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Fate of abducted Christians unclear; Syria clashes continue

February 25, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State group militants have moved a large group of Christian hostages to a city they control in northeastern Syria, while they continue to battle Kurdish and Christian... more »»

Official says Afghan avalanches kill at least 108 people

February 25, 2015

PANJSHIR, Afghanistan (AP) — Avalanches caused by a heavy winter snow killed at least 108 people in northeastern Afghanistan, an emergency official said Wednesday, as rescuers clawed through... more »»

Gemalto: probe into spy hack finds no massive privacy leak

February 25, 2015

PARIS (AP) — A Dutch SIM-maker allegedly targeted by British and U.S. spying agencies says it believes there was a hacking operation, but it didn't result in a massive privacy leak. more »»

Vatican seeks to quell Mexican anger over pope's drug remark

February 25, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican sought Wednesday to defuse a diplomatic tiff with Mexico after Pope Francis referred to the possible "Mexicanization" of his native Argentina from drug trafficking... more »»

Official: At least 108 people killed in Afghan winter storm

February 25, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An emergency official says at least 108 people are feared killed in Afghan avalanches amid a massive winter stor. more »»

Ukrainian POWs dig out bodies of comrades killed at airport

February 25, 2015

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian troops held captive in the separatist stronghold of Donetsk began digging through the rubble Wednesday to retrieve the bodies of fellow soldiers killed last mont... more »»

UK 1st country to allow creation of embryos from 3 people

February 25, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Britain has become the first country in the world to allow the creation of human embryos from the DNA of three people, a technique intended to help mothers avoid passing on... more »»

Iran's Guard attacks mock US carrier in drills near strait

February 25, 2015

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Revolutionary Guard launched large-scale naval and air defense drills near a strategic Gulf waterway on Wednesday in which dozens of speedboats swarmed a replica of a U. more »»

3 men 1st to get reconstructed bionic hands after amputation

February 25, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Three Austrians have replaced injured hands with bionic ones that they can control using nerves and muscles transplanted into their arms from their legs. more »»

Overfishing driving slavery on Thailand's seafood boats

February 25, 2015

SAMUT SAKHON, Thailand (AP) — Urine pools under a bed where an emaciated Burmese man lies wearing only a T-shirt and a diaper. more »»

Bangladesh court issues arrest warrant for former leader Zia

February 25, 2015

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A court in Bangladesh issued an arrest warrant Wednesday for former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia after she failed to appear in court for the fourth time in two corruption... more »»

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.

Acting Gov. more »»

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 »»

 
 
 

 

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