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Sunday, May 17, 2015
Suicide car bomb near Kabul airport kills 3
A Taliban suicide bomber detonated an explosives-packed car near the international airport in Afghanistan's capital on Sunday, killing at least three people and wounding 18 in an attack that appears to have targeted vehicles of the European Union police training mission, officials said.
Boston bomber gets death sentence
A jury sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death Friday for the Boston Marathon bombing, sweeping aside pleas that he was just a "kid" who fell under the influence of his fanatical older brother.
Deposed Egyptian president handed death penalty
An Egyptian court sentenced deposed Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and more than 100 others to death on Saturday for their role in a mass jailbreak during the 2011 uprising.
Canada announced Friday it aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030, after saying it would miss an earlier, less ambitious goal.
U.S. commandos mounted a rare raid into eastern Syria overnight, killing a senior Islamic State commander in a firefight, capturing his wife and rescuing a Yazidi woman held as a slave, the Pentagon said Saturday.
Islamic State kills Syria civilians in advance on ancient Palmyra
Extremists from the Islamic State jihadist group executed at least 23 civilians on Friday as they advanced towards Syria's ancient desert metropolis of Palmyra, a monitoring group said.
'Stormin Mormon' Romney survives Holyfield dust-up
Former world boxing champion Evander Holyfield used ex-presidential candidate Mitt Romney as a punching bag for two rounds Friday -- all in the name of good fun and charity.
Morocco is to allow abortion in cases of rape or serious fetal malformation, the Royal Palace announced Friday after a heated debate on illegal abortions in the North African nation.
Mali gov't signs peace deal in absence of rebels
Mali's government and several armed groups signed a peace accord Friday in a ceremony attended by numerous heads-of-state but missing the crucial backing of the main Tuareg-led rebel groups.
An alliance of Asian-American groups on Friday filed a federal complaint against Harvard University, saying that school and other Ivy League institutions are using racial quotas to admit students other than high-scoring Asians.
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