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Hong Kong police move in to clear protest zone

October 16, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Riot police moved in on a Hong Kong pro-democracy protest zone in a dawn raid on Friday, taking down barricades, tents and canopies that have blocked key streets for more than tw... more »»

UN: Ebola death toll rising to 4,500 this week

October 16, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — The death toll from Ebola will rise this week to more than 4,500 people from the 9,000 infected and the outbreak is still out of control in three West African nations, a top officia... more »»

Putin keeps Merkel waiting in Milan

October 16, 2014

MILAN (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin's diplomatic blitz on Ukraine got off to a rocky start Thursday when he kept German Chancellor Angela Merkel waiting for a meeting then showed up in... more »»

Hong Kong police move in against protest zone

October 16, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Riot police moved in on a Hong Kong pro-democracy protest zone in a dawn raid on Friday, taking down barricades, tents and canopies that have blocked key streets for more than tw... more »»

Egypt's foray into Libya underlines its concerns

October 16, 2014

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Egypt's military involvement in Libya underlines Cairo's concerns about the threat posed by Islamic militant groups operating near the two nations' porous border, as well a... more »»

Spain tests 4 with fever for Ebola, isolates jet

October 16, 2014

MADRID (AP) — Four people with fever considered at risk for Ebola were being tested Thursday in Spain for the virus, including one who arrived on an Air France jet that was isolated at Madrid's... more »»

US still searching for credible allies in Syria

October 16, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite years of diplomacy and a CIA operation to vet and train moderate rebels, the U.S. more »»

Turkey fails in bid to join UN Security Council

October 16, 2014

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Turkey failed in its effort to join the U.N. more »»

Vatican alters draft report translation about gays

October 16, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is watering down a ground-breaking overture to gays — but only if they speak English. more »»

Palestinian boy shot dead by Israeli troops

October 16, 2014

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian police say a 13-year-old Palestinian boy has been shot dead by Israeli soldiers during a clash in the West Bank. more »»

Nepal blizzard, avalanche death toll rises to 27

October 16, 2014

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Search teams rescued dozens of stranded foreign trekkers and recovered 10 more bodies Thursday in the wake of a series of blizzards and avalanches that battered the... more »»

Africa stems Ebola via border closings, luck

October 16, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Health officials battling the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 4,500 people in West Africa have managed to limit its spread on the continent to five countries — and... more »»

Rare independent group aims to open debate in Cuba

October 16, 2014

CARDENAS, Cuba (AP) — The former editors of one of Cuba's few non-government controlled media outlets have quietly restarted efforts to spur debate about the nation's future, launching a series o... more »»

Ebola comes to last safe district in Sierra Leone

October 16, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The deadly Ebola virus has infected two people in what was the last untouched district in Sierra Leone, the government said Thursday, a setback in efforts to stop th... more »»

Syrian Kurdish official calls for arms for Kobani

October 16, 2014

MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) — In its battle for the Syrian town of Kobani, the Islamic State group enjoys a key advantage: a supply of weapons, ammunition and fighters shuttling between Syria and... more »»

Attacks in Baghdad kill at least 50 people

October 16, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants unleashed a wave of attacks in Iraq on Thursday, mainly targeting Shiite areas in and around the capital of Baghdad, killing at least 50 people and wounding dozens,... more »»

Steenkamp cousin: Pistorius apology not genuine

October 16, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius must "pay for what he's done" and his apology to the family of the girlfriend he killed was not sincere, a cousin of Reeva Steenkamp said Thursday as... more »»

EU pledges support for Greece as markets plunge

October 16, 2014

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The European Union is promising Greece continued financial support, in the hopes of calming market turmoil triggered by concerns over the government's survival and the futur... more »»

Spain tests 3 with fever for Ebola, isolates jet

October 16, 2014

MADRID (AP) — Three people with fever considered at risk for having Ebola were being tested Thursday in Spain for the virus, including one who arrived on an Air France jet that was isolated at... more »»

Sporadic fighting, airstrikes in eastern Libyan

October 16, 2014

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Masked, armed civilians set up checkpoints across Libya's restive eastern city of Benghazi on Thursday, as sporadic airstrikes and fighting between army troops and Islamist... more »»

 
 
 

 

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