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Auschwitz guard's testimony enters 2nd day

April 22, 2015

LUENEBURG, Germany (AP) — A former Auschwitz guard is taking the stand for a second day Wednesday to answer judges' questions about his role at the death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland.

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Hong Kong unveils Beijing-backed election reform plan

April 22, 2015

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's government unveiled election reform proposals Wednesday, setting the stage for possible renewed confrontation with pro-democracy activists and lawmakers opposed to... more »»

Afghan deportees from Iran return to a home they barely know

April 22, 2015

ISLAM QALA, Afghanistan (AP) — Tajigul Haidary had overstayed her residents' visa in Iran and was expecting just a hefty fine when she went to renew it, she said. more »»

US lets in Thai fish caught by slaves despite law

April 22, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fourteen years after the U.. more »»

Pope accepts resignation of bishop who didn't report abuse

April 22, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Pope Francis accepted the resignation Tuesday of a U.S. more »»

Campaign against Yemen rebels enters new phase, Saudi says

April 22, 2015

NAJRAN, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia declared an end on Tuesday to its nearly monthlong "Decisive Storm" air campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen, and announced the start of a more limited... more »»

NATO to hold major cyber defense drill in Estonia

April 22, 2015

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — About 400 computer experts will participate in a major cybersecurity drill in Estonia this week as part of NATO's efforts to upgrade its capability to counter potentially... more »»

Smuggler's mistake turned rescue into tragedy

April 21, 2015

CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — Rescue seemed so close at hand.

A ship with experience plucking migrants from unseaworthy smuggler's boats had arrived soon after the distress call went out. more »»

AP PHOTOS: Desperate migrants meeting death in Mediterranean

April 21, 2015

Migrants — desperate to leave their home countries for better lives in western Europe, and willing to risk the dangerous crossing in tightly packed, leaking smugglers' ships — are dying in... more »»

Pope accepts resignation of bishop who didn't report abuse

April 21, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Pope Francis accepted the resignation Tuesday of a U.S. more »»

Flee or return: Ramadi residents face a tough choice

April 21, 2015

ON THE BZEBIZ BRIDGE, Iraq (AP) — In the two weeks since militants from the Islamic State group overran central Ramadi, thousands of people have streamed out of the city, fleeing the brutal... more »»

Campaign against Yemen rebels enters new phase, Saudi says

April 21, 2015

NAJRAN, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Saudi-led "Decisive Storm" air campaign targeting Shiite rebels in Yemen is over, a spokesman for the coalition said Tuesday, but a new phase aimed at preventing... more »»

Greek anger over state cash grab from public entities

April 21, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek local authorities were on the brink of revolt Tuesday against the central government's move to use cash reserves from state agencies — including hospitals and... more »»

For migrants used to danger, Islamic State poses new threat

April 21, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Tesfay Kidane's troubles began with a simple request: He wanted to go to his brother's wedding. more »»

Israel honors war dead on annual Memorial Day

April 21, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has begun its annual Memorial Day commemoration for fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism. more »»

Mauritania sentences alleged al-Qaida leader to 20 years

April 21, 2015

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — A criminal court in Mauritania sentenced a suspected senior al-Qaida leader to 20 years in prison for "terrorist" activities, the state prosecutor said Tuesday. more »»

US lets in Thai fish caught by slaves despite law

April 21, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — In its first report on trafficking around the world, the U.S. criticized Thailand as a hub for labor abuse. more »»

South Africa to deploy army to end anti-immigrant attacks

April 21, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa will deploy the army to areas that remain volatile after a spate of violent attacks targeting immigrants, the defense minister announced on Tuesda. more »»

Iraqi troops retake some Ramadi districts from Islamic State

April 21, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq security forces have recaptured areas lost earlier to the Islamic State group in and around the battleground city of Ramadi, security officials said Tuesda. more »»

Libya chaos spurs human smuggling, government spokesman says

April 21, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Libya's chaos has spurred human trafficking, a spokesman for the country's internationally recognized government said Tuesday, urging the world community to help his administration... more »»

 
 
 

 

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