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Prosecutor calls for renewed effort to arrest warlord Kony

January 21, 2015

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court's prosecutor called Wednesday for renewed efforts to arrest notorious militia leader Joseph Kony, after one of his top commanders wa... more »»

Japan's Abe 'fighting against time' seeking to free hostages

January 21, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is doing all it can to free two hostages the Islamic State group is threatening to kill unless it receives $200 million, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday, vowing never... more »»

Palestinian stabs 11 passengers on Tel Aviv bus

January 21, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian man stabbed 11 people on a bus in central Tel Aviv on Wednesday, seriously wounding three of them before he was chased down, shot and arrested by Israeli police in... more »»

At the British Homing World Show: Not your average pigeon

January 21, 2015

BLACKPOOL, England (AP) — Once a major tourist destination for Britons heading to the beach, the seaside town of Blackpool now draws a different kind of visito. more »»

Boko Haram leader claims massacre in Baga, threatens more

January 21, 2015

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

France to get better guns, more intel agents to fight terror

January 21, 2015

PARIS (AP) — France announced sweeping new measures to counter homegrown terrorism Wednesday, including giving security forces better weapons and protection, going on an intelligence agent hiring... more »»

Iran Guard vows to punish Israel for general killed in Syria

January 21, 2015

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Revolutionary Guard said Wednesday that Israel will be punished for killing one of its generals in an airstrike in Syria that also killed six Lebanese Hezbollah fighters. more »»

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 »»

 
 
 

 

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