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Libya military spokesman: Army in central Benghazi

October 29, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Government troops entered central Benghazi Wednesday after nearly 10 days of fighting Islamic extremist militias, a military spokesman said, in violence that killed dozens of people... more »»

Army blows up houses, Egyptians evacuate near Gaza

October 29, 2014

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — With dynamite and bulldozers, Egypt's army demolished dozens of homes along its border with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, after the military ordered residents out to make wa... more »»

NATO reports spike in Russian military flights

October 29, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO on Wednesday reported an "unusual" spike in Russian military flights over the Black, Baltic and North seas and the Atlantic Ocean during the past two days. more »»

Malala awarded 'Children's Nobel' prize in Sweden

October 29, 2014

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Children's rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai on Wednesday received the World's Children's Prize 2014 in Sweden, after winning a global vote involving... more »»

Pope maps out personal (and progressive) policy

October 29, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has made some of the most important policy speeches of his pontificate in recent days, catching up for lost time following months of attention to bureaucratic... more »»

Residents: Islamic State group kills 30 Iraqi men

October 29, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State group militants lined up 30 men in western Iraq and shot them dead Wednesday, an official and residents said, the latest mass killing carried out by the group since... more »»

Israeli leader lashes back at harsh US criticism

October 29, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister said Wednesday that recent verbal attacks against him from the United States were merely because he was "defending Israel" and vowed to carry on with his... more »»

51 countries sign deal in tax evasion crackdown

October 29, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Fifty-one countries have signed an agreement to share financial data and boost efforts to crack down on tax evasion. more »»

Court: UK spies get bulk access to NSA data

October 29, 2014

LONDON (AP) — The British government's insistence that its spies don't use the vast espionage powers of the U.S. National Security Agency to sidestep U.K. more »»

Russia, Ukraine looking for gas deliveries deal

October 29, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's energy chief is hoping talks between Ukraine and Russia will yield the breakthrough needed to guarantee Russian gas will continue to flow to Ukraine and, by... more »»

WHO: Ebola decline in Liberia could be real trend

October 29, 2014

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The rate of new Ebola infections in Liberia appears to be declining and could represent a real trend, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, but the epidemic is far... more »»

Army moves in as Egyptians leave homes near Gaza

October 29, 2014

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Hundreds of Egyptians living along the border with the Gaza Strip evacuated their homes on Wednesday, after the army ordered them out to make way for a planned buffer zone... more »»

White Zambian named acting president

October 29, 2014

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — The Zambian government says Vice President Guy Scott, a white Zambian of Scottish descent, will become acting president of the southern African nation until elections are... more »»

Rescuers press to save 18 trapped Turkish miners

October 29, 2014

ISTANBUL (AP) — Rescue workers desperately pumped water out of a coal mine in southern Turkey on Wednesday as anxious relatives huddled nearby after surging waters trapped 18 Turkish miners deep... more »»

Zambian president dies in London hospital

October 29, 2014

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Zambian President Michael Sata, a longtime opposition leader who was finally elected president in 2011, died after an illness, the Zambian government said Wednesday. more »»

Beijing punishes Hong Kong tycoon for criticism

October 29, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong tycoon was expelled from China's top government advisory body on Wednesday after he voiced doubts about the city's Beijing-backed leader, who is struggling to end... more »»

Syrian rebels enter Kurdish town from Turkey

October 29, 2014

MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) — A small group of Syrian rebels entered the embattled border town of Kobani from Turkey on Wednesday on a mission to help Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State... more »»

10 dead, over 250 missing in Sri Lanka mudslide

October 29, 2014

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A mudslide triggered by monsoon rains buried scores of workers' houses at a tea plantation in central Sri Lanka on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people and leaving more... more »»

Ebola puts Ghana's bush meat traders out of work

October 29, 2014

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Yaa Kyerewaa cuts a lonely figure beside a pile of animal parts: the jaws of a giant rodent, the hooves of wild pigs, snails. more »»

Q&A: What's behind Malaysia's sodomy case vs Anwar

October 29, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's top court is hearing this week the final appeal by opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim challenging his second conviction on sodomy charges in 14 years. more »»

 
 
 

 

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