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Iraq's Shiite fighters desert over shortages

December 20, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Abu Murtada al-Moussawi answered the call last summer from Iraq's top Shiite cleric to help save the country from the Islamic State group, but after less than three months on the... more »»

Egypt's gays go deeper underground, fearing crackdown

December 20, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Just before midnight, the police navigated down the narrow alleys of an old downtown Cairo district and descended on a rundown bathhouse. more »»

Human rights in spotlight after US-Cuba deal

December 20, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — To many exiles and their allies, President Raul Castro is a brutal dictator who locks up dissenters in gulag-like jails, snuffs out political discourse and condemns his people to... more »»

Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response

December 20, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader, and he pledged the U.S. more »»

AP WAS THERE: US breaks relations with Cuba

December 20, 2014

EDITOR'S NOTE — When the United States severed its diplomatic relationship with Cuba on Jan. more »»

No word yet from Fidel amid historic US-Cuba shift

December 20, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — Everyone in Cuba is talking about the startling turn in relations with the United States, with one notable exception: Fidel Castro. more »»

AP Interview: Coelho says Sony hack threatens all

December 20, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — Brazilian author Paulo Coelho says the Sony hack threatens us all if society doesn't enforce important values: our individual and collective freedom of expression and an unwavering... more »»

Israel carries out airstrike on Hamas site in Gaza

December 19, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military struck a Hamas site in the Gaza Strip early Saturday in its first airstrike on the Palestinian territory since this summer's wa. more »»

Australian woman arrested in deaths of 8 children

December 19, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian woman was arrested for murder in the killings of eight children, seven of whom are believed to be her own, police said Saturda. more »»

Iraq clashes with IS delay evacuation of Yazidis

December 19, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Sporadic clashes between Iraqi Kurdish fighters and Islamic State extremists, as well as other logistics problems, are delaying the evacuation of the last Yazidis still trapped on... more »»

Pakistan executes militants and bombards tribal areas

December 19, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan hanged two convicted militants Friday in the country's first executions in years, while warplanes and ground forces pounded insurgent hideouts in a northwest region... more »»

No word yet from Fidel amid historic US-Cuba shift

December 19, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — Everyone in Cuba is talking about the abrupt turn in relations with the United States, with one notable exception: Fidel Castro. more »»

Report: Turkey orders warrant for US-based cleric's arrest

December 19, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish court has ordered an arrest warrant for U.S. more »»

Little-known book by pope outlines views, hopes for Cuba

December 19, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A little-known book about Cuba by Jorge Mario Bergoglio — now Pope Francis — provides new insight into his views on Cuban society, Marxism and the U.S. more »»

Security flaws allow global cellular eavesdropping

December 19, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Security flaws in a system used by cellphone carriers around the world could open the door to wide-ranging surveillance of mobile phone traffic, according to a German researcher who... more »»

UN chief visits Ebola-ravaged West African nations

December 19, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised health workers battling Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia on Friday, saying they have shown "the most noble face of... more »»

After school massacre, 2 Pakistan militants hanged

December 19, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan hanged two convicted militants on Friday — the country's first executions in years — after the government reinstated the death penalty in response to a horrific Taliban... more »»

Peru investigates Greenpeace member in Nazca stunt

December 19, 2014

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A Peruvian prosecutor is investigating the suspected involvement of a Greenpeace activist in a publicity stunt that allegedly damaged the world-renowned Nazca lines. more »»

Russia seeks 10 years in prison for Putin foe

December 19, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian prosecutors on Friday asked a court to sentence President Vladimir Putin's chief foe to 10 years in prison, but the defiant opposition leader vowed to keep up his fight... more »»

Officials: Pakistan executes 2 convicted militants

December 19, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani officials say authorities have hanged two convicted militants in the first executions following the reinstatement of the death penalty in the wake of this week's... more »»

 
 
 

 

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