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Afghan avalanches, flooding taking toll across the country

February 27, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The death toll from severe weather that caused avalanches and flooding across much of Afghanistan has jumped to more than 200 people, and the number is expected to climb... more »»

Islamic State threat boosts business for Kurdish gunsmith

February 27, 2015

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — In gunsmith Bahktiyar Sadr-Aldeen's workshop in this Kurdish city in northern Iraq, every weapon has a story. These days, there are lots of stories to tell. more »»

Despite spat with US, Israeli leader fighting Iran nuke deal

February 27, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu heads to Washington next week on a last-gasp effort to seal what he hopes will become his signature achievement: preventing Iran from... more »»

China bans ivory imports for 1 year to protect elephants

February 27, 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 »»

Victory for Argentine leader as judge rejects cover-up case

February 27, 2015

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday firmly dismissed allegations that Argentine President Cristina Fernandez tried to cover up the involvement of Iranian officials in the... more »»

'Jihadi John' identified as London-raised college grad

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 »»

Kendall Jenner struts for Fendi, Kate Mara cozy in Max Mara

February 26, 2015

MILAN (AP) — Shape and color engaged designers on the second day of Milan Fashion Week of womenswear previews for next autumn and winter, featuring shows by Fendi, Max Mara, Just Cavalli and Prada. more »»

'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 »»

Ukraine, rebels start pulling back heavy weapons in the east

February 26, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Warring parties in Ukraine took a major stride toward quelling unrest in the country's east Thursday with the declared start of a supervised withdrawal of heavy weapons from... more »»

Explosions in Nigerian towns in north kill at least 34

February 26, 2015

JOS, Nigeria (AP) — Explosions in Nigeria's north central city of Jos and the northeastern town of Biu over the past two days have killed at least 34 people, witnesses said Thursday. more »»

Victory for Argentine leader: Judge rejects cover-up case

February 26, 2015

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday firmly dismissed allegations that Argentine President Cristina Fernandez tried to cover-up the involvement of Iranian officials in the... more »»

Militants abduct more Christians, smash ancient artifacts

February 26, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants seized more Christians from their homes in northeastern Syria in the past three days, bringing the total number abducted by the extremist group to over 220,... more »»

US: China is expanding its South China Sea outposts

February 26, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — China is expanding its outposts in the South China Sea to include stationing for ships and potential airfields as part of its "aggressive" effort to exert sovereignty, the U.S. 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 »»

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 »»

Mortar shells land by Somalia's presidential palace

February 26, 2015

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — At least three mortars landed inside Somalia's heavily fortified presidential palace compound on Thursday, a Somali police officer said. 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 »»

 
 
 

 

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