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Currency tumbles as Venezuelans look to unload bolivars

May 22, 2015

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A staggering plunge in the free-market value of Venezuelan currency sent people scrambling to sell off their depreciating bolivars Friday. more »»

IS militants purge Syrian town of Assad loyalists

May 22, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State group militants hunted down Syrian government troops and loyalists in the newly captured town of Palmyra, shooting or beheading them in public as a warning, and... more »»

Analysis: At Mideast forum, hopes for future amid chaos

May 22, 2015

SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — Against a backdrop of Iraq and Syria in flames, Middle Eastern political and business leaders sought to focus on a future of growth and investment for a region that... more »»

Colombia rebels cancel unilateral cease-fire after army raid

May 22, 2015

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's largest rebel group on Friday called off a unilateral cease-fire in reaction to a military raid on a guerrilla camp that killed 26 of its fighters, further... more »»

Yes or no? Ireland decides whether to legalize gay marriage

May 22, 2015

DUBLIN (AP) — Voters in once staunchly Catholic Ireland were deciding Friday whether to legalize gay marriage in what the government's equality minister called "a referendum like no other. more »»

Cholera infects 3,000 Burundian refugees, UN calls for help

May 22, 2015

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — An outbreak of cholera has infected 3,000 people in a Tanzanian border region where refugees fleeing political unrest in Burundi have massed, the U.N. more »»

Mali separatists say soldiers publicly killed 9 Tuaregs

May 22, 2015

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Malian soldiers publicly killed nine residents of a Tuareg village in the country's north, a coalition of separatist groups said on Friday, and the U.N. more »»

Islamic State loyalists claim Saudi mosque attack

May 22, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A group purporting to be a newly-established Saudi affiliate of the Islamic State group says it is behind Friday's attack on Shiite worshippers in the kingdo. more »»

Guinea families transport bodies in public taxis

May 22, 2015

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Relatives of Ebola victims are transporting their bodies on public transportation in Guinea, seating the corpses upright between other passengers to skirt health controls... more »»

Dutch govt eyes limited ban on face-covering clothing

May 22, 2015

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government announced plans Friday to introduce a limited ban on "face-covering clothing," widely interpreted as a new attempt to outlaw burqas, the... more »»

CANNES WATCH: 'Arabian Nights' canine named Cannes' top dog

May 22, 2015

CANNES, France (AP) — A small white dog named Lucky has taken the award for Cannes' best performance on four leg. more »»

Eiffel Tower disrupted amid workers' anger about pickpockets

May 22, 2015

PARIS (AP) — The Eiffel Tower closed to the public for most of the day Friday as workers protested a rise in aggressive pickpockets around the Paris landmark that attracts thousands of visitors... more »»

Nigerian Muslims set court ablaze over 'insult' to Muhammad

May 22, 2015

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Hundreds of rioting Muslims set a Shariah court ablaze Friday in Nigeria's northern Kano city, protesting its decision to free a cleric accused of insulting the prophet... more »»

Army removes WWII bomb near London's Wembley Stadium

May 22, 2015

LONDON (AP) — British police say the army has safely removed an unexploded World War II bomb found near London's Wembley Stadium. more »»

AP Interview: $100 billion Saudi city to be ready by 2035

May 22, 2015

SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — A $100 billion city-from-scratch in Saudi Arabia is to be completed by 2035 and will serve as the main logistics and manufacturing hub for countries on the Red Sea,... more »»

Aspiring Asia leader China takes no role in Rohingya crisis

May 22, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — Malaysia has begun searching for thousands of boat people believed stranded in the Andaman Sea. From a hemisphere away in Washington, the U.S. said it will send navy planes. more »»

Guinea families transport bodies on public buses

May 22, 2015

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Relatives of Ebola victims are transporting their bodies on public transportation in Guinea, seating the corpses upright between other passengers to skirt health controls... more »»

Resident says 19 Shiites killed in Saudi suicide attack

May 22, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A suicide bomber targeted a mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia as worshippers were commemorating the 7th century birth of a revered Shiite figure on Friday, the Interior... more »»

Kenya says attack by Somali militants thwarted in Garissa

May 22, 2015

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Kenyan forces fought suspected al-Shabab members in a village close to the northeastern town where a massacre of college students took place last month, according to the... more »»

US: Myanmar should share responsibility for Rohingya crisis

May 22, 2015

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Navy ships from two countries scoured Southeast Asian waters Friday for boats believed to be carrying thousands of migrants with little food or water, and a top U.S. more »»

 
 

 

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