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Police officers stand near cordoned off spot where a French soldier was stabbed in the throat, La Defense district, outside Paris. (AP Photo)

DNA, video led to arrest in French soldier attack

PARIS (AP) — Traces of DNA on an orange juice bottle and a surveillance video of a man praying in a mall led to the arrest Wednesday of a young suspect accused of stabbing a […]

05/29/2013

Zubeidat Tsarnaeva (r), mother of the two Boston bombing suspects, and Anzor Tsarnaev (l), father of the two Boston bombing suspects, Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia. (AP Photo)

Mother of bomb suspects found deeper spirituality

BOSTON (AP) — In photos of her as a younger woman, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva wears a low-cut blouse and has her hair teased like a 1980s rock star. After she arrived in the U.S. from Russia […]

04/28/2013

This FBI photo of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, identified by the FBI as suspect number 1 in 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, was killed during shootout with police in Watertown, Massachusetts. (AP Photo)

Bomb suspect influenced by mysterious radical

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the years before the Boston Marathon bombings, Tamerlan Tsarnaev fell under the influence of a new friend, a Muslim convert who steered the religiously apathetic young man toward a strict strain […]

04/23/2013

Katherine Russell Tsarnaev, widow of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, man identified by the FBI as suspect number 1 in 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. (AP Photo)

A talented artist and now, accused bomber’s wife

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The woman who was married to the Boston Marathon bombing suspect who died is being described as sweet and dedicated to the Islamic religion to which she converted. Katherine Russell Tsarnaev was at the top of her class in drawing.

04/22/2013

Map shows the location and time line of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings. (AP Photo)

For bombing suspects, question may be who led whom

BOSTON (AP) — Tamerlan Tsarnaev ranted at a neighbor about Islam and the United States. His younger brother, Dzhokhar, relished debating people on religion, “then crushing their beliefs with facts.”

04/21/2013

Ruslan Tsarni, uncle of Boston Marathon bombing suspects, Montgomery Village, Maryland. (AP Photo)

Uncle urges bombing suspect to turn self in

MONTGOMERY VILLAGE, Md. (AP) — The uncle of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects urged one of his nephews to turn himself in Friday, saying he had brought shame to the family and the entire Chechnyan ethnicity.

04/19/2013

Gaza Strip

Hamas shaves heads of Gaza youths with long hair

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Police in Hamas-ruled Gaza have started grabbing young men with long or gel-styled spiky hair off the streets, bundling them into jeeps, mocking them and shaving their heads.

04/07/2013

Malala Yousufzai

Girl shot by Taliban discharged from UK hospital

LONDON (AP) — Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai has been discharged from a British hospital where she had been receiving treatment for nearly four months after being shot in the head by the Taliban.

02/08/2013

Supporter of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi chants slogans as he holds up the Quran, Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo)

Egyptian protesters clash over draft charter

CAIRO (AP) – On the eve of an Egyptian vote on a draft constitution, Islamists with swords have been fighting with opponents of that document in the city of Alexandria. At least 19 people were reported hurt.

12/14/2012

Prosecutors see Islamist link in station bomb

BERLIN (AP) – German prosecutors say they believe a radical Islamic terrorist group was behind an attempted bombing this week at a railway station in Bonn.

12/14/2012

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