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Israelis usher in Jewish New Year with uncertainty

September 24, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israelis ushered in the year 5775 as they celebrated the Jewish New Year on Wednesday still shaken from this summer's 50-day war against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip,... more »»

Obama: Al-Abadi the right man to lead Iraq

September 24, 2014

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Barack Obama says new Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi (HY'-dahr ahl ah-BAH'-dee) is the right person to lead Iraq as the country faces an enormous threat from... more »»

Red Cross team attacked while burying Ebola dead

September 24, 2014

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — A Red Cross team was attacked while collecting bodies believed to be infected with Ebola in southeastern Guinea, the latest in a string of assaults that are hindering... more »»

Iran general helped Iraq's Kurds battle IS group

September 24, 2014

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A top Iranian general and 70 of his forces were on the ground in Iraq this summer, helping Kurdish fighters defend the regional capital Irbil against Islamic State militants, ... more »»

ICC opens new Central African Republic probe

September 24, 2014

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court is opening a new investigation into atrocities including murder, rape and persecution during ruthless sectarian fighting since 2012... more »»

US strikes IS group in Syria, Iraq

September 24, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S. more »»

Mars mission opens India for space business

September 24, 2014

NEW DELHI (AP) — India celebrated putting a spacecraft into orbit around Mars on Wednesday, hoping the rare feat will show the world it is open for business in space exploration and inspire a new... more »»

1,000 arrested in EU crackdown on organized crime

September 24, 2014

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — In what a police chief called the biggest organized crime crackdown in Europe, law enforcement agencies across the European Union arrested more than 1,000 people in ... more »»

German court: church facilities can ban headscarf

September 24, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — A German federal court has ruled that church-run institutions are within their rights to refuse to allow Muslim employees to wear headscarves at work. more »»

Image of Asia: Reselling iPhones in mainland China

September 24, 2014

In this photo by Andy Wong, scalpers try to resell iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices to people leaving an Apple Store in Beijing. more »»

Police mix-up frees 3 suspected jihadis in France

September 24, 2014

PARIS (AP) — Three suspected French jihadis turned themselves in Wednesday to French police after a mix-up in which they passed right through French customs even though they had gone to Syria. more »»

Pirate: $1.6 million ransom paid for journalist

September 24, 2014

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Negotiators paid a $1. more »»

US strikes hit IS group staging area in Syria

September 24, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — The United States bombed a suspected Islamic State staging area in eastern Syria on Wednesday, as U.S. more »»

UN chief urges hope in world seeming to fall apart

September 24, 2014

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says it may seem that the world is falling apart as crises pile up, disease spreads, Cold War ghosts return, and so much of the Arab spring has... more »»

Turks leave for "family-friendly" IS group

September 24, 2014

ISTANBUL (AP) — Asiya Ummi Abdullah doesn't share the view that the Islamic State group rules over a terrorist dystopia and she isn't scared by the American bombs falling on Raqqa, its power... more »»

Island to get 1st German drone delivery service

September 24, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Deutsche Post DHL says it is starting Germany's first drone package delivery service, a test program transporting medicine to a pharmacy on a North Sea islan. more »»

Romania puts ex-communist prison chief on trial

September 24, 2014

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A former Romanian prison commander appeared in court Wednesday to face charges of torture and causing the deaths of 12 political prisoners in the nation's first trial of... more »»

Poland tests border protection in major exercise

September 24, 2014

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland launched a major military exercise with international allies on Wednesday to test joint response to security threats at a time of armed conflict in neighboring Ukraine. more »»

Indonesia enlists wasps in war on crop killer

September 24, 2014

BOGOR, Indonesia (AP) — They are the size of a pinhead and don't even pack a sting, but these tiny wasps are cold-blooded killers nonetheless. more »»

Poor support Brazil's president in re-election bid

September 24, 2014

SAO PAULO (AP) — Life may still be tough for millions of poor Brazilians — but it's also never been better.

And that's the key for President Dilma Rousseff's re-election bid. more »»

 
 

 

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