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Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors

October 30, 2014

KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Hundreds of desperate Sri Lankan villagers dug with bare hands through the broken red earth of a deadly landslide Thursday, defying police orders after a top disaster... more »»

Clothing with bodies matches missing Texans'

October 30, 2014

MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — The Tamaulipas state governor and prosecutor have confirmed that three Americans missing in northern Mexico for more than two weeks have been found dead near Matamoros. more »»

Burkina Faso president declares state of emergency

October 30, 2014

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso's leader of nearly three decades declared a state of emergency Thursday, hours after protesters who oppose his bid for another term stormed the... more »»

US, UN condemn renewed violence in South Sudan

October 30, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United States and United Nations on Thursday condemned a recent outbreak of violence around an oil-rich town in South Sudan, as experts predicted a return to mass... more »»

Vatican admits Sistine Chapel frescoes 'whitened'

October 30, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican revealed a closely kept secret Thursday: The Sistine Chapel's precious frescoes were starting to turn white from the air pollution caused by so many visitors... more »»

Small Iraqi peshmerga force enters Syrian town

October 30, 2014

SURUC, Turkey (AP) — A vanguard force of Iraqi peshmerga troops entered the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani from Turkey on Thursday, part of a larger group of 150 fighters that the Kurds... more »»

Israel closes Jerusalem holy site after shooting

October 30, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel closed all access to Jerusalem's most sensitive religious site on Thursday, a rare move that ratcheted up already heightened tensions following the attempted assassination... more »»

Sweden recognizes Palestinian state; Israel upset

October 30, 2014

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden on Thursday became the biggest Western European country to recognize a Palestinian state, prompting a strong protest from Israel, which swiftly withdrew its ambassador fro... more »»

Wanted in US, Roman Polanski questioned in Poland

October 30, 2014

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Prosecutors in Poland questioned filmmaker Roman Polanski on Thursday at the request of U.S. more »»

South Africans mourn sport deaths

October 30, 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African officials on Thursday called for a strict new gun law as a tribute to a soccer star who was shot and killed earlier this week. more »»

Ebola: Danger in Sierra Leone, progress in Liberia

October 30, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Liberia is making some progress in containing the Ebola outbreak while the crisis in Sierra Leone is going to get worse, the top anti-Ebola officials in the two... more »»

Israel recalls ambassador to Sweden

October 30, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Sweden on Thursday became the biggest Western European country to recognize a Palestinian state, and Israel swiftly reacted by withdrawing its ambassador from Stockholm in protest. more »»

Fearing uprising, Iraq militants hunt ex-police

October 30, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group wanted to send a warning against anyone who might plot against its rule. more »»

Central Europe, Britain oppose Ukraine rebel vote

October 30, 2014

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — The foreign ministers of four Central European countries and Britain have condemned a plan by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine to hold local election. more »»

NATO vigilant amid spike in Russian flights

October 30, 2014

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — NATO is increasing its readiness and air policing following a spike in Russian air force activity in Eastern Europe, the alliance's new chief said Thursday. more »»

Israel to reopen Jerusalem holy site

October 30, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli authorities say they have decided to reopen a key Jerusalem holy site for Muslim worshippers on Friday. more »»

Protesters storm Burkina Faso parliament, set fire

October 30, 2014

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Protesters stormed Burkina Faso's parliament and set its main chamber ablaze Thursday in the most significant challenge ever to the president's 27-year rule in on... more »»

10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

October 30, 2014

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you... more »»

Israeli police kill suspected Palestinian shooter

October 30, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli authorities closed off all access to a sensitive Jerusalem holy site Thursday, after police killed a Palestinian man suspected of trying to assassinate a hard-line Jewish... more »»

Larson named AP's West Africa bureau chief

October 30, 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Krista Larson, who has covered the Ebola outbreak and the deadly conflict in Central African Republic for The Associated Press, has been named bureau chief for West Africa for... more »»

 
 
 

 

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