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Boko Haram leader threatens to kill German hostage

November 1, 2014

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — The leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremists is threatening to kill a captured German. more »»

 
 
 
Ukraine rebels to hold election, despite criticism

November 1, 2014

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Rebel-held territories in eastern Ukraine prepared Saturday to elect legislators and executives in a vote that has been roundly condemned by the international community bu... more »»

Boko Haram denies truce, kidnapped girls married

November 1, 2014

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — The leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremist group Boko Haram has denied agreeing to any cease-fire with the government and said more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls all hav... more »»

Blackout hits Bangladesh as line from India fails

November 1, 2014

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh was hit by a nationwide blackout on Saturday after a transmission line bringing electricity from neighboring India failed, but power was restored to many parts... more »»

Burkina Faso: 2nd soldier says he's president

November 1, 2014

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — The president of Burkina Faso stepped down Friday after protesters stormed parliament and set the building ablaze, ending his 27-year reign and sparking a struggl... more »»

Amid Ebola scare, Canada restricts visas

November 1, 2014

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's Conservative government said it is suspending visa applications for residents and nationals of countries with "widespread and persistent-intense transmission" of the Ebola... more »»

Protests push Burkina Faso president from power

November 1, 2014

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — The president of Burkina Faso stepped down Friday after protesters stormed parliament and set the building ablaze, ending the 27-year reign of one of Africa's... more »»

Canada restricts visas amid Ebola scare

November 1, 2014

TORONTO (AP) — Canada has joined Australia in suspending entry visas for people from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa in an attempt to keep the deadly disease away. more »»

Colombians jailed in Venezuela for $15 grocery run

November 1, 2014

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A $15 grocery run has cost two single mothers from Colombia 48 days in jail, along with the threat of a 14-year prison sentence, as a result of a crackdown on smuggling in... more »»

Protests push Burkina Faso president from power

October 31, 2014

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — The president of Burkina Faso stepped down Friday after protesters stormed parliament and set the building ablaze, ending the 27-year reign of one of Africa's... more »»

Mexico police questioned in killing of 3 Americans

October 31, 2014

MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — Authorities were investigating on Friday a possible police connection to the killing of three U.S. more »»

Ex-Union Carbide chief Anderson dead at 92

October 31, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — Warren M. Anderson, who headed Union Carbide Corp. when a chemical leak killed thousands of people in Bhopal, India, in 1984, has died in Florida at 9. more »»

Peshmerga fighters enter Syrian border

October 31, 2014

SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Iraqi peshmerga fighters began entering the Syrian border town of Kobani Friday night where they were expected to join the battle against Islamist militants besieging the... more »»

Russia: Natural gas will flow after Ukraine pays

October 31, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will resume shipping natural gas to Ukraine after Kiev pays off its first debt installment for past supplies of gas next week, officials said Friday. more »»

Analysis: In Syria, no good options for West

October 31, 2014

UNDATED (AP) — With the U.S.-led assault on the Islamic State group, the world community is acting in Syria, but not in the Syrian civil war. more »»

South Africa: Suspect arrested in soccer killing

October 31, 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A suspect has been arrested and charged with murder in the shooting death of Senzo Meyiwa, South Africa's national soccer team captain, authorities said Friday. more »»

Liberia opens 1 of largest Ebola treatment centers

October 31, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Remembering those who have died in the world's deadliest Ebola outbreak, Liberia's president opened one of the country's largest Ebola treatment centers in Monrovia on... more »»

Bank of Japan redoubles efforts to revive economy

October 31, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's central bank surprised the financial world and pleased investors Friday by intensifying its purchases of government bonds and other assets to try to revive a chronically... more »»

Heavy security as Israel reopens Jerusalem site

October 31, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel reopened a contested Jerusalem holy site on Friday and deployed more than 1,000 security personnel following clashes the previous day between Palestinians and Israeli riot... more »»

Colombians jailed in Venezuela for $15 grocery run

October 31, 2014

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A $15 grocery run has cost two single mothers from Colombia 48 days in jail — and the threat of a 14 year prison sentence — as a result of a crackdown on smuggling in... more »»

Fire causes evacuation of French state radio

October 31, 2014

PARIS (AP) — A fire at the Paris headquarters of French state radio forced radio stations housed inside to interrupt broadcasts, as columns of black smoke spilled out of windows. more »»

 
 

Desperate for Downton November 1, 2014

Calling all fans of Downton Abbey! Season four has ended, and fans are suffering withdrawal symptoms waiting for Season five. To bridge the gap, the Dickens Victorian Village has planned a unique weekend of activities. more »

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