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UN: Violence kills 849 across Iraq in January

February 1, 2016

BAGHDAD (AP) — The United Nations says violence has claimed the lives of 849 Iraqis in January, down slightly from 980 the previous month.

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Drought hits South Africa's biggest wildlife park

February 1, 2016

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, South Africa (AP) — Hippos in South Africa's biggest wildlife park are increasingly grazing during the day rather than staying in rivers and pools as usual, a sign of an... more »»

Suicide bombing in Afghan capital kills at least 9

February 1, 2016

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber killed at least nine and wounded 12 in an attack on a police base in Kabul on Monday, an Afghan official sai. more »»

The Latest: Church, mosque demolished at Calais migrant camp

February 1, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the huge influx of asylum-seekers to Europe (all times local):

5:35 p.m. more »»

Researchers confirm lion population in remote Ethiopian park

February 1, 2016

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Conservationists confirmed the existence of lions in a remote national park in Ethiopia, a rare piece of good news for a threatened species whose numbers have plunged in many... more »»

Chinese artist imitates photo of Syrian toddler on the beach

February 1, 2016

NEW DELHI (AP) — Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei has recreated the famous image of a 3-year-old Syrian child who drowned in Turkey last year by staging a photo of himself lying face down on... more »»

The Latest: Greek soccer clubs protest refugee drownings

February 1, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the huge influx of asylum-seekers to Europe (all times local):

4:20 p.. more »»

On historic foray, Castro visits France as Cuba opens up

February 1, 2016

PARIS (AP) — Cuban President Raul Castro is paying an historic state visit to France as the Caribbean island opens up its economy. more »»

Britain approves controversial gene-editing technique

February 1, 2016

LONDON (AP) — Britain's fertility regulator has approved a scientist's request to edit the human genetic code in an effort to better understand how embryos develop — but critics fear the new... more »»

WHO starts special meeting on Zika virus amid rising concern

February 1, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization has begun a crisis meeting considering whether the explosive spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus — which is linked to birth defects in the Americas... more »»

Myanmar house begins new session dominated by Suu Kyi party

February 1, 2016

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — For a generation and more, they were the persistent, often persecuted opposition. more »»

Iran: $100B in assets 'fully released' under nuclear deal

February 1, 2016

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Monday it now has access to more than $100 billion worth of frozen overseas assets following the implementation of a landmark nuclear deal with world powers. more »»

Egyptian Christian students stand trial for insulting Islam

February 1, 2016

CAIRO (AP) — Three Coptic Christian students face charges of insulting Islam and will stand trial this week after appearing in a video mocking Muslim prayers, one of a series of court cases that... more »»

Chechen leader posts video of opposition chief in crosshairs

February 1, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — Intensifying his political attacks on Russia's opposition, the leader of Russia's Chechnya republic posted a video Monday that appears to show Mikhail Kasyanov, a former prime... more »»

Moldova has one of the largest cemeteries in Eastern Europe

February 1, 2016

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova's sprawling Saint Lazarus cemetery is one of the largest graveyards in Eastern Europ. more »»

Lawyer: French forces helped to oust Gbagbo in Ivory Coast

February 1, 2016

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A defense lawyer says former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo was working to restore democracy in his country when he was forcibly ousted from power by French... more »»

3-star chef Benoit Violier found dead in apparent suicide

February 1, 2016

PARIS (AP) — Swiss police say 3-star chef Benoit Violier, whose restaurant near Lausanne recently topped a list of the world's best, has been found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot. more »»

Germany: Migrants who won't integrate will face benefit cuts

February 1, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's labor minister is threatening to cut benefits for migrants who don't want to integrate into German society.

Germany registered nearly 1. more »»

AP PHOTOS: Women's rock climbing gains foothold in Iran

February 1, 2016

ZANJAN, Iran (AP) — In the mountains of northwestern Iran, Farnaz Esmaeilzadeh clings to a sheer rock face, ignoring the dizzying height and icy wind as she searches for the next handhold. more »»

Israeli academics face growing boycott pressures

February 1, 2016

HAIFA, Israel (AP) — Israeli anthropologist Dan Rabinowitz is a leader in his field, heading a prestigious school of environmental studies at Tel Aviv University, authoring dozens of publications... more »»

 
 
 

 

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