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Hewitt still on bail after South African sentence for rape

May 19, 2015

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A South African judge on Tuesday extended the bail of retired doubles tennis champion Bob Hewitt, who intends to appeal his conviction for raping and sexually... more »»

11 Afghan police get year in jail over mob killing of woman

May 19, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan judge on Tuesday sentenced 11 policemen to one year in prison for dereliction of duty during the mob killing of a woman in Kabul who was falsely accused of... more »»

Iraqi troops repel IS attack on Anbar town

May 19, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces and allied Sunni tribesmen repelled an Islamic State attack overnight on a town between two militant-held cities in the western Anbar province, a tribal leader said... more »»

Palestinian patients find help in Israeli hospital

May 19, 2015

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The bedroom of Palestinian siblings Ahmed and Hadeel Hamdan looks like a hospital ward, filled with beeping machines, monitors, solution bags and sterilizing fluids. more »»

Pakistan, Afghanistan sign accord to share intelligence

May 19, 2015

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The spy agencies of Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to share intelligence and carry out "coordinated intelligence operations" against militants operating along their porous... more »»

Steinem, Nobel laureates in North Korea for march across DMZ

May 19, 2015

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — A group of female peace activists including Gloria Steinem and two Nobel laureates arrived in North Korea's capital on Tuesday for a march across the Demilitarized... more »»

Unequal schools in France prompt strike, soul-searching

May 19, 2015

PARIS (AP) — France's government is proposing an overhaul that would end elite bilingual programs in middle school and give individual schools more say in how students spend their time, fearing... more »»

Funding shortfalls for Syrian refugees in 5 host countries

May 19, 2015

Facts and figures about the Syrian refugee crisis:

Number of registered Syrian refugees:

3.9 million (expected to rise to 4.27 million by the end of 2015)

Of those, 1. more »»

Syrian refugees struggle amid aid cuts, lack of labor rights

May 19, 2015

SALHIYEH, Jordan (AP) — A Syrian refugee couple and their baby boy were recently dropped from a U.N. food voucher program and live on $9-a-day jobs on a peach farm in northern Jordan. more »»

From German wineries to Chinese factories, US dollar echoing

May 19, 2015

HONG KONG (AP) — For Americans, there are cheaper vacations in Europe and lower-priced imports. A Chinese factory is selling fewer goods in Europe. A U.S. toymaker's exports are being squeezed. more »»

Chechen wedding scandal, leader's defiance put Putin in bind

May 19, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — The groom is approaching 50, a silver-haired boss in the Chechen strongman's feared police force. more »»

Lithuanian power grid has dark secret buried in Soviet past

May 19, 2015

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Giedrius Sakalauskas always thought there was something strange about the graffiti-sprayed, bunker-like structure in a leafy area outside the center of Vilniu. more »»

Search for missing in Colombian town hit by flood, avalanche

May 19, 2015

SALGAR, Colombia (AP) — Rescuers searched for more bodies Tuesday and sought to aid the hundreds of survivors of a deadly flood and mudslide triggered by heavy rains that swept through a Colombia... more »»

Flood, mudslide sweep away homes in Colombia, killing 58

May 19, 2015

SALGAR, Colombia (AP) — An avalanche of mud and debris roared through an alpine town in western Colombia before dawn Monday, killing at least 58 people in a flash flood and mudslide triggered by... more »»

Brokers tricking Rohingya children onto trafficking boats

May 19, 2015

SITTWE, Myanmar (AP) — The boy was shoved onto the wooden vessel with hundreds of other Rohingya Muslims. more »»

Greek finance minister says bailout deal is very close

May 19, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said Monday that he expects an agreement with bailout creditors within the next week, which would save the cash-strapped country from... more »»

Flood, mudslide sweep away homes in Colombia, killing 52

May 18, 2015

SALGAR, Colombia (AP) — An avalanche of mud and debris roared over an alpine town in western Colombia before dawn Monday, killing at least 52 people in a flash flood and mudslide triggered by... more »»

Greek finance minister says bailout deal is very close

May 18, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said Monday that he expects an agreement with bailout creditors within the next week, which would save the cash-strapped country from... more »»

Flood, mudslide sweep away homes in Colombia, killing 49

May 18, 2015

SALGAR, Colombia (AP) — An avalanche of mud and debris roared down an alpine town in western Colombia before dawn Monday, killing at least 49 people in a flood and mudslide triggered by heavy... more »»

IS militants look for collaborators after taking Iraqi city

May 18, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State militants searched door-to-door for policemen and pro-government fighters and threw bodies in the Euphrates River in a bloody purge Monday after capturing the... more »»

 
 
 

 

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