BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants launched a brazen attack on a military base in a restive area in northern Iraq on Thursday, killing at least 10 soldiers and wounding 12, officials said.
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Islamic militants have struck for a fourth time in three days in Nigeria, killing 20 people including a traditional ruler in attacks in the northeast, local government and security officials said Wednesday.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday rejected claims that Russian special forces are fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, but recognized for the first time that the troops in unmarked uniforms who had overtaken Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula before its annexation by Moscow were Russian soldiers.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s interior minister says three pro-Russian militants have been killed and 13 wounded after Ukrainian troops repelled an attack on a National Guard base in the Black Sea port of Mariupol in the south-east part of the country.
MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (AP) — A Monterey Park firetruck heading to a blaze collided with another engine and then plowed into a restaurant, injuring 15 people including six firefighters, authorities said.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A man convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend, her young son and her mother 13 years ago at a home in Corpus Christi was executed by Texas prison officials Wednesday.
A ferry carrying 462 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea’s southern coast on Wednesday.
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Indiana Gov. Mike Pence spent part of his first day of an economic development trip to Germany meeting Hoosier troops stationed in the country. Pence visited Ramstein Air Base, headquarters of the US Air Force in Europe.
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, the alliance’s chief said Wednesday.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The Belgian director of Africa’s oldest national park, a reserve in conflict-ridden eastern Congo, has been shot and seriously wounded but his condition is improving, park officials said.