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03/28/2015 08:59 PM
7 shot and injured at Florida spring break house party

This Saturday, March 28, 2015 photo shows a rental home, foreground, along Thomas Drive in Panama City Beach, Fla. where seven people were injured in an early morning shooting during a house party. (AP Photo/News Herald, Heather Leiphart) MANDATORY CREDIT: NEWS HERALD, HEATHER LEIPHARTPANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Seven people were injured, some critically, during an early-morning spray of gunfire Saturday at a spring break party on the Florida Panhandle, police said. An Alabama man was quickly apprehended and charged with attempted murder.



03/28/2015 08:42 PM
Wisconsin heads to Final Four after 85-78 win over Arizona

Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky (44) grabs a rebound in front of Arizona's Stanley Johnson during the first half of a college basketball regional final in the NCAA Tournament, Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Frank Kaminsky and the Wisconsin Badgers hung on to make the Final Four again.



03/28/2015 08:29 PM
AP sources: Texas fires coach Barnes after 17 years

FILE - In this Feb. 2015, file photo, Texas head coach Rick Barnes calls to his players during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa State in Austin, Texas. Barnes, who shaped Texas into a national basketball power with three Big 12 championships and 16 NCAA Tournament appearances in 17 years, will be released after yet another quick exit from the postseason, people with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Saturday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas basketball coach Rick Barnes will be released after yet another quick exit from the postseason, people with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Saturday.



03/28/2015 08:13 PM
Boko Haram kills 41, prevents hundreds voting in Nigeria

People displaced following attacks by Islamist militants lineup for accreditation before casting their votes, in Yola, Nigeria, Saturday March 28, 2015. Nigerians went to the polls Saturday in presidential elections which analysts say will be the most tightly contested in the history of Africa's richest nation and its largest democracy. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram extremists killed 41 people, including a legislator, and scared hundreds of people from polling stations in the northeast, but millions voted across Nigeria Saturday in the most closely contested presidential race in the nation's history.



03/28/2015 08:13 PM
Decorated Boston cop in coma after being shot in face

cop shotBOSTON (AP) — A decorated Boston police officer remained in a medically induced coma Saturday, a night after he was shot in the face by a man with several gun convictions during a traffic stop that ended when other officers fatally shot his attacker, the city's police commissioner said.



03/28/2015 08:01 PM
It's Izzo versus Pitino in showdown to settle East Region

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo calls out to his team during the first half of a regional semifinal against the Oklahoma in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Friday, March 27, 2015, in Syracuse, N.Y. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Tom Izzo and Rick Pitino are Final Four regulars, and one of them will be back this year even though both of their teams were counted out weeks ago.



03/28/2015 07:25 PM
Hundreds rally against Indiana law, say it's discriminatory

Thousands of opponents of Indiana Senate Bill 101, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, gathered on the lawn of the Indiana State House to rally against that legislation Saturday, March 28, 2015. Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill Thursday prohibiting state laws that "substantially burden" a person's ability to follow his or her religious beliefs. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Hundreds of people, some carrying signs reading "no hate in our state," gathered Saturday outside the Indiana Statehouse for a boisterous rally against a new state law that opponents say could sanction discrimination against gay people.



03/28/2015 07:19 PM
Are Houston Regional shooting woes due to stadium?

In this multiple exposure photo, UCLA's Thomas Welsh shoots a free throw during a practice session for a college basketball regional semifinal game in the NCAA Tournament Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Houston. UCLA plays Gonzaga on Friday, March 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)HOUSTON (AP) — The South Regional of the NCAA Tournament is the only one being played in a football stadium.



03/28/2015 07:17 PM
Late goals save day for Netherlands, Italy

Turkey's defender Serdar Aziz (L) vies with Dutch forward Klaas-Jan Huntelaar during the Euro 2016 qualifying round football match on March 28, 2015 in AmsterdamThe Netherlands and Italy needed late equalisers to earn draws in Euro 2016 qualifying on Saturday, while Gareth Bale inspired Wales to a fine win in Israel that left them top of their group. The Dutch were heading to a first competitive defeat on home soil since October 2000 after Burak Yilmaz put Turkey ahead in Amsterdam, but a 92nd-minute shot by captain Wesley Sneijder deflected into the net off Klaas-Jan Huntelaar to spare Oranje blushes and secure a 1-1 draw. A defeat might have made Dutch coach Guus Hiddink's position untenable, and even the draw leaves last year's World Cup semi-finalists in third place in qualifying Group A, five points behind second-placed Iceland and two points ahead of Turkey.



03/28/2015 07:09 PM
Australia signs up to negotiations on Chinese-led bank
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia announced on Sunday that it would join negotiations to establish a new a Chinese-led Asian regional bank that has emerged as a potential challenge to United States influence in a part of the world where the Obama administration has tried to forge stronger ties.

03/28/2015 06:59 PM
Serena Williams easily wins opening match at Miami Open

Serena Williams, of the United States, returns the ball to Monica Niculescu, of Romania, during their match at the Miami Open tennis tournament in Key Biscayne, Fla., Saturday, March 28, 2015. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Serena Williams punctuated points Saturday with theatrics worthy of a Grand Slam final. There were squeals, knee kicks, pirouettes and fist pumps, sometimes all at once.



03/28/2015 06:55 PM
Seahawks QB Russell Wilson works out with Texas Rangers

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson works out at second base with the Texas Rangers prior to a Rangers spring training baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson spent Saturday at spring training with the Texas Rangers, hitting a home run in batting practice and drawing on his recent Super Bowl experience to deliver a message to the team.



03/28/2015 06:30 PM
Painstaking search continues after NYC blast, but hope dims

A pile of debris remains at the site of a building explosion in the East Village neighborhood of New York, Friday, March 27, 2015. Nineteen people were injured, four critically, after the powerful blast and fire sent flames soaring and debris flying Thursday afternoon. Preliminary evidence suggested that a gas explosion amid plumbing and gas work inside the building was to blame. (AP Photo/The New York Times, Nancy Borowick, Pool)NEW YORK (AP) — Searching with hands and dogs through scoops of rubble from three apartment buildings leveled in an apparent gas explosion, emergency workers painstakingly looked for signs of two missing people Saturday, though authorities acknowledged the chances were slim.



03/28/2015 06:07 PM
Williams wins Miami opener

Serena Williams of the United States plays a backhand volley against Monica Niculescu of Romania in their second round match during the Miami Open on March 28, 2015 in Key Biscayne, FloridaWorld number one Serena Williams launched her bid for an eighth title at the Miami WTA and ATP Masters on Saturday with a victory over Monica Niculescu. The 33-year-old American defeated the cagey Romanian for the second tournament in succession, showing no sign of the knee injury that forced her to forfeit her Indian Wells quarter-final in a 6-3, 6-1 win. "It was a little sore in practice, but it was OK today," Williams said of her knee. Williams, who had more trouble beating spin-merchant Niculescu in her opening match at Indian Wells, needed just an hour and 21 minutes to get past her in this match postponed from Friday when rain washed out the night session at Crandon Park.



03/28/2015 05:48 PM
Technical glitches, Boko Haram violence hit Nigerian election

Incumbent Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan arrives to cast his ballot during presidential elections at a polling station in Otuoke on March 28, 2015Problems with new technology on Saturday forced voting to be extended in presidential elections in Africa's most populous nation, Nigeria, as renewed Boko Haram violence hit the knife-edge polls. The Islamist militants were suspected of killing at least seven people in separate attacks in northeastern Gombe state, including at polling stations, while on Friday, 23 people were beheaded in Borno state. President Goodluck Jonathan was the most high-profile victim of the glitches with handheld readers, which scan biometric identity cards to authenticate voters to help cut electoral fraud. His main opponent, former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari, had no such problems and was accredited without a hitch in his hometown of Daura, in northern Katsina state.



03/28/2015 05:43 PM
Tom Brady posts video of cliff jump
Tom Brady really went deep.

03/28/2015 05:17 PM
Prince Bishop wins Dubai World Cup, California Chrome 2nd

William Buick, middle, on UAE-owned Prince Bishop, celebrates after they won the $ 10,000,000 Dubai World Cup during the Dubai World Cup horse races at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, March 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Prince Bishop pulled away from favorite California Chrome on the home straight and won the $10 million Dubai World Cup by 2 ¾ lengths at Meydan Racecourse on Saturday.



03/28/2015 05:13 PM
Lights out as world observes Earth Hour

A WWF activist dressed as a panda bear stands next to an illuminated globe in front of the Brandenburger Gate in Berlin during the the global climate change awareness campaign Earth Hour on March 28, 2015Paris's iconic Eiffel Tower switched off its lights, Berlin's Brandenburg Gate went dark and Hong Kong's famed skyline dimmed Saturday as landmarks the world over observed Earth Hour, the global climate change awareness campaign. This year's event comes as the French capital will be hosting a crucial UN climate conference in December that will bring together the international community to discuss efforts to limit global warming. Millions of people around the world were taking part in the annual Earth Hour organised by conservation group WWF, with a string of well-known sights plunging into darkness.



03/28/2015 05:03 PM
UConn steamrolls past Texas 105-54, reaches regional final

Texas head coach Karen Aston, left, and Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma talk after UConn's 105-54 win in the second half of a women's college basketball regional semifinal game in the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Geno Auriemma reached another milestone in record fashion.



03/28/2015 05:02 PM
Islamic fighters led by al-Qaida in Syria seize major city

In this image posted on the Twitter page of Syria's al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front on Saturday, March 28, 2015, which is consistent with AP reporting, a fighter from Syria's al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front holds his group flag as he stands in front of the governor building in Idlib province, north Syria. Al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria, the Nusra Front, captured most of the northwestern city of Idlib from government forces Saturday, sweeping into neighborhoods in the center of the city in a powerful blow to President Bashar Assad's government, opposition activists and the group said. (AP Photo/Nusra Front on Twitter)BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic fighters led by al-Qaida's branch in Syria seized almost full control of the northwestern city of Idlib on Saturday, taking over major roundabouts and government buildings in a powerful blow to President Bashar Assad whose forces rapidly collapsed after four days of heavy fighting, opposition activists and the extremist group said.



03/28/2015 04:43 PM
Questions and answers about the Arab peacekeeping force

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, right, greets Jordan's King Abdullah II on his arrival to attend an Arab summit, in Sharm el-Sheikh, South Sinai, Egypt, Saturday, March 28, 2015. In a speech to Arab leaders, Yemen's embattled president on Saturday called Shiite rebels who forced him to flee the country "puppets of Iran," directly blaming the Islamic Republic for the chaos there and demanding airstrikes against rebel positions continue until they surrender. (AP Photo/MENA)CAIRO (AP) — Arab League member states have agreed in principle to form a joint inter-Arab military peacekeeping force. While details of how such a force would actually operate remain thin, the agreement is a telling sign of a new determination among Saudi Arabia, Egypt and their allies to intervene aggressively in regional hotspots, whether against Islamic militants or spreading Iranian power. Here's a look at some of the questions surrounding the plan:



03/28/2015 04:39 PM
Afghan court sentences AP journalist's killer to 20 years

FILE - In this photo taken in October 2012, Associated Press reporter Kathy Gannon, second from left, and photographer Anja Niedringhaus pose for a photo with Afghan police recruits at the main police training academy in Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghanistan’s highest court has ruled that the police officer convicted of murdering Niedringhaus and wounding Gannon almost one year ago, should serve 20 years in prison, according to documents sent to the country’s attorney general on Saturday, March 28, 2015. The final sentence for former Afghan police unit commander Naqibullah was reduced from the death penalty recommended by a primary court last year. Twenty years in prison is the maximum jail sentence in Afghanistan, said Zahid Safi, a lawyer for The Associated Press who had been briefed on the decision by the Supreme Court. (AP Photo)KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's highest court has ruled that the police officer convicted of murdering Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding AP correspondent Kathy Gannon almost one year ago should serve 20 years in prison, according to documents sent to the country's attorney general on Saturday.



03/28/2015 04:36 PM
Alps crash pilot told ex 'everyone will know my name'

German and Spanish police officers pay tribute to the victims of the Germanwings plane crash at a memorial in Le Vernet on March 27, 2015The co-pilot who investigators believe crashed a passenger jet into the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, worried "health problems" would dash his dreams and vowed one day to do something to "change the whole system", an ex-girlfriend told a German newspaper. She split up with him because it became "increasingly clear that he had problems", she said.



03/28/2015 04:31 PM
Eiffel Tower goes dark in symbolic move for Earth Hour

COMBINATION PHOTO - In this two photo combination picture, the Eiffel Tower with its usual lighting at left, and after the lighting was switched off at right, at the occasion of the Earth Hour, in Paris, France, Saturday March 28, 2015. This Saturday, 28 March 8:30 p.m. local time, individuals, businesses, cities and landmarks around the world are switching off their lights for one hour to focus attention on climate change. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)PARIS (AP) — The Eiffel Tower has gone dark briefly, with lights going out to mark Earth Hour, the campaign to raise awareness about climate change.



03/28/2015 04:27 PM
Experts: Sex bias case will embolden women despite verdict

Ellen Pao, center, walks to Civic Center Courthouse in San Francisco, Friday, March 27, 2015. The jury are due back in court on Friday in Pao's lawsuit against Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Pao says the firm discriminated against her because she was a woman and then retaliated by denying her a promotion and firing her when she complained about gender bias. Kleiner Perkins denies the allegations. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A long legal battle over accusations that a prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm demeaned women and held them to a different standard than their male colleagues became a flashpoint in the ongoing discussion about gender inequity at elite technology and venture capital firms.



03/28/2015 04:22 PM
Mubtaahij romps in UAE Derby, trainer says on to Kentucky

UAE-owned Mubtaahij, ridden by Christophe Soumillon, crosses the finish line to win the UAE Derby with the US$2,000,000 prize during the Dubai World Cup horse racing at the Meydan Racecourse in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, March 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Well, that was easy.



03/28/2015 04:12 PM
UN staff flee war-torn Yemen, Russia voices concern

Shiite Huthi militiamen sit on a pick-up truck mounted with a heavy machine-gun in the Yememi capital Sanaa on March 26, 2015The United Nations evacuated staff from war-torn Yemen on Saturday as Russia warned Saudi-led air strikes on Iranian-backed rebels were affecting crunch nuclear talks between world powers and Tehran. Yemen's President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi urged his Arab allies to keep up the bombing raids in his country until the Huthi Shiite rebels surrender, branding them Iran's "puppet". A Sunni Arab coalition, led by Saudi Arabia and other Gulf monarchies, is battling to avoid having a pro-Iran regime on its doorstep, as the Huthi rebels tighten the noose around Hadi's southern stronghold of Aden.



03/28/2015 03:56 PM
Crash victim's father calls for more focus on pilot welfare

Family members of a victim pause in front of a stele, a stone slab erected as a monument, set up in the area where a Germanwings aircraft crashed in the French Alps, in Le Vernet, France, Saturday, March 28, 2015. The crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 into an Alpine mountain Tuesday killed all 150 people aboard, and has raised questions about the mental state of the co-pilot. Authorities believe the 27-year-old German deliberately sought to destroy the Airbus A320 as it flew from Barcelona to Duesseldorf. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)SISTERON, France (AP) — The father of one of the victims of this week's plane crash in the French Alps called Saturday for airlines to take greater care over pilots' welfare.



03/28/2015 03:52 PM
Yemen's president calls Shiite rebels 'puppets of Iran'

Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, walk on the tarmac of the Sanaa International Airport in Sanaa, Yemen, Saturday, March 28, 2015. Yemen's President Abed Raboo Mansour Hadi, speaking at the opening session of an Arab summit in Egypt on Saturday, called Shiite rebels who forced him to flee the country "stooges of Iran," directly blaming the Islamic Republic for the chaos there and demanding airstrikes against rebel positions continue until they surrender. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Yemen's embattled president on Saturday called Shiite rebels who forced him to flee the country "puppets of Iran," directly blaming the Islamic Republic for the chaos there and demanding airstrikes against rebel positions continue until they surrender.



03/28/2015 03:10 PM
US State Dept: Difficult work remains on Iran nuke talks

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, center, takes a walk prior to meetings at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Saturday March 28, 2015. Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program picked up pace on Saturday with the foreign ministers of France and Germany joining U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in talks with Iran's top diplomat ahead of a looming end-of-March deadline for a preliminary deal. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool)LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program grew frantic on Saturday amid signs of discord, with the French and German foreign ministers joining U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in talks with Tehran's top diplomat ahead of an end-of-March deadline for a preliminary deal.



03/28/2015 02:58 PM
Official: Al-Shabab siege at Somali hotel ends, 24 dead

Somali soldiers take position after a bomb that was detonated at the gate of one of Mogadishu's most popular hotel. Friday, March, 27, 2015, A Somali police official says a suicide bomber has detonated his explosives-laden car at the gate of a hotel popular with government officials in Mogadishu. Capt. Mohamed Hussein says gunfire could be heard inside the Maka-Mukarramah Hotel, but it was not clear if any gunmen had managed to penetrate the hotel's gate( AP P hoto/Farah Abdi Warsameh)MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Blood spattered utensils, bullet-pocked walls and overturned chairs mark the reception area of a prominent hotel in the Somali capital following an attack by Islamic extremists that killed at least 24, including six attackers.



03/28/2015 02:46 PM
Fore! Obama golfs with Alonzo Mourning on Florida getaway

President Barack Obama walks down the stairs upon his arrival on Air Force One at St. Lucie International Airport, Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Fort Pierce, Fla. Obama kicked off the spring season on Saturday with a weekend getaway in Florida, golfing with buddies the upscale resort where he once caused a stir by hitting the links with Tiger Woods. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)PALM CITY, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama kicked off the spring season on Saturday with a weekend golf getaway in Florida, teeing off with former NBA star Alonzo Mourning and former sportscaster Ahmad Rashad.



03/28/2015 02:36 PM
Prince Bishop reigns at Dubai World Cup

Jockey William Buick celebrates as he rides Prince Bishop to win the US$10 million Dubai World Race on March 28, 2015 at Meydan racecourse in DubaiPrince Bishop left racing fans scratching their heads when he cut down the rags-to-riches American horse California Chrome to win the $10 million Dubai World Cup on Saturday. The stage looked set for California Chrome to join a hallowed cast of previous winners when jockey Victor Espinosa moved his mount into a challenging position rounding the turn for home. Having countered Espinosa's move, Buick drove his mount past the sentimental favourite en route to a decisive victory by 2 3/4 lengths. It was the fourth time Prince Bishop, who is trained in Dubai by Saeed Bin Suroor, had contested the World Cup.



03/28/2015 02:04 PM
New Matt Damon film shooting in Massachusetts
MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA, Mass. (AP) — Lights, camera, action: Manchester-by-the-Sea is the backdrop for a new Matt Damon movie of the same name.

03/28/2015 01:57 PM
Guinea deploys police as Sierra Leoneans flee Ebola lockdown

A police officer guards outside a home, rear, that have been placed under a twenty one day Ebola virus quarantine period as Sierra Leone enters the second day of a three day country wide lockdown on movement of people due to the Ebola virus in the city of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Saturday, March 28, 2015. Guinea has deployed security forces to the country's southwest in response to reports that Sierra Leoneans are crossing the border to flee an Ebola lockdown intended to stamp out the deadly disease, an official said Saturday. (AP Photo/ Michael Duff)FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Guinea has deployed security forces to the country's southwest in response to reports that Sierra Leoneans are crossing the border to flee an Ebola lockdown intended to stamp out the deadly disease, an official said Saturday.



03/28/2015 01:51 PM
Things to know about Nigeria's 2 front-runners in vote

FILE - In this Thursday, March 26, 2015 file photo, Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan, left, and opposition candidate Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, right, prepare to sign a renewal of their pledge to hold peaceful "free, fair, and credible" elections, at a hotel in the capital Abuja, Nigeria. Nigeria has extended voting to Sunday, March 28, 2015 after problems occurred as millions turned out Saturday to vote in a presidential election that analysts say is too close to call between President Goodluck Jonathan and former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, file)ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's presidential election is a very tight race that many analysts say is too close to call. Here's a look at the two front-runners in the race.



03/28/2015 01:43 PM
Kenya president suspends 4 ministers for alleged corruption
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's president Saturday suspended four cabinet secretaries and 16 other senior officials to facilitate investigations into allegations of corruption.

03/28/2015 01:40 PM
Future US Navy: robotic sub-hunters, deepsea pods

The robotic revolution that transformed warfare in the skies will soon extend to the deep sea, with underwater spy "satellites," drone-launching pods on the ocean floor and unmanned ships hunting submarinesThe robotic revolution that transformed warfare in the skies will soon extend to the deep sea, with underwater spy "satellites," drone-launching pods on the ocean floor and unmanned ships hunting submarines. The pods could launch surveillance drones in the air or at sea or provide a communications link when American forces are facing electronic jamming, said Jared Adams, spokesman for Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).



03/28/2015 01:37 PM
Arizona man finds gun inside used golf bag
BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona man who bought a used golf bag discovered his purchase was packing more than just a set of clubs.

03/28/2015 01:30 PM
Qaeda, allies seize Syria's Idlib city in blow to regime

Rebels from an alliance of Islamist groups fighting in Syria fire a home-made mortar during clashes with government forces supporting President Bashar al-Assad in the northwestern city of Idlib on March 25, 2015Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate and its allies seized on Saturday the city of Idlib, only the second provincial capital to be lost by the regime in more than four years of war. More than 215,000 people have been killed since anti-government protests, which erupted in March 2011, were brutally repressed by President Bashar al-Assad's regime civil war followed. The coalition that seized Idlib city is made up of Al-Nusra Front, the official Syrian affiliate of Al-Qaeda, and several Islamist factions. "Al-Nusra Front and its allies have captured all of Idlib," the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.



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