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2 car bombs kill 15 students, 10 rebels in Yemen

December 16, 2014

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's Shiite rebels say two car bombs have exploded south of the capital, hitting a school bus traveling near a rebel gathering and killing 10 fighters and at least 15... more »»

Siege at Pakistani school ends with 126 dead

December 16, 2014

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, killing at least 126 people before Pakistani officials declared a... more »»

Russian ruble sinks sharply despite bank rate hike

December 16, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian ruble came under intense selling pressure Tuesday, falling at one point by a catastrophic 20 percent to a new historic low despite a massive pre-dawn interest rate hike... more »»

Joint Israel-US missile test fails

December 16, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — A senior Israeli Defense Ministry official says an exercise meant to test an advanced missile defense system developed with the U.S. has failed. more »»

Pakistani officials say siege at school over

December 16, 2014

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani officials say the siege at a Pakistani school is over, and authorities are sweeping the area. more »»

Vatican offers olive branch to US nuns

December 16, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A sweeping Vatican investigation of Roman Catholic sisters in the United States that began five years ago amid criticism they had become secular and overly feminist ended up... more »»

Russian ruble slides again despite rate hike

December 16, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian ruble faced intense selling pressure Tuesday, falling at one stage by a whopping 20 percent to historic lows despite a massive pre-dawn interest rate hike from the... more »»

Sydney siege victims lauded for courage, kindness

December 16, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — The manager of a Sydney cafe where a 16-hour siege ended in a hail of bullets early Tuesday was lauded for sacrificing his life by grabbing the gunman's shotgun, an act that... more »»

Yemen government confidence vote derailed

December 16, 2014

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A raucous session of the Yemeni parliament came to an abrupt end Tuesday after loyalists of the ousted president derailed a vote of confidence on the new government's program,... more »»

Russian ruble down sharply despite rate hike

December 16, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian ruble faced intense selling pressure Tuesday falling at one stage by a whopping 20 percent to historic lows despite a massive pre-dawn interest rate hike from the... more »»

UN envoy urges future focus to cut disaster risks

December 16, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — The world is better prepared to face past calamities like the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami but it's not ready for the extreme weather of the future, the U.N. more »»

Communism to capitalism: Romania sees huge changes

December 16, 2014

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania has changed dramatically in the 25 years since the people rose up against dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, executed him and began the slow transformation to a market... more »»

Taliban storm Pakistani school, killing 126

December 16, 2014

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, killing 126 people, officials said, in the worst attack to hit th... more »»

'Deluded' hostage-taker saw himself as a martyr

December 16, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — He wrote letters to grieving families of Australian troops killed in Afghanistan that likened them to "Hitler's soldiers. more »»

Sydney hostages pleaded for sick, elderly, young

December 16, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — The Sydney hostages pleaded for help — for those among them who were pregnant, sick and elderly. Also for those who were young and deserved a shot at a decent life. more »»

AP WAS THERE: Romania's Revolution in 1989

December 16, 2014

EDITOR'S NOTE: Twenty-five years ago the people rose up against Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, executed him and set the country on a path to democracy. more »»

Holy cow! Vatican to open pope's farm to public

December 16, 2014

CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (AP) — Pope Francis is opening the doors to an earthly paradise: the working farm at the papal summer residence here that produces the dairy, meat and vegetables for the... more »»

Australian leader mourns for siege victims

December 16, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — Tearful Australians laid mounds of flowers at the site where two of 17 hostages were killed Tuesday when police swooped into a cafe to rescue them from a gunman — an Iranian-born... more »»

Turkish football fans on trial for 'coup'

December 16, 2014

ISTANBUL (AP) — Dozens of football fans are going on trial in Turkey accused of an attempted coup because they took part in last year's mass protests. more »»

Israeli forces kill Palestinian in West Bank

December 16, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian man as violence erupted during an arrest operation in the West Bank on Tuesday, the military sai. more »»

 
 

 

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