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University of Birmingham says Quran parchment among oldest

July 22, 2015

LONDON (AP) — The University of Birmingham said Wednesday that scientific tests prove a Quran manuscript in its collection is one of the oldest known and may have been written close to the time o... more »»

2 die as high speed train hits truck in Czech Republic

July 22, 2015

PRAGUE (AP) — A high-speed train collided with a truck Wednesday in the eastern Czech Republic, leaving two passengers dead and 13 injured, officials said. more »»

American NGO MacArthur Foundation says it's leaving Russia

July 22, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — The MacArthur Foundation, a prominent American non-governmental organization that has operated in Russia for more than two decades, announced Wednesday it was leaving Russia because... more »»

Suicide bomber kills 15 people in northern Afghanistan

July 22, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden vest among a crowd of shoppers at a market in northern Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least 15 people, an official... more »»

Israeli government clashes with liberal Jewish streams

July 22, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's narrow coalition government, propped up by two ultra-religious parties, is butting heads with liberal streams of Judaism that dominate Jewish life in the United States —... more »»

Royals celebrate Prince George's 2nd birthday

July 22, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Prince George celebrates his second birthday on Wednesday and while he's just a toddler, he's already made an impression as a doting elder brother, a magnet to cameras and even a... more »»

World mayors at Vatican urge 'bold climate agreement'

July 22, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Mayors from around the world declared Tuesday that climate change is real, man-made and must be stopped as a matter of moral imperative, gathering at the Vatican to announce... more »»

World mayors at Vatican urge 'bold climate agreement'

July 21, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Mayors from around the world declared Tuesday that climate change is real, man-made and must be stopped as a matter of moral imperative, gathering at the Vatican to announce... more »»

3 Spanish reporters missing in war-torn Aleppo in Syria

July 21, 2015

MADRID (AP) — Three Spanish freelance journalists who traveled to Syria to report amid the country's long-running civil war have gone missing around the embattled northern city of Aleppo, a... more »»

The Latest: NYC mayor denounces EU over immigration

July 21, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The latest developments at the Vatican's meeting of mayors on fighting climate change and human trafficking. All times local.

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Hundreds of Ukrainian right-wingers rally against govt

July 21, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Hundreds of Ukrainian right-wingers were rallying in Kiev on Tuesday to protest against government policies in the wake of a deadly stand-off between radical nationalists and... more »»

Carter, Netanyahu call it a day after discussing Iran deal

July 21, 2015

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — In high-stakes talks aimed at calming U.S. more »»

Nigerian leader: Forces ready soon to take on Boko Haram

July 21, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said Tuesday a multinational African force will be in place within 10 days to take the fight to the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram that... more »»

Bombing shows Turkey a vulnerable target for Islamic State

July 21, 2015

ISTANBUL (AP) — Officials have raised concerns that a deadly bombing in southeastern Turkey is part of a campaign of retaliation by the Islamic State group for a recent crackdown on its operation... more »»

Iran lawmakers said to need 'at least' 60 days for nuke deal

July 21, 2015

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's parliament will need "at least" 60 days to review a proposed final deal with world powers over its contested nuclear program, a prominent lawmaker said Tuesday, giving... more »»

Polls close in Burundi election as president seeks 3rd term

July 21, 2015

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Overnight gunfire and explosions kept turnout low Tuesday in Burundi's presidential election, with three people killed in unrest over President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid... more »»

German spy chief sees reason to thank Snowden

July 21, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's domestic intelligence chief said Tuesday that the revelations by Edward Snowden have had at least one positive effect, by raising awareness about the importance of... more »»

North Korea gig fits well with iconic Slovenian band's image

July 21, 2015

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — For a band inspired by art in totalitarian regimes, a gig in North Korea is a dream come true. more »»

 
 

 

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