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WHO: Recorded Ebola deaths top 7,000

December 20, 2014

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The worst Ebola outbreak on record has now killed more than 7,000 people, with many of the latest deaths reported in Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization said as... more »»

Afghan leader's two-man government raises concerns

December 20, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — President Ashraf Ghani has promised a complete overhaul of Afghanistan's government to root out corruption and incompetence, but after three months in office, three... more »»

US drone strike in Pakistan kills 5 militants

December 20, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A U.S. drone fired two missiles at militant hideout in northwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least five Taliban fighters, two security officials said. more »»

Christmas 1914: The day even WWI showed humanity

December 20, 2014

PLOEGSTEERT, Belgium (AP) — With British and German forces separated only by a no-man's land littered with fallen comrades, sounds of a German Christmas carol suddenly drifted across the frigid... more »»

Kurds advance against IS group in Syria's Kobani

December 20, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish fighters advanced Saturday in the contested northern Syrian town of Kobani after heavy clashes with the Islamic State group, a Kurdish official and an activist group said. more »»

Human rights in spotlight after US-Cuba deal

December 20, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — To many exiles and their allies, President Raul Castro is a brutal dictator who locks up dissenters in gulag-like jails, snuffs out political discourse and condemns his people to... more »»

Extremists in Nigeria lining up elderly and shooting them

December 20, 2014

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria are turning their guns on elderly people, killing more than 50 this week in a new tactic that has instilled more fear in areas th... more »»

Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response

December 20, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader, and he pledged the U.S. more »»

Russia dismisses new US sanctions as useless

December 20, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Saturday dismissed new U.S. sanctions as useless and said it was poised to wait as long as it takes for the U.S. to recognize its historic right to the Crimean peninsula. more »»

Falling oil prices worry Algeria

December 20, 2014

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — With oil prices at their lowest in five years and showing few signs of hitting bottom, Algeria is feeling the pinch. more »»

Pakistan: US drone strike kills 5 militants

December 20, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A U.S. drone fired two missiles at militant hideout in northwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least five Taliban fighters, two security officials said. more »»

Iraq's Shiite fighters desert over shortages

December 20, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Abu Murtada al-Moussawi answered the call last summer from Iraq's top Shiite cleric to help save the country from the Islamic State group, but after less than three months on the... more »»

AP Interview: Coelho says Sony hack threatens all

December 20, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — Brazilian author Paulo Coelho says the Sony hack threatens us all if society doesn't enforce important values: our individual and collective freedom of expression and an unwavering... more »»

Egypt's gays go deeper underground, fearing crackdown

December 20, 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 »»

AP WAS THERE: US breaks relations with Cuba

December 20, 2014

EDITOR'S NOTE — When the United States severed its diplomatic relationship with Cuba on Jan. more »»

No word yet from Fidel amid historic US-Cuba shift

December 20, 2014

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

Israel carries out airstrike on Hamas site in Gaza

December 19, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military struck a Hamas site in the Gaza Strip early Saturday in its first airstrike on the Palestinian territory since this summer's wa. more »»

No word yet from Fidel amid historic US-Cuba shift

December 19, 2014

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

Australian woman arrested in deaths of 8 children

December 19, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian woman was arrested for murder in the killings of eight children, seven of whom are believed to be her own, police said Saturda. more »»

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 »»

 
 
 

 

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