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July 26, 2002: Russian weapon designer Mikhail Kalashnikov presents his legendary assault rifle to the media while opening the exhibition "Kalashnikov - legend and curse of a weapon" at a weapons museum in Suhl, Germany. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, File)

Rifle designer Mikhail Kalashnikov dead at 94

MOSCOW (AP) — Mikhail Kalashnikov started out wanting to make farm equipment, but the harvest he reaped was one of blood as the designer of the AK-47 assault rifle, the world’s most popular firearm. It […]


People hold burning flares to commemorate the 69th anniversary of the beginning of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

Warsaw stops to honor 1944 anti-Nazi uprising

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Sirens wailed and traffic in downtown Warsaw stopped for a minute on Thursday to honor the thousands of people who died trying to liberate the city from Germany’s Nazi forces during […]



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