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Russian trawler with 132 crew sinks, at least 54 dead

April 2, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian freezer trawler with an international crew of 132 sank Thursday morning in the Sea of Okhotsk off of the Kamchatka Peninsula and at least 54 crew members were killed,... more »»

Flames engulf Mexico oil platform in Gulf, killing 4 workers

April 2, 2015

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A huge ball of flames engulfed an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, killing four people and sending terrified workers leaping into the sea. more »»

Thailand junta replaces martial law with absolute power

April 2, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's junta lifted martial law in most of the nation, but 10 months after staging a coup, it remains firmly in control — with new laws invoked Wednesday that essentially give... more »»

Flames engulf Mexico oil platform in Gulf, killing 4 workers

April 1, 2015

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A huge ball of flames engulfed an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, killing four people and sending terrified workers leaping into the sea. more »»

Canadian diplomat's ex-husband says their son killed in US

April 1, 2015

MIAMI (AP) — One teenage son of a Miami-based Canadian diplomat was killed and a younger son is under arrest after they were involved in an alleged drug deal that turned into a gun battle,... more »»

As Nigeria celebrates Buhari's stunning win, challenges loom

April 1, 2015

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — As Nigerians celebrated the electrifying victory Wednesday that returned one of its harshest former dictators to power, sobering challenges confront Muhammadu Buhari, from a... more »»

Massive fire engulfs Mexican oil rig, 4 dead

April 1, 2015

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A massive ball of flames engulfed an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, killing four people and sending terrified workers jumping into the se. more »»

Alps crash: Bodies recovered, but families must wait months

April 1, 2015

SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France (AP) — Just over a week after a Germanwings plane crashed into the French Alps, investigators have finished retrieving human remains from the crash site and are now trying... more »»

Analysis: Yemen ground operation carries major risks

April 1, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Saudi Arabia and its allies plan an ambitious ground offensive on multiple fronts in Yemen. more »»

Exhibit in ex-psychiatric ward celebrates Brazilian artist

April 1, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — When Arthur Bispo do Rosario needed art supplies within the psychiatric institution where he lived, he'd barter cigarettes or trade favors with the guards. more »»

Iraq hails victory over Islamic State extremists in Tikrit

April 1, 2015

TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) — The government declared victory in Tikrit on Wednesday over extremists of the Islamic State group, and it warned the militants holding other Iraqi provinces that they would be... more »»

Thailand junta replaces martial law with absolute power

April 1, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's junta lifted martial law in most of the nation, but 10 months after staging a coup, it remains firmly in control — with new laws invoked Wednesday that essentially give... more »»

Greek air traffic controllers call for radar system upgrade

April 1, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's air traffic controllers' union is calling for an urgent upgrade of the country's air traffic radar system and for more staff to be hired to handle increasing number... more »»

US military aid released to Egypt boosts leader's legitimacy

April 1, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — The release of U.S. more »»

Old colonial statues are in the crosshairs in South Africa

April 1, 2015

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — It began with a container of excrement. more »»

IS enters Palestinian camp in Damascus; Jordan closes border

April 1, 2015

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Islamic State militants infiltrated a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus on Wednesday and were clashing with a Palestinian group, the deepest foray yet by the extremist... more »»

Ex-husband of Canadian diplomat says their son killed in US

April 1, 2015

TORONTO (AP) — The ex-husband of a Canadian diplomat said Wednesday that one of their sons has been killed and another has been arrested in a Miami drug deal gone bad. more »»

Istanbul police kill woman carrying bomb near police HQ

April 1, 2015

ISTANBUL (AP) — In a second evening of violence in Istanbul, police killed a woman Wednesday carrying a bomb near the city's main police headquarters, an official said. more »»

Report: Egypt, Nigeria led world in death sentences in 2014

April 1, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Egypt and Nigeria accounted for well over 1,000 of the death sentences announced last year, more than a third of the world's total, Amnesty International says in its latest... more »»

Nigeria celebrates Buhari's stunning win; challenges loom

April 1, 2015

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerians celebrated Muhammadu Buhari's electrifying victory in presidential elections Wednesday but sobering challenges confront their next leader, from an Islamic uprising... more »»

 
 
 

 

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