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Palestinians attack Gaza UN compound after aid suspended

January 28, 2015

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Dozens of Palestinians attacked a United Nations compound in Gaza City following the world body's suspension of an aid program for victims of last year's war. more »»

Report: Iran says Washington Post writer to face trial soon

January 28, 2015

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A Washington Post journalist detained in Iran for months will stand trial "soon," the Islamic Republic's official news agency reported Wednesday. more »»

Libyan group loyal to Islamic State claims hotel attack

January 28, 2015

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — A Libyan affiliate of the extremist Islamic State group claimed responsibility Wednesday for an attack on a Tripoli luxury hotel that killed 10 people, including an American... more »»

Jordan ready to swap inmate for pilot held by Islamic State

January 28, 2015

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan said Wednesday it is willing to swap an Iraqi woman held on death row in Jordan for a Jordanian pilot captured in December by extremists from the Islamic State group. more »»

Jordan ready to swap prisoner for pilot held by IslamicState

January 28, 2015

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's information minister says his government is ready to swap an Iraqi woman held in Jordan for a Jordanian pilot captured in December by extremists from the Islamic... more »»

Extremists rampage in northeast Nigeria, no troops fighting

January 28, 2015

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremists are rampaging through villages in northeast Nigeria's Adamawa state, killing, burning and looting with no troops deployed to protect civilians, fleeing... more »»

Pope warns of 'absentee fathers' in new chapter on family

January 28, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is urging fathers to be more involved in the lives of their children, warning that many problems adolescents run into can be traced to "absentee fathers" who are... more »»

Russia considers condemning "annexation" of East Germany

January 28, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — The speaker of the Russian Duma has asked a parliamentary committee to study a proposal to condemn the reunification of Germany in 1990. more »»

Russian govt details spending cuts in view of crisis

January 28, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian government, facing its worst economic crisis in a decade, on Wednesday detailed how it intends to cut spending over the next three years in all parts of the economy... more »»

Malaysia to issue interim report on missing plane on March 7

January 28, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Civil aviation authorities in Malaysia will release a required report on the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 a day before the one-year anniversary, but... more »»

Amal Clooney on legal team in Armenian genocide case

January 28, 2015

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Lawyer Amal Clooney is going before Europe's top human rights court to argue against a man convicted for denying the 1915 Armenian genocide. more »»

Hostage Mom's plea to Japan's leader: Please save Kenji

January 28, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — The mother of a Japanese hostage held by Islamic State group extremists appealed publicly to Japan's leader to save her son Wednesday after his captors purportedly issued what they... more »»

Human smugglers turn to cargo ships to ferry fleeing Syrians

January 28, 2015

ABOARD THE COAST GUARD CUTTER TYR (AP) — The crew was about to dig into dinner when word of the "ghost ship" came through: a freighter hurtling out of control toward Italy with no crew — and... more »»

Palestinian girl, 14, in Israel prison for throwing rocks

January 28, 2015

BETIN, West Bank (AP) — The fate of a 14-year-old Palestinian girl, tried before an Israeli military court for hurling rocks at passing cars in the West Bank and sentenced to two months in prison... more »»

Fiery Islamic State group cleric gives voice to radicals

January 28, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Turki al-Binali has crisscrossed the Islamic State group's self-declared caliphate in Syria and Iraq with a pistol holstered at his side, delivering fiery sermons in which the... more »»

Group: Israel violated rules of war in strikes on Gaza homes

January 28, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — A majority of Palestinians killed in dozens of Israeli attacks on Gaza homes in the 2014 war with Hamas were women, minors or the elderly, and some of the strikes violated the... more »»

Egyptian police criticized over death of female protester

January 28, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's police are coming under withering criticism as signs mount that officers not only fired birdshot at a young mother during a peaceful protest last weekend but then also... more »»

TV star's plastic surgery disaster tests Brazil

January 28, 2015

SAO PAULO (AP) — Andressa Urach went from being a single teenage mom nicknamed "Beanpole" to a reality TV bombshell in Brazil thanks to silicone implants, anabolic steroids, a nose job, and gel... more »»

Mexico: Missing students' parents reject official account

January 28, 2015

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Parents of 43 college students missing since last year angrily rejected the Mexican attorney general's declaration that investigators are certain the youths were killed and... more »»

Gunmen storm luxury Libyan hotel, killing American, 9 others

January 28, 2015

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — In the latest sign of Libya's descent into chaos, gunmen stormed a luxury hotel used by diplomats and businessmen in the capital Tuesday, killing 10 people, including an... more »»

 
 
 

 

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