute.