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Syria government bombing kills at least 13

November 18, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian military airstrike killed at least 13 people, including children, and wounded another 20 in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo on Tuesday after striking a neighborhood... more »»

Pope to meet with autistic kids to end stigma

November 18, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will meet with autistic children and their families in a bid to help raise awareness and end the stigma and isolation of people living with autism spectrum... more »»

Japan's Abe calls snap election, puts off tax hike

November 18, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called a snap election for December and put off a sales tax hike planned for next year, seeking a renewed mandate for his all-or-nothing policies to... more »»

Germany's minister shuttles between Moscow, Kiev

November 18, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Germany's foreign minister on Tuesday urged the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian separatists to respect their cease-fire agreement, which has helped to halt ground combat... more »»

Taliban suicide attacker kills 4 in Kabul

November 18, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban suicide bomber and two gunmen targeted a foreigners' compound in Kabul early on Tuesday, killing four people in the latest fatal blast to hit the Afghan capital. more »»

Some barricades cleared from HK protest site

November 18, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Backed by a court order, workers removed some barricades Tuesday from a Hong Kong pro-democracy protest site where activists have camped out for nearly two months in a standoff... more »»

Chronology of Israeli-Palestinian violence

November 18, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — It has been a difficult year for Israelis and Palestinians, with the failure of peace talks and a string of violent incidents that shows no signs of endin. more »»

Iran parliament rejects Rouhani's minister nominee

November 18, 2014

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's parliament on Tuesday rejected President Hassan Rouhani's nominee for the post of science minister over his pro-reform tendencies. more »»

Iran files charges against Iranian-British woman

November 18, 2014

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's judiciary said authorities detained an Iranian-British woman because of her links to the opposition, not for attending a volleyball match, the semi-official ISNA news... more »»

4 Israelis killed in Jerusalem synagogue attack

November 18, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Two Palestinians stormed a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday, attacking worshippers praying inside with knives, axes and guns, and killing four people before they were killed in a... more »»

Indonesia tests female police recruits' virginity

November 18, 2014

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia must stop subjecting female police recruits to physical tests in an effort to determine whether they are virgins, a leading human rights group said Tuesday,... more »»

Europe's olive harvest hit by bad weather, blights

November 18, 2014

BEJA, Portugal (AP) — If your favorite bottle of Mediterranean olive oil starts costing more, blame unseasonable European weather — and tiny insects. more »»

AP PHOTOS: Bulls fight for bets in rural Haiti

November 18, 2014

LEOGANE, Haiti (AP) — Gamblers who goad bulls to fight each other just outside this Haitian coastal town stand for hours by a riverbed scrutinizing a dozen muscular animals with horns sharpened b... more »»

Colombian president demands rebels release general

November 18, 2014

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — President Juan Manuel Santos demanded that Colombia's largest rebel group immediately release an army general it captured, saying the resumption of suspended talks to end... more »»

As fears rise in Myanmar, Rohingya exodus grows

November 18, 2014

SITTWE, Myanmar (AP) — The captain of the small fishing vessel has spent most of his life helping fellow Rohingya Muslims escape persecution and hatred in Myanmar, but now even he is worried abou... more »»

American questioned for shipping human body parts

November 18, 2014

BANGKOK (AP) — A parcel delivery company in Bangkok put three packages bound for the United States through a routine X-ray and made a startling discovery: preserved human parts, including an... more »»

Colombia halts peace talks after general is taken

November 18, 2014

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — President Juan Manuel Santos demanded Colombia's largest rebel group demonstrate its commitment to peace and immediately release an army general it captured Sunday, saying... more »»

Amnesty: UAE in unprecedented clampdown on dissent

November 18, 2014

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates has quietly mounted "an unprecedented clampdown on dissent" since 2011, with more than 100 political activists jailed or prosecuted for... more »»

Report: 51 killed in Congo police sweep vs. gangs

November 18, 2014

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Human Rights Watch says in a new report that police in Congo's capital conducted dozens of extrajudicial killings in a three-month crackdown against organized crime gangs. more »»

Kerry: US 'not intimidated' by Islamic militants

November 18, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry issued a warning Monday to Islamic State militants that "we are not intimidated" after another American hostage was killed. more »»

 
 
 

 

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