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Militias rule the day in strife-torn Middle East

October 14, 2014

Embattled governments in Iraq and Syria have come to rely on Shiite militias as their armies have crumbled in the face of mostly Sunni insurgents and rebel. more »»

Conservative bishops move away from gay overture

October 14, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Conservative Catholic bishops distanced themselves Tuesday from a document showing an unprecedented opening toward gays and divorced people, saying it doesn't reflect their... more »»

Rights group: Iraq Shiite militias killing Sunnis

October 14, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Shiite militias have abducted and killed "scores" of Sunni civilians with the tacit support of the government in retaliation for Islamic State group attacks, Amnesty... more »»

US citizen killed by gunman in Saudi Arabia

October 14, 2014

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A gunman on Tuesday opened fire on two American employees of a U.S. more »»

Soldier gets Ebola but is not among peacekeepers

October 14, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A Sierra Leone soldier has tested positive for Ebola but he is not a member of and had no contact with a battalion of peacekeepers waiting to deploy to Somalia, a... more »»

WTO sides with US farmers in dispute with India

October 14, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The World Trade Organization ruled in favor of U.S. poultry and egg farmers Tuesday in a dispute with India. more »»

Syrian Kurds feel abandoned as Kobani battle rages

October 14, 2014

SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Kneeling over his brother's fresh grave, Ali Mehmud gathered clumps of dirt in his hands, raised them to his lips to kiss them, then softly placed them back on the small mound. more »»

WHO: 10,000 new Ebola cases per week could be seen

October 14, 2014

LONDON (AP) — West Africa could face up to 10,000 new Ebola cases a week within two months, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday, adding that the death rate in the current outbreak has... more »»

Iraq Shiite lawmaker killed in Baghdad attack

October 14, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a Shiite lawmaker is among 23 people killed when a suicide car bomber rammed his explosives-laden vehicle into a northern Baghdad security checkpoint. more »»

Serbia prepares hero's welcome for Putin

October 14, 2014

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Soldiers are marching, battle tanks are rumbling on the streets and fighter jets are flying overhead. No, it's not another war in the Balkans. more »»

UN chief in Gaza as reconstruction efforts begin

October 14, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The U.N. more »»

Hong Kong police, protesters in tense standoff

October 14, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Dozens of pro-democracy protesters are in a tense standoff with a large number of riot police near Hong Kong's government headquarters. more »»

Fowler and Ferris give Booker Prize a US accent

October 14, 2014

LONDON (AP) — This could be the day for an American revolution at Britain's most prestigious literary award, the Booker Prize.

U.S. more »»

Prosecutor: Terror suspect had Tony Blair address

October 14, 2014

LONDON (AP) — A man suspected of plotting a terrorist gun or bomb attack in Britain had former Prime Minister Tony Blair's address in his car, a prosecutor said Tuesday during opening arguments i... more »»

Hong Kong protests see weird, wonderful scenes

October 14, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — It's a protest for political reform — so why are people at the scene worshipping deities, playing pingpong and singing "Happy Birthday"?

As Hong Kong's pro-democracy street... more »»

Activists: Airstrikes hit jihadi targets in Syria

October 14, 2014

MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) — The U.S. more »»

Amal Clooney in Greece for Parthenon Marbles bid

October 14, 2014

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A team of London lawyers met with the Greek government Tuesday to discuss potential legal action to boost Greece's long but so far futile campaign to reclaim the 5th-century... more »»

Yemen rebels take port city, province near capital

October 14, 2014

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Shiite rebels who recently overran Yemen's capital on Tuesday seized control of a key port city on the Red Sea and a province south of Sanaa in a stunning new blitz that is... more »»

Image of Asia: Volcanic lightning on display

October 14, 2014

In this photo made with a slow shutter speed by Binsar Bakkara, volcanic lightning is seen from Jeraya village, about 7 kilometers from erupting Mount Sinabung in Indonesia's North Sumatra... more »»

Prosecutor: Pistorius offered cash after killing

October 14, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius offered $34,000 to the family of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp after he killed her, but the family rejected the funds because they did not want "blood... more »»

 
 
 

 

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