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Residents in Czech town honor 8 killed in shooting

February 25, 2015

PRAGUE (AP) — Hundreds of residents of a small town in southeastern Czech Republic gathered Wednesday to honor the victims of the worst shooting attack in the country's history. more »»

Too big to manage? HSBC's chiefs to testify on tax scandal

February 25, 2015

LONDON (AP) — First there was money laundering. Then foreign-exchange rigging. Now tax evasio. more »»

Ukrainian military: attacks down, but not yet a cease-fire

February 25, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's military says rebel violations of a cease-fire in the country's east are persisting, but have fallen off in recent days.

Military spokesman Lt. Col. more »»

UN: Third of Afghan detainees report torture, ill treatment

February 25, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — More than one in three Afghans detained on conflict-related allegations say they were tortured or mistreated, according to a U.N. more »»

Dozens feared dead in Afghanistan avalanche

February 25, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says dozens of people are feared dead in an avalanche that buried some 60 homes in the northeastern Panjshir Valley.

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Voters wary of promises in Britain's unpredictable election

February 25, 2015

ATHERSTONE, England (AP) — Posters are being printed and slogans are being polished as Britain's politicians battle it out in the most unpredictable national election in decades. more »»

West Bank mosque torched by suspected Israeli extremists

February 25, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Suspected Israeli extremists have torched a Palestinian mosque in the West Bank and left Hebrew graffiti at the site. more »»

Jamaica decriminalizes small amounts of 'ganja'

February 25, 2015

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Marijuana has been pervasive but illegal in Jamaica for decades, consumed as a medicinal herb, puffed as a sacrament by Rastafarians and sung about in the island's famed... more »»

Oil boom's end threatens pain for much of Latin America

February 25, 2015

PUERTO GAITAN, Colombia (AP) — Soaring oil prices the past decade transformed this rural backwater into Colombia's richest city as nearby fields pumped black gold, drawing new businesses,... more »»

Dozens of Christians abducted by Islamic militants in Syria

February 25, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State militants struck before dawn, staging house-to-house raids in a cluster of villages nestled along the Khabur River in northeastern Syria. more »»

Venezuelan 14 year-old killed during anti-government protest

February 25, 2015

SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela (AP) — A 14-year-old boy died Tuesday after being shot in the head during an anti-government protest in Venezuela's restive western region. more »»

Jamaica passes act decriminalizing small amounts of pot

February 25, 2015

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaican lawmakers on Tuesday night passed an act to decriminalize small amounts of pot and establish a licensing agency to regulate a lawful medical marijuana industry o... more »»

Kerry defends Iran negotiations before Congress

February 25, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry told wary lawmakers on Tuesday that it was premature to criticize nuclear negotiations with Iran before any deal can be reached to keep Tehran from... more »»

Brazil detains alleged deforestation king of Amazon

February 24, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil has detained a land-grabber thought to be the Amazon's single biggest deforester, the country's environmental protection agency said. more »»

Toddler dies of measles in Berlin, first death in outbreak

February 24, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — An 18-month-old boy has died of measles in Berlin, the first known death in an outbreak of the disease that has seen more than 570 cases in the German capital since Octobe. more »»

2 Turkish reconnaissance planes crash; 4 pilots killed

February 24, 2015

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's military says two of its RF-4E reconnaissance planes have crashed in central Turkey, killing all four pilots on board. more »»

Israeli challenger Herzog a determined underdog

February 24, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Isaac Herzog would have faced an uphill climb even in a country without huge security problems and a history of placing its trust in tough guys. more »»

After attacks, European rabbis train self-defense in Prague

February 24, 2015

PRAGUE (AP) — Rabbis from European countries gathered in Prague Tuesday for training in self-defense and first aid in response to a wave of attacks against Jews and a rise of anti-Semitism on the... more »»

Dozens of Christians abducted by Islamic militants in Syria

February 24, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State militants struck before dawn, staging house-to-house raids in a cluster of villages nestled along the Khabur River in northeastern Syria. more »»

9 dead including gunman in Czech restaurant shooting

February 24, 2015

PRAGUE (AP) — A gunman opened fire inside a small-town restaurant in eastern Czech Republic Tuesday, killing eight people and seriously wounding a waitress before he fatally shot himself,... more »»

 
 
 

 

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