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Hostages taken at Paris market

Hostages taken at Paris market

PARIS - Terrorists linked to each other seized hostages at two locations around Paris on Friday, facing off against hundreds of French security forces as the city shut down a famed Jewish neighbourhood and scrambled to protect residents and tourists
Two brothers hunted by police after Paris newspaper attack

Two brothers hunted by police after Paris newspaper attack

PARIS - Scattered gunfire and explosions shook France on Thursday as its frightened yet defiant citizens held a day of mourning for 12 people slain at a Paris newspaper.
12 dead in terrorist attack on Paris paper

12 dead in terrorist attack on Paris paper

PARIS - Three masked gunmen shouting “Allahu akbar!” stormed the Paris offices of a satirical newspaper Wednesday, killing 12 people, including its editor, before escaping in a car. It was France's deadliest postwar terrorist attack.
Hundreds still stranded in Greek ferry disaster

Hundreds still stranded in Greek ferry disaster

ATHENS - Italian and Greek military and coast guard rescue crews battled gale-force winds and massive waves Sunday as they struggled to rescue hundreds of people trapped on a burning ferry adrift between Italy and Albania.
AirAsia jet lost in stormy weather over Indonesia

AirAsia jet lost in stormy weather over Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia - An astonishingly tragic year for air travel in Southeast Asia turned worse Sunday when an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people disappeared over stormy Indonesian waters, with no word on its fate despite several hours of searching by
Taliban attack Pakistani school, killing mostly children

Taliban attack Pakistani school, killing mostly children

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, killing at least 141 people, mostly children, before Pakistani officials declared a military operation to clear the school ov
Philadephia shooter still at large

Philadephia shooter still at large

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Police storm Sydney cafe where gunman holds hostages

Police storm Sydney cafe where gunman holds hostages

SYDNEY, Australia — The deadly siege began in the most incongruous of ways, on a sunny Monday morning inside a cheerful cafe in the heart of Australia's largest city.
Apparent hostage situation erupts in Sydney

Apparent hostage situation erupts in Sydney

SYDNEY, Australia — A hostage situation erupted inside a chocolate shop and cafe in Australia's largest city on Monday, with the nation's prime minister saying it may be “politically motivated.
Pistorius gets 5 years for killing girlfriend

Pistorius gets 5 years for killing girlfriend

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.