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Greek coastguard saves over 200 refugees as boat sinks

dozens missing in Aegean The Greek coastguard have rescued 242 refugees when their wooden boat sank north of the island of Lesbos, but at least three drowned, including two small boys, authorities have said.

Two boys and a man were found drowned on Wednesday, and an extensive search was under way in the area.

Coastguards and local residents assisted the migrants off the vessel after it arrived at the port of Molivos on Lesbos.


2 Palestinians killed in West Bank in stabbing incidents

2 Palestininas killed after stabbingsIsraeli forces on Thursday shot and killed two Palestinians, including one who stabbed a soldier, Israeli authorities said, the latest in a string of clashes in the volatile West Bank city of Hebron.

In recent days, Hebron has become a focus of clashes following six weeks of Israeli-Palestinian violence. The city, where several hundred Jewish settlers live in fortified enclaves amid tens of thousands of Palestinians, is a frequent flashpoint of unrest.


Nigerian troops rescue 338 Boko Haram hostages

Nigerian troops rescue hostagesNigerian troops rescued 338 hostages of the Islamist radical group Boko Haram in a raid in northeastern Nigeria, the military announced Wednesday.

The military killed 30 Boko Haram members, and seized arms and ammunition. The captives, who included 138 women and 192 children, were freed in the attack on the villages of Bulajilin and Manawashin in Nigeria's Sambisa forest, site of a Boko Haram stronghold.


Syria conflict: Iran to be invited to key talks, US says

Iran invited to Syria talksIran is likely to be invited for the first time to international talks with the US and Russia over the Syrian conflict, the US says.

US state department spokesman John Kirby said it was unclear if Iran's leaders would attend the talks, starting in Vienna on Thursday. Top envoys from the US, Russia, Arab and European nations are taking part.

Syria's Western-backed opposition and the US's Gulf Arab allies have long opposed Iran's role in the Syrian war.


Report: Islamic State blows up prisoners alongside antiquities

Islamic prisoners blown up with antiquitiesThe Islamic State executed three detainees in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra by strapping them to pillars and then blowing them up along with the antiquities, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

"This execution is the first of its kind by the Islamic State, the organization (that) in recent months has invented new ways of execution," the observatory said in a statement late Monday. The London-based group said it obtained its information from local sources.


Cat-and-mouse game in South China Sea

Cat and Mouse game in South China SeaA U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer sailed close to China's man-made islands in the disputed South China Sea on Tuesday, drawing an angry rebuke from Beijing, which said its warships tracked and warned the American vessel.

The patrol by the USS Lassen was the most significant U.S. challenge yet to the 12-nautical-mile territorial limits China asserts around the islands in the Spratly archipelago and could ratchet up tension in one of the world's busiest shipping lanes.


Doctors Without Borders medical facility hit in Yemen air strike

DWBA small medical facility run by Doctors Without Borders in the northern Yemeni province of Saada was destroyed by two airstrikes but there were no casualties, the aid group's chief in Yemen said Tuesday.

The first strike came around 11 p.m. on Monday and hit a building housing the facility's administration offices, according to Hassan Boucenine, who spoke to The Associated Press by telephone from the southern port city of Aden.


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