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A burning vehicle is shown at Baghdad International Airport following an airstrike, in Baghdad, Iraq, early Friday, Jan. 3, 2020.
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Tim Jimenez
January 03, 2020 - 7:28 am
A U.S. airstrike at Baghdad International Airport has killed Iran's top general, Qasem Soleimani. Iran is now vowing revenge. Experts and officials are trying to make sense of the action. Read more here.
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Qassem Soleimani, commander of Iran's Quds Force, attends an annual rally commemorating the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution, in Tehran, Iran.
Ebrahim Noroozi/AP Photo, File
AP News
January 02, 2020 - 9:01 pm
Gen. Qassim Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, was killed in an airstrike at Baghdad’s international airport Friday, Iraqi television and three Iraqi officials said. Read more here.
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Massive plumes of smoke rise from wildfires burning in East Gippsland, Victoria.
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AP News
January 02, 2020 - 7:54 am
Thousands of tourists fled Australia's wildfire-ravaged eastern coast Thursday ahead of worsening conditions as the military started to evacuate people trapped on the shore further south. Read more here.
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Rescuers work at the scene of an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash south of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Mulugeta Ayene/AP Photo, File
AP News
January 01, 2020 - 9:43 pm
The number of deaths in major air crashes around the globe fell by more than half in 2019, according to a report by an aviation consulting firm. Read more here.
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Iraqi army soldiers are deployed in front of the U.S. embassy, in Baghdad, Iraq.
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AP News
January 01, 2020 - 8:44 pm
Iran-backed militiamen withdrew from the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad on Wednesday after two days of clashes with American security forces, but U.S.-Iran tensions remain high and could spill over into further violence. Read more here.
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Red sky from wildfires burning, in Victoria, Australia, on Dec. 31, 2019.
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AP News
January 01, 2020 - 11:15 am
Australia deployed military ships and aircraft Wednesday to help communities ravaged by apocalyptic wildfires that have left at least 17 people dead nationwide and sent thousands of residents and holidaymakers fleeing to the shoreline. Read more here.
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Soldiers board a C-17 aircraft Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020 at Fort Bragg, N.C., to be deployed in Iraq.
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AP News
January 01, 2020 - 10:00 am
Charging that Iran was "fully responsible" for an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Iraq, President Donald Trump ordered about 750 U.S. soldiers deployed to the Middle East as about 3,000 more prepared for possible deployment in the next several days. Read more here.
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A helicopter tackles a wildfire in East Gippsland, Victoria state, Australia.
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AP News
December 31, 2019 - 6:27 pm
Wildfires burning across Australia's two most populous states Tuesday trapped residents of a seaside town in apocalyptic conditions and killed at least two people while more property along the country's east coast fell victim to a devastating fire season. Read more here.
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Protesters burn property in front of the U.S. embassy compound, in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019.
Khalid Mohammed/AP Photo
AP News
December 31, 2019 - 7:41 am
Angered by deadly airstrikes targeting an Iran-backed militia, dozens of Iraqi Shiite militiamen and their supporters broke into the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad. Read more here.
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Somalis salvage goods after shops were destroyed in a car bomb in Mogadishu, Somalia, Saturday.
Farah Abdi Warsame/AP Photo
AP News
December 28, 2019 - 11:11 am
A truck bomb exploded at a busy security checkpoint in Somalia's capital Saturday morning, killing at least 78 people including many students, authorities said. Read more here.
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