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AP Interview: Iraq premier appeals for aid to fight IS group

January 21, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's prime minister on Wednesday appealed to the U.S. more »»

Aides: Rebels hold Yemen's president 'captive' at his house

January 21, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Shiite rebels in control of Yemen's capital now hold the country's president "captive" at his home, his aides said Wednesday, putting in question who actually rules the Arab... more »»

Zimbabwe's First Lady seeks to control more land

January 21, 2015

MAZOWE, Zimbabwe (AP) — In 2000, Timon Shava was a hero of Zimbabwe's land reform program when he joined hundreds of other landless peasants in a wave of land seizures and evictions of white... more »»

Russian FM pledges cooperation with West to combat terror

January 21, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow is continuing to cooperate with the West on fighting terrorism despite tensions over Ukraine, Russia's foreign minister said Wednesday. more »»

Russian FM says Ukraine peace talks to focus on frontline

January 21, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow has proposed restoring a previously agreed line of division in eastern Ukraine to end an escalation of fighting near Donetsk, and has secured rebel agreement to pull back... more »»

Palestinian wounds 11 in Tel Aviv bus stabbing

January 21, 2015

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — A Palestinian man stabbed 11 people on and near a bus in central Tel Aviv on Wednesday, seriously wounding three of them before he was shot and arrested by Israeli police. more »»

Prosecutor calls for renewed effort to arrest warlord Kony

January 21, 2015

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court's prosecutor called Wednesday for renewed efforts to arrest notorious militia leader Joseph Kony, after one of his top commanders wa... more »»

Japan's Abe 'fighting against time' seeking to free hostages

January 21, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is doing all it can to free two hostages the Islamic State group is threatening to kill unless it receives $200 million, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday, vowing never... more »»

Palestinian stabs 11 passengers on Tel Aviv bus

January 21, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian man stabbed 11 people on a bus in central Tel Aviv on Wednesday, seriously wounding three of them before he was chased down, shot and arrested by Israeli police in... more »»

At the British Homing World Show: Not your average pigeon

January 21, 2015

BLACKPOOL, England (AP) — Once a major tourist destination for Britons heading to the beach, the seaside town of Blackpool now draws a different kind of visito. more »»

Boko Haram leader claims massacre in Baga, threatens more

January 21, 2015

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has claimed responsibility for the mass killings in the northeast Nigerian town of Baga and threatened more violence. more »»

France to get better guns, more intel agents to fight terror

January 21, 2015

PARIS (AP) — France announced sweeping new measures to counter homegrown terrorism Wednesday, including giving security forces better weapons and protection, going on an intelligence agent hiring... more »»

Iran Guard vows to punish Israel for general killed in Syria

January 21, 2015

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Revolutionary Guard said Wednesday that Israel will be punished for killing one of its generals in an airstrike in Syria that also killed six Lebanese Hezbollah fighters. more »»

Pope praises big families after 'like rabbits' remark

January 21, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis praised big families on Wednesday as a gift from God, after his comments that Catholics don't have to breed "like rabbits" made headlines this week. more »»

Attacks on journalists threaten media freedom in Afghanistan

January 21, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — When Afghan journalist Hussain Sirat's car disappeared in late December, he assumed it was simply theft, until a man called to say that he had the vehicle, and a gun wit... more »»

Palestinian attacker stabs passengers on Tel Aviv bus

January 21, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian man stabbed nine people on a bus in central Tel Aviv on Wednesday, wounding four of them seriously before he was chased down, shot and arrested by Israeli police in... more »»

Volcanic eruption in Tonga creates new island

January 21, 2015

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A volcanic eruption in Tonga has created a new island — although one scientist said Wednesday it could soon disappear. more »»

Nigeria's Boko Haram leader claims Baga massacre

January 21, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has claimed responsibility for the mass killings in the northeast Nigerian town of Baga and has threatened more violence. more »»

Saudi single women challenge tradition in love and marriage

January 21, 2015

JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Amna Fatani knows she wants a brilliant career and a life different from that of Saudi women of her mother's generation who married early, usually to a husband not of... more »»

Bolivian leader begins new term with economic clouds forming

January 21, 2015

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivian President Evo Morales is set to begin a new term that will make him the Andean nation's longest-serving leader, riding high on a wave of unprecedented growth and... more »»

 
 
 

 

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