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Thousands Pay Homage To Holocaust Victims In Auschwitz March

(AP) – Thousands of people from around the world, many draped in Israeli flags, have paid homage to the victims of the Holocaust with a somber march from the barracks of Auschwitz to nearby Birkenau.  Organizers of the March of the Living, held annually on Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, said about 10,000 participated in the […]

Activists Say Deadly Strike Hits Syrian Refugees

(AP) -Syrian pro-opposition activists say an airstrike has hit a refugee camp in northern Syria, near the border with Turkey, killing and wounding dozens of people displaced from the country’s devastating civil war.  The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says a camp in near Sarmada, in the northwestern Idlib province near the Turkish border, […]

Doctors Without Borders Pulls Out Of UN Humanitarian Summit

(AP) – The international medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has decided to pull out of the first U.N. humanitarian summit, saying the meeting won’t address the growing needs caused by war and violence across the world because of its non-binding nature. Eighty governments and 45 world leaders are expected to attend the first […]

UN Says Nearly Half A Million Children In Limbo On Asylum

(AP) – UNICEF says nearly half a million refugee children who applied for asylum in Europe last year remain in limbo as the European Union prepares for critical talks on rules governing applications from people seeking protection.  U.N. Spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Thursday that more than 400,000 children who applied for asylum in Europe between […]

Ecuadoreans In US Seek Immigration Help After Quake

(AP) – Ecuadorean immigrants are asking the Obama administration to allow their fellow citizens in the United States illegally to stay here and work while the South American country recovers from a magnitude-7.8 earthquake. A group of Ecuadorean activists in Los Angeles on Wednesday joined similar calls by Democratic lawmakers after an April 16 quake […]

Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines Agree To Boost Sea Security

(AP) – Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines have agreed to run coordinated patrols to boost maritime security following the kidnappings at sea of Indonesians by suspected Abu Sayyaf militants. Foreign ministers and military chiefs of the three countries held talks Thursday in Indonesia’s ancient city of Yogyakarta, hashing out the details of join patrols to protect […]

State TV Reports 2 Explosions In Homs Province

(AP) – Syrian state TV is reporting that two explosions in a village in the central province of Homs have killed and wounded several people. The channel says the first blast in the village of Mukharam al-Fawkani was a car bomb and the second was a suicide attacker wearing an explosive belt. The report gave […]

Navy SEAL Killed In Iraq Was Part Of Rescue Team

(AP) – A senior U.S. military officer says the Navy SEAL killed during a firefight in Iraq Tuesday was part of a quick reaction force that moved in to help American military advisers who came under Islamic State attack.  Army Col. Steve Warren says Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Charles Keating was shot during a […]