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Iraq: al-Maliki rejects Iran's urging to step down

July 23, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki rejected an attempt by Iran to persuade him to step down, senior Iraqi politicians said Wednesday, underlining his determination to defy even... more »»

2 bombs kill at least 39 in Kaduna, north Nigeria

July 23, 2014

KADUNA, Nigeria (AP) — Bomb blasts appearing to target former Nigerian military ruler Muhammadu Buhari and a prominent moderate Muslim cleric killed dozens of people Wednesday, but left both... more »»

40 bodies from jet solemnly returned to Dutch soil

July 23, 2014

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (AP) — Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solemnly and gently carried to 40 identical... more »»

Honduran families deported back to a bleak future

July 23, 2014

TOCOA, Honduras (AP) — Elsa Ramirez already had lost two brothers to violence in this remote Caribbean region when co-workers handling clandestine cocaine flights from South America murdered her... more »»

Egypt judge: Al-Jazeera team did "devil's" work

July 23, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian judge released his reasoning for harsh sentences issued against three Al-Jazeera journalists, saying they were brought together "by the devil" to destabilize the country. more »»

Central African Republic's rebels sign cease-fire

July 23, 2014

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo (AP) — Representatives of the Muslim and Christian factions battling in Central African Republic signed a cease-fire agreement on Wednesday in neighboring Republic... more »»

Hamas calls for end to blockade of Gaza border

July 23, 2014

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal is calling for the opening of Gaza's borders and the end of a more than seven-year-long blockade imposed by Israel and Egypt on the Palestinian strip. more »»

Sierra Leone doctor fighting Ebola catches disease

July 23, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's health minister confirms that the doctor in charge of battling the current Ebola outbreak has himself become ill with the deadly disease. more »»

Plane crashes while landing in Taiwan, killing 47

July 23, 2014

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A plane attempting to land in stormy weather crashed on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, killing 47 people and wrecking houses and cars on the ground. more »»

Thousands attend tense pro-Gaza march in Paris

July 23, 2014

PARIS (AP) — Days after two banned pro-Gaza protests degenerated into violence, several thousands of demonstrators marched Wednesday through Paris under the eye of hundreds of riot police, this... more »»

Owner of Mexican shelter defends tough love

July 23, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The owner of a group home raided last week amid abuse and filthy conditions defended her "tough love" approach, but acknowledged that things got out of control. more »»

Dutch say black box damaged but voice data ok

July 23, 2014

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch investigators say that the voice recorder from the Malaysia Airlines plane shot down over Ukraine was damaged but not manipulated, and its data is still intact. more »»

Death sentence given in AP photographer's killing

July 23, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Kabul court announced Wednesday that the Afghan police officer charged with killing Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding veteran AP... more »»

Plane crashes in Taiwan, 47 trapped, feared dead

July 23, 2014

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, and the transport minister said 47 people were trapped and feared... more »»

European carriers suspend more Tel Aviv flights

July 23, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Air France and Germany's two largest airlines on Wednesday canceled more flights to Tel Aviv because of ongoing safety concerns amid the fighting between Israel and Hamas. more »»

Iraq lawmakers postpone vote on new president

July 23, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's parliament agreed to postpone a vote for a new president by a day on Wednesday as the extremist Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Baghdad... more »»

Despite sanctions call, UK approves arms to Russia

July 23, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Britain is still authorizing the export of arms and military equipment to Russia despite the government's call for tough sanctions over Moscow's arming of separatist rebels in... more »»

Venezuelan conspiracy theories a threat to critics

July 23, 2014

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Roderick Navarro was in class when he got the news that a high-ranking minister had accused him of plotting to assassinate Venezuela's president. more »»

Malaysia jet victims' bodies arrive in Netherlands

July 23, 2014

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (AP) — Two military transport planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 landed Wednesday in the southern city of Eindhoven,... more »»

UN rights chief warns of possible Gaza war crimes

July 23, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s top human rights official has warned all sides in the two-week war in the Gaza Strip to not indiscriminately attack civilians, and that violations may amount to war crimes. more »»

 
 

 

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