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Afghan prison renovation incomplete, auditor says

October 28, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The renovation of Afghanistan's main prison which began five years ago has yet to be completed, and the State Department has terminated the contract despite America... more »»

NATO chief: Strong alliance for better Russia ties

October 28, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — Only a strong Western security alliance can negotiate better ties with Russia, NATO's new secretary general said Tuesday. more »»

Turkish villages give Syrian Kurds shelter, hope

October 28, 2014

ALANYURT, Turkey (AP) — Just eight families used to inhabit this small hamlet jutting into no-man's land on the Turkish-Syrian border, eking out a living from the land, living in mud-brick houses... more »»

Victim's body found from sunken South Korean ferry

October 28, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The first body found in three months was being recovered Tuesday from the sunken South Korean ferry, increasing the official death toll to 295, officials said. more »»

Image of Asia: Cycling to work in Pyongyang

October 28, 2014

In the photo taken by Wong Maye-E through condensation on a car window, North Koreans are seen cycling to work in Pyongyang at dawn Tuesday. more »»

Syria's neighbors call for help with refugee flood

October 28, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Syria's neighbors on Tuesday urged European countries to open their doors to more refugees from the 3 ½ year civil war, and for immediate financial and technological help as their... more »»

Seoul officials say Kim Jong Un had ankle surgery

October 28, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's spy agency said Tuesday it has solved the mystery of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's 6-week public absence, which set off a frenzy of wild speculation... more »»

5,000 Ebola health care workers needed in W Africa

October 28, 2014

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — More than 5,000 additional health care workers are needed to fight Ebola in the three most affected countries in West Africa, the president of the World Bank said... more »»

Swiss agency approves trial for Ebola vaccine

October 28, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — The Swiss agency that regulates new drugs said Tuesday it has approved an application for a clinical trial with an experimental Ebola vaccine at the Lausanne University Hospital. more »»

10 best and 10 worst countries for gender equality

October 28, 2014

The annual Global Gender Gap index by the World Economic Forum, shows marginal improvement in women's equality worldwide, according to data on access to health care, survival rates, education,... more »»

India slides, US gains in gender equality ranking

October 28, 2014

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian women still face some of the world's worst inequality in access to health care, education and work, despite years of rapid economic growth, according to a survey of 142... more »»

Italy president to testify in Mafia trial

October 28, 2014

ROME (AP) — Prosecutors and judges have arrived at Italy's presidential palace for an unprecedented hearing to take testimony from the head of state in the trial of a former government official... more »»

Violence marks Afghan president's first month

October 28, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Suicide bombers, roadside bombs and rocket attacks on the Afghan capital have intensified in the one month since President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai took office as the... more »»

Tunisians shun Islamists in vote for stability

October 28, 2014

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's well-organized Islamists have been defeated in parliamentary elections, paying the price for the turbulent years they ruled after the Arab Spring that saw the rise... more »»

Blogger's sketchy anti-US facts draw fans in China

October 28, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — So, dear Chinese reader, you still think the American Dream eclipses the Chinese one?

Well, take a look at Zhou Xiaoping's blogs and learn that in the U.S. more »»

India slides in gender equality global ranking

October 28, 2014

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian women still face some of the world's worst inequality in access to health care, education and work, despite years of rapid economic growth, according to a survey of 142... more »»

Algeria police protests sign of deep divisions

October 28, 2014

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Hundreds of protesters thronged the grounds of the presidential palace recently, demanding a better life. more »»

Malaysia's Anwar makes final appeal in sodomy case

October 28, 2014

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's top court on Tuesday began hearing a final appeal filed by opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim against a sodomy conviction widely regarded as a means to... more »»

Syria's 3 ½-year conflict roiling the economy

October 28, 2014

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The middle-aged salesman sat glumly among an array of shorts, khaki leisure suits bedecked with gold belts and dresses with plunging necklines in the ancient Damascus bazaa... more »»

Toronto elects a new mayor, ends Ford era

October 28, 2014

TORONTO (AP) — The Rob Ford era is over as Toronto elected a new mayor, someone who is unlikely to ever make headlines for illegal drug use and public drunkenness. more »»

 
 
 

 

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