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Head of Iran's chief clerical body dead at 83

October 21, 2014

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A leading Iranian cleric, Ayatollah Mohammadreza Mahdavi Kani, who headed the country's most influential clerical body charged with choosing or dismissing the nation's supreme... more »»

Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5 year prison term

October 21, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. more »»

Strike shuts Lisbon subway for 12th time this year

October 21, 2014

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Portuguese government's plan to privatize debt-heavy public transport companies is meeting tough opposition from trade unions as Lisbon subway workers walked off the... more »»

AP Photos: Children learn wrestling in Old Havana

October 21, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — In a wrestling suit the colors of the U.S. flag, 8-year-old Yodimiler Arias grapples with a classmate in the scorching heat of a Havana afternoon. more »»

Myanmar says 2015 election won't be delayed

October 21, 2014

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's government said Tuesday that a general election planned for late 2015 would be held on schedule, countering rumors that the vote could be postpone. more »»

Few hopes of success in Hong Kong talks

October 21, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong officials and student leaders will hold talks Tuesday to try to end pro-democracy protests that have gripped the southern Chinese city for more than three weeks, though... more »»

AP PHOTOS: De la Renta's creations over the years

October 21, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar de la Renta, who died Monday at 82, shaped American couture half a century ago when it emerged as a serious rival to European fashion designers. more »»

Turkey says it helps Kurdish fighters enter Syria

October 20, 2014

SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Turkey said it was helping Iraqi Kurdish fighters cross into Syria to support their brethren fighting Islamic State militants in a key border town, although activists inside... more »»

Submarine hunt sends Cold War chill across Baltic

October 20, 2014

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's biggest submarine hunt since the dying days of the Soviet Union has put countries around the Baltic Sea on edge. more »»

British royal couples' 2nd child due in April

October 20, 2014

LONDON (AP) — The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have confirmed that their second baby is due in April — the first time they have offered a month for the royal birth. more »»

Libya's persecuted people displaced again

October 20, 2014

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — After three years in a packed refugee camp, Mariam Mohammed fled with her seven children and some 3,000 other members of Libya's persecuted Tawergha community after they... more »»

Nigeria declared Ebola-free; 'spectacular success'

October 20, 2014

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Water laced with salt and sugar, and gallons of the nasty-tasting stuf. more »»

WHO chief promises transparency on Ebola failures

October 20, 2014

GAMMARTH, Tunisia (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization says the agency will be upfront about its handling of the Ebola outbreak, following an internal report that details failures in... more »»

UN says worker dies from Ebola in Sierra Leone

October 20, 2014

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says another of its staffers has died in the Ebola outbreak. more »»

AP PHOTOS: New gloss on Cuba's classic cars

October 20, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — When Martin Viera's Chevrolet rolled out of the dealer's lot, Harry Truman was president of the United States, gasoline cost 27 cents a gallon and a 24-year-old lefty named Tommy... more »»

Yemen: Suicide bomber kills 10 Houthi rebels

October 20, 2014

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A suicide car bomb on Monday targeted a house used by Shiite Houthi rebels in a town south of Sanaa, killing at least 10 and injuring 15, security officials said, in an attack... more »»

Lacking a plan, Abbas opts for rhetoric

October 20, 2014

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian president has been speaking in increasingly belligerent tones in recent weeks, accusing Israel of committing "genocide" in Gaza and calling on... more »»

EU seeks $1.27 billion in Ebola aid for W. Africa

October 20, 2014

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The European Union committed itself Monday to step up efforts toward getting 1 billion euros ($. more »»

Joko Widodo sworn in as Indonesia's new president

October 20, 2014

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Joko Widodo completed a journey from riverside shack to presidential palace on Monday, cheered through the streets following his inauguration by tens of thousands of... more »»

Turkey helping Kurdish fighters cross into Kobani

October 20, 2014

SURUC, Turkey (AP) — In a significant shift, Turkey's top diplomat announced on Monday that his country is helping Iraqi Kurdish fighters cross into Syria to "give support" to fellow Kurds... more »»

 
 
 

 

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