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‘All clear’ sounds in German city after WWII bombs defused

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — About 50,000 people are heading back to their homes in the northern German city of Hannover after bomb-disposal experts defused three World War II bombs discovered at a construction site. Officials initially suspected there were five bombs but investigation of what were suspected to be bomb …

Churches in southern Egypt will not celebrate Easter

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian churches, in the southern city of Minya, said on Tuesday that they will not hold Easter celebrations in mourning for 45 Coptic Christians killed this week in twin bombings of churches in two cities during Palm Sunday ceremonies. The Minya Coptic Orthodox Diocese said that celebrations …

Searches after terror plot alert yield nothing in Bangkok

BANGKOK (AP) — Police searches on Tuesday yielded no evidence or suspects that would corroborate an intelligence report of possible car bomb attacks in Bangkok and its outskirts, a spokesman said. Police stepped up security in the capital on Monday after Bangkok Metropolitan deputy police chief Pol. Gen. Srivara Ransibrahmanakul …

Thai police name 1 man as suspect in tourist spot bombings

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police said Friday they have obtained an arrest warrant for a suspect in last week’s bombing and arson attacks that killed four people and wounded several dozen. Police spokesman Col. Krisana Pattanacharoen announced that a warrant had been issued for a man named Ahama Lengha because …

Thai bombings draw attention to forgotten war in south

BANGKOK (AP) — It happens with horrifying frequency in southern Thailand, a country much of the world associates with pristine beaches and alluring, sapphire blue seas: a bomb goes off. Victims are maimed or killed. Security forces comb through blood-spattered wreckage and debris. On Thursday and Friday, 11 more bombs …

Thai junta accused of exploiting bombings for political ends

BANGKOK (AP) — Critics of Thailand’s military government accused it on Sunday of taking advantage of last week’s spate of deadly bombings and arson attacks to crack down on its opponents. The United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship, better known as the Red Shirts, issued their criticism as Thai authorities …

Thailand bombings: A look at who may have been responsible

BANGKOK (AP) — In the aftermath of a coordinated wave of bombings that shook tourist towns in Thailand this week, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha’s military government is scrambling to hunt down those responsible. The 11 explosions killed four people and injured dozens, including 11 foreign tourists. The big questions now …