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  • This image made from amateur video released by the Shaam News Network and accessed May 29, 2012, purports to show 13 blindfolded and handcuffed bodies on the ground in Deir el-Zour, Syria. (Associated Press/Shaam News Network via AP video)

    U.N. chief warns Syria; regime again shells Houla

    Syrians fled a new round of government shelling Thursday in the area where more than 100 people were massacred last week, activists said, as the U.N. chief pleaded with the regime to stop its attacks.


  • Bedouins free 2 U.S. tourists abducted in Egypt

    Two American tourists abducted by Bedouins in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula were released unharmed Thursday following negotiations between local tribesmen and the kidnappers, a security official said.


  • Palestinians wait as trucks carrying coffins containing the remains of bodies of 12 Palestinian militants transferred from Israel to the Palestinians arrive in the Gaza Strip through the Erez crossing, in Beit Hanoun, on Thursday. (Associated Press)

    World Briefs: Israel hands over militants' remains

    Israel on Thursday handed over to the Palestinian government the remains of 91 militants who had been killed while carrying out suicide bombings and other attacks in an effort to renew long-stalled peace talks.


  • Clint Eastwood stars as Dirty Harry in Magnum Force. (Courtesy Warner Home Video)

    The List: Top 10 Clint Eastwood movies

    Let’s salute the legend behind Dirty Harry and the “Man with No Name” through some of his greatest films.


  • In this photo provided by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad (right) meets May 29, 2012, with Kofi Annan, the U.N.-Arab League joint special envoy for Syria, in Damascus, Syria. (Associated Press/SANA)

    U.N. rights body to hold session on Syrian massacre

    The U.N.'s top human rights body will hold a special session Friday on last week's massacre of more than 100 Syrian villagers, officials said.


  • Former Liberian President Charles Taylor waits for the start of his sentencing hearing in Leidschendam, near The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, May 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Evert-Jan Daniels, Pool)

    War crimes judges sentence Charles Taylor to 50 years

    International judges sentenced former Liberian President Charles Taylor to 50 years in prison Wednesday, saying he was responsible for "some of the most heinous and brutal crimes recorded in human history" by arming and supporting Sierra Leone rebels in return for "blood diamonds."


  • **FILE** Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak (Associated Press)

    Israel's Barak: Weigh 'unilateral action'

    Israel's defense minister abruptly proposed Wednesday that Israel consider "unilateral action" if long-stalled peace talks with the Palestinians don't produce a deal — suggesting Israel may be thinking of withdrawing on its own from parts of the West Bank, as it did from the Gaza Strip seven years ago.


  • ** FILE ** Peruvian President Ollanta Humala is pictured at his swearing-in ceremony in 2011. (Associated Press)

    China steals $114 million U.S. defense deal with Peru

    Trade between China and Peru, a key U.S. ally in the regional drug war, is at a new high. Now the Chinese defense industry is getting in on the action.


  • HOLMES: Sometimes less is less

    Economic austerity has hit the armed forces of the U.S. and Europe, and military leaders are trying to make the best of tight budgets.


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