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First They Attacked A Mall, Then They Repelled SEAL Team Six: The Rise of Al Qaeda 2.0

Few Americans had ever heard of al Shabaab before the fall of 2013. That changed on Sept. 21, when gunmen armed with AK-47s entered the Westgate Mall, a suburban-style shopping center in an upscale neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya, and began calmly, methodically hunting down and murdering shoppers, …

Terrorism

Associated Press News

Flu deaths in California rise to 302, but appear to be slowing

The total confirmed deaths from the flu in California rose to 302 this week, as this year's flu season continues to wane.<p>Twenty-four flu deaths were confirmed Friday, a drop from late January and early February when an average 50 people died each week.<p>This year's flu season struck early, and …

Thanks to Climate Change, West Nile Virus Could Be Your New Neighbor

Invasive species aren’t just species — they can also be pathogens. Such is the case with the West Nile virus. A mosquito-borne virus identified in …

How new FDA labels will change your food

The FDA’s proposed revamp of nutrition labels is intended to help Americans make healthier decisions about what they eat. In fact, experts say what’s …

New York University

Gay British man deported from Uganda urges government to help his partner

Bernard Randall, the British man deported from Uganda after being found with a gay-sex video, has condemned Britain's failure to take decisive action against the east African country's increasingly homophobic government.<p>The 65-year-old, who is battling to get his partner, Albert Cheptoyek, out of …

Associated Press News

Twin Nigeria blasts kill at least 50 in Maiduguri

<b>Two explosions targeting a busy market in the town of Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria have left at least 50 people dead, the Red Cross says.</b><p>Hospital sources say many of the victims were children.<p>Maiduguri is the headquarters of a military force fighting against the Boko Haram Islamist group, which …

Boko Haram

Opinion

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Thai Protesters Retreat, But Vow To Keep Up Pressure On Government

Thailand's anti-government protesters have temporarily abandoned their street barricades and quit mass demonstrations aimed at shutting down the capital and ousting the country's premier.<p>But the protesters vowed to regroup at a central location in Bangkok and continue their efforts to force the …

Iraq Death Toll Tops 700 In February

A bloody February in Iraq led to at least 700 civilian deaths in the course of the month, as the violent Sunni-Shiite clashes that have worsened …

Associated Press News

Turkey to shut schools in blow to PM rival

Turkey's parliament has passed a new legislation to shut down private preparatory schools, many of which are run by the movement of an influential United-States-based Muslim cleric that has been in a political rivalry with the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).<p>The move, which was passed …

Venezuela protesters urge activists' release

Anti-government protesters have taken to the streets of Venezuela's capital, calling for the release of dozens of activists who have been arrested during three weeks of violent demonstrations.<p>Protesters from a radical opposition group formed a convoy of cars and bikes in eastern Caracas after fresh …