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June 29, 2018 5:42 PM The Latest: 2 soldiers dead in attack on West African force

At least two soldiers have been killed in an attack on the Malian headquarters of a new, five-nation counterterror force in West Africa. G5 Sahel spokesman Abdoul Salam Diagana tells The Associated Press that several others are injured and the toll "will evolve." He says two attackers also have been killed, with two others captured. The force commander 28

June 29, 2018 11:20 AM Ashley Judd takes MeToo message to South Sudan

Actress Ashley Judd has told survivors of sexual assault “I see you, I love you and I’m here for you” as she visited civil war-torn South Sudan, a country where rape is a widespread weapon. The global ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund, surrounded by women in a maternity hospital in a UN camp in the capital Juba, wiped tears from her eyes and told the mothers 44

June 29, 2018 9:38 AM Pope: Church must be in contact with people's real problems

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis, at Mass Friday with his newest cardinals, described being in contact with "real human dramas" and people's "concrete existence" as integral to the Catholic church's mission. Francis celebrated the Mass in a sun-baked St. Peter's Square, filled with some 30,000 faithful, to mark the feast day of Saints Peter and Paul. In his homily 25

June 29, 2018 4:33 AM Social media played big role during, after attack on paper

BALTIMORE (AP) - Amid a devastating attack that killed five people at a historic Maryland newspaper, journalists at the paper took to social media to seek help and report on the fatal shooting. In the immediate aftermath of the Thursday afternoon shooting, they identified who was safe and voiced their first waves of grief. They also used social media 28

June 28, 2018 7:33 AM Spanish ship sails toward migrant zone, with 4 EU lawmakers

ABOARD THE ASTRAL (AP) - A Spanish rescue ship has set sail for international waters, carrying four European parliamentarians as EU nations bicker over managing migrant flows across the Mediterranean Sea. The Astral departed Malta early Thursday to join the Open Arms rescue ship already in the search and rescue zone off the coast of Libya. Both are operated 32

June 27, 2018 11:02 PM Birchington: Tom Richford's fundraising challenge for Bliss in son's memory

Losing a child is something a parent should never have to go through. But for some, it is a heart-breaking reality. Reporter Katie Davis spoke to Tom Richford who, after losing his son at just seven-days-old, has channelled his grief into a fundraising mission. It was just one week after Tom Richford's son Harry was born that the decision to turn off his life support 38

June 27, 2018 10:25 PM Mission impossible? Daredevil raccoon acrobatically breaks into animal-proof bird feeder in thrilling heist

A daredevil raccoon was captured on camera as it broke into an animal-proof bird feeder. The resourceful raccoon was seen climbing up a pole before latching onto the bottom of the feeder. Putting his acrobatic skills on display, the clever animal is seen swinging from side to side during his heist. Incredibly, the raccoon manages to unscrew the feeder 29

June 23, 2018 11:32 PM The Latest: Alaska city unveils memorial to fallen Guardsmen

Four men who died on a humanitarian mission to help rebuild an Alaska town following the second most powerful earthquake ever recorded have been honored in the town near where they died. This undated photo provided by the Alaska National Guard shows Maj. Gen. Thomas P. Carroll, the adjutant general who died with three other men in a plane crash near Valdez 29

June 23, 2018 4:30 PM 'I’m not worried about this at all': Uzbekistan man, 30, 'who mowed down and killed eight people on a Manhattan bike path' is indifferent to the judge, invokes Allah and defends ISIS during a federal court appearance

The man who has been charged in October's truck attack that left eight dead in Manhattan spoke out in federal court on Friday, stating his allegiance to Allah and defending what he called the mission of ISIS. Sayfullo Saipov, 30, asked through his lawyers to address Federal District Court Judge Vernon S. Broderick, his request was granted, and he spoke 52

June 23, 2018 3:27 PM Merkel’s alliance could TEAR APART as sister party blasts Chancellor’s ‘fundamental error’

ANGELA Merkel’s political future is hanging by a thread after she made what a leading politician called a “fundamental error” on immigration. Markus Soder, the Christian Social Union (CSU) prime minister of the German state of Bavaria, weighed in on the immigration row engulfing Mrs Merkel. The crisis was sparked by fellow CSU member Horst Seehofer 34