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  • Relatives react by the coffin of Mohamed Merah during his funeral ceremony near Toulouse, France, on March 29, 2012. Mohamed Merah is blamed for a series of deadly shootings which have shocked France and upended the country's presidential race. (Associated Press)

    France detains 19 suspected Islamist extremists

    French police detained 19 people Friday as they launched a crackdown on suspected Islamist extremists in cities around the country, the French president said, promising more raids to come.

  • Young Syrian activists put life on hold in revolt

    Last year, Khalid was a 19-year-old Syrian university student whose modest dreams were to land a job and earn enough to marry his girlfriend _ not simple tasks given Syria's weak economy and his lack of connections to the ruling elite.

  • Israeli soldiers and police stand guard outside a house after Israeli settlers entered the house overnight, in the West Bank city of Hebron, Thursday, March 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

    Israeli forces deploy for protests at borders

    Israeli security forces in riot gear Friday confronted Palestinian demonstrators after deploying in high numbers along Israel's frontiers on an annual protest day.

  • Protesters shout slogans against the Pakistani government to condemn killings in Quetta, Pakistan, on Thursday, March 29, 2012, after an attack by a gunman who appeared to target local employees of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, officials said. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)

    Pakistan: Gunmen kill 6 people, including U.N. employee

    Gunmen killed six people Thursday in a pair of attacks in southwestern Pakistan, one of which targeted local employees of a U.N. agency, officials said.

  • This image made from amateur video and released by Shaam News Network on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, purports to show a Syrian running to help a wounded man in Homs, Syria. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network via APTN)

    2 Syrian colonels gunned down in northern city

    Gunmen struck Thursday in Aleppo, Syria's largest city, and in a suburb of Damascus, both strongholds of regime support, killing two army colonels and kidnapping a high-ranking pilot.

  • Two German F-4 fighter jets escort a Lithuanian C-27J Spartan transport plane (bottom) back to Siauliai Air Base  in Lithuania during a military exercise on Wednesday, March 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Don Melvin)

    NATO: Member nations should share military systems

    Two F-4 Phantom jet fighters under NATO control streaked off the runway at a former Soviet air base in Lithuania this week in response to a report that an aircraft had lost communications as it neared Finnish airspace.

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    Gunman in French terror attacks buried

    The gunman who claimed responsibility for France's worst terror attacks in years was buried Thursday in a Toulouse cemetery, ending a tortured debate over what to do with the body of a man the president called a "monster."

  • Summit in Iraq noted for its low attendance

    Fewer than half the leaders of the Arab world showed up at an Arab summit in Baghdad on Thursday, a snub to the Iraqi government that reflects how trenchantly the sectarian division between Sunnis and Shiites and the rivalry with neighboring Iran define the Middle East's politics today.

  • ** FILE ** In this Feb. 24, 2012, photo, a detail photo shows Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's brass epaulets that he wore on formal occasions while a professor at the Virginia Military Institute in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Dean Hoffmeyer)

    Lee's sword at new Appomattox museum

    The sword Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee had at his side when he surrendered to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant is returning to Appomattox as the centerpiece of a new museum examining the post-Civil War struggle to heal the nation.

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