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Families start fresh on suing Saudis over 9/11

Subscriber onlyNEW YORK -- For years, family members of those killed on Sept. 11, 2001, and insurance companies tried through the courts to hold Saudi Arabia or businesses and organizations there responsible for the terrorist attacks. Now that Congress has cleared the way, they're making a fresh effort. Continue reading...

'Significant' arrests made in U.K.

Police unravel London assailant’s past as death toll rises

Subscriber onlyLONDON -- Police on Friday announced two "significant" arrests in connection with the attack outside the British Parliament this week, as they sought to unravel the murky past of the 52-year-old assailant, a British citizen who they said was born Adrian Russell Ajao and later went by Adrian Elms. Continue reading...

Scores of migrants feared dead off Libya

In Aegean Sea off Turkey, at least 11 people die after boat sinks, media report

Subscriber onlyMADRID -- Hundreds of migrants may have died off Libya's coast, a Spanish aid organization said Friday, and Turkish media reported that 11 migrants died after a boat sank in the Aegean Sea. Continue reading...

Probe looks into Mosul residential airstrike

Subscriber onlyBAGHDAD -- The U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State extremist group is investigating reports of an airstrike in a western neighborhood in the Iraqi city of Mosul that allegedly left more than 100 civilians dead last week, according to a statement Friday. Continue reading...

Egypt's ex-president released

Mubarak leaves hospital detention six years after ouster

Subscriber onlyCAIRO -- Six years after roaring crowds ousted him at the peak of the Arab Spring, former President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt was freed early Friday from the Cairo hospital where he had been detained. Continue reading...

Spacewalkers work on parking spot

Subscriber onlyCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Spacewalking astronauts prepped the International Space Station on Friday for a new parking spot for commercial crew capsules. Continue reading...

The world in brief

Subscriber onlyTrial ordered for ex-Argentine president Continue reading...

U.N. Security Council OKs making destroying culture a war crime

Subscriber onlyUNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Friday condemning the unlawful destruction of cultural heritage and warning the Islamic State extremist group, al-Qaida and other combatants that such attacks may constitute war crimes. Continue reading...

French nationalist Le Pen, Russian leader talk

Subscriber onlyMOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen at the Kremlin, but analysts are skeptical about Russia’s ability to sway the outcome of the vote. Continue reading...

UK police detain 4 in London attack investigation, search 21 sites

British police say six of the 10 people being held in connection with the attack near Britain's Parliament have been released without charge. Continue reading...

London attacker ID'd as 52, born in England

Wasn’t on terror radar, officials say

Subscriber onlyLONDON -- British police identified Thursday the man who carried out Wednesday's knife and vehicle attack in central London. Khalid Masood, 52, was born in England and had a criminal record but was not suspected in any plot to "mount a terrorist attack," authorities said. Continue reading...

Syria besieges province's last ISIS city

Push is on stronghold in Aleppo; U.S.-airlifted fighters gain in neighboring Raqqa

Subscriber onlyBEIRUT -- Syrian government forces are besieging the last Islamic State stronghold in the northern province of Aleppo, weeks after launching an offensive to retake the entire province, state media and an opposition monitoring group reported Thursday. Continue reading...

Indonesia details ship’s harm to coral

Subscriber onlyJAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia says nearly 204,000 square feet of coral reef was damaged by a foreign cruise ship that ran aground in the pristine waters of Raja Ampat in West Papua province earlier this month. Continue reading...

Ferry up from sinking fatal to 300-plus riders

Subscriber onlySEOUL, South Korea -- South Korean efforts to move a sunken, 6,800-ton ferry back to land cleared an obstacle this morning after divers cut off a vehicle ramp that had been dangling from the ship and hindering efforts to raise the ferry. Continue reading...

Speeding car raises alarm in Belgian port

Subscriber onlyBRUSSELS -- Belgian authorities tightened security Thursday in the port city of Antwerp after a Frenchman drove his car at high speed through a busy shopping area, forcing pedestrians to jump out of the way. Continue reading...

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