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Brian Williams explains how he 'misremembered' the Iraq helicopter incident

The interview gives the fullest explanation we've seen from Williams about how he misremembered an incident in which a helicopter ahead of his got shot down by a rocket-propelled grenade in Iraq in 2003.<p>Williams has recounted this story several times over the past 12 years and has embellished his …

Nigerian troops repel Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri

Army says attackers 'incurred massive casualties' in battle for key city as fears mount for viability of upcoming polls.<p>Nigeria's military has repelled a Boko Haram assault on the key city of Maiduguri as violence raged across the country's northeast just two weeks before national elections.<p>Heavily …

Boko Haram

After terrifying school massacre, Peshawar teachers pack guns

<b>Peshawar, Pakistan (CNN) —</b> On the principal's desk at the Peshawar's Government High School for Boys sits a screen beaming surveillance video from around the campus.<p>In one of the desk's drawers, within easy reach of Abdul Saeed's right hand, lies a fully loaded pistol.<p>A teacher for 15 years, Saeed …

Indonesia to execute two members of 'Bali Nine' drug trafficking ring

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Two Australian citizens are next in line to be executed for drug offences in Indonesia, the Southeast Asian nation’s attorney general said on Monday, in a move likely to strain ties between the neighbors.<p>Australian Andrew Chan (L) and Myuran Sukumaran wait in a temporary cell …

Tunisian PM-designate forms new secular-Islamist coalition

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian prime minister-designate Habib Essid proposed a new coalition cabinet on Monday including secularists, Islamists and smaller parties, after politicians rejected a line-up announced last week as unrepresentative.<p>Tunisia's nominated prime minister Habib Essid speaks during …

Boko Haram attacks Nigerian city in second takeover attempt

<b>Kano, Nigeria (CNN) —</b> Boko Haram failed attempts to seize the key Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Sunday, the militants' second attack there in a week.<p>Islamist extremists tried to enter Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, during a predawn attack after the army fought them off last week.<p>Gunfire …

Boko Haram

Egyptian court sentences 183 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death

An Egyptian court has sentenced 183 supporters of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to death as authorities continue to crack down on Islamists.<p>The men were convicted of playing a role in the killings of 16 police officers in the town of Kardasa in August 2013 during the upheaval that followed the …

Israeli plans for new settlement construction irk U.S., Palestinians

Israeli plans to advance settlement construction in the West Bank drew sharp rebukes Friday from the United States and Palestinian Authority, adding to already strained relations.<p>The Israel Land Authority on Thursday invited bids to build 450 apartments earmarked for four settlements, including …

Murder trial begins 35 years after NYC child vanished

NEW YORK — Thirty-five years after a young boy's disappearance from a New York City neighborhood rattled parents nationwide and shattered their illusions of a safe, innocent childhood, a man who confessed to the child's kidnapping and murder went on trial Friday.<p>Six-year-old Etan Patz disappeared …

Isis finally admits defeat in Kobani after air strikes force its fighters to retreat

Islamic State (Isis) has admitted for the first time that US-led air strikes on Kobani have forced its fighters from the Syrian town.<p>Two fighters from the Islamist group said in a video that aerial attacks by fighter jets from the US and several Arab countries were the main reason for the …

Middle East

Iraqi libraries ransacked by Islamic State group in Mosul

BAGHDAD (AP) — When Islamic State group militants invaded the Central Library of Mosul earlier this month, they were on a mission to destroy a …