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Some barricades cleared from HK protest site

November 18, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Backed by a court order, workers removed some barricades Tuesday from a Hong Kong pro-democracy protest site where activists have camped out for nearly two months in a standoff... more »»

Chronology of Israeli-Palestinian violence

November 18, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — It has been a difficult year for Israelis and Palestinians, with the failure of peace talks and a string of violent incidents that shows no signs of endin. more »»

Iran parliament rejects Rouhani's minister nominee

November 18, 2014

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's parliament on Tuesday rejected President Hassan Rouhani's nominee for the post of science minister over his pro-reform tendencies. more »»

Iran files charges against Iranian-British woman

November 18, 2014

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's judiciary said authorities detained an Iranian-British woman because of her links to the opposition, not for attending a volleyball match, the semi-official ISNA news... more »»

4 Israelis killed in Jerusalem synagogue attack

November 18, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Two Palestinians stormed a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday, attacking worshippers praying inside with knives, axes and guns, and killing four people before they were killed in a... more »»

Indonesia tests female police recruits' virginity

November 18, 2014

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia must stop subjecting female police recruits to physical tests in an effort to determine whether they are virgins, a leading human rights group said Tuesday,... more »»

Europe's olive harvest hit by bad weather, blights

November 18, 2014

BEJA, Portugal (AP) — If your favorite bottle of Mediterranean olive oil starts costing more, blame unseasonable European weather — and tiny insects. more »»

AP PHOTOS: Bulls fight for bets in rural Haiti

November 18, 2014

LEOGANE, Haiti (AP) — Gamblers who goad bulls to fight each other just outside this Haitian coastal town stand for hours by a riverbed scrutinizing a dozen muscular animals with horns sharpened b... more »»

Colombian president demands rebels release general

November 18, 2014

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — President Juan Manuel Santos demanded that Colombia's largest rebel group immediately release an army general it captured, saying the resumption of suspended talks to end... more »»

As fears rise in Myanmar, Rohingya exodus grows

November 18, 2014

SITTWE, Myanmar (AP) — The captain of the small fishing vessel has spent most of his life helping fellow Rohingya Muslims escape persecution and hatred in Myanmar, but now even he is worried abou... more »»

American questioned for shipping human body parts

November 18, 2014

BANGKOK (AP) — A parcel delivery company in Bangkok put three packages bound for the United States through a routine X-ray and made a startling discovery: preserved human parts, including an... more »»

Colombia halts peace talks after general is taken

November 18, 2014

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — President Juan Manuel Santos demanded Colombia's largest rebel group demonstrate its commitment to peace and immediately release an army general it captured Sunday, saying... more »»

Amnesty: UAE in unprecedented clampdown on dissent

November 18, 2014

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates has quietly mounted "an unprecedented clampdown on dissent" since 2011, with more than 100 political activists jailed or prosecuted for... more »»

Report: 51 killed in Congo police sweep vs. gangs

November 18, 2014

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Human Rights Watch says in a new report that police in Congo's capital conducted dozens of extrajudicial killings in a three-month crackdown against organized crime gangs. more »»

Kerry: US 'not intimidated' by Islamic militants

November 18, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry issued a warning Monday to Islamic State militants that "we are not intimidated" after another American hostage was killed. more »»

4 held in case of missing Honduras beauty queen

November 17, 2014

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduran authorities are holding four people for questioning about the disappearance four days ago of Miss Honduras 2014, Maria Jose Alvarado, police said Monday. more »»

Over 10,000 Hungarians in anti-corruption protest

November 17, 2014

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — More than 10,000 people protested Monday in the Hungarian capital, demanding the ouster of the head of the tax authority and greater accountability from Prime Minister... more »»

Europeans have prominent role in beheading video

November 17, 2014

PARIS (AP) — The cold-eyed militants lined up behind their victims in the latest Islamic State video appear to come from outside the Middle East, including one from France and possibly two from... more »»

'Red warning lights' flashing for global economy

November 17, 2014

LONDON (AP) — The global economy's problems seem to be multiplying. more »»

Colombia halts peace talks after general is taken

November 17, 2014

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A massive search operation was under way Monday for a Colombian army general whose surprise capture by leftist rebels prompted President Juan Manuel Santos to suspend... more »»

 
 
 

 

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