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Afghan policemen keep watch at the site of a bomb blast in Kabul, Afghanistan, Feb. 7, 2017.

At least 20 dead in bomb blast outside Afghan Supreme Court

By Reuters on Feb. 07, 2017, at 8:24 a.m.
At least 20 people were killed Tuesday in a bomb blast outside the Supreme Court in the center of Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, government officials said, in what appeared to be the latest in a series of attacks on the judiciary.

Rescuers work to reach areas hit by deadly Afghanistan avalanches

By Reuters on Feb. 07, 2017, at 7:43 a.m.
Afghan officials were working on Monday to reach remote villages after avalanches and heavy snow killed at least 119 people around the country.

Louvre attacker refuses to speak to investigators

By Reuters on Feb. 05, 2017, at 2:18 p.m.
Abdullah Reda al-Hamahmy, an Egyptian, was shot several times Friday after attacking soldiers as he cried “Allahu Akbar” in what French President Francois Hollande described as a terrorist attack.
President Donald Trump is depicted beheading the Statue of Liberty in this illustration on the cover of the latest issue of German news magazine Der Spiegel.

German magazine defends cover showing Trump beheading Statue of Liberty

By Reuters on Feb. 05, 2017, at 11:49 a.m.
he editor-in-chief of Der Spiegel said a front cover illustration of Trump beheading the Statue of Liberty was a response by the German magazine to threats against democracy.

Israel takes step toward allowing export of medical marijuana

By Reuters on Feb. 05, 2017, at 10:27 a.m.
An Israeli government committee gave an initial nod Sunday for the export of medical marijuana in what could be a windfall for companies in Israel, widely regarded as a leader in research in the field.
A general view shows the Carrousel du Louvre and the Louvre Pyramid as French police secure the site in Paris, France, Feb. 3, 2017 after a French soldier shot and wounded a man armed with a machete and carrying two bags on his back as he tried to enter the Paris Louvre museum.

French soldier shoots, wounds machete-wielding attacker at Paris’ Louvre

By Michel Rose and Elizabeth Pineau, Reuters on Feb. 04, 2017, at 7:31 a.m.
A French soldier shot and seriously wounded a man armed with machetes who attacked him Friday near the entrance to the Paris Louvre museum shouting “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest), in what President Francois Hollande said was a terrorist attack.
Behnam Partopour, a Worcester Polytechnic Institute student from Iran, is greeted by his sister Bahar (left) at Logan Airport after he cleared U.S. customs and immigration on an F1 student visa in Boston, Massachusetts, Feb. 3, 2017. Partopour was originally turned away from a flight to the U.S. following President Donald Trump's executive order travel ban.

State Department says about 60,000 visas revoked due to travel ban; Justice Department attorney says 100,000

By Justin Jouvenal, Rachel Weiner and Ann E. Marimow, The Washington Post on Feb. 04, 2017, at 7:30 a.m.
More than 100,000 visas have been revoked as a result of President Trump’s ban on travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries, an attorney for the government asserted Friday in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia.

Trump administration tightens Iran sanctions, Tehran hits back

By Yeganeh Torbati, Reuters on Feb. 04, 2017, at 7:29 a.m.
The Trump administration on Friday imposed sanctions on Iran, which it said were just “initial steps” and said Washington would no longer turn a “blind eye” to Iran’s hostile actions.
A bear is seen in the cage of Nour Park at Mosul's zoo, Iraq, Feb. 2, 2017.

Starving Mosul zoo animals receive first food in a month

By Reuters on Feb. 03, 2017, at 6:44 a.m.
When military advances began in Mosul, Nour Park was turned from a home for monkeys, horses and other animals into a staging ground for Islamic State.

Congo’s main opposition leader, Etienne Tshisekedi, dies at 84

By Aaron Ross, Reuters on Feb. 02, 2017, at 9:49 a.m.

Ken Morrison, grocer’s son who led UK supermarket chain, dies at 85

By Paul Jarvis and Sam Chambers, Bloomberg on Feb. 02, 2017, at 6:30 a.m.

Suspect in Quebec City mosque shooting charged with murder

By Allison Lampert and Anna Mehler Paperny, Reuters on Jan. 30, 2017, at 9:26 p.m.

Japan’s ‘Father of PAC-MAN’ arcade game dies at 91

By Reuters on Jan. 30, 2017, at 8:29 p.m.

Brunhilde Pomsel, secretary to Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels, dies at 106

By Emily Langer, The Washington Post on Jan. 30, 2017, at 8:21 p.m.
People leave a mosque after a shooting in Quebec City, Canada, January 29, 2017.

French-Canadian man is now sole suspect in Quebec City mosque shooting

By Allison Lampert, Reuters on Jan. 30, 2017, at 6:24 a.m.
“All our thoughts are with the children, whom we must tell about the death of their fathers.”

Under Trump travel ban, Syrian Christians still see no light

By Reuters on Jan. 29, 2017, at 10:33 a.m.
A Syrian Christian Orthodox family was turned back from Philadelphia International Airport after traveling to the United States from Lebanon.

Commando dies in U.S. raid in Yemen, first military op OK’d by Trump

By Mohammed Ghobari and Phil Stewart, Reuters on Jan. 29, 2017, at 10:27 a.m.
It was the first combat casualty of the Trump administration and its first operation in the war-damaged Arabian Peninsula nation against a powerful al-Qaida branch that has been a frequent target of U.S. drone strikes.
Fuad Sharef Suleman shows his passport to the media after President Donald Trump's decision to temporarily bar travelers from seven countries, including Iraq, at Erbil International Airport, Iraq, Jan. 29, 2017.

Trump order dashes dreams of Iraqi family bound for United States

By Arwa Gaballa, Eric Knecht and Michael Georgy, Reuters on Jan. 29, 2017, at 8:47 a.m.
Trump signed an order Friday suspending the entry of people from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for at least 90 days. Fuad Sharef and his family were among its first victims.

Alleged US raid in Yemen kills 30 al-Qaida members, civilians

By Reuters on Jan. 29, 2017, at 8:16 a.m.
Helicopter-borne commandos launched a raid in southern Yemen at dawn on Sunday that killed around 30 people, including al-Qaida suspects and civilians.

About 40 Turkish NATO soldiers request asylum in Germany

By Reuters on Jan. 28, 2017, at 12:08 p.m.
Turkey has fired hundreds of senior military staff serving at NATO in Europe and the U.S. after the July coup attempt. Most were recalled to Turkey, but some chose not to return, fearing reprisals.