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'Jihadi John' raised in UK, studied computers, reports say

February 26, 2015

LONDON (AP) — The world knows him as "Jihadi John," the masked, knife-wielding militant in videos showing Western hostages being beheaded by the Islamic State group. more »»

Suicide bombing in northeast Nigeria kills 19, residents say

February 26, 2015

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A suicide bombing in the northeast Nigerian town of Biu killed about 19 people and injured 17, a day before the president made a visit to another town in another state... more »»

News Guide: Latest developments on Islamic State group

February 26, 2015

From Iraq and Syria, where Islamic State militants abducted Christians and destroyed Mesopotamian relics, to arrests of suspects in New York and a Muslim group in Britain shedding light on the... more »»

Oscar winner 'Ida' sparks accusations of being anti-Polish

February 26, 2015

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Oscar-winning Polish film "Ida" has found an enthusiastic reception worldwide. But in Poland it has provoked a debate over whether the film is anti-Polish. more »»

10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

February 26, 2015

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 »»

China bans ivory imports for 1 year to protect elephants

February 26, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — China imposed a one-year ban on ivory imports that took immediate effect Thursday amid criticism that its citizens' huge appetite for ivory has fueled poaching that threatens the... more »»

South African tourism minister survives carjacking attempt

February 26, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African's minister of tourism survived an attempted carjacking, as his bodyguards and the carjackers exchanged fire with the attackers, police said on Thursday. more »»

Aggressive owl sinks its talons into residents of Dutch town

February 26, 2015

PURMEREND, Netherlands (AP) — The residents of one Dutch town are cowering under umbrellas after an aggressive eagle owl started swooping out of the sky, sinking its talons into them and gouging... more »»

New name for Namibian town is a tongue-twister

February 26, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A linguistic storm is brewing in coastal Luderitz, where some residents of the Namibian town are protesting plans to change its name to !Nami#nus. more »»

Jimmy Savile report finds widespread sex abuse with impunity

February 26, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Two new reports into widespread sex abuse by the late BBC entertainer Jimmy Savile have found that victims' complaints about his activities were ignored. more »»

Russia could cut off gas to Ukraine by 'end of week'

February 26, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia could cut off supplies to neighboring Ukraine by the end of the week if it does not get further payments from the country, state-owned gas company Gazprom said Thursday. more »»

Afghanistan avalanche toll rises to 165 amid rescue efforts

February 26, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The number of people killed in a massive avalanche in a mountain-bound valley in northeastern Afghanistan rose on Thursday to 165 as lack of equipment and the sheer dept... more »»

Ukraine, rebels start pulling back heavy weapons in the east

February 26, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — In a long-awaited development, Ukrainian forces and separatist fighters both announced Thursday they are pulling back heavy weapons from the front line in eastern Ukraine. more »»

Number of Syrian Christians abducted by IS rises to 220

February 26, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — The number of Christians abducted by the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria has risen to 220 in the past three days, as militants round up more hostages from a chain of... more »»

New IS video shows militants smashing ancient Iraq artifacts

February 26, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group released a video on Thursday showing militants using sledgehammers to smash ancient artifacts in Iraq's northern city of Mosul, describing the relics as... more »»

Petesch appointed AP West Africa correspondent

February 26, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Carley Petesch, a longtime editor in Africa who has reported from Nigeria and South Africa for The Associated Press, has been named a West Africa correspondent for the news... more »»

Leaked spy documents reveal plot to kill African Union head

February 26, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The African Union chairwoman is "safe and sound," the organization said on Thursday, after leaked intelligence documents revealed a 2012 plot to assassinate her. more »»

Nigeria army chief: Displaced Baga residents can soon return

February 26, 2015

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's army chief said that residents displaced from Baga town in the country's northeast should be able to return to vote in March elections after the military... more »»

Egypt: 3 arrested over grisly dog killing

February 26, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities on Thursday arrested three men over a grisly online video showing a group of men stabbing and bludgeoning a dog to death on a busy Cairo street. more »»

Israeli opposition leader to PM: Cancel Congress speech

February 26, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's opposition leader on Thursday called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cancel his upcoming speech to the U.S. more »»

 
 
 

 

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