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Afghan candidate says Obama, Kerry called him

July 8, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah said Tuesday that he received calls from President Barack Obama and U.. more »»

Girl raped, killed on overnight train in Thailand

July 8, 2014

BANGKOK (AP) — The rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl, who was shoved off a moving train on an overnight trip from southern Thailand, has sparked public outrage and calls for capital punishmen... more »»

Expedience, pragmatism shape new Asian alliances

July 8, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Moscow is cozying up to its old rival China. China is holding hands with Seoul. Tokyo is striking deals with Pyongyang. more »»

Israel launches military offensive against Gaza

July 8, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military launched what could be a long-term offensive against the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Tuesday striking nearly 100 sites in Gaza and mobilizing troops for a... more »»

Ukraine says rebels must disarm before talks

July 8, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian government will restart cease-fire negotiations with pro-Russian insurgents in the country's east only once the rebels lay down their weapons, the defense... more »»

Pistorius defense team closes case

July 8, 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The defense team for Oscar Pistorius closed its case in the athlete's murder trial on Tuesday, bringing a legal case that has transfixed South Africans and others around the... more »»

Japanese pro-wrestler plans Pyongyang extravaganza

July 8, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may have found a new friend for life. more »»

UN: Lone woman heads 1 in 4 Syria refugee families

July 8, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — More than 145,000 Syrian refugee families in Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan are headed by women who are the sole caregivers and face daily threats of violence while often lacking... more »»

Myanmar camp baby a brief chapter in painful story

July 8, 2014

SITTWE, Myanmar (AP) — Hours after Shamshu Nahad gave birth to her second child, a beautiful baby girl, her husband was digging its grav. more »»

Shevardnadze: Fearless life, sad political ending

July 8, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eduard Shevardnadze was sitting in the front of the small Yak-40 jet that was screaming toward liftoff from Sukhumi. It was 10 p.m. The runway and cabin lights were off. more »»

Israeli army launches offensive on Gaza Strip

July 8, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli army said it launched an offensive operation early Tuesday against the Gaza Strip to quell rocket attacks, and a Palestinian official said Israeli airstrikes injured... more »»

French, US leaders press for Ukraine cease-fire

July 8, 2014

PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande and U.S. more »»

Diplomats: Iran nuke talks make little progress

July 8, 2014

VIENNA (AP) — Talks over Iran's nuclear program are making little headway, with Tehran resisting U.S. more »»

Quake slams Mexico, Guatemala; at least 3 dead

July 8, 2014

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A magnitude-6. more »»

Bahrain orders US diplomat to leave

July 8, 2014

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Bahrain ordered a top U.S. diplomat to leave the country on Monday after he met with a leading Shiite opposition group.

The Foreign Ministry said in a statement that U. more »»

63 abducted females escape extremists in Nigeria

July 8, 2014

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — More than 60 Nigerian girls and women abducted two weeks ago by Islamic extremists have managed to escape, officials said Monday, though more than 200 girls kidnapped in... more »»

UN recognizes gay marriages for staffers

July 7, 2014

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations announced Monday it would recognize the gay marriages of all its staffers, in a major policy shift that opens the door for the spouses of homosexual... more »»

Quake slams Mexico, Guatemala; at least 3 dead

July 7, 2014

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A magnitude-6. more »»

Bahrain orders US diplomat to leave

July 7, 2014

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Bahrain ordered a top U.S. diplomat to leave the country on Monday after he met with a leading Shiite opposition group.

The Foreign Ministry said in a statement that U. more »»

3 bridges blown up in Ukraine near rebel-held city

July 7, 2014

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — After Ukrainian forces' seizure of a key rebel stronghold in the east, the major cities of Donetsk and Luhansk could be the next focus of major fighting. more »»

 
 

 

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