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  • US man held for alleged attempt to swim to N Korea

    US man held for alleged attempt to swim to N Korea

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 5:32 AM EDT2014-09-17 09:32:19 GMT
    An official says South Korean border guards have arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across the border into rival North Korea.More >>
    South Korean border guards arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across a river to rival North Korea, a South Korean defense official said Wednesday.More >>
  • Weakened Odile heads over Mexico toward Arizona

    Weakened Odile heads over Mexico toward Arizona

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 5:22 AM EDT2014-09-17 09:22:14 GMT
    Mexico's government airlifted thousands of stranded foreign tourists out of the hurricane-ravaged resort of Los Cabos, as a weakened Odile headed over the Gulf of California Wednesday on a path toward the U.S....More >>
    Mexico's government airlifted thousands of stranded foreign tourists out of the hurricane-ravaged resort of Los Cabos, as a weakened Odile headed over the Gulf of California Wednesday on a path toward the U.S. state of...More >>
  • Shelling in eastern Ukraine, at least 1 dead

    Shelling in eastern Ukraine, at least 1 dead

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 5:22 AM EDT2014-09-17 09:22:11 GMT
    A building has been hit by rocket fire in the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk, killing at least one person and adding to the growing number of civilian casualties in the region despite a nearly two-week-old...More >>
    A building has been hit by rocket fire in the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk, killing at least one person and adding to the growing number of civilian casualties in the region despite a nearly two-week-old cease-fire.More >>
  • Billionaire's house arrest sends stocks crashing

    Billionaire's house arrest sends stocks crashing

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 5:02 AM EDT2014-09-17 09:02:20 GMT
    The arrest of a Russian billionaire has sent shares in his holding company into a tailspin.More >>
    The arrest of a Russian billionaire on Wednesday sent shares in his holding company into a tailspin, wiping away more than $2.5 billion in market capitalization.More >>
  • New IS video warns US over Iraq deployment

    New IS video warns US over Iraq deployment

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 4:52 AM EDT2014-09-17 08:52:13 GMT
    The militant Islamic State group has released a video warning the United States that fighters await it in Iraq if President Barack Obama sends troops there, as he and his top general said may happen.More >>
    The militant Islamic State group has released a video warning the United States that fighters await it in Iraq if President Barack Obama sends troops there, as he and his top general said may happen.More >>
  • A guide to Scotland as independence vote nears

    A guide to Scotland as independence vote nears

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 4:52 AM EDT2014-09-17 08:52:11 GMT
    The people of Scotland will decide on Thursday whether to end a partnership with the rest of the United Kingdom that has lasted more than 300 years. Here is a guide to Scotland as the historic vote nears.More >>
    The people of Scotland will decide on Thursday whether to end a partnership with the rest of the United Kingdom that has lasted more than 300 years. Here is a guide to Scotland as the historic vote nears.More >>
  • Polish fears of Russia run high on war anniversary

    Polish fears of Russia run high on war anniversary

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 4:42 AM EDT2014-09-17 08:42:14 GMT
    It was an unexpected question from a woman hoping to sell me her Warsaw apartment: "Are you sure you want to buy now, when war could be coming?"More >>
    It was an unexpected question from a woman hoping to sell me her Warsaw apartment: "Are you sure you want to buy now, when war could be coming?"More >>
  • Excitement and relief in landmark Fiji election

    Excitement and relief in landmark Fiji election

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 4:32 AM EDT2014-09-17 08:32:19 GMT
    There was excitement among thousands of voters and relief from the international community Wednesday as Fijians cast ballots in a landmark election they hope will end more than a quarter-century of political...More >>
    There was excitement among thousands of voters and relief from the international community Wednesday as Fijians cast ballots in a landmark election they hope will end more than a quarter-century of political turmoil and...More >>
  • Airstrikes on central Syrian city kill some 50

    Airstrikes on central Syrian city kill some 50

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 4:13 AM EDT2014-09-17 08:13:42 GMT
    Activists say that Syrian government airstrikes have killed nearly 50 people in a rebel-held city this week.More >>
    Syrian government airstrikes killed some 50 people in an opposition-held city this week in bombing that apparently sought to target a rebel commander, activists said Wednesday.More >>
  • Ebola survivor: No time to waste as Obama ups aid

    Ebola survivor: No time to waste as Obama ups aid

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 3:33 AM EDT2014-09-17 07:33:48 GMT
    President Barack Obama has a plan to ramp up the U.S. response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.More >>
    An American doctor who survived Ebola said there's no time to waste as President Barack Obama outlined his plan to ramp up the U.S. response to the epidemic in West Africa.More >>
  • Gaza widow offers insight into world of spies

    Gaza widow offers insight into world of spies

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 1:52 AM EDT2014-09-17 05:52:15 GMT
    The 48-year-old Palestinian woman's husband was shot to death in 2012 by militants in the Gaza Strip for spying for Israel. A mother of seven, she herself was jailed by Gaza's Hamas rulers for aiding and...More >>
    The 48-year-old Palestinian woman's husband was shot to death in 2012 by militants in the Gaza Strip for spying for Israel. A mother of seven, she herself was jailed by Gaza's Hamas rulers for aiding and abetting a...More >>
  • Dempsey: Half of Iraqi army not OK as US partners

    Dempsey: Half of Iraqi army not OK as US partners

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 1:32 AM EDT2014-09-17 05:32:34 GMT
    About half of Iraq's army is incapable of partnering effectively with the U.S. to roll back the Islamic State group's territorial gains in western and northern Iraq, and the other half needs to be partially...More >>
    About half of Iraq's army is incapable of partnering effectively with the U.S. to roll back the Islamic State group's territorial gains in western and northern Iraq, and the other half needs to be partially rebuilt...More >>
  • Separatists in Quebec, Scotland share lessons

    Separatists in Quebec, Scotland share lessons

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 1:32 AM EDT2014-09-17 05:32:22 GMT
    Quebec's separatists are watching closely this week to see if the Scottish independence movement has learned from their failed attempts to break away from Canada. And it could be rejuvenated if Scotland breaks...More >>
    Quebec's separatists are watching closely this week to see if the Scottish independence movement has learned from their failed attempts to break away from Canada. And it could be rejuvenated if Scotland breaks away...More >>
  • Lava flows from Philippine volcano; thousands flee

    Lava flows from Philippine volcano; thousands flee

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 12:52 AM EDT2014-09-17 04:52:02 GMT
    The Philippines' most active volcano has belched out huge lava fragments that rolled about a kilometer (half a mile) down its slope, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of villagers, officials said...More >>
    The Philippines' most active volcano has sent more huge lava fragments rolling down its slopes in an ongoing gentle eruption that has prompted authorities to evacuate thousands of villagers, officials said Wednesday.More >>
  • Brazil election may change diplomatic direction

    Brazil election may change diplomatic direction

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 12:12 AM EDT2014-09-17 04:12:37 GMT
    More than a decade of Workers Party rule has seen Brazil prioritize ties with its leftist regional neighbors, from helping muscle socialist Venezuela into the Mercosur trade bloc to financing a billion-dollar...More >>
    More than a decade of Workers Party rule has seen Brazil prioritize ties with its leftist regional neighbors, from helping muscle socialist Venezuela into the Mercosur trade bloc to financing a billion-dollar...More >>
  • Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

    Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 12:03 AM EDT2014-09-17 04:03:09 GMT
    President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress, where the expanded military campaign has broad support but faces skepticism after more...More >>
    American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an...More >>
  • Scientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good show

    Scientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good show

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:03 PM EDT2014-09-17 03:03:02 GMT
    It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner...More >>
    It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner plates...More >>
  • Mexico airlifts tourists after Hurricane Odile

    Mexico airlifts tourists after Hurricane Odile

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:02 PM EDT2014-09-17 03:02:41 GMT
    A weakening Tropical Storm Odile pushed up Mexico's Baja California Peninsula early Tuesday, dumping heavy rains that could bring dangerous flash floods and mudslides but also a potential boon to the...More >>
    The Mexican government began airlifting the first of tens of thousands of stranded tourists out of the hurricane-ravaged resort area of Los Cabos on Tuesday, as residents picked up the pieces of shattered, flooded homes.More >>
  • Fijians go to polls after 8 years of military rule

    Fijians go to polls after 8 years of military rule

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:02 PM EDT2014-09-17 02:02:07 GMT
    Thousands of Fijians are awaiting their first chance to vote in eight years Wednesday in an election that promises to finally restore democracy to the South Pacific nation of 900,000.More >>
    Thousands of Fijians got their first chance to vote in eight years Wednesday in an election that promises to finally restore democracy to the South Pacific nation of 900,000.More >>
  • Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

    Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:44 PM EDT2014-09-17 01:44:23 GMT
    The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to...More >>
    President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis...More >>
  • Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe

    Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 8:12 PM EDT2014-09-17 00:12:48 GMT
    The city council in Donetsk says three people have been killed and five wounded in shelling overnight in the city in eastern Ukraine.More >>
    Ukraine moved to resolve months of crisis Tuesday by strengthening ties to Europe and loosening some controls over the country's rebellious eastern regions where it has been fighting Russian-backed separatists.More >>
  • Thai police search for clues after 2 Brits slain

    Thai police search for clues after 2 Brits slain

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-09-16 23:44:53 GMT
    Police on the scenic resort island of Koh Tao in southern Thailand conducted a sweep of hotels and workers' residences Tuesday searching for clues into the slayings of two British tourists whose nearly naked,...More >>
    Police on a scenic Thai resort island searched hotels and workers' residences Tuesday looking for clues into the slayings of two British tourists whose nearly naked, battered bodies were found on a beach a day earlier.More >>
  • UN leader begins term during period of 'tumult'

    UN leader begins term during period of 'tumult'

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 7:12 PM EDT2014-09-16 23:12:21 GMT
    The new president of the U.N. General Assembly says the year ahead will be momentous for the United Nations as it marks its 70th anniversary. He says his priority will be to ensure agreement on new U.N. goals that...More >>
    Sam Kutesa began his first day as president of the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday by describing the current year as "tumultuous" and the year ahead as "momentous" for the United Nations as it marks its 70th anniversary.More >>
  • Doctor to provide medical update on Toronto mayor

    Doctor to provide medical update on Toronto mayor

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-09-16 21:21:59 GMT
    The brother of controversial Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says a doctor will provide a medical update on Ford's health on Wednesday.More >>
    A doctor will provide a medical update on controversial Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's tumor on Wednesday, Ford's brother said.More >>
  • UN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola

    UN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-09-16 20:54:16 GMT
    The World Health Organization says China is sending a laboratory team to Sierra Leone to help fight the Ebola outbreak, as international efforts to stop the dreaded disease ramp up.More >>
    The number of Ebola cases could start doubling every three weeks in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, warning that the outbreak will cost nearly $1 billion to contain so it does not turn into a...More >>
  • 67 South Africans dead in Nigeria building

    67 South Africans dead in Nigeria building

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-09-16 20:33:38 GMT
    Rescue workers say they dug a woman out of the rubble of a building that collapsed four days ago and she walked away with only a slightly dislocated hand.More >>
    The death toll in the collapse of a building in Nigeria last week rose on Tuesday when the South African president said 67 South Africans died and dozens were injured in the accident.More >>
  • Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia

    Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-09-16 20:23:21 GMT
    A Belgian convicted of murder and rape who has been imprisoned for almost three decades has been granted the right to die after doctors agreed his psychological condition was incurable, an official said Tuesday.More >>
    A Belgian man convicted of murder and rape is being put to death. Yet the country doesn't have the death penalty. Confused? Authorities have granted a request for assisted suicide by the man, who says he's a menace...More >>
  • Russian billionaire placed under house arrest

    Russian billionaire placed under house arrest

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:52 PM EDT2014-09-16 19:52:59 GMT
    A billionaire Russian tycoon was placed under house arrest Tuesday in a money-laundering case that has drawn comparisons with a government crackdown on Russia's Yukos oil company more than a decade ago.More >>
    A billionaire Russian tycoon was placed under house arrest Tuesday in a money-laundering case that has drawn comparisons with a government crackdown on Russia's Yukos oil company more than a decade ago.More >>
  • French prime minister wins confidence vote

    French prime minister wins confidence vote

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-09-16 19:44:48 GMT
    France's prime minister faces a confidence vote in a parliament increasingly frustrated with unpopular President Francois Hollande's handling of the economy - including dissidents within his Socialist Party.More >>
    French Prime Minister Manuel Valls won a vote of confidence on Tuesday in a tense ballot, allowing him to push through economic reforms that have divided his Socialist Party.More >>
  • Iraq parliament rejects interior, defense nominees

    Iraq parliament rejects interior, defense nominees

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:02 PM EDT2014-09-16 19:02:59 GMT
    Iraqi lawmakers say the country's prime minister has made his decision on the remaining posts in his Cabinet, including the critical positions of interior minister and defense minister.More >>
    Iraqi lawmakers rejected Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's nominees Tuesday to lead the defense and interior ministries, leaving the crucial Cabinet posts unfilled as an emerging U.S.-led coalition intensifies its air...More >>
  • Egypt says restoration of oldest pyramid on track

    Egypt says restoration of oldest pyramid on track

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-09-16 18:33:14 GMT
    Egypt's antiquities minister has brought journalists inside a 4,600-year old pyramid to reject recent accusations of mismanagement at the site as false and "without evidence."More >>
    Egypt's antiquities minister took journalists inside a 4,600-year-old pyramid on Tuesday to reject recent accusations of mismanagement at the site as false and "without evidence."More >>
  • West Bank settler group boasts rapid growth

    West Bank settler group boasts rapid growth

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-09-16 18:22:53 GMT
    The main organization representing West Bank settlers says the population of Jewish Israelis living in the West Bank experienced strong growth during the first half of this year.More >>
    Israel's settler population in the West Bank increased by 2 percent in the first half of the year, an advocacy group announced Tuesday, signaling robust growth in the settlements even while Israel was conducting peace...More >>
  • European Space Agency picks site for comet landing

    European Space Agency picks site for comet landing

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 2:02 PM EDT2014-09-16 18:02:44 GMT
    The European Space Agency says it has decided on the spot where it will attempt the first landing on a comet, a maneuver that is one of the key elements of a decade-long mission.More >>
    Talk about a moving target.More >>
  • Sides in Scottish referendum make final push

    Sides in Scottish referendum make final push

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:12 PM EDT2014-09-16 17:12:41 GMT
    The two sides in Scotland's independence debate scrambled Tuesday to convert undecided voters, with just two days to go until a referendum on separation.More >>
    The two sides in Scotland's independence debate scrambled Tuesday to convert undecided voters, with just two days to go until a referendum on separation.More >>
  • Tracing the rise of Ebola in West Africa

    Tracing the rise of Ebola in West Africa

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:02 PM EDT2014-09-16 17:02:17 GMT
    Since the Ebola outbreak first emerged in West Africa, The Associated Press has been reporting on it. A timeline compiled from AP dispatches since March shows the dreaded disease being identified in a remote part...More >>
    Since the Ebola outbreak first emerged in West Africa, The Associated Press has been reporting on it. A timeline compiled from AP dispatches since March shows the dreaded disease being identified in a remote part of Guinea...More >>
  • Legislator: 53 Turkish families joined IS

    Legislator: 53 Turkish families joined IS

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:32 PM EDT2014-09-16 16:32:27 GMT
    Turkey's new prime minister strongly rejected Western media reports that many of his fellow countrymen are swelling the ranks of the Islamic State group.More >>
    A Turkish opposition legislator said Tuesday that at least 53 Turkish families - some with children - had crossed into Syria to join the Islamic State group in the past week alone and accused Turkey's government of...More >>
  • Next title: Elizabeth, Queen of Scots?

    Next title: Elizabeth, Queen of Scots?

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:43 AM EDT2014-09-16 15:43:34 GMT
    Queen Elizabeth II can keep her magnificent Scottish castle at Balmoral should Scots vote for independence - and chances are she will be able to keep her role as well.More >>
    Queen Elizabeth II can keep her magnificent Scottish castle at Balmoral should Scots vote for independence - and chances are she will be able to keep her role as well.More >>
  • Belfast officer who oversaw Adams arrest promoted

    Belfast officer who oversaw Adams arrest promoted

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-09-16 15:21:34 GMT
    Rival factions in Northern Ireland's unity government are accusing each other of bias after a policeman who oversaw the arrest of Sinn Fein party leader Gerry Adams was promoted to the force's...More >>
    Rival factions in Northern Ireland's unity government are accusing each other of bias after a policeman who oversaw the arrest of Sinn Fein party leader Gerry Adams was promoted to the force's second-highest post.More >>
  • Afghan suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troops

    Afghan suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troops

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-09-16 15:12:35 GMT
    A police official in Kabul says that a suicide car bomber has targeted a foreign convoy just a couple hundred yards (meters) from the U.S. Embassy.More >>
    A Taliban attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy on Tuesday, killing three members of the NATO-led force and wounding nearly 20 troops and civilians, officials said.More >>
  • Kurds in Europe take up arms against IS group

    Kurds in Europe take up arms against IS group

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-09-16 15:04:14 GMT
    Shaho Pirani says he's just a phone call away from leaving his quiet life in Denmark and joining Kurdish forces battling against Islamic State militants in Iraq.More >>
    Shaho Pirani says he's just a phone call away from leaving his quiet life in Denmark and joining Kurdish forces battling against Islamic State militants in Iraq.More >>
  • UN panel emphasizes Assad role in Syria war crimes

    UN panel emphasizes Assad role in Syria war crimes

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:03 AM EDT2014-09-16 15:03:33 GMT
    The U.N. commission investigating war crimes in Syria says President Bashar Assad's government is committing the bulk of atrocities inside the war-torn country, exceeding the toll from the horrific massacres...More >>
    As nations mount an offensive against the Islamic State militants that have gained a stronghold in Iraq and Syria, a U.N. human rights commission emphasized Tuesday that Syrian President Bashar Assad's government has...More >>
  • South Africa sends murder suspect to Botswana

    South Africa sends murder suspect to Botswana

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:51:39 GMT
    Human rights lawyers are pressing South Africa to explain why a murder suspect from Botswana was illegally deported to his country, where he could be executed if convicted.More >>
    Human rights lawyers on Tuesday pressed South Africa to explain why a murder suspect from Botswana was illegally deported to his country, where he could be executed if convicted.More >>
  • Syrian aircraft crashes in city held by IS group

    Syrian aircraft crashes in city held by IS group

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:42 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:42:41 GMT
    A Syrian military aircraft crashed into the de facto capital of the Islamic State group on Tuesday, killing at least eight people, as thousands of residents fled to nearby villages in anticipation of expected U.S....More >>
    A Syrian military plane crashed into the de facto capital of the Islamic State group on Tuesday, killing at least eight people, as thousands of its residents fled to nearby villages in anticipation of expected U.S....More >>
  • Pope to focus on grandparents after newlyweds

    Pope to focus on grandparents after newlyweds

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:42 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:42:14 GMT
    First, Pope Francis married 20 couples to highlight the role of families as the heart of the Catholic Church. Next up is a special Mass for grandparents.More >>
    First, Pope Francis married 20 couples to highlight the role of families as the heart of the Catholic Church. Next up is a special Mass for grandparents.More >>
  • AP names Lynne O'Donnell Kabul bureau chief

    AP names Lynne O'Donnell Kabul bureau chief

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:32 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:32:14 GMT
    Lynne O'Donnell, a foreign correspondent who has covered major stories throughout the Middle East and Asia for two decades, has been named Kabul bureau chief for The Associated Press, leading the agency's...More >>
    Lynne O'Donnell, a foreign correspondent who has covered major stories throughout the Middle East and Asia for two decades, has been named Kabul bureau chief for The Associated Press, leading the agency's coverage...More >>
  • AP names Maya Alleruzzo Mideast photo editor

    AP names Maya Alleruzzo Mideast photo editor

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:22:13 GMT
    Maya Alleruzzo, a photographer who has covered wars in Iraq and Afghanistan during a 12-year stint in the region, has been named regional photo editor for the Middle East by The Associated Press.More >>
    Maya Alleruzzo, a photographer who has covered wars in Iraq and Afghanistan during a 12-year stint in the region, has been named regional photo editor for the Middle East by The Associated Press.More >>
  • German court lifts injunction banning Uber

    German court lifts injunction banning Uber

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:21:42 GMT
    A court in Germany has lifted an emergency injunction that banned the ridesharing service Uber from operating anywhere in the country.More >>
    A court in Germany has lifted an emergency injunction that banned the ridesharing service Uber from operating anywhere in the country.More >>
  • South Sudan urges groups to hire more nationals

    South Sudan urges groups to hire more nationals

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:12 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:12:25 GMT
    A South Sudanese official says the government in a new policy wants all non-governmental organizations to start hiring more nationals.More >>
    A South Sudanese official says the government in a new policy wants all non-governmental organizations to start hiring more nationals.More >>
  • Chinese city creates cellphone sidewalk lane

    Chinese city creates cellphone sidewalk lane

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:52 AM EDT2014-09-16 13:52:02 GMT
    Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, seemingly offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're...More >>
    Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going.More >>
  • Oligarch buys Russia's most popular social media

    Oligarch buys Russia's most popular social media

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:51 AM EDT2014-09-16 13:51:58 GMT
    A media company owned by Kremlin-friendly oligarch Alisher Usmanov has paid $1.5 billion to gain full control of one of Russia's most popular social media websites, VKontakte.More >>
    A media company owned by Kremlin-friendly oligarch Alisher Usmanov has splashed out $1.5 billion to gain full control of Russia's most popular social network, VKontakte, bringing an end to a months-long dispute that...More >>
  • Roadside bomb kills 6 policemen in Egypt's Sinai

    Roadside bomb kills 6 policemen in Egypt's Sinai

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:02 AM EDT2014-09-16 13:02:17 GMT
    Egypt's Interior Ministry says a roadside bomb has killed five police conscripts and an officer and injured two others near the border town of Rafah in the restive Sinai Peninsula.More >>
    A powerful explosion killed five Egyptian police conscripts and an officer near the border town of Rafah in the restive Sinai Peninsula early Tuesday, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of a local al-Qaida-inspired...More >>
  • Scotland took long road to independence vote

    Scotland took long road to independence vote

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 8:31 AM EDT2014-09-16 12:31:57 GMT
    On Calton Hill, overlooking Edinburgh, stands Scotland's National Monument. A colonnade of classical stone pillars modeled on the Parthenon in Athens, it's grand, inspiring - and unfinished, ever since the...More >>
    On Calton Hill, overlooking Edinburgh, stands Scotland's National Monument. A colonnade of classical stone pillars modeled on the Parthenon in Athens, it's grand, inspiring - and unfinished, ever since the money to...More >>
  • Nobel laureates appeal to South Africa

    Nobel laureates appeal to South Africa

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 7:51 AM EDT2014-09-16 11:51:27 GMT
    A group of Nobel peace laureates is appealing to South Africa to grant a visa to the Dalai Lama, who abandoned an attempt to get permission to travel to Cape Town next month.More >>
    A group of Nobel peace laureates has appealed to South Africa to grant a visa to the Dalai Lama, who abandoned an attempt to get permission to travel to Cape Town next month.More >>
  • 2 killed in pileup on mist-shrouded Dutch road

    2 killed in pileup on mist-shrouded Dutch road

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:21 AM EDT2014-09-16 10:21:37 GMT
    Emergency services say two people have been killed and an unknown number injured in a pileup at least 150 cars and trucks on a Dutch highway shrouded in thick mist.More >>
    Emergency services say two people have been killed and an unknown number injured in a pileup at least 150 cars and trucks on a Dutch highway shrouded in thick mist.More >>
  • Militants attack Pakistani post near Afghan border

    Militants attack Pakistani post near Afghan border

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:51 AM EDT2014-09-16 09:51:46 GMT
    Pakistan's military says its warplanes have targeted three militant hideouts in a Taliban stronghold near the Afghan border, killing at least 20 insurgents.More >>
    A group of militants attacked a Pakistan army post from neighboring Afghanistan Tuesday morning, sparking a shootout that left 11 insurgents and three soldiers killed, the military said, as government warplanes killed 20...More >>
  • 2nd conductor resigns from Vienna State Opera

    2nd conductor resigns from Vienna State Opera

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:31 AM EDT2014-09-16 09:31:31 GMT
    The Vienna State Opera has lost its second star conductor in less than two weeks.More >>
    The Vienna State Opera has lost its second star conductor in less than two weeks.More >>
  • Judge in Pistorius trial faces criticism

    Judge in Pistorius trial faces criticism

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:01 AM EDT2014-09-16 09:01:55 GMT
    Several legal groups in South Africa say they are concerned about harsh criticism of the judge who found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, but not guilty of the more serious charge of murder.More >>
    Several legal groups in South Africa have expressed concern about threats and harsh criticism of the judge who found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, but not guilty of the more serious charge of murder.More >>
  • Scottish mistrust of Conservatives key in campaign

    Scottish mistrust of Conservatives key in campaign

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 4:31 AM EDT2014-09-16 08:31:25 GMT
    With Thursday's referendum looming, proponents of Scottish independence are using one of the main weapons in their armory - Scotland's widespread mistrust of the Conservative Party.More >>
    With Thursday's referendum looming, proponents of Scottish independence are using one of the main weapons in their armory - Scotland's widespread mistrust of the Conservative Party.More >>
  • Ukraine village hopes for chance to rebuild

    Ukraine village hopes for chance to rebuild

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 2:32 AM EDT2014-09-16 06:32:07 GMT
    The kindergarten building in this village in eastern Ukraine was once a source of pride. Renovated and brightly decorated with money provided by German donors, its classrooms were opening the doors of education to...More >>
    The kindergarten building in this village in eastern Ukraine was once a source of pride. Renovated and brightly decorated with money provided by German donors, its classrooms were opening the doors of education to 120...More >>
  • Xi's India visit highlights changing power dynamic

    Xi's India visit highlights changing power dynamic

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 2:12 AM EDT2014-09-16 06:12:06 GMT
    Chinese President Xi Jinping's trip to India this week highlights subtle shifts in the regional power dynamic that are bringing warmer ties between the two Asian giants, challenging China's traditional...More >>
    Chinese President Xi Jinping's trip to India this week highlights subtle shifts in the regional power dynamic that are bringing warmer ties between the two Asian giants, challenging China's traditional relationship...More >>
  • A look at Myanmar's struggling clay pot industry

    A look at Myanmar's struggling clay pot industry

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 2:01 AM EDT2014-09-16 06:01:31 GMT
    For generations, the Myanmar town of Twante has been known for its thriving pottery industry. Even today, residents can be seen sitting on wooden stools beneath the thatched roofs of their homes, placing lumps of...More >>
    For generations, the Myanmar town of Twante has been known for its thriving pottery industry. Even today, residents can be seen sitting on wooden stools beneath the thatched roofs of their homes, placing lumps of soft clay...More >>
  • Philippines warns of possible volcanic eruption

    Philippines warns of possible volcanic eruption

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:01 AM EDT2014-09-16 05:01:21 GMT
    Government scientists say one of the Philippines' most active volcanos is showing signs of heightened unrest and an eruption is possible within weeks.More >>
    One of the Philippines' most active volcanoes is showing signs of heightened unrest and an eruption is possible within weeks, government scientists warned Tuesday.More >>
  • Venezuela's newest shortage: breast implants

    Venezuela's newest shortage: breast implants

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:31 AM EDT2014-09-16 04:31:13 GMT
    Venezuela's chronic shortages have begun to encroach on a cultural cornerstone: the boob job.More >>
    Venezuela's chronic shortages have begun to encroach on a cultural cornerstone: the boob job.More >>
  • Brazil's indigenous seek out city, end up in slums

    Brazil's indigenous seek out city, end up in slums

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:12 AM EDT2014-09-16 04:12:18 GMT
    They huddle in a tight circle, shaking seed-filled maracas and shuffling in time to a rhythm that has pulsed through their tribes for generations. The dancers raise their voices in song, conjuring an ancient spirit...More >>
    They huddle in a tight circle, shaking seed-filled maracas and shuffling in time to a rhythm that has pulsed through their tribes for generations. The dancers raise their voices in song, conjuring an ancient spirit that...More >>
  • Odile slams Mexico's Baja California

    Odile slams Mexico's Baja California

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-09-16 03:41:29 GMT
    Hurricane Odile raked the Baja California Peninsula with strong winds and heavy rains early Monday as locals and tourists in the resort area of Los Cabos began to emerge from shelters and assess the damage.More >>
    Odile weakened to a tropical storm Monday night after blazing a trail of destruction through Mexico's Baja California Peninsula that leveled everything from ramshackle homes to luxury hotels, and left entire...More >>
  • 6 killed, 15 wounded in east Ukraine city

    6 killed, 15 wounded in east Ukraine city

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:31:26 GMT
    Observers from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe say they were just 200 meters (650 feet) away from four shell-bursts in eastern Ukraine, where fighting has continued despite a cease-fire...More >>
    Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, the city council said Monday - the worst reported violence since a cease-fire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops took...More >>
  • Kerry: US open to talks with Iran on Islamic State

    Kerry: US open to talks with Iran on Islamic State

    Monday, September 15 2014 9:31 PM EDT2014-09-16 01:31:42 GMT
    Reconnaissance planes at the ready, France called together diplomats to come up with a coherent global strategy Monday to combat extremists from the Islamic State group, minus the two countries who share most of...More >>
    As more than two dozen nations pledged Monday to help Iraq fight the Islamic State militants, the United States said it was open to talking to Iran about a role in resolving the crisis, despite Washington's earlier...More >>
  • Rampant Ebola fear takes toll on Africa tourism

    Rampant Ebola fear takes toll on Africa tourism

    Monday, September 15 2014 7:11 PM EDT2014-09-15 23:11:06 GMT
    Ebola is thousands of miles away from Kenya's pristine Indian Ocean beaches, but the deadly disease appears to be discouraging tourism there and elsewhere in this vast continent.More >>
    Ebola is thousands of miles away from Kenya's pristine Indian Ocean beaches, but the deadly disease appears to be discouraging tourism there and elsewhere in this vast continent.More >>
  • UN takes over C. African Republic peacekeeping

    UN takes over C. African Republic peacekeeping

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:51:30 GMT
    The United Nations is set to take over a regional African peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic on Monday, nine months after sectarian violence erupted that has left at least 5,000 people dead and has...More >>
    The United Nations took over a regional African peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic on Monday, nine months after sectarian violence erupted that has left at least 5,000 people dead and has forced tens of...More >>
  • Generation gap: Young Scots favor independence

    Generation gap: Young Scots favor independence

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:31:23 GMT
    Across Scotland, dinner table talk is getting heated as families fight over how to vote in Scotland's independence referendum. A generation gap has opened up, with younger voters more inclined to back...More >>
    Across Scotland, dinner table talk is getting heated as families argue over how to vote in Scotland's independence referendum. A generation gap has opened up, with younger voters more inclined to back independence and...More >>
  • Merkel: Russia must withdraw troops from Ukraine

    Merkel: Russia must withdraw troops from Ukraine

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:11 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:11:27 GMT
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Russia must withdraw its troops from Ukraine for a peace plan there to work.More >>
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Russia must withdraw its troops from Ukraine for a peace plan there to work.More >>
  • Pope meets with Argentine judge in Dirty War probe

    Pope meets with Argentine judge in Dirty War probe

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:00:56 GMT
    Pope Francis has met with an Argentine judge who played a key role in the recent convictions of two former military officers for one of the most notorious crimes of the country's Dirty War.More >>
    Pope Francis met Monday with an Argentine judge who played a key role in the recent convictions of two former military officers for one of the most notorious crimes of the country's Dirty War.More >>
  • Jean Paul Gaultier to stop making ready-to-wear

    Jean Paul Gaultier to stop making ready-to-wear

    Monday, September 15 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-09-15 20:41:33 GMT
    The house of Jean Paul Gaultier has announced that it is stopping women's and men's ready-to-wear collections.More >>
    The house of Jean Paul Gaultier has announced that it is stopping women's and men's ready-to-wear collections.More >>
  • Air France strike amid Europe's low-cost shakeup

    Air France strike amid Europe's low-cost shakeup

    Monday, September 15 2014 3:41 PM EDT2014-09-15 19:41:23 GMT
    At least half of Air France flights around the world were canceled Monday as pilots kicked off a weeklong strike, angry that the company is shifting jobs and operations to a low-cost carrier to better keep up with...More >>
    Air France canceled at least half its flights around the world on Monday as pilots began a weeklong strike, highlighting the trouble Europe's flagship airlines face in keeping up with low-cost competitors.More >>
  • Sierra Leone: WHO too slow to help doc with Ebola

    Sierra Leone: WHO too slow to help doc with Ebola

    Monday, September 15 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-09-15 19:21:03 GMT
    Sierra Leone is accusing the World Health Organization of being "sluggish" in facilitating an evacuation of a doctor who died from Ebola before she could be sent out of the country for medical care.More >>
    Sierra Leone accused the World Health Organization on Monday of being "sluggish" in facilitating an evacuation of a doctor who died from Ebola before she could be sent out of the country for medical care.More >>
  • Tiny Qatar plays outsize role in US war strategy

    Tiny Qatar plays outsize role in US war strategy

    Monday, September 15 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-09-15 18:53:18 GMT
    Just miles from where former Guantanamo Bay terror suspects have resettled, American warplanes take off from Qatar's al-Udeid air base in the global war on extremism.More >>
    Just miles from where former Guantanamo Bay terror suspects have resettled, American warplanes take off from Qatar's al-Udeid air base in the global war on extremism.More >>
  • Kerry to chair UN Security Council meeting on Iraq

    Kerry to chair UN Security Council meeting on Iraq

    Monday, September 15 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-09-15 18:53:13 GMT
    Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to New York this week to chair a meeting of the United National Security Council on Iraq.More >>
    Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to New York this week to chair a meeting of the United National Security Council on Iraq.More >>
  • Gazans rush to enjoy life after ruinous war

    Gazans rush to enjoy life after ruinous war

    Monday, September 15 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-09-15 18:52:24 GMT
    After a ruinous war, Gaza is rushing back to a veneer of normalcy at astonishing speed. Street cafes and beaches are packed with people until late at night. Families crowd the few public parks. Wedding halls are...More >>
    After a ruinous war, Gaza is rushing back to a veneer of normalcy at astonishing speed. Street cafes and beaches are packed with people until late at night. Families crowd the few public parks. Wedding halls are booked solid.More >>
  • Mystery airstrikes target Libyan Islamist militias

    Mystery airstrikes target Libyan Islamist militias

    Monday, September 15 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-09-15 18:52:21 GMT
    Commanders and a spokesman for Libya's Islamist-allied militias say four airstrikes by unidentified parties hit a western town near the capital Tripoli, killing one person and wounding five.More >>
    Unidentified warplanes conducted four airstrikes on Monday near the Libyan capital of Tripoli, leaving one dead and five wounded, a spokesman for Libya's Islamist-allied militias and a militia commander said.More >>
  • 700 feared dead in 2 Mediterranean boat wrecks

    700 feared dead in 2 Mediterranean boat wrecks

    Monday, September 15 2014 2:41 PM EDT2014-09-15 18:41:39 GMT
    The International Organization for Migration says about 500 migrants are feared to have died after their boat was rammed and sank off the Malta coast last week.More >>
    This year is on track to become the deadliest ever for migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea after two heavily loaded boats were wrecked in the past week, possibly killing 700 people fleeing Africa for Europe - the same...More >>
  • Prominent Egyptian activist freed on bail

    Prominent Egyptian activist freed on bail

    Monday, September 15 2014 1:21 PM EDT2014-09-15 17:21:48 GMT
    Relatives say that Egypt's most prominent activist who is standing retrial after being sentenced to 15 years in prison for violating to the country's draconian protest law, has been released on bail.More >>
    Worn out but smiling, a prominent Egyptian activist facing retrial on a 15-year prison sentence for violating a draconian protest law walked out of a Cairo prison Monday after a court ordered him freed on bail.More >>
  • NATO head: threats from Russia, Islamic State

    NATO head: threats from Russia, Islamic State

    Monday, September 15 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-09-15 17:11:12 GMT
    NATO secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen says members of the U.S.-led alliance must stand shoulder to shoulder to confront "virulent, violent and anti-Western threats" from both Russia and the so-called Islamic...More >>
    NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Monday that members of the U.S.-led alliance must stand shoulder to shoulder to confront simultaneous security threats from Russia and the Islamic State extremist...More >>
  • Public praise, private Belfast funeral for Paisley

    Public praise, private Belfast funeral for Paisley

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:51:05 GMT
    Northern Ireland politicians are publicly honoring their former leader, Ian Paisley, as his family holds his funeral in conditions of exceptional privacy.More >>
    Northern Ireland's Catholic and Protestant politicians united Monday to praise their former power-sharing leader, Ian Paisley, as his family held his funeral in conditions of exceptional privacy.More >>
  • Democracy? No, Afghans say, after vote count ends

    Democracy? No, Afghans say, after vote count ends

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:21:34 GMT
    The ballot counting in Afghanistan's five-month-long presidential election is finished, but as negotiations continue over the country's future political power structure, many here are asking: Does my vote...More >>
    The ballot counting in Afghanistan's five-month-long presidential election is finished, but as negotiations continue over the country's future political power structure, many here are asking: Does my vote count?More >>
  • Islamic State group issues new curriculum in Iraq

    Islamic State group issues new curriculum in Iraq

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:21:28 GMT
    The extremist-held Iraqi city of Mosul is set to usher in a new school year. But unlike years past, there will be no art or music. Classes about history, literature and Christianity have been "permanently annulled."More >>
    The extremist-held Iraqi city of Mosul is set to usher in a new school year. But unlike years past, there will be no art or music. Classes about history, literature and Christianity have been "permanently annulled."More >>
  • 93-year-old former Auschwitz guard charged

    93-year-old former Auschwitz guard charged

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:51 AM EDT2014-09-15 15:51:48 GMT
    A 93-year-old man has been charged with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder for serving as an SS guard at the Nazis' Auschwitz death camp, prosecutors said Monday.More >>
    A 93-year-old man has been charged with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder for serving as an SS guard at the Nazis' Auschwitz death camp, prosecutors said Monday.More >>
  • 45 dead after Nigeria building collapse

    45 dead after Nigeria building collapse

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:31 AM EDT2014-09-15 15:31:09 GMT
    Rescue workers say 45 people died and they have rescued 105 survivors from a collapsed guesthouse at the campus of renowned Nigerian preacher T.B. Joshua's Synagogue Church of All Nations.More >>
    Rescue workers have recovered 46 bodies and rescued 130 survivors from a collapsed shopping mall and guesthouse at the campus of renowned Nigerian preacher T.B. Joshua's Synagogue Church of All Nations, the West...More >>
  • Nigerian defense: Hope pilots alive in missing jet

    Nigerian defense: Hope pilots alive in missing jet

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:31 AM EDT2014-09-15 15:31:03 GMT
    Nigeria's defense chief says he hopes the pilots of a missing fighter jet are alive.More >>
    Nigeria's Air Force chief says he hopes the pilots of a missing fighter jet are alive.More >>
  • Man accused of IS membership on trial in Germany

    Man accused of IS membership on trial in Germany

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-09-15 15:21:33 GMT
    A 20-year-old German man is going on trial in Frankfurt accused of being a member of the extremist Islamic State group.More >>
    A 20-year-old German man went on trial in Frankfurt on Monday on charges he was a member of the extremist Islamic State group, the first such case to come to court in Germany.More >>
  • A Scottish 'Yes' also means exit from EU, NATO

    A Scottish 'Yes' also means exit from EU, NATO

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-09-15 15:21:28 GMT
    If Scottish voters this week say Yes to independence, not only will they tear up the map of Great Britain, they'll shake the twin pillars of Western Europe's postwar prosperity and security - the European...More >>
    If Scottish voters this week say Yes to independence, not only will they tear up the map of Great Britain, they'll shake the twin pillars of Western Europe's postwar prosperity and security - the European Union and...More >>
  • Japan's whale hunt under scrutiny at IWC meeting

    Japan's whale hunt under scrutiny at IWC meeting

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-09-15 15:21:03 GMT
    Japan's intention to resume whale hunts in the Antarctic - despite a ruling by the top U.N. court - topped the agenda as an international whaling conference opened Monday in Slovenia's Adriatic Sea resort...More >>
    Japan's intention to resume whale hunts in the Antarctic - despite a ruling by the top U.N. court - topped the agenda as an international whaling conference opened Monday in Slovenia's Adriatic Sea resort of Portoroz.More >>
  • Why hire? French confront reasons for malaise

    Why hire? French confront reasons for malaise

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:01 AM EDT2014-09-15 15:01:46 GMT
    Marc Winocour and his two sons have enjoyed some success transforming the family farm into a field-to-table company that includes bread ovens, delivery trucks and a boutique. Revenues are climbing more than 50...More >>
    Marc Winocour and his two sons have enjoyed some success transforming the family farm into a field-to-table company that includes bread ovens, delivery trucks and a boutique. Revenues are climbing more than 50 percent a year.More >>
  • UN nuke agency indicates slow going on Iran probe

    UN nuke agency indicates slow going on Iran probe

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:11 AM EDT2014-09-15 14:11:05 GMT
    The head of the U.N. nuclear agency is indicating that his attempted probe of allegations that Iran worked on nuclear arms is going slowly.More >>
    With his probe of suspected nuclear weapons work by Iran sputtering, the head of the U.N. atomic agency on Monday urged Iran to either cooperate or accept the prospect of a ruling on the allegations based on incomplete...More >>
  • Uganda holds 19 terror suspects, seizes explosives

    Uganda holds 19 terror suspects, seizes explosives

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:11 AM EDT2014-09-15 14:11:03 GMT
    A Uganda military spokesman says six terror suspects were arrested over the weekend in a raid on an al-Shabab cell that was apparently plotting an attack in this East African country.More >>
    Ugandan authorities are holding 19 suspects arrested over an apparent terror plot, officials said Monday as the security agencies continued an operation to dismantle what they said was an al-Shabab cell plotting attacks in...More >>
  • South Africa seizes $9.3 million at airport

    South Africa seizes $9.3 million at airport

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-09-15 14:00:57 GMT
    Authorities in South Africa say they have seized $9.3 million in cash from two Nigerians and an Israeli who arrived at Lanseria, an airport in the Johannesburg area.More >>
    Authorities in South Africa say they have seized $9.3 million in cash from two Nigerians and an Israeli who arrived at Lanseria, an airport in the Johannesburg area.More >>
  • Hurricane Odile in Baja slams Baja California

    Hurricane Odile in Baja slams Baja California

    Monday, September 15 2014 9:51 AM EDT2014-09-15 13:51:30 GMT
    Hurricane Odile raked the Baja California Peninsula with strong winds and heavy rains early Monday as locals and tourists in the resort area of Los Cabos began to emerge from shelters and assess the damage.More >>
    Hurricane Odile raked the Baja California Peninsula with strong winds and heavy rains early Monday as locals and tourists in the resort area of Los Cabos began to emerge from shelters and assess the damage.More >>
  • Sweden's far-right rises amid immigration debate

    Sweden's far-right rises amid immigration debate

    Monday, September 15 2014 9:51 AM EDT2014-09-15 13:51:13 GMT
    Sweden's Social-led bloc is struggling to form a government after it ousted the center-right ruling coalition in Sunday's parliamentary election but fell short of a majority.More >>
    A Swedish far-right party demanding sharp cuts in immigration has more than doubled its support in a parliamentary election.More >>
  • US reopens embassy in Central African Republic

    US reopens embassy in Central African Republic

    Monday, September 15 2014 9:31 AM EDT2014-09-15 13:31:16 GMT
    The State Department says it's reopening The U.S. embassy in the Central African Republic.More >>
    The State Department says it's reopening The U.S. embassy in the Central African Republic.More >>
  • British boy gets first proton treatment in Prague

    British boy gets first proton treatment in Prague

    Monday, September 15 2014 9:21 AM EDT2014-09-15 13:21:47 GMT
    British boy Ashya King underwent his first proton beam therapy session for a life-threatening brain tumor in Prague on Monday, a week after the 5-year-old boy was flown here from Spain.More >>
    British boy Ashya King underwent his first proton beam therapy session for a life-threatening brain tumor in Prague on Monday, a week after the 5-year-old boy was flown here from Spain.More >>
  • UN takes over C. African Republic peacekeeping

    UN takes over C. African Republic peacekeeping

    Monday, September 15 2014 8:21 AM EDT2014-09-15 12:21:28 GMT
    The United Nations is taking over from an African peacekeeping mission trying to stabilize Central African Republic.More >>
    The United Nations is taking over from an African peacekeeping mission trying to stabilize Central African Republic.More >>
  • Mideast complexities confound US coalition effort

    Mideast complexities confound US coalition effort

    Monday, September 15 2014 8:21 AM EDT2014-09-15 12:21:25 GMT
    By DAN PERRY Associated Press The Middle East has confounded outsiders for years, so it is no surprise that another U.S.-led project with a straightforward goal - destroying a marauding...More >>
    By DAN PERRY Associated Press The Middle East has confounded outsiders for years, so it is no surprise that another U.S.-led project with a straightforward goal - destroying a marauding organization of...More >>
  • 4th doctor dies of Ebola in Sierra Leone

    4th doctor dies of Ebola in Sierra Leone

    Monday, September 15 2014 8:21 AM EDT2014-09-15 12:21:10 GMT
    A top medical official in Sierra Leone says a fourth doctor has died of Ebola in the country after a failed bid to transfer her abroad for treatment.More >>
    Sierra Leone has lost a fourth doctor to Ebola after a failed effort to transfer her abroad for medical treatment, a government official said Sunday, a huge setback to the impoverished country that is battling the virulent...More >>
  • Egypt says will boost security at tourist sites

    Egypt says will boost security at tourist sites

    Monday, September 15 2014 7:41 AM EDT2014-09-15 11:41:03 GMT
    Egypt's tourism minister on Thursday said the country is boosting security procedures at tourist destinations in an attempt to buoy the flagging tourism sector following three years of political turmoil.More >>
    Egypt plans to increase the number of security cameras at hotels and popular tourist destinations as part of a series of new security measures aimed at buoying the flagging tourism sector following three years of political...More >>
  • Austria plans to forbid Islamic extremist symbols

    Austria plans to forbid Islamic extremist symbols

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:20 AM EDT2014-09-15 10:20:51 GMT
    Austria plans to introduce a law banning symbols of the Islamic State group and 18 other extremist groups.More >>
    Austria plans to introduce a law banning symbols of the Islamic State group and 18 other extremist groups.More >>
  • Locals, tourists ride out Hurricane Odile in Baja

    Locals, tourists ride out Hurricane Odile in Baja

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:31 AM EDT2014-09-15 09:31:26 GMT
    Residents and tourists hunkered down in shelters and hotel conference rooms overnight as a powerful and sprawling Hurricane Odile made landfall on the southern Baja California peninsula.More >>
    Residents and tourists hunkered down in shelters and hotel conference rooms overnight as a powerful and sprawling Hurricane Odile made landfall on the southern Baja California peninsula.More >>
  • Scottish independence could mean messy divorce

    Scottish independence could mean messy divorce

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:20 AM EDT2014-09-15 09:20:41 GMT
    How do you divorce after a 300-year union? It's complicated, and there is a deadline.More >>
    How do you divorce after a 300-year union? It's complicated, and there is a deadline.More >>
  • Iran's top leader discharged from hospital

    Iran's top leader discharged from hospital

    Monday, September 15 2014 4:50 AM EDT2014-09-15 08:50:31 GMT
    Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has been discharged from hospital, a week after he underwent prostate surgery.More >>
    Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has been discharged from hospital, a week after he underwent prostate surgery.More >>
  • Greek island missing out on tourism boom

    Greek island missing out on tourism boom

    Monday, September 15 2014 3:51 AM EDT2014-09-15 07:51:07 GMT
    What's not to like about this island, with its cobbled streets, traditional stone-built houses, affordable fresh fish, and a quiet 15-minute boat ride from the mainland?More >>
    What's not to like about this island, with its cobbled streets, traditional stone-built houses, affordable fresh fish, and a quiet 15-minute boat ride from the mainland?More >>
  • Air France pilot strike amid low-cost tensions

    Air France pilot strike amid low-cost tensions

    Monday, September 15 2014 3:40 AM EDT2014-09-15 07:40:49 GMT
    Pilots for Air France have kicked off a weeklong strike, angry that the airline is shifting jobs and operations to a low-cost carrier to better keep up with competition.More >>
    At least half of Air France flights around the world were canceled Monday as pilots kicked off a weeklong strike, angry that the airline is shifting jobs and operations to a low-cost carrier to better keep up with...More >>
  • Japan: More and more, a land of centenarians

    Japan: More and more, a land of centenarians

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:20 AM EDT2014-09-15 04:20:42 GMT
    Reaching the century mark remains a relative rarity for humans, but it is increasingly less so, and perhaps nowhere more than in rapidly aging Japan.More >>
    Reaching the century mark remains a relative rarity for humans, but it is increasingly less so, and perhaps nowhere more than in rapidly aging Japan.More >>
  • AP appoints Dharapak as Asia-Pacific photo editor

    AP appoints Dharapak as Asia-Pacific photo editor

    Sunday, September 14 2014 11:30 PM EDT2014-09-15 03:30:53 GMT
    Charles Dharapak, a veteran photographer who has spent the past decade chronicling the activities and travels of U.S. presidents and American political campaigns, has been named Asia-Pacific regional photo editor...More >>
    Charles Dharapak, a veteran photographer who has spent the past decade chronicling the activities and travels of U.S. presidents and American political campaigns, has been named Asia-Pacific regional photo editor for The...More >>
  • Powerful Hurricane Odile aims at Mexico's Baja

    Powerful Hurricane Odile aims at Mexico's Baja

    Sunday, September 14 2014 11:20 PM EDT2014-09-15 03:20:59 GMT
    Hurricane Odile grew into a powerful Category 4 storm Sunday and took aim at the resort area of Los Cabos, prompting Mexican authorities to evacuate vulnerable coastal areas and prepare shelters for up to 30,000...More >>
    A powerful Hurricane Odile closed in on the resort area of Los Cabos on Sunday night as Mexican authorities evacuated vulnerable coastal areas and readied shelters for up to 30,000 people.More >>
  • UN: 1 Chadian peacekeeper dead in northern Mali

    UN: 1 Chadian peacekeeper dead in northern Mali

    Sunday, September 14 2014 9:20 PM EDT2014-09-15 01:20:21 GMT
    A spokesman for the U.N. mission in Mali says one peacekeeper is dead and four others have been wounded near the volatile northern town of Kidal.More >>
    A U.N. military vehicle struck a land mine Sunday in the volatile Kidal region of northern Mali, killing a Chadian soldier and wounding four other peacekeepers, a spokesman for the U.N. mission in the West African country...More >>
  • Diplomatic push grows against Islamic State group

    Diplomatic push grows against Islamic State group

    Sunday, September 14 2014 8:50 PM EDT2014-09-15 00:50:34 GMT
    Newly outraged by the beheading of yet another Western hostage, diplomats from around the world are in Paris pressing for a coherent global strategy to combat extremists from the Islamic State group - minus two of...More >>
    Newly outraged by the beheading of yet another Western hostage, diplomats from around the world are in Paris pressing for a coherent global strategy to combat extremists from the Islamic State group - minus two of the main...More >>
  • Sweden shifts to left in parliamentary election

    Sweden shifts to left in parliamentary election

    Sunday, September 14 2014 7:40 PM EDT2014-09-14 23:40:47 GMT
    Sweden's parliamentary election opened Sunday with polls showing the left-leaning Social Democrats poised to return to power after eight years of center-right rule.More >>
    Sweden's Social Democrats were poised to return to power after a left-leaning bloc defeated the center-right government in a parliamentary election Sunday that also saw strong gains by an anti-immigration party.More >>
  • Britain mourns slain hostage; another under threat

    Britain mourns slain hostage; another under threat

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-09-14 22:20:55 GMT
    Prime Minister David Cameron is summoning military and security chiefs for an emergency meeting in response to the beheading of a British hostage and a threat against another.More >>
    Now it's Britain's turn to mourn.More >>
  • Queen to Scots: Think carefully about future

    Queen to Scots: Think carefully about future

    Sunday, September 14 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-09-14 21:00:42 GMT
    Queen Elizabeth II has made her first comments about this week's Scottish independence vote, urging Scots to "think very carefully about the future."More >>
    Queen Elizabeth II has made her first comments about this week's Scottish independence vote, urging Scots to "think very carefully about the future."More >>
  • Anti-euro party strong in German state votes

    Anti-euro party strong in German state votes

    Sunday, September 14 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-09-14 21:00:31 GMT
    Elections in two German regions are expected to bring further success for an upstart anti-euro group and could bring the country its first state governor from an ex-communist party.More >>
    A new party that has expanded its anti-euro stance into a broader appeal to protest voters won seats in two more German state legislatures Sunday, building on recent momentum and intensifying a headache for established...More >>
  • Residents emerge in shell-shocked Ukrainian city

    Residents emerge in shell-shocked Ukrainian city

    Sunday, September 14 2014 3:50 PM EDT2014-09-14 19:50:28 GMT
    Several residential neighborhoods in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk have come under repeated shelling, imperiling a fragile cease-fire agreement imposed last week.More >>
    Months of daily shelling reduced the east Ukraine city of Luhansk to a ghost town, silent but for the explosions.More >>
  • Egypt: Qatar ordered Islamists out within 2 months

    Egypt: Qatar ordered Islamists out within 2 months

    Sunday, September 14 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-09-14 19:40:09 GMT
    Egypt's Interior Minister says authorities will hunt down exiled Muslim Brotherhood leaders with the help of Interpol, after Qatar ordered leaders there to leave despite initially hosting them following the...More >>
    Egypt will hunt down exiled Muslim Brotherhood leaders and seek their arrest, a top official said Sunday, after Qatar ordered them to leave its territory despite initially hosting group members following the ouster of...More >>
  • Westwood show highlights Scotland, not fashion

    Westwood show highlights Scotland, not fashion

    Sunday, September 14 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-09-14 19:20:28 GMT
    Vivienne Westwood may be staging a catwalk show, but Scotland - not clothes - is foremost on the designer's mind.More >>
    Vivienne Westwood may be staging a catwalk show, but Scotland - not clothes - is foremost on the designer's mind.More >>
  • Dutch stage tomato fight against Russian sanctions

    Dutch stage tomato fight against Russian sanctions

    Sunday, September 14 2014 12:50 PM EDT2014-09-14 16:50:16 GMT
    Amsterdam's central Dam square is set to be the scene of a red pulpy mess Sunday, as entrepreneurs have seized upon Russia's boycott of European produce to set up a tomato-throwing fight.More >>
    Hundreds of young Dutch men and women turned Amsterdam's central Dam square into a blizzard of red goop on Sunday, as they pelted each other mercilessly with overripe tomatoes.More >>
  • Merkel leads Berlin rally against anti-Semitism

    Merkel leads Berlin rally against anti-Semitism

    Sunday, September 14 2014 12:40 PM EDT2014-09-14 16:40:02 GMT
    Chancellor Angela Merkel has led a rally against anti-Semitism, telling thousands of people in Berlin that Jewish life is part of Germany's identity.More >>
    Chancellor Angela Merkel led a rally against anti-Semitism in Berlin on Sunday, telling several thousand people that Jewish life is part of Germany's identity and she wants to ensure that Jews feel safe here.More >>
  • 'New' Scots vote crucial to independence result

    'New' Scots vote crucial to independence result

    Sunday, September 14 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-09-14 16:10:14 GMT
    On the south side of Glasgow, in the heartland of Scotland's Asian community, support for independence from United Kingdom is strong as Thursday's referendum nears.More >>
    On the south side of Glasgow, in the heartland of Scotland's Asian community, support for independence from the United Kingdom is strong as Thursday's referendum nears.More >>
  • US man in North Korea given 6 years of hard labor

    US man in North Korea given 6 years of hard labor

    Sunday, September 14 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-09-14 15:50:25 GMT
    North Korea's Supreme Court has sentenced Matthew Miller, a U.S. citizen, to six years with labor for entering the country illegally and trying to commit an act of espionage.More >>
    North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday convicted a 24-year-old American man of entering the country illegally to commit espionage and sentenced him to six years of hard labor.More >>
  • Nigerian jet missing in battle with extremists

    Nigerian jet missing in battle with extremists

    Sunday, September 14 2014 11:40 AM EDT2014-09-14 15:40:15 GMT
    The Nigerian Ministry of Defense says an Air Force Alpha jet on a mission against Islamic extremist insurgents in the country's northeast has gone missing with its two crew members.More >>
    The Nigerian Ministry of Defense says an Air Force Alpha jet on a mission against Islamic extremist insurgents in the country's northeast has gone missing with its two crew members.More >>
  • Rights group calls for probe into Iraqi airstrike

    Rights group calls for probe into Iraqi airstrike

    Sunday, September 14 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-09-14 15:20:06 GMT
    An international rights group is calling for an investigation into an Iraqi airstrike near a school housing displaced families that killed 31 civilians, including 24 children.More >>
    An international rights group called Sunday for an investigation into an Iraqi airstrike on a school housing displaced families that killed 31 civilians, including 24 children, a day after the country's new prime...More >>
  • 2 men fatally gored by bull at Portuguese festival

    2 men fatally gored by bull at Portuguese festival

    Sunday, September 14 2014 10:50 AM EDT2014-09-14 14:50:05 GMT
    Authorities say a Portuguese bull-running festival will continue next week despite the fatal goring of two men by a bull.More >>
    Authorities say a Portuguese bull-running festival will continue next week despite the fatal goring of two men by a bull.More >>
  • Mozambique logs a rare victory against poachers

    Mozambique logs a rare victory against poachers

    Sunday, September 14 2014 10:50 AM EDT2014-09-14 14:50:02 GMT
    The recent arrests of six suspected poachers on a vast wildlife reserve in Mozambique are seen by conservationists as rare good news in a country long seen as lacking the will and resources to stem the slaughter of...More >>
    The recent arrests of six suspected poachers on a vast wildlife reserve in Mozambique are seen by conservationists as rare good news in a country where elephants and other species are under extreme threat.More >>
  • Gaza children return to school after war

    Gaza children return to school after war

    Sunday, September 14 2014 10:10 AM EDT2014-09-14 14:10:16 GMT
    Some half million Gaza children are making a delayed return to school after a devastating 50-day war with Israel that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians and damaged hundreds of school buildings.More >>
    Some half million Gaza children made a delayed return to school on Sunday after a devastating 50-day war with Israel that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians and damaged hundreds of school buildings.More >>
  • Pakistan flood sinks boat carrying wedding party

    Pakistan flood sinks boat carrying wedding party

    Sunday, September 14 2014 9:30 AM EDT2014-09-14 13:30:01 GMT
    Pakistani authorities say they will blow up another protective dike to spare a city from severe flooding.More >>
    Severe flooding sank a boat carrying a wedding party in Pakistan's Punjab province on Sunday, killing the bridegroom and 17 others, officials said.More >>
  • Russia-annexed Crimea votes for legislature

    Russia-annexed Crimea votes for legislature

    Sunday, September 14 2014 9:10 AM EDT2014-09-14 13:10:12 GMT
    Residents of Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine in March, are voting for their regional parliament in elections expected to be dominated by Russian President Vladimir Putin's backers.More >>
    Residents of Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine in March, are voting for their regional parliament in elections expected to be dominated by Russian President Vladimir Putin's backers.More >>
  • Holocaust experts work to preserve WWII-era items

    Holocaust experts work to preserve WWII-era items

    Sunday, September 14 2014 7:40 AM EDT2014-09-14 11:40:16 GMT
    With survivors dying in growing numbers and their live testimonies soon to be a thing of the past, Holocaust commemoration efforts are increasingly focused around preserving the belongings that contain their stories.More >>
    With survivors dying in growing numbers and their live testimonies soon to be a thing of the past, Holocaust commemoration efforts are increasingly focused around preserving the belongings that contain their stories.More >>
  • Scientists say the ozone layer is recovering

    Scientists say the ozone layer is recovering

    Sunday, September 14 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-09-14 11:30:33 GMT
    Earth's protective but fragile ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phase-out since the 1980s of certain chemicals used in refrigerants and aerosol cans, a U.N. scientific panel reported...More >>
    Earth's protective ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phase-out since the 1980s of certain chemicals used in refrigerants and aerosol cans, a U.N. scientific panel reported Wednesday in a rare...More >>
  • High-tech survey exposes hidden Stonehenge

    High-tech survey exposes hidden Stonehenge

    Sunday, September 14 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-09-14 11:30:24 GMT
    A high-tech survey reveals that there is more to Stonehenge than meets the eye, finding previously unknown monuments.More >>
    There is more to Stonehenge than meets a visitor's eye.More >>
  • 40 'I'do's' at Vatican as Pope marries 20 couples

    40 'I'do's' at Vatican as Pope marries 20 couples

    Sunday, September 14 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-09-14 11:30:18 GMT
    Forty "I do's" - or "Si" in Italian - have been pronounced in St. Peter's Basilica as Pope Francis married 20 couples, with one bride already a mother.More >>
    Forty "I do's" - or "Si" in Italian - were pronounced in St. Peter's Basilica Sunday as Pope Francis married 20 couples, with one bride already a mother.More >>
  • 110 rescued from ferry: 'Death was in our minds'

    110 rescued from ferry: 'Death was in our minds'

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:31 AM EDT2014-09-14 10:31:07 GMT
    Survivors from a ferry that sank after encountering steering problems in the central Philippines said Sunday that they floated and were tossed about by the churning sea in pitch-black darkness for six hours while...More >>
    Survivors from a ferry that sank after encountering steering problems in the central Philippines said Sunday that they were tossed about by the churning sea in darkness for six hours while praying and clinging to an...More >>
  • Strikes in Iraq, Syria expected under new war plan

    Strikes in Iraq, Syria expected under new war plan

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:29 AM EDT2014-09-14 10:29:07 GMT
    As U.S. forces gear up for airstrikes in Syria, the first demonstration of President Barack Obama's more aggressive military campaign against the Islamic State group is likely to unfold first in Iraq as early...More >>
    As U.S. forces gear up for airstrikes in Syria, the first demonstration of President Barack Obama's more aggressive military campaign against the Islamic State group is likely to unfold first in Iraq as early as next...More >>
  • Turkey seeks behind-scene role in NATO coalition

    Turkey seeks behind-scene role in NATO coalition

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:27 AM EDT2014-09-14 10:27:13 GMT
    Turkey is the big Muslim power that sits atop raging conflicts in Iraq and Syria, so it might be expected to take a leading role in the NATO coalition announced this month to take on the Islamic State group.More >>
    Turkey is the big Muslim power that sits atop raging conflicts in Iraq and Syria, so it might be expected to take a leading role in the NATO coalition announced this month to take on the Islamic State group.More >>
  • France bristles as Netflix advances in Europe

    France bristles as Netflix advances in Europe

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:26 AM EDT2014-09-14 10:26:35 GMT
    Netflix is tapping into six new markets Monday hoping to gain a big subscriber base around Europe, but is facing a frosty welcome in France. Well-established French competitors are trying to head off a Netflix...More >>
    Netflix is tapping into six new markets Monday hoping to gain a big subscriber base around Europe, but is facing a frosty welcome in France. Well-established French competitors are trying to head off a Netflix wave, the...More >>
  • Japan's World War II film idol Rikoran dies at 94

    Japan's World War II film idol Rikoran dies at 94

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:25 AM EDT2014-09-14 10:25:54 GMT
    Japanese film idol Yoshiko Yamaguchi, who was known as Rikoran and symbolized Japan's dreams of Asian conquest, has died at age 94.More >>
    Japanese film idol Yoshiko Yamaguchi, who was known as Rikoran and symbolized Japan's wartime dreams of Asian conquest, has died at age 94.More >>
  • Pharrell invites Swedish feminist leader on stage

    Pharrell invites Swedish feminist leader on stage

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:23 AM EDT2014-09-14 10:23:32 GMT
    Pharrell gave a Swedish feminist party a shout-out during a performance in Stockholm a day before Sweden's general election.More >>
    Pharrell gave a Swedish feminist party a shout-out during a performance in Stockholm a day before Sweden's general election.More >>
  • North Korea holds trial of American Matthew Miller

    North Korea holds trial of American Matthew Miller

    Sunday, September 14 2014 12:52 AM EDT2014-09-14 04:52:28 GMT
    A U.S. citizen arrested in North Korea for allegedly tearing up his visa and seeking asylum will go before the North's Supreme Court this weekend in a trial almost certain to end quickly with a guilty verdict....More >>
    North Korea held a trial Sunday morning for American Matthew Miller, who was detained in April for violating his tourist status when he entered the country. Details were not immediately available.More >>
  • Video shows slaying of British aid worker

    Video shows slaying of British aid worker

    Saturday, September 13 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-09-14 03:10:22 GMT
    A video has been posted online purporting to show the beheading by the Islamic State group of British aid worker David Haines, who went missing in Syria last year.More >>
    Islamic State extremists released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year, and British Prime Minister David Cameron late Saturday condemned his slaying as "an...More >>
  • About 100 rescued from sunken Philippine ferry

    About 100 rescued from sunken Philippine ferry

    Saturday, September 13 2014 10:39 PM EDT2014-09-14 02:39:43 GMT
    Rescuers saved about 100 people overnight and recovered two bodies from a ferry that sank in rough seas after encountering steering trouble in the central Philippines, officials said Sunday.More >>
    Rescuers saved about 100 people overnight and recovered two bodies from a ferry that sank in rough seas after encountering steering trouble in the central Philippines, officials said Sunday.More >>
  • Prosecutors target credit card thieves overseas

    Prosecutors target credit card thieves overseas

    Saturday, September 13 2014 8:49 PM EDT2014-09-14 00:49:50 GMT
    Working to combat an increasingly lucrative crime that crosses national boundaries, Justice Department officials are pressing for a new law to help them prosecute criminals overseas who traffic in stolen credit cards.More >>
    Criminals from around the world buy and sell stolen credit card information with ease in today's digital age. But if they commit their crime entirely outside the United States, they may be beyond the reach of federal...More >>
  • Egypt seeks broader alliance with US over Libya

    Egypt seeks broader alliance with US over Libya

    Saturday, September 13 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-09-13 23:09:53 GMT
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says Egypt is an "important partner" in the emerging coalition aimed at beating back the extremist Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.More >>
    As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sought Egyptian support on Saturday for an international coalition to combat jihadi groups, Egypt pressed for broader international efforts to fight militants in its troubled neighbor,...More >>
  • Power shift expected in Swedish election

    Power shift expected in Swedish election

    Saturday, September 13 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-09-13 20:09:35 GMT
    Sweden heads into a parliamentary election on Sunday with polls showing the left-leaning Social Democrats poised to return to power after eight years of center-right rule.More >>
    Sweden heads into a parliamentary election on Sunday with polls showing the left-leaning Social Democrats poised to return to power after eight years of center-right rule.More >>
  • Ukraine government repels rebel attack on airport

    Ukraine government repels rebel attack on airport

    Saturday, September 13 2014 3:39 PM EDT2014-09-13 19:39:36 GMT
    Ukraine's prime minister says his country is "still in a state of war" with neighboring Russia despite a cease-fire between the government forces and Moscow-backed rebels in the east.More >>
    A convoy of more than 200 white trucks crossed the Russian border to deliver humanitarian aid to a battered Ukrainian city on Saturday, a move made without Kiev's consent yet met with silence by Ukraine's top leaders.More >>
  • Iraq PM orders halt to shelling of civilian areas

    Iraq PM orders halt to shelling of civilian areas

    Saturday, September 13 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-09-13 19:19:43 GMT
    Iraq's prime minister says he has ordered the army to stop shelling populated areas held by the Islamic State group.More >>
    Iraq's prime minister said Saturday he has ordered the army to stop shelling populated areas held by militants in order to spare the lives of "innocent victims" as the armed forces struggle to retake cities and towns...More >>
  • Sierra Leone requests funds for Ebola evacuation

    Sierra Leone requests funds for Ebola evacuation

    Saturday, September 13 2014 3:09 PM EDT2014-09-13 19:09:53 GMT
    Sierra Leone has requested funds from the World Health Organization to evacuate a doctor sickened with the deadly Ebola disease.More >>
    The World Health Organization said Saturday it could not meet a request from Sierra Leone to evacuate a doctor who contracted the deadly Ebola disease.More >>
  • Oscar Pistorius convicted of culpable homicide

    Oscar Pistorius convicted of culpable homicide

    Saturday, September 13 2014 2:29 PM EDT2014-09-13 18:29:51 GMT
    The South African judge in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has resumed explaining her reasoning behind her upcoming verdicts in the case against the double-amputee Olympian.More >>
    A judge convicted Oscar Pistorius of culpable homicide Friday in the death of his girlfriend, ruling that the former track star was negligent when he opened fire in his home after hearing what he said sounded like an...More >>
  • US gov't warns citizens of terror plot in Uganda

    US gov't warns citizens of terror plot in Uganda

    Saturday, September 13 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-09-13 16:59:22 GMT
    The U.S. embassy in Uganda has warned American citizens in the country to stay indoors overnight Saturday because Ugandan authorities have warned of a terrorist plot.More >>
    The U.S. embassy in Uganda warned American citizens in the country Saturday to stay at home overnight as Ugandan authorities attempt to foil a possible terror attack.More >>
  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdraws re-election bid

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdraws re-election bid

    Saturday, September 13 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-09-13 16:49:52 GMT
    Ailing Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's dramatic decision to drop his re-election bid opened a new chapter in the saga, as his tough-talking but less magnetic brother runs in his place and brings his own storied past...More >>
    Ailing Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's dramatic decision to drop his re-election bid opened a new chapter in the saga, as his tough-talking but less magnetic brother runs in his place and brings his own storied past into the...More >>
  • Scots nationalists tell opponents: no grudges

    Scots nationalists tell opponents: no grudges

    Saturday, September 13 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-09-13 16:39:26 GMT
    Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has sought to calm fears that there would be repercussions against opponents of independence if the Yes campaign wins the upcoming referendum.More >>
    Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has sought to calm fears that there would be repercussions against opponents of independence if the Yes campaign wins the upcoming referendum.More >>
  • Pakistan diverts rivers to save cities from floods

    Pakistan diverts rivers to save cities from floods

    Saturday, September 13 2014 10:49 AM EDT2014-09-13 14:49:39 GMT
    Officials say military specialists have blown up dikes in central Pakistan to divert swollen rivers and save cities from raging floods that have killed nearly 500 people in Pakistan and the Himalayan region of...More >>
    Military specialists blew up dikes in central Pakistan to divert swollen rivers and save cities from raging floods that have killed hundreds of people, authorities said Saturday, as officials stepped up efforts in...More >>
  • German gay rights activist beaten in Belgrade

    German gay rights activist beaten in Belgrade

    Saturday, September 13 2014 10:49 AM EDT2014-09-13 14:49:36 GMT
    Serbian police say a German man who has taken part in a gay rights conference has been severely beaten in downtown Belgrade and has been hospitalized with life threatening brain injuries.More >>
    A German man who took part in a gay rights conference suffered life-threatening brain injuries when he was severely beaten in downtown Belgrade on Saturday, Serbian police and gay activists said.More >>
  • Family of Syria hostage issues plea to captors

    Family of Syria hostage issues plea to captors

    Saturday, September 13 2014 10:49 AM EDT2014-09-13 14:49:34 GMT
    The family of a British aid worker believed to be held by Islamic militants in Syria has issued a public plea urging his captors to contact them.More >>
    The family of a British aid worker believed held by Islamic militants in Syria has issued a public plea urging his captors to contact them.More >>
  • In Jamaica, Rastas ready for pot decriminalization

    In Jamaica, Rastas ready for pot decriminalization

    Saturday, September 13 2014 10:40 AM EDT2014-09-13 14:40:16 GMT
    Taking a deep draw on a pipe that glows with burning marijuana, reggae luminary Bunny Wailer gives a satisfied grin through a haze of aromatic smoke in his concrete yard painted in the red, green, gold and black...More >>
    Taking a deep draw on a pipe that glows with burning marijuana, reggae luminary Bunny Wailer gives a satisfied grin through a haze of aromatic smoke in his concrete yard painted in the red, green, gold and black colors...More >>
  • 12 migrants rescued, others feared dead off Malta

    12 migrants rescued, others feared dead off Malta

    Saturday, September 13 2014 8:59 AM EDT2014-09-13 12:59:24 GMT
    Maltese and Italian vessels are searching for more than 20 migrants feared dead after a boat carrying them sunk 300 miles south east of Malta.More >>
    Maltese and Italian militaries were searching Saturday for some more than a dozen migrants feared dead after a boat carrying them sunk 300 miles southeast of Malta.More >>
  • Qatar expels Egypt Muslim Brotherhood leaders

    Qatar expels Egypt Muslim Brotherhood leaders

    Saturday, September 13 2014 8:19 AM EDT2014-09-13 12:19:15 GMT
    A top leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood group says he and other senior members are departing Qatar, where they had sought refuge following the ouster of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and the...More >>
    Leaders of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood group and allied clerics said on Saturday that they are departing Qatar, where they had sought refuge following the ouster of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and the...More >>
  • Jewish leader: far-right votes risk nations' name

    Jewish leader: far-right votes risk nations' name

    Saturday, September 13 2014 7:59 AM EDT2014-09-13 11:59:30 GMT
    The leader of the World Jewish Congress is warning that European voters risk giving their countries a bad name by electing far-right politicians and says he's worried Islamic extremists are trying to "use all...More >>
    European voters risk giving their countries a bad name by electing far-right politicians, the leader of the World Jewish Congress warned Saturday ahead of a major rally against anti-Semitism.More >>
  • Pope urges world to shed apathy toward new threats

    Pope urges world to shed apathy toward new threats

    Saturday, September 13 2014 7:19 AM EDT2014-09-13 11:19:20 GMT
    Pope Francis confronts a piece of his own family history on Saturday when he visits a World War I memorial built amid battlefields where his grandfather fought in a fierce Italian offensive against the...More >>
    Pope Francis urged the world Saturday to shed its apathy in the face of what he characterizes as a third world war, intoning "war is madness" at the foot of a grandiose monument to soldiers killed in World War I.More >>
  • After Iraqi battles, residents choose displacement

    After Iraqi battles, residents choose displacement

    Saturday, September 13 2014 5:39 AM EDT2014-09-13 09:39:28 GMT
    Misspelled graffiti on walls pockmarked by bullets and torn up propaganda stickers make up the few remaining traces of the Islamic State group in this northern Iraqi ghost town after Kurdish forces finally managed...More >>
    Misspelled graffiti on walls pockmarked by bullets and torn up propaganda stickers make up the few remaining traces of the Islamic State group in this northern Iraqi ghost town after Kurdish forces finally managed to free...More >>
  • Syrians attacked in Lebanon after soldiers killed

    Syrians attacked in Lebanon after soldiers killed

    Saturday, September 13 2014 3:49 AM EDT2014-09-13 07:49:34 GMT
    Syrian refugee Ibrahim Abbas Ali and his family awoke in the middle of the night to the sound of gunfire outside their tent in Lebanon, and for a second time they raced off into the fields, fleeing a war that now...More >>
    Syrian refugee Ibrahim Abbas Ali and his family awoke in the middle of the night to the sound of gunfire outside their tent in Lebanon, and for a second time they raced off into the fields, fleeing a war that now seems to...More >>
  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdraws re-election bid

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdraws re-election bid

    Friday, September 12 2014 9:29 PM EDT2014-09-13 01:29:48 GMT
    Mayor Rob Ford will have to wait a week to find out the results of a biopsy on his abdominal tumor, the controversial politician's doctor said.More >>
    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdrew his re-election bid Friday as he seeks treatment for a tumor in his abdomen, dramatically ending a campaign he had doggedly pursued despite a stint in rehab and calls for him to quit amid...More >>
  • AP: More than 5,000 dead in C. African Republic

    AP: More than 5,000 dead in C. African Republic

    Friday, September 12 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-09-12 21:59:16 GMT
    More than 5,000 people have died in sectarian violence in Central African Republic since December, according to an Associated Press tally, suggesting that a U.N. peacekeeping mission approved months ago is coming...More >>
    More than 5,000 people have died in sectarian violence in Central African Republic since December, according to an Associated Press tally, suggesting that a U.N. peacekeeping mission approved months ago is coming too late...More >>
  • Kerry says no to Iran's help against Islamic group

    Kerry says no to Iran's help against Islamic group

    Friday, September 12 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-09-12 21:29:03 GMT
    Top diplomats from the United States and Turkey are meeting to discuss what Ankara is willing to contribute to a growing worldwide coalition to defeat the Islamic State militant group.More >>
    Even as it discouraged Iran from joining diplomatic talks on how to defeat the Islamic State militant group, the United States could not outline Friday what other nations have volunteered to contribute to a worldwide...More >>
  • US will be ramping up airstrikes soon _ in Iraq

    US will be ramping up airstrikes soon _ in Iraq

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:49:49 GMT
    As U.S. forces gear up for airstrikes in Syria, the first demonstration of President Barack Obama's more aggressive military campaign against the Islamic State group is likely to unfold first in Iraq as early...More >>
    As U.S. forces gear up for airstrikes in Syria, the first demonstration of President Barack Obama's more aggressive military campaign against the Islamic State group is likely to unfold first in Iraq as early as next...More >>
  • Analysis: US strikes unsettling for Damascus

    Analysis: US strikes unsettling for Damascus

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:49:26 GMT
    Syrian President Bashar Assad's government is angry Washington has not taken it on as a partner in the international campaign to hit the Islamic State group, likely for a very significant reason: It is worried...More >>
    Syrian President Bashar Assad's government is angry Washington has not taken it on as a partner in the international campaign to hit the Islamic State group, likely for a very significant reason: It is worried that...More >>
  • Pope to marry couples with kids, cohabitating

    Pope to marry couples with kids, cohabitating

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:49:23 GMT
    Pope Francis is making good on his insistance that the Catholic Church welcome all faithful - not just those who obey church teaching perfectly. He'll marry 20 couples this weekend, including some who already...More >>
    Pope Francis is making good on his insistence that the Catholic Church welcome all faithful - not just those who obey church teaching perfectly. He'll marry 20 couples this weekend, including some who already live...More >>
  • Cobbling coalition for Iraq, Syria no easy task

    Cobbling coalition for Iraq, Syria no easy task

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:39:54 GMT
    Assembling a coalition to fight the militants from the Islamic State group is proving to be a complicated affair.More >>
    Assembling a coalition to fight the militants from the Islamic State group is proving to be a complicated affair.More >>
  • Ukraine will delay implementation of EU deal

    Ukraine will delay implementation of EU deal

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:39:36 GMT
    Government and rebel forces have exchanged dozens of prisoners captured during fighting in Ukraine as part of a cease-fire agreement sealed earlier this month.More >>
    European leaders said Friday that they would allow Ukraine to delay putting a landmark trade deal into effect, a major concession to Russia which has repeatedly threatened retaliation if Kiev implements the measure.More >>
  • Can Obama wage war without consent of Congress?

    Can Obama wage war without consent of Congress?

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:00:14 GMT
    The White House says Bush-era congressional authorizations for the war on al-Qaida and the Iraq invasion give President Barack Obama the legal backing to expand the fight against the Islamic State group without new...More >>
    On the cusp of intensified airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, President Barack Obama is using the legal grounding of the congressional authorizations President George W. Bush relied on more than a decade ago to go to war. But...More >>
  • Islamic State group name raises objection

    Islamic State group name raises objection

    Friday, September 12 2014 3:09 PM EDT2014-09-12 19:09:14 GMT
    Propaganda has been one of the core strategies of the Sunni militant group in Syria and Iraq that today calls itself the Islamic State - and its name is very much a part of that.More >>
    Propaganda has been one of the core strategies of the Sunni militant group in Syria and Iraq that today calls itself the Islamic State - and its name is very much a part of that.More >>
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