Libyan Authorities: 42 Bodies Discovered in Mass Grave
Libyan Authorities: 42 Bodies Discovered in Mass Grave

BENGHAZI, Libya—Libya’s Missing Persons Authority announced Sunday the discovery of 42 bodies buried in a mass grave in the central coastal city of Sirte, a former stronghold of the ousted Islamic State group.

Swastika-Wearing Gunman Kills 15 in Russian School Shooting
Swastika-Wearing Gunman Kills 15 in Russian School Shooting

MOSCOW—A gunman with a swastika on his teeshirt killed 15 people, including 11 children, and wounded 24 at a school in Russia on Monday before committing suicide, investigators said.

Putin Grants Russian Citizenship to NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden
Putin Grants Russian Citizenship to NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday granted full Russian citizenship to Edward Snowden, a former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor who leaked information about the agency’s widespread domestic surveillance operations under the Obama administration.

Helicopter Crashes En Route to Turkish Wildfire; 2 Killed
Helicopter Crashes En Route to Turkish Wildfire; 2 Killed

ISTANBUL — A firefighting helicopter crashed Wednesday as it headed to the Turkish port of Marmaris to combat a wildfire, killing two Russian crew members, Turkey’s minister of agriculture and forestry said.

Armenia, Azerbaijan Agree on Cease-Fire to End Fighting: Armenian Official
Armenia, Azerbaijan Agree on Cease-Fire to End Fighting: Armenian Official

YEREVAN, Armenia—Armenia and Azerbaijan negotiated a cease-fire to end a flare-up of fighting that has killed 155 soldiers from both sides, a senior Armenian official said early Thursday.

Salvadoran Revellers Launch Fireballs to Re-enact Epic Battle
Salvadoran Revellers Launch Fireballs to Re-enact Epic Battle

NEJAPA, El Salvador—Salvadorans celebrated a dangerous but beloved festival by lobbing fireballs at each other during night-time revelry that mixes religious and historical elements as masked participants dodged flaming projectiles and onlookers cheered them on.

Somali Forces End Terrorist Hotel Siege, Many Hostages Freed, at Least 21 Killed
Somali Forces End Terrorist Hotel Siege, Many Hostages Freed, at Least 21 Killed

MOGADISHU–Security forces have ended a siege by al-Qaeda-linked terrorists at a hotel in Somalia’s capital in which more than 20 people were killed and dozens injured, authorities said on Sunday.