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Red Cross officials: Ebola flaring anew in Africa

November 17, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — Red Cross officials helping to lead the fight against Ebola in West Africa said Monday the virus is still spreading, and they're having trouble recruiting health care workers to... more »»

Uganda hunts for missing ivory worth $1 million

November 17, 2014

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — More than a ton of ivory has disappeared from a Ugandan government vault, a police official said Monday as a corruption watchdog agency launched an investigation of Uganda'... more »»

Poles, Russians expel diplomats over spying

November 17, 2014

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Russian and Polish officials confirmed Monday that they have carried out tit-for-tat diplomatic expulsions in an espionage affair that highlights intensified efforts by... more »»

President pelted on Velvet Revolution anniversary

November 17, 2014

PRAGUE (AP) — Celebrations on Monday to mark the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution felt more like an uprising against the current Czech president. more »»

As fears rise in Myanmar, Rohingya exodus grows

November 17, 2014

SITTWE, Myanmar (AP) — The captain of the small fishing vessel has spent most of his life helping fellow Rohingya Muslims escape persecution and hatred in Myanmar, but now even he is worried abou... more »»

9 face IRA charges in both parts of Ireland

November 17, 2014

DUBLIN (AP) — Seven Irishmen have been charged with membership in an Irish Republican Army faction after Northern Ireland police raided a suspected meeting of the outlawed Continuity IRA. more »»

European jihadis take lead roles in killing video

November 17, 2014

PARIS (AP) — Three young Europeans are believed to be among the cold-eyed fighters on a propaganda video showing a beheaded American aid worker and the deaths of Syrian soldiers, as the extremist... more »»

Families of captive Lebanese soldiers block roads

November 17, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Relatives of Lebanese soldiers held hostage by militants burned tires and blocked roads Monday after they said Islamic State group extremists threatened to kill their sons, causing... more »»

French official: Key week for Ebola fight in Mali

November 17, 2014

PARIS (AP) — The French president's point man on Ebola says this is a "decisive week" for Mali in its efforts to block the spread of the virus. more »»

American questioned for shipping human body parts

November 17, 2014

BANGKOK (AP) — A parcel delivery company in Bangkok put three packages bound for the United States through a routine X-ray and made a startling discovery: preserved human parts, including an... more »»

Frenchman thought among killers in IS beheadings

November 17, 2014

PARIS (AP) — A young Frenchman is believed to be among the killers on an Islamic State propaganda video showing a beheaded American aid worker and the deaths of more than a dozen Syrian soldiers,... more »»

Chopin's heart exhumed in secret, like a relic

November 17, 2014

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — As Frederic Chopin gasped for air on his deathbed in Paris in 1849, he whispered a request that became the stuff of musical legend: Remove my heart after I die and entomb it... more »»

British, Dutch kill poultry to fight bird flu

November 17, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Chickens were being killed in the Netherlands, and Britain was preparing to kill ducks, after two cases of bird flu were discovered in Europe — but officials insisted Monday that th... more »»

Confrontations await Obama after productive trip

November 17, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a productive trip abroad, President Barack Obama is back in Washington, where he faces confrontations with Republicans on immigration and an oil pipeline projec. more »»

Thai elephant tramples man, runs off with tourists

November 17, 2014

BANGKOK (AP) — An elephant trampled its handler to death and ran off with two Russian tourists — a mother and her 9-year-old daughter — who were riding it during a trek in southern Thailand,... more »»

Car bombings in Baghdad kill 14 people

November 17, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — A pair of car bombs targeted busy commercial areas in the Iraqi capital on Monday, killing at least 14 people and wounding 31, officials said. more »»

Israel to step up demolition of Palestinian homes

November 17, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Monday it has sent notices to the families of several Palestinians in the West Bank implicated in attacks against Israelis to vacate their homes ahead of their... more »»

Iran talks: taking stock a week before deadline

November 17, 2014

VIENNA (AP) — Iran and six world powers are closer than ever to a deal that would crimp Tehran's ability to make nuclear arms — a status that would lead to an end to sanctions on the Islamic... more »»

Japan slides into recession as tax hike takes toll

November 17, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's economy unexpectedly slipped back into recession as housing and business investment dropped following a sales tax hike, hobbling its ability to help drive the global recovery. more »»

Image of Asia: Picking tea leaves in Nepal's hills

November 17, 2014

In this photo by Niranjan Shrestha, women pick tea leaves at the Kanyam tea estate in the Himalayan hills of eastern Nepa. more »»

 
 
 

 

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