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In message to US, Iran test fires new weapon in naval drill

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — With an eye on U.S.-led nuclear talks, Iran's Revolutionary Guard on Friday announced it had test fired a "new strategic weapon" …

Military

India acquits six over Gujarat killing of UK tourists

<b>Six people accused of burning three British tourists to death in 2002 riots in the Indian state of Gujarat have been acquitted.</b><p>The court ruled that there was no evidence against the accused.<p>A Hindu mob apparently burnt the three British Muslims in riots sparked after 60 Hindus were killed in a …

Iran blasts mock U.S. carrier in war games

<b>(CNN) —</b> Iran blasted its mock-up of a U.S. aircraft carrier during naval drills on Wednesday, swarming the target with 100 speedboats armed with rockets, shoulder-launched missiles and mortars as well as striking it with cruise missiles, according to reports from Iran's semi-official Fars News …

Atheist US blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh

Hardline Islamist groups have long demanded the public execution of atheist bloggers and sought new laws to combat writing critical of Islam<p>An intellectual and writer who was hacked to death in Dhaka had been begged by his wife not to return to Bangladesh for a literary festival.<p>Avajit Roy, 42, and …

Missing Canadian teenagers may have link to ISIS

<b>Montreal (CNN) —</b> Canadian authorities are looking for at least four teenagers who may have flown to Turkey in a bid to join ISIS, a police source told CNN -- the latest in a string of such defections by Westerners lured to the Middle East fight for the Islamist group.<p>Two of the four teenagers are …

Islamic Fundamentalism

Deaths shake Ukraine truce, Poroshenko wary of Russia threat

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine on Friday reported the first deaths in three days in east Ukraine and President Petro Poroshenko said Russia would pose a “military threat” even if a ceasefire holds.<p>Government troops fighting pro-Russian separatists in the east began towing artillery away from the front …