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Syria's Assad thanks Russia for being main partner in Aleppo

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday for having been Syria’s main partner in the retaking of Aleppo from rebel forces, and said the city’s fall had opened the door to a political process.<p>The two leaders spoke by phone and discussed …

Details about suspect emerge after captive woman's rescue

Details are emerging about a man accused of chaining a woman in a storage container for weeks.<p>Teams digging on the property found one body Friday and feared there could be more.<p>Todd Christopher Kohlhepp, a 45-year-old registered sex offender with a previous kidnapping conviction in Arizona, …

Fresh protests in Morocco against gruesome death of a fishmonger

Thousands of Moroccans have taken to the streets for a fourth day of protest over the death of a fishmonger.<p>Mouhcine Fikri was crushed to death in a garbage truck while trying to retrieve swordfish confiscated by police in Al Hoceima.<p>It led to angry posts on social media prompting demos across …

Africa

China starts key four-day meeting to set tone for rest of President Xi's tenure

China's most senior Communist Party leaders have gathered in Beijing for a four-day meeting that could set the tone for the rest of President Xi …

Toronto man charged in crossbow murders that left 3 dead

TORONTO (AP) — A man once dubbed the Fake Beard Bandit as a suspect in a string of bank robberies and due to be married in three weeks was charged …

An opponent of political violence was once set to lead Iran. One last quarrel changed it all.

In 1988, nearly a decade after Iran's Islamic revolution, the country's leader-in-waiting faced a decision.<p>He could stay silent as Iran stepped up a campaign of mass executions, torture and gulag-style imprisonment against perceived internal opponents. Or he could follow his conscience and speak …

Fugitive William Claybourne Taylor Hid for Decades in North Carolina

A suspect on the run for 40 years after a deadly attack in Florida evaded capture in a mundane manner, according to authorities and friends: He got married, settled in a quiet North Carolina town and ran a wallpaper store.<p>Residents say the man they knew as James Manion and his wife were cordial but …

Crime

US police shootings: Protests spread with dozens of arrests

<b>Protests continue to spread across US cities against the killing of black men by police, following recent deaths in Minnesota and Louisiana.</b><p>Roads were blocked and missiles thrown in Minnesota, while armed New Black Panther Party members confronted police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.<p>Dozens of arrests …

U.S., South Korea to Deploy THAAD Missile Defense Over North Korea

SEOUL – The United States and South Korea said Friday they had decided to deploy an advanced missile defense system to counter North Korea's missile threat.<p>The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system will be deployed solely to counter the threat from the North, the South's …

North Korea trumpets successful midrange missile launch

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un trumpeted the success of a powerful new midrange ballistic missile test that state media …

Fighter Jets Target Libya's Sabratha, 40 Killed: Official

U.S. fighter jets launched airstrikes against an ISIS compound in Libya overnight as they targeted a terrorist linked to tourist massacres in Tunisia, American military officials said.<p>Dozens of people were killed in the bombing raid on the coastal city of Sabratha, local officials and activists …

Iran hostage crisis: Victims 'to be compensated' 36 years later

<b>The US victims of the Iran hostage crisis are to receive compensation 36 years after their ordeal, reports say.</b><p>Each of the 53 hostages or their estates will receive up to $4.4m (£3m), according to a US spending bill passed last Friday.<p>The victims of other state-sponsored terror attacks such as the …

The neighbor at the center of a federal terror investigation | Reuters

CORONA, Calif. (Reuters) - In the days since his high school friend and former neighbor Syed Riswan Farook carried out a deadly attack in Southern California, Enrique Marquez has been thrust to the center of a massive federal terror investigation.<p>A U.S. flag flies at half-mast at a downtown …

FBI director says no credible threat of Paris-type attack in U.S | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - FBI Director James Comey said on Thursday there was no credible threat of an attack on U.S. soil similar to the ones last week in Paris and that his agency had taken terrorism investigations “up a notch.”<p>Director of the FBI James Comey testifies to the House Judiciary …

Exclusive: Russia plans fuel shipments to Syria from Crimea

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia plans to supply Syria with 200,000 tonnes of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) per year via the Crimean port of Kerch, two trading sources told Reuters.<p>People take part in celebrations for the first anniversary of the Crimean treaty signing in Sevastopol, March 18, 2015. …