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Japan's lower house dissolved for early election

November 21, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved the lower house of Japan's parliament on Friday, forcing an early election in an apparent bid to shore up support for his scandal-plagued... more »»

Hitler's art: Painting by future Fuehrer for sale

November 21, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — A 100-year-old watercolor of Munich's old city hall is expected to fetch at least 50,000 euros ($60,000) at auction this weekend, not so much for its artistic value as for the... more »»

New Egypt comic artists push limits of expression

November 21, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — A new feminist comic book, the Jewelry Box, has emerged in Egypt, the latest addition in a blossoming scene of alternative comics, as artists seek freer outlets of expression in a... more »»

Afghanistan's first fun park brings joy amid war

November 21, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Excitement builds in the queue forming behind the barbed-wire security fence outside Afghanistan's first amusement park as children in bright clothes clutch their... more »»

Miss Honduras' slaying a shock for violent nation

November 21, 2014

SANTA BARBARA, Honduras (AP) — Maria Jose Alvarado expected some difficult questions about her country at the Miss World pageant in London, so the 19-year-old beauty queen enlisted a teacher to... more »»

Japan's lower house dissolved for snap election

November 21, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved the lower house of Japan's parliament Friday, paving the way for a general election next month. more »»

Angry Mexicans protest over 43 missing students

November 21, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tens of thousands marched in the capital Thursday demanding that authorities find 43 missing college students, seeking to pressure the government on a day normally reserved for... more »»

Mexicans angry about 43 missing students protest

November 21, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tens of thousands marched in the capital Thursday demanding that authorities find 43 missing college students, seeking to pressure the government on a day normally reserved for... more »»

UK police spied on reporters for years, docs show

November 21, 2014

LONDON (AP) — In January, freelance video journalist Jason Parkinson returned home from vacation to find a brown paper envelope in his mailbo. more »»

US sends Guantanamo prisoners to Georgia, Slovakia

November 21, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — Five prisoners have been released from Guantanamo Bay as part of a renewed effort to close the detention center at the U.S. Navy base in Cuba, officials said Thursda. more »»

Protesters, police clash in Mexico before marches

November 20, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Protesters marched in the capital Thursday to demand authorities find 43 missing college students, seeking to pressure the government on a day traditionally reserved for the... more »»

Papal official tempers point about accused bishops

November 20, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The head of Pope Francis' commission to fight clerical sex abuse is tempering his remarks about accountability for bishops accused of covering up for abusive priests, saying... more »»

Slain beauty queen, sister buried in Honduras

November 20, 2014

GUALJOCO, Honduras (AP) — Grieving family members laid to rest a beauty queen and her sister amid drenching rains Thursday, pleading for divine justice after the women were shot to death in what... more »»

Mali Ebola crisis deepens with doctor's death

November 20, 2014

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali's emerging Ebola crisis deepened Thursday as the government announced that a doctor had died from the disease, becoming the second health worker fatality linked to a... more »»

Boko Haram said to kill about 45 people in Nigeria

November 20, 2014

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — The leader of a vigilante fighter group in Nigeria says Boko Haram militants have killed about 45 people in an attack on a village. more »»

Israeli mayor's ban on Arab workers ignites uproar

November 20, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — The mayor of a southern Israeli city sparked a national uproar Thursday by barring Israeli Arab construction workers from jobs in local preschools, citing security concerns after... more »»

Egypt president considering pardon of journalists

November 20, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said on Thursday that a presidential pardon is "being examined" for the three Al-Jazeera journalists who were handed heavy prison terms in a... more »»

Founder of Brazil's largest retail chain dies

November 20, 2014

SAO PAULO (AP) — Samuel Klein, the Polish-born founder of Brazil's largest home-appliance retailer, has died, the company said in a statement. He was 9. more »»

Swiss museum to decide future of Gurlitt art trove

November 20, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — A Swiss museum and German officials plan to announce Monday what will happen to a priceless collection of long-hidden art bequeathed to the museum by German collector Cornelius... more »»

Egypt acquits doctor in female genital mutilation

November 20, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Thursday acquitted a doctor charged with performing female genital mutilation that led to a 13-year-old girl's death in a Nile Delta village, the country's first... more »»

 
 
 

 

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