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Iraq clashes with IS delay evacuation of Yazidis

December 19, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Sporadic clashes between Iraqi Kurdish fighters and Islamic State extremists, as well as other logistics problems, are delaying the evacuation of the last Yazidis still trapped on... more »»

Pakistan executes militants and bombards tribal areas

December 19, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan hanged two convicted militants Friday in the country's first executions in years, while warplanes and ground forces pounded insurgent hideouts in a northwest region... more »»

No word yet from Fidel amid historic US-Cuba shift

December 19, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — Everyone in Cuba is talking about the abrupt turn in relations with the United States, with one notable exception: Fidel Castro. more »»

Report: Turkey orders warrant for US-based cleric's arrest

December 19, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish court has ordered an arrest warrant for U.S. more »»

Little-known book by pope outlines views, hopes for Cuba

December 19, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A little-known book about Cuba by Jorge Mario Bergoglio — now Pope Francis — provides new insight into his views on Cuban society, Marxism and the U.S. more »»

Security flaws allow global cellular eavesdropping

December 19, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Security flaws in a system used by cellphone carriers around the world could open the door to wide-ranging surveillance of mobile phone traffic, according to a German researcher who... more »»

UN chief visits Ebola-ravaged West African nations

December 19, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised health workers battling Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia on Friday, saying they have shown "the most noble face of... more »»

After school massacre, 2 Pakistan militants hanged

December 19, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan hanged two convicted militants on Friday — the country's first executions in years — after the government reinstated the death penalty in response to a horrific Taliban... more »»

Peru investigates Greenpeace member in Nazca stunt

December 19, 2014

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A Peruvian prosecutor is investigating the suspected involvement of a Greenpeace activist in a publicity stunt that allegedly damaged the world-renowned Nazca lines. more »»

Russia seeks 10 years in prison for Putin foe

December 19, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian prosecutors on Friday asked a court to sentence President Vladimir Putin's chief foe to 10 years in prison, but the defiant opposition leader vowed to keep up his fight... more »»

Officials: Pakistan executes 2 convicted militants

December 19, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani officials say authorities have hanged two convicted militants in the first executions following the reinstatement of the death penalty in the wake of this week's... more »»

Smashing Pumpkins' Corgan looks ahead, not back

December 19, 2014

LONDON (AP) — The Smashing Pumpkins are dead. Long live the Smashing Pumpkins. more »»

Kenya president signs controversial security law

December 19, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta Friday signed into law a contentious bill saying it will help the country fight terrorism, but which critics say will be used to crush... more »»

Egypt's gays go deeper underground, fearing crackdown

December 19, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Just before midnight, the police navigated down the narrow alleys of an old downtown Cairo district and descended on a rundown bathhouse. more »»

Auschwitz victim suitcases get high-tech storage

December 19, 2014

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Auschwitz museum says some of the victims' 3,800 suitcases have been put into a state-of-the-art protective storage room partly funded by the European Union. more »»

Israeli military says Gaza rocket hits Israel

December 19, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck southern Israel on Friday, the Israeli military said, in the first such attack since September. more »»

Hungary is new hot spot on migrant route into EU

December 19, 2014

ASOTTHALOM, Hungary (AP) — With the Mediterranean Sea becoming too treacherous and other routes blocked by barbed-wire fences, would-be migrants are taking a new route into the Europe Union:... more »»

Russia to seek 10 years in prison for opposition activist

December 19, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian prosecutors on Friday demanded that the nation's most prominent opposition leader be sentenced to 10 years in prison on allegations of fraud, which he rejected as a... more »»

Britain moves closer to allowing women in combat

December 19, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Britain's defense minister said Friday that women should be allowed to serve in front-line army combat units, and he hopes the first will be joining within two years. more »»

Pakistan: 77 militants killed after school massacre

December 19, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani warplanes and ground forces killed at least 77 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said Friday, days after Taliban fighters... more »»

 
 
 

 

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