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German Nobel laureate Guenter Grass dies at age 87

April 13, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — Guenter Grass, the Nobel-winning German writer who gave voice to the generation that came of age during the horrors of the Nazi era but later ran into controversy over his own World... more »»

Nina Ricci heir convicted of tax fraud after HSBC leaks

April 13, 2015

PARIS (AP) — The heiress of the fashion and perfume house Nina Ricci was sentenced Monday to a year in prison and ordered to pay heavy fines and back taxes for having hidden millions of euros in... more »»

Report: Iran suspends hajj trips to Saudi Arabia amid spat

April 13, 2015

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran suspended all trips by pilgrims to Saudi Arabia on Monday amid growing diplomatic tensions between the two countries, state television reported. more »»

800,000 children forced from homes in Boko Haram violence

April 13, 2015

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The children's drawings show men with guns, a coffin, a car exploding. One picture has stick-like figures of eight siblings missed by their teenage sister. more »»

Aid groups urge world to push for end to Gaza blockade

April 13, 2015

A coalition of international aid groups urged the world Monday to deliver on aid promises for Gaza reconstruction and pressure Israel to lift its blockade of the territory, where rebuilding... more »»

Trial begins over Turkey's mine disaster that killed 301

April 13, 2015

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Forty-five managers and employees of a mine in the western Turkish town of Soma, went on trial on Monday accused of causing the deaths of 301 miners who perished in a fire... more »»

Image of Asia: Celebrating the new year in Southeast Asia

April 13, 2015

In this photo by Khin Maung Win, a boy runs as he is sprayed with water during the opening of the Thingyan water festival in Yangon, Myanmar. more »»

Taliban attack kills 18 Afghan soldiers; some beheaded

April 13, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban fighters swarmed over Afghan army posts in the country's northeast, killing at least 18 soldiers and beheading some in a major attack to mark the start of the... more »»

Nigerian opposition wins key states, shores up victory

April 13, 2015

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's opposition is winning key states from the party of defeated President Goodluck Jonathan, shoring up its victory at weekend gubernatorial elections marred by... more »»

Malaysia revives indefinite jail raising fears of repression

April 13, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Lim Kit Siang had just been elected an opposition lawmaker in Malaysia's Parliament three days earlier when racial riots between ethnic Chinese and Malays broke out... more »»

Sudan begins voting in election al-Bashir expected to win

April 13, 2015

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan began voting Monday in an election expected to be won by President Omar al-Bashir, the world's only sitting leader wanted on genocide charges. more »»

Siberian fires sweep through villages, kill 15

April 13, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Out-of-control agricultural fires have killed at least 15 people, injured hundreds more and destroyed or damaged more than 1,000 homes in Siberia, authorities said on Monday. more »»

Mining in Haiti on hold amid uncertainty and opposition

April 13, 2015

CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti (AP) — The 50-year-old man from the village scrambled up a grassy hill to ask the onsite manager of a U.S. mining company for work. Joseph Tony had heard VCS Mining Inc. more »»

Embattled Yemen leader names new vice president

April 13, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who fled the country in the face of a rebel advance last month, has tapped his former Prime Minister Khaled Bahah to be vice... more »»

Arms spending up globally, except in US, Western Europe

April 12, 2015

HELSINKI (AP) — World military spending was largely unchanged in 2014 as lower spending in the United States and Western Europe was matched by increases elsewhere, prompted by conflicts in the... more »»

Pope's sex abuse advisors meet in Rome over Chile bishop

April 12, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Four members of Pope Francis' sex abuse advisory commission traveled to Rome on Sunday to voice their concerns in person about Francis' appointment of a Chilean bishop accused... more »»

Kenya asks the UN to shut down refugee camp for Somalis

April 12, 2015

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United Nations High Commission for Refugees has three months to close a refugee camp in eastern Kenya and send the more than 400,000 Somalis living there back to their... more »»

Turkey recalls ambassador over pope's Armenia genocide words

April 12, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday marked the 100th anniversary of the slaughter of Armenians by calling the massacre by Ottoman Turks "the first genocide of the 20th century" and urging... more »»

Report: US reporter held in Iran facing 'espionage' charges

April 12, 2015

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A Washington Post journalist detained in Iran for over eight months is accused of "espionage" and "acting against national security," the semiofficial Fars news agency reporte... more »»

Attacks on troops in Egypt's Sinai kill at least 14

April 12, 2015

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — At least 14 people, mostly Egyptian policemen, were killed Sunday in separate operations when militants attacked a police station in the provincial capital of Egypt's... more »»

 
 
 

 

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