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UN envoy announces 'temporary pause' to Syria peace talks

February 3, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. more »»

2,000-year-old Rome pyramid getting spotlighted

February 3, 2016

ROME (AP) — Rome's only surviving pyramid from ancient times is being put in the spotligh. more »»

Palestinians kill Israeli officer before being shot dead

February 3, 2016

JERUSALEM (AP) — Three Palestinians armed with automatic weapons, explosive devices and knives killed an Israeli security officer and seriously wounded another in Jerusalem on Wednesday before... more »»

The Latest: Health ministers probing microcephaly in Brazil

February 3, 2016

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the mosquito-born Zika virus, which is linked to brain deformities in babies (all times local):

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6:40 p.m. more »»

Pilot recounts blast on jet, emergency return to Mogadishu

February 3, 2016

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — An explosion that blew a hole in a jetliner shortly after takeoff and left one man missing was believed to have been caused by a bomb, the pilot said Wednesday,... more »»

Iraq building wall, trench around capital

February 3, 2016

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq said Wednesday it has begun building a wall and a trench around Baghdad in a bid to prevent militant attacks and reduce the large number of checkpoints inside the city. more »»

Higher temperatures make Zika mosquito spread disease more

February 3, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — In its brief lifespan, the mosquito that carries the Zika virus is caught in a race: Will it pass the disease to humans before it dies?

Weather might make the difference. more »»

The Latest: Ai Weiwei gets 14,000 life vests for project

February 3, 2016

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — The Latest on migrants seeking sanctuary in Europe (all times local):

6:35 p.m. more »»

Scientists in Germany switch on nuclear fusion experiment

February 3, 2016

GREIFSWALD, Germany (AP) — Scientists in Germany flipped the switch Wednesday on an experiment they hope will advance the quest for nuclear fusion, considered a clean and safe form of nuclear... more »»

The Latest: Syrian media say rebels rocket city, killing 10

February 3, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on Syrian peace talks in Geneva (all times local):

6 p.m. more »»

The Latest: Syrian TV: Army breaks rebel siege of villages

February 3, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on Syrian peace talks in Geneva (all times local):

5:45 p.m. more »»

British earl suspected of murder 40 years ago declared dead

February 3, 2016

LONDON (AP) — More than 40 years after a British aristocrat disappeared without trace in the hours after his children's nanny was bludgeoned to death and his wife was badly beaten, he was... more »»

Californians want rum-crazy Cuba to start drinking wine

February 3, 2016

HAVANA (AP) — The 3.5 million tourists who flooded Cuba last year downed oceans of mojitos, lakes of daiquiris and rivers of thin, sour beer. more »»

Cellphone video shows Somalia flight after explosion

February 3, 2016

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The cellphone video pans from passengers, some wearing oxygen masks, in seats toward the back of the airliner in flight, and then swivels to the empty front area with a hole i... more »»

Turkish media say drone crashes near air base

February 3, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A U.S. Predator drone crashed in southern Turkey on Wednesday, apparently because of a mechanical failure, an Air Force spokeswoman said. No injuries were reported. more »»

Pilot of plane hit by explosion describes unfolding scene

February 3, 2016

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The pilot of a passenger plane that was damaged in an explosion from a suspected bomb over Somalia described on Wednesday how the crew jumped into action to fly the plan... more »»

French government wants to extend the state of emergency

February 3, 2016

PARIS (AP) — France's government is calling for a three-month extension of the state of emergency that was declared after the Nov. more »»

APNewsbreak: Missing reporter tells wife he's back in China

February 3, 2016

BEIJING (AP) — The wife of a Chinese journalist who disappeared while seeking asylum abroad said she was able to speak to him by phone Wednesday and he told her he had voluntarily returned to... more »»

French Caribbean facing Zika epidemic, taking extra measures

February 3, 2016

PARIS (AP) — Two French regions in the Caribbean face an epidemic of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which was just declared a global public health emergency, and France's government is sending... more »»

Afghan insurgents kill 10-year-old boy who joined militia

February 3, 2016

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A 10-year-old Afghan boy who was declared a hero after fighting the Taliban has been shot dead by insurgents while on his way to school, officials said Wednesday. more »»

 
 
 

 

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