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Al-Qaida's Syria branch confirms death of field commander

March 6, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate confirmed on Friday that its top field commander was killed in an airstrike that targeted a meeting of the group's senior leadership. more »»

 
 
 
Security questioned in probe of attack on US envoy to Seoul

March 6, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Police on Friday investigated the motive of the anti-U.S. activist they say slashed the U.S. more »»

Iraqi forces push on to Tikrit as IS destroys ancient site

March 6, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces pressed their offensive against the Islamic State group Friday, expecting to reach the outskirts of the militant-held city of Tikrit, a day after the extremists... more »»

Palestinian assailant injures 5 Israelis in car attack

March 6, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian assailant rammed his car into a group of Israeli pedestrians near an Israeli police station in east Jerusalem on Friday, injuring four officers and a bystander, and... more »»

Witness in Russian politician's slaying gets death threats

March 6, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Authorities in Ukraine say the sole witness in the killing in Moscow of prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov has received death threats since returning to her... more »»

Emirates forges special relationship with el-Sissi's Egypt

March 6, 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — This small Gulf nation, known for its soaring skyscrapers and mercantile bent, is making itself into the most stalwart ally of the Arab world's biggest country. more »»

Head of UN Women: No country has reached gender equality

March 6, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the U.N. more »»

Ex-crew recognizes photos of sunken Japanese battleship

March 6, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — A former crewmember on a Japanese battleship that sank during World War II said Thursday he recognized photos of wreckage discovered this week off the Philippines by a team led by... more »»

Iraq says Islamic State militants 'bulldozed' ancient site

March 6, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State militants "bulldozed" the renowned archaeological site of the ancient city of Nimrud in northern Iraq on Thursday using heavy military vehicles, the government said. more »»

Knifed US envoy to Seoul in pain as officials investigate

March 6, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to South Korea struggled with pain as he recovered Friday from a knife attack, while police searched the offices of the anti-U.S. more »»

Amid crisis, Venezuelans remember Chavez 2 years after death

March 6, 2015

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Early morning fireworks burst over Venezuela's capital Thursday for a commemoration of Hugo Chavez on the second anniversary of his death, even as economic crisis... more »»

Netanyahu's Iran speech gains tacit support in Saudi Arabia

March 5, 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's fiery speech this week before the U.S. more »»

When in Paris: Kim Kardashian and Jared Leto go platinum

March 5, 2015

PARIS (AP) — Kim Kardashian made a fashion statement of her own at Balmain's show Thursday, showing off newly platinum locks. more »»

Amid crisis, Venezuelans remember Chavez 2 years after death

March 5, 2015

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Early morning fireworks burst over Venezuela's capital Thursday for a commemoration of Hugo Chavez on the second anniversary of his death, even as economic crisis... more »»

Syria says it killed military leader of al-Qaida group

March 5, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — The military commander of al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate was killed Thursday in an explosion targeting a meeting of senior militants in northern Syria which also killed and wounded a... more »»

Death toll in east Ukraine mine blast reaches 33

March 5, 2015

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Officials in a separatist rebel-held city in east Ukraine say the death toll from an accidental explosion at a coal mine has risen to 3. more »»

PLO calls for ending security coordination with Israel

March 5, 2015

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A top body in the Palestine Liberation Organization on Thursday called for ending security coordination with Israel — a step that could further escalate tensions. more »»

South Africa to investigate spy allegations

March 5, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The South African government said Thursday that it is investigating allegations, posted on a website, that the head of the state watchdog agency and opposition figures spied... more »»

Libya says 11 oil fields non-operational after IS attacks

March 5, 2015

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libya's state-run oil corporation has declared 11 oil fields in the country non-operational after attacks by suspected Islamic State militants, opting for a force majeure... more »»

Boko Haram refugees risk lives to cross lake to Chad camps

March 5, 2015

BAGA SOLA, Chad (AP) — Kellou Abakar knew she was in trouble as the contractions started not long after an Islamic extremist group attacked her town in Nigeria. more »»

Egypt's el-Sissi replaces interior minister in reshuffle

March 5, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Thursday replaced the country's powerful interior minister as part of a Cabinet reshuffle, in what was taken as a sign of growing... more »»

 
 

Historical program on Commodore Abraham Whipple March 9, 2015

Barlow Library, Ohio 339; Marietta’s Revolutionary War Naval hero performed by his fifth great-grandson, David Paige; true likeness, historical tidbits, personal interactions; for school groups, history buffs of all ages; $5 at the door payable to David Paige; for reservations, 678-0103. more »

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