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Venezuela says 13 dead in prison disturbance

November 27, 2014

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's government says 13 prisoners have died of drug overdoses and a further 145 are being treated for intoxication after inmates stormed an infirmary amid... more »»

Red Cross seeks $1.68 billion for 2015

November 27, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross is asking donors for $1. more »»

OPEC unity tested by low prices, oil glut

November 27, 2014

VIENNA (AP) — OPEC oil ministers meeting in Vienna on Thursday are in a bind. Prices are plunging — and in the short term, the cartel may not be able to do much about it. more »»

Pope visits Turkey amid Christian-Muslim tensions

November 27, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — When a pope last visited Turkey — Benedict XVI in 2006 — Muslim-Catholic tensions were so high that the Vatican added a stop at Istanbul's famed Blue Mosque at the last minute... more »»

British national among 5 killed in Afghan bombing

November 27, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's Interior Ministry says a British national is among five people who were killed in a suicide attack on an embassy vehicle in the capital Kabul. more »»

Mining boom at stake, Greenland votes amid turmoil

November 27, 2014

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Greenland's hopes of a mining boom are shrouded in uncertainty as voters on the ice-capped Arctic island decide Friday who will replace a local government that collapse... more »»

Ship with 700 migrants safely towed to Greek coast

November 27, 2014

IERAPETRA, Greece (AP) — More than 700 people, mostly refugees from Syria, began disembarking Thursday on the Greek island of Crete after a harrowing journey on a smuggling ship that broke down i... more »»

Syrian troops kill 30 rebels near Damascus

November 27, 2014

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian government forces have killed at least 30 rebels in an ambush in the suburbs of Damascus where troops and allied gunmen have been on the offensive for weeks,... more »»

With incentives and brute force, IS subdues tribes

November 27, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group is employing multiple tactics to subdue the Sunni Muslim tribes in Syria and Iraq under its rule, wooing some with gifts — everything from cars to feed for... more »»

India: Girls died by suicide, not slain by rapists

November 27, 2014

NEW DELHI (AP) — An investigation into the deaths of two teenage girls believed to have been raped and hanged by their attackers concluded that the two actually committed suicide, news reports... more »»

Ex-CBC host charged with sexual assault in Canada

November 27, 2014

TORONTO (AP) — Former Canadian Broadcasting Corp. more »»

Hong Kong police arrest protesters, 7 officers

November 27, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested 11 more people in a second night of scuffles with demonstrators angry at having their 2-month-old pro-democracy protest camp in a volatile neighborhood... more »»

American among hostages targeted in Yemen raid

November 26, 2014

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A member of Yemen special forces says an American and a Briton being held by al-Qaida were among those intended to be rescued in a raid on a cave but were moved out before the... more »»

9th Sierra Leonean doctor infected with Ebola

November 26, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — An official says a ninth Sierra Leonean doctor has been infected with Ebola, underscoring the devastating toll the disease is taking on health care workers. more »»

Sierra Leone official: Ebola may have reached peak

November 26, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, which has been surging in recent days, may have reached its peak and could be on the verge of slowing down, Sierra Leone's... more »»

Spy balloons give police new view of Jerusalem

November 26, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police are watching from above in their attempts to keep control in Jerusalem in the face of the city's worst wave of violence in nearly a decade. more »»

600 Ebola cases in hard-hit countries in past week

November 26, 2014

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization says 600 new cases of Ebola were reported in the most-affected countries in the past week, more than half of them in Sierra Leone.

The U.N. more »»

Guinea, hit by Ebola, reports only 1 cholera case

November 26, 2014

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The health workers rode on canoes and rickety boats to deliver cholera vaccines to remote islands in Guinea. more »»

Israeli leader seeks to revoke rights of inciters

November 26, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister says he will work to revoke residency rights and social benefits of people who commit politically motivated violence and those who support them. more »»

Russian suspected of spying resists leaving Poland

November 26, 2014

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Russian journalist suspected of spying in Poland said Wednesday that he is fighting an attempt by Polish authorities to deport him. more »»

 
 
 

 

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