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Pope praises big families after 'like rabbits' remark

January 21, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis praised big families on Wednesday as a gift from God, after his comments that Catholics don't have to breed "like rabbits" made headlines this week. more »»

Attacks on journalists threaten media freedom in Afghanistan

January 21, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — When Afghan journalist Hussain Sirat's car disappeared in late December, he assumed it was simply theft, until a man called to say that he had the vehicle, and a gun wit... more »»

Palestinian attacker stabs passengers on Tel Aviv bus

January 21, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian man stabbed nine people on a bus in central Tel Aviv on Wednesday, wounding four of them seriously before he was chased down, shot and arrested by Israeli police in... more »»

Volcanic eruption in Tonga creates new island

January 21, 2015

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A volcanic eruption in Tonga has created a new island — although one scientist said Wednesday it could soon disappear. more »»

Nigeria's Boko Haram leader claims Baga massacre

January 21, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has claimed responsibility for the mass killings in the northeast Nigerian town of Baga and has threatened more violence. more »»

Saudi single women challenge tradition in love and marriage

January 21, 2015

JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Amna Fatani knows she wants a brilliant career and a life different from that of Saudi women of her mother's generation who married early, usually to a husband not of... more »»

Bolivian leader begins new term with economic clouds forming

January 21, 2015

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivian President Evo Morales is set to begin a new term that will make him the Andean nation's longest-serving leader, riding high on a wave of unprecedented growth and... more »»

Japan weighs ransom in Islamic State threat to kill hostages

January 21, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — The Islamic State group threatened to kill two Japanese hostages within 72 hours, demanding a $200 million ransom in a video posted online Tuesday that showed a knife-brandishing... more »»

US ambassador: Ugandan rebel commander arrives at ICC

January 21, 2015

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A commander from a fearsome Ugandan rebel group known for abducting and torturing children was taken into custody early Wednesday at the International Criminal Court... more »»

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

January 21, 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 »»

UN says despite progress fight against Ebola is far from won

January 21, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Close to 1,000 new cases of Ebola were recorded in the last three weeks despite progress in combatting the deadly disease and "the fight is far from won," the U.N. more »»

Supporters doubt Argentine prosecutor killed self

January 21, 2015

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The ex-wife of a prosecutor who accused Argentine President Cristina Fernandez of protecting the masterminds of a 1994 bombing does not believe an initial finding... more »»

Saudi Arabia's rights crackdown linked to war on terror

January 21, 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A man is given 50 lashes in a public square for "insulting Islam" on a liberal blog. Another is arrested for filming and uploading a woman's public beheading. more »»

4 men in Paris court are 1st to face terror attacks charges

January 21, 2015

PARIS (AP) — French anti-terror prosecutors sought Tuesday to charge four men in connection with the attacks in Paris that left 20 people dead, which would be the first suspects charged in the... more »»

Turkish graft probe nears final chapter with parliament vote

January 21, 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 voted against... more »»

Canadian soldiers directing air strikes in Iraq

January 20, 2015

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian special forces in northern Iraq have been helping Kurdish peshmerga fighters by directing coalition airstrikes against Islamic State extremists — work generally considered... more »»

Tunisian military court gives blogger 1 year in prison

January 20, 2015

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The defense lawyer of a Tunisian blogger says his client has been convicted of insulting the army and sentenced to one year in prison. more »»

Saudi Arabia's rights crackdown linked to war on terror

January 20, 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A man is given 50 lashes in a public square for "insulting Islam" on a liberal blog. Another is arrested for filming and uploading a woman's public beheading. more »»

UN: Iran honors pledge to temporarily freeze nuke program

January 20, 2015

VIENNA (AP) — Iran is honoring its commitment not to expand atomic activities that could be used to make weapons while it negotiates with six world powers on a lasting nuclear deal, according to ... more »»

Man who saved lives at Paris grocery gets French citizenship

January 20, 2015

PARIS (AP) — French authorities on Tuesday honored a Mali-born employee who saved lives at the kosher supermarket attacked by terrorists as a hero and granted him French citizenship. more »»

 
 
 

 

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