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24 dead, 28 safe, hundreds missing as Med migrant boat sinks

April 19, 2015

ROME (AP) — A boat believed to be crowded with 700 migrants capsized in the waters north of Libya overnight, leaving at least 24 confirmed dead and sparking fears for what could become the... more »»

UN report finds Afghan women failed by justice system

April 19, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's women are being failed by the country's justice system as most complaints of domestic violence are dealt with through mediation rather than prosecution,... more »»

Boston Marathon winner who died century ago in WWI honored

April 19, 2015

VLAMERTINGE, Belgium (AP) — At the Vlamertinge Military Cemetery in Flanders Fields, the headstone of James Duffy usually stands unnoticed among the solemn rows. more »»

AP Exclusive: Chinese activist more determined after lockup

April 19, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — The most prominent of five recently released Chinese women's rights activists feels her dedication to the cause has grown stronger after spending 37 days in detention with... more »»

Kids of Cold War crocs going to Cuba on conservation mission

April 19, 2015

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Cuba's efforts to sustain the critically endangered Cuban crocodile are getting a boost from Sweden, home to a pair of reptiles that Fidel Castro gave to a Soviet cosmonaut four... more »»

Finns expected to vote for change in recession-hit country

April 19, 2015

HELSINKI (AP) — Finns are voting in parliamentary elections that will determine which coalition of parties can lead the country out of a three-year recession. more »»

Austerity's legacy: British election focused on UK economy

April 19, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron and his main opponent agree on one thing going into Britain's May 7 election: Voters should choose the next leader based on the health of the economy. more »»

Iran Guard rejects inspection of military sites

April 19, 2015

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A senior commander in Iran's Revolutionary Guard says inspectors would be barred from military sites under any nuclear agreement with world powers.

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Breakaway Turkish Cypriots vote for new leader

April 19, 2015

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Turkish Cypriots are electing a new leader for the breakaway north of Cyprus in an unpredictable contest as talks to reunify the ethnically split island are expected to... more »»

Islamic State blamed for Afghan suicide bombing killing 35

April 18, 2015

FAIZABAD, Afghanistan (AP) — A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a line of people waiting outside a bank Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 35 and wounding 125 in an assaul... more »»

2 Cuban dissidents up for election in unprecedented vote

April 18, 2015

HAVANA (AP) — At least two dissidents made it past a first round of voting and are standing as candidates in municipal elections that will be watched on and off the island Sunday as an... more »»

Iraqi soldiers enter refinery amid Islamic State attacks

April 18, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi soldiers surrounded and entered the country's biggest oil refinery Saturday, which has been besieged for days by Islamic State militants, a senior official said. more »»

South Africa faces crisis over anti-immigrant attacks

April 18, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's president on Saturday canceled a foreign trip in order to deal with a wave of attacks on immigrants that have killed at least six peopl. more »»

Pope asks Europe to do more for migrants flooding into Italy

April 18, 2015

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis joined Italy in pressing the European Union Saturday to do more to help the country cope with rapidly mounting numbers of desperate people rescued in the Mediterranean... more »»

Afghan suicide bombing blamed on Islamic State kills 35

April 18, 2015

FAIZABAD, Afghanistan (AP) — A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a bank branch Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 35 people in a deadly attack the country's president said... more »»

Yemen militia says it is besieging rebels at strategic base

April 18, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Militiamen loyal to Yemen's embattled president besieged an air base once crucial to the U.S. more »»

Afghan suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State kills 33

April 18, 2015

FAIZABAD, Afghanistan (AP) — A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a bank branch Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 33 people in a deadly attack the country's president said... more »»

A bear hug: Croat village shelters bears as good neighbors

April 18, 2015

KUTAREVO, Croatia (AP) — Usually in Europe, when bear cubs get used to humans, they cannot survive in the wild. And when they grow too big, they're shot. more »»

Israel, Palestinians agree on tax revenue transfer

April 18, 2015

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday that he has reached an agreement with Israel in which essential tax revenues it collects for the Palestinians will be... more »»

Afghan president: Islamic State group claims suicide blast

April 18, 2015

FAIZABAD, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's president says that the Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed at least 33 people. more »»

 
 

 

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