Women held captive by Islamic State: 'If you can't save us, please bomb us. We can't bear to live.'

The calls come to Khaleel's phone every day, dozens every week: Women and girls, held captive by the Islamic State, beg us to rescue them. Like us, they are Yazidis. And in the wickedest of ironies, they are survivors of genocide, kept alive by the Islamic State to be raped and subjected to sexual slavery. They have heard about our rescue network…

One state in India is pushing vigilantes to kill stray dogs

The dog catcher tiptoes into a narrow lane carrying a metal wire noose. Someone had spotted a stray dog amid rows of coconut trees a few minutes ago. "Finish that dog today," one woman calls out from her porch. Another says the dog killed half the ducks in his farm. A third complains the dog has been growling at his 10-year-old son

Attack in Afghanistan killed Illinois solider, Oklahoma man

FAIRVIEW, Ill. (AP) - A U.S. soldier from Illinois and an Army civilian employee from Oklahoma have been identified as those killed in an attack this week in Afghanistan's capital of Kabul, the Defense Department said. Army Sgt. Douglas J. Riney, 26, of Fairview, Illinois, and Michael G. Sauro, 40, of McAlester, Oklahoma, died Thursday in Kabul

Europe pressing harder on countries to take back deported refugees and migrants

As Europe reels from a historic rush of migrants, leaders are searching for new ways to reverse the flow by stepping up deportations. The quest led to a deal with Afghanistan that envisions a whole new terminal at the Kabul airport to take deportees. It sent German Chancellor Angela Merkel this week on a whistle-stop tour of African

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Iran releases jailed Texas graduate student

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iranian authorities have released a man jailed while home from his graduate studies in Texas after nearly five years, state media reported Tuesday. The report by the government-owned IRAN daily quoted Saeed Khalili, the lawyer for…

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