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Belgian army soldiers patrols in the center of Brussels on Monday. (Photo: AP)

Pakistan Plans Paramilitary Crackdown after Easter Bombing

Pakistan decided to launch a paramilitary crackdown on Islamist militants in Punjab, the country’s richest and most populous province, after a suicide bombing killed 70 people in provincial capital Lahore, officials said.


Belgium Frees Charged Suspect in Blow to Bombing Probe

Belgian prosecutors released the man they charged in connection with deadly Brussels bombings, saying they do not have enough information to justify holding him.

Clinton Warns of Possible Trump Supreme Court Nominations

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton rebuked Senate Republicans for denying a hearing to US Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, accusing them of obstructionism. She also warned of dangers if Donald Trump appointed the next justice.


Syrian Forces Battle ISIS after Retaking Palmyra

Syrian government forces backed by Russian air strikes battled Islamic State insurgents around Palmyra, trying to extend their gains after taking back control of the city whose ancient temples were dynamited by ultra-radical militants.

Obama, Park and Abe to Discuss North Korea

US President Barack Obama will be meeting with South Korean President Park Geun-hye and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to discuss North Korea’s nuclear program, the White House said.


Man Shot by Police at US Capitol Complex

A man who walked into the underground US Capitol Visitor Center was shot and wounded by the police after he pointed what appeared to be a weapon at officers, police said.

US Succeeds in Cracking Apple’s iPhone, Drops Legal Action

The US Justice Department said it has succeeded in unlocking an encrypted iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters and dropped its legal case against Apple, ending a high-stakes legal battle but leaving the broader struggle over encryption unresolved.


Cuba’s Fidel Castro Knocks Sweet-Talking Obama After Visit

Retired leader Fidel Castro accused US President Obama of sweet-talking Cuban people during his visit to the island and ignoring the accomplishments of Communist rule, in an opinion piece carried by all state-run media.

Scientists Develop Mouse Model to Test Zika Vaccines, Drugs

US scientists identified a genetically modified strain of mice that develop Zika. It is an important tool needed for testing vaccines and medicines to treat virus that rapidly spreads across Americas and Caribbean.

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