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US President Barack Obama (l) and President of Syria Bashar Assad. (AP Photo)

US offering to destroy Syrian chemicals at sea

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is offering to destroy some of Syria’s deadliest chemical weapons in international waters aboard a nearly 700-foot, U.S. government-owned ship, U.S. officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The […]

11/27/2013

Italian Coast Guard personnel recover a body bag on their patrol boat in Lampedusa island, Italy, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Francesco Malavolta)

Italy holds suspected ship captain; death toll 275

LAMPEDUSA, Italy (AP) — Italy on Tuesday detained a 35-year-old Tunisian man suspected of being the captain of a boat carrying African migrants that sank off the tiny island of Lampedusa. Divers, meanwhile, recovered dozens […]

10/08/2013

A migrating stork is held in a police station after a citizen suspected it of being a spy and brought it to the authorities in the Qena governorate, some 280 miles southeast of Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo)

Egyptian authorities detain suspected ‘spy’ bird

CAIRO (AP) — In a case that ruffled feathers in Egypt, authorities have detained a migratory bird that a citizen suspected of being a spy. A man in Egypt’s Qena governorate, some 450 kilometers (280 […]

08/31/2013

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Obama seeking congressional OK for Syria action

WASHINGTON (AP) – Delaying what had appeared to be an imminent strike, President Barack Obama abruptly announced Saturday he will seek congressional approval before launching any military action meant to punish Syria for its alleged […]

08/31/2013

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