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  • ** FILE ** Members of the growing Afghan special forces stand in formation after conducting a practice raid at a training field on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Deb Riechmann)

    Gunman opens fire on NATO troops in Afghanistan

    A gunman wearing an Afghan army uniform opened fire on coalition troops in western Afghanistan, military authorities said Monday. An official said several NATO troops were wounded in the shooting and the gunman was killed.

  • An armed soldier walks past a car destroyed in a blast next to St. Theresa Catholic Church in Madalla, Nigeria, on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Dele Jones)

    Nigerians fear more church attacks after 39 killed

    At a Nigerian Catholic church where a terror attack killed 35 people on Christmas, women tried to clean the sanctuary ahead of Mass on Monday while one man wept uncontrollably amid the debris.

  • Suicide attacker kills 7 at Baghdad checkpoint

    A suicide bomber set off a car bomb Monday at a checkpoint leading to the Iraqi Interior Ministry, killing seven people and injuring 32 others, officials said.

  • World Scene

    Japan's response to the nuclear crisis that followed the March 11 tsunami was confused and riddled with problems, including an erroneous assumption an emergency cooling system was working and a delay in disclosing dangerous radiation leaks, a report revealed Monday.

  • ** FILE ** Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi speaks during an interview with the Associated Press near Sulaimaniyah, Iraq, 160 miles northeast of Baghdad, on Friday, Dec. 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

    Sadrists call for new elections in Iraq

    The political party loyal to radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called Monday for the dissolution of Iraq's parliament and new elections in another move that could escalate the country's growing sectarian crisis.

  • Police-involved shootings on the rise in D.C. area

    Police in the D.C. area have recorded an uptick in the number of fatal police-involved shootings this year, as authorities say officers increasingly are coming under attack.

  • **FILE** Iraqi police stand guard outside Camp Ashraf, northeast of Baghdad, in December 2011. (Associated Press/People's Mujahedeen Organization of Iran)

    U.N. and Iraq reach deal on Iranian dissidents

    The United Nations and the Iraqi government have reached a deal to transfer more than 3,000 Iranian dissidents living in a camp north of Baghdad, potentially averting what international observers have warned would be a massacre.

  • Onlookers gather around a destroyed car at the site of a bomb blast at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Madalla, Nigeria, on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Sunday Aghaeze)

    Christmas attacks in Nigeria by sect kill 39

    Terror attacks across Nigeria by a radical Muslim sect killed at least 39 people, with the majority dying on the steps of a Catholic church after celebrating Christmas Mass as blood pooled in dust from a massive explosion.

  • Suzanne Sullivan holds a photo of her son, Army Spec. Christopher Sullivan, outside her home in San Bernardino, Calif., on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/The San Bernardino Sun, Gabriel Luis Acosta)

    California soldier shot at his homecoming party

    An Army soldier recovering from injuries suffered in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan has been shot at his homecoming party, and family members say he's paralyzed and in critical condition.

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