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Image of Asia: Saving their livelihood from floods

September 23, 2014

In this photo by Anupam Nath, Indian villagers rescue their pigs on a makeshift banana raft at Chaygaon village in Kamrup district of Assam stat. more »»

Islamic militants parade captured Iraqi soldiers

September 23, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group on Tuesday paraded Iraqi troops captured in battle earlier this week in a militant stronghold west of Baghdad, residents said. more »»

Joint Chiefs chair: 'No safe haven' for militants

September 23, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Combined U.S. more »»

Suicide bomber targets army in Pakistan, kills 5

September 23, 2014

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide car bomber blew himself up near a convoy of security forces in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing five people and wounding 29 others, police said. more »»

Indian spacecraft on course to enter Mars' orbit

September 23, 2014

NEW DELHI (AP) — With homegrown technology and a remarkably low budget of about $75 million, India was on course to become the first nation to conduct a successful Mars mission on its first try. more »»

France won't stop fight in Iraq despite kidnapping

September 23, 2014

PARIS (AP) — France's prime minister said Tuesday his country won't stop fighting Islamic State militants despite demands by kidnappers holding a French hostage. more »»

Ukraine: Cease-fire being upheld on both sides

September 23, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A cease-fire in east Ukraine is being upheld by both government troops and Russia-backed rebels, a senior Ukrainian official said Tuesday, in a first step toward enforcing a... more »»

Afghanistan's Karzai takes one last swipe at US

September 23, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai used his farewell speech on Tuesday to take one last swipe at the United States, capping a long-testy relationship with the... more »»

Israel military shoots down Syrian aircraft

September 23, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military shot down a Syrian fighter jet that infiltrated its airspace over the Golan Heights on Tuesday morning — the first such downing in decades, heightening... more »»

Germany pushes for solution to Ukraine gas spat

September 23, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is pressing for a solution to the long-running gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine ahead of a meeting of the two countries' energy ministers this... more »»

Lawyer: Uighur scholar in China gets life sentence

September 23, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court imposed a life sentence Tuesday on a moderate scholar who championed the country's Uighur minority, the most severe penalty in a decade for anyone in China convicte... more »»

Hamas suspects in slaying of Israeli teens killed

September 23, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli special forces stormed a West Bank hideout early on Tuesday and killed two Palestinians suspected in the June abduction and slaying of three Israeli teenagers, a gruesome... more »»

Poland plans to buy missiles for its F-16s from US

September 23, 2014

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland hopes to finalize a multimillion deal with U.S. company Lockheed Martin Corp. more »»

Euro area gets new 10-euro bill

September 23, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — The 18 countries that use the euro currency have a new 10-euro ($13) note, which the European Central Bank says has enhanced security features that will make it harder to counterfeit. more »»

Lessons learned 6 months into worst Ebola outbreak

September 23, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Six months into the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, scientists say they know more about how the potentially lethal virus behave. more »»

Philips to separate lighting arm into new company

September 23, 2014

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Royal Philips NV is to split off its lighting division to create two separate companies, the latest in a string of radical restructurings by one of Europe's best-known... more »»

NATO's outgoing chief: 'We cut fat, built muscle"

September 23, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — When Anders Fogh Rasmussen took over at NATO, the alliance was struggling to contain a growing insurgency in Afghanistan, and some predicted it would soon follow its Cold War foe,... more »»

AP Exclusive: Brazil says no to global forest plan

September 23, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Despite its critical role in protecting the Amazon rainforest, Brazil will not endorse a global anti-deforestation initiative being announced at the U.N. more »»

Syria says Washington informed it before strikes

September 23, 2014

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Syrian foreign ministry said on Tuesday that the United States informed Damascus' envoy to the United Nations before launching airstrikes against the Islamic State grou... more »»

WHO: 21,000 Ebola cases by November if no changes

September 23, 2014

LONDON (AP) — New estimates from the World Health Organization warn the number of Ebola cases could hit 21,000 in six weeks unless efforts to curb the outbreak are ramped u. more »»

 
 

 

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