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UN worker kidnapped in C. African Republic, 2 others held

January 20, 2015

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — A United Nations female staffer was kidnapped Tuesday in Central African Republic, according to a U.N. official. more »»

Turkish graft probe nears final chapter with parliament vote

January 20, 2015

ISTANBUL (AP) — In what could be the final chapter of a graft investigation that once seemed to threaten the inner circle of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's parliament is preparing to... more »»

Israel on high alert for possible Hezbollah retaliation

January 20, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has gone on high alert for possible attacks by Hezbollah, Israeli defense officials said Wednesday, beefing up its air defenses and increasing surveillance along its... more »»

Shiite rebels shell residence of Yemeni president

January 20, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's information minister says Shiite Houthi rebels are shelling the residence of the country's president as they also swept into the presidential palace in the capital,... more »»

Egypt's el-Sissi says protest rights secondary to stability

January 20, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Tuesday that those questioning his government about human rights and freedom of expression are ignoring the fact that his country of 90... more »»

AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa

January 20, 2015

LONDON (AP) — While Europe was consumed last week by the fallout from the Paris terror attacks, life still went on, and other parts of Europe and Africa were hit by disasters both man-made and... more »»

Q&A: A look at Japan and 2 being held by Islamic State group

January 20, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Two Japanese men have been threatened with death by the Islamic State group if their government doesn't pay a huge ransom. more »»

Islamic State group threatens to kill 2 Japanese hostages

January 20, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — The Islamic State group threatened to kill two Japanese hostages unless they receive $200 million in 72 hours, directly demanding the ransom Tuesday from Japan's premier during his... more »»

Mystery clouds death of Argentine prosecutor set to testify

January 20, 2015

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Alberto Nisman was found with a bullet wound on the right side of his head, a . more »»

Afghan Cabinet nominees presented to parliament after delay

January 20, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani presented his nominees for Cabinet to the country's parliament for confirmation on Tuesday — almost four months after he took office... more »»

Gordon Ramsay loses court battle over $1M rent on London pub

January 20, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is facing a real-life kitchen nightmare after a British judge on Tuesday ruled him personally liable for the 640,000-pound ($1 million) annual rent on a... more »»

Kenya: Disputed playground belongs to school, not developer

January 20, 2015

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's internal security minister says a disputed playground, where police tear gassed school children who were protesting the take-over by a private developer, belongs to... more »»

Russia and Iran sign military cooperation deal

January 20, 2015

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran and Russia signed an agreement Tuesday to expand military ties in a visit to Tehran by the Russian defense minister. more »»

Survey: Trust down at 2009 levels after unpredictable year

January 20, 2015

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Trust in institutions has fallen to levels not seen since the financial crisis, after a year that produced the twin Malaysia Airlines disasters and the conflict in... more »»

Japanese premier vows to save Islamic State group hostages

January 20, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — The Islamic State group threatened to kill two Japanese hostages Tuesday unless they receive $200 million in 72 hours, directly demanding the ransom from Japan's premier during his... more »»

New Sri Lankan health minister vows to help kidney patients

January 20, 2015

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's new health minister said a mystery kidney disease that has ravaged farmers in part of the country for two decades will be given top priority under the newly... more »»

200 police raid homes in Germany in terror investigation

January 20, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — Some 200 police officers raided 13 homes in Berlin and elsewhere in Germany Tuesday, in connection with the arrests last week of two suspected members of an Islamic terror cell. more »»

Coen brothers to chair jury of Cannes Film Festival

January 20, 2015

PARIS (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival says brothers Joel and Ethan Coen will be the festival jury's first joint chairmen. more »»

AP PHOTOS: Pakistan's cross-dressing men dance despite fear

January 20, 2015

EDITOR'S NOTE - Muhammed Muheisen, chief photographer in Islamabad for The Associated Press, spent two years talking with Pakistan's cross-dressing men and the transgendered, working to gain thei... more »»

Winners and losers in China's deepening economic slowdown

January 20, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — China's economy, the world's second largest, grew 7.4 percent last year, its slowest expansion in nearly a quarter century. more »»

 
 
 

 

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