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Erdogan: US airdrop to Kurds in Kobani a mistake

October 22, 2014

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that the U.S. made a mistake in airdropping weapons to Kurds defending the Syrian city of Kobani from the Islamic State group. more »»

 
 
 
Iraqi Kurds authorize sending fighters to Kobani

October 22, 2014

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — The parliament of the Kurdish regional government in Iraq voted Wednesday to authorize sending Kurdish fighters known as peshmerga to the embattled town of Kobani in Syria,... more »»

Pistorius spend first night in single jail cell

October 22, 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Oscar Pistorius spent his first night of a five-year jail term in a single cell in the hospital wing of a prison in the capital, Pretoria, said a prison official. more »»

HK protest talks show gap between students, govt

October 22, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — On one side of the table sat the idealistic and earnest students in jeans and black T-shirts, knapsacks by their side. more »»

Attorney: North Korean detainee was treated well

October 22, 2014

WEST CARROLLTON, Ohio (AP) — The lawyer for an American arrested and held for nearly six months in North Korea for leaving a Bible at a nightclub says the man was treated well by the North Korean... more »»

Snowplow driver says he didn't see Total CEO's jet

October 22, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — The driver of the snowplow that apparently caused the plane carrying the Total CEO to crash at a Moscow airport says he neither saw nor heard the private jet as it sped toward him... more »»

North Korean detainee reunites with family in Ohio

October 22, 2014

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AP) — An American arrested and held for nearly six months in North Korea for leaving a Bible at a nightclub returned home to Ohio on Wednesday to tears of... more »»

Iraqis return to school after delay from unrest

October 22, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi students returned to school on Wednesday amid tightened security as the academic year began a month late because thousands of people displaced by last summer's onslaught by... more »»

Bedouin Israeli doctor mysteriously turns jihadi

October 22, 2014

HURA, Israel (AP) — He was a quiet whiz kid at the top of his class in Israel, who overcame tough odds in this minority Arab village to become a star medical student and hospital intern. more »»

Father of UK hostage dies after appeal to save son

October 22, 2014

LONDON (AP) — The father of a British photojournalist held by the Islamic State group has died just weeks after he appealed from his hospital bed for the militants to release his son. more »»

Century ago: Great War, great champagne vintage

October 22, 2014

EPERNAY, France (AP) — Deep in the labyrinthine cellars of the Pol Roger champagne house, rows of century-old bottles caked in mold bear testimony to perhaps the greatest, and surely the most... more »»

Liberians exiled by Ebola pray for end of outbreak

October 22, 2014

BUDUBURAM CAMP, Ghana (AP) — Henry Boley left Liberia to attend a conference in Nigeria just days after his twins were born. Now, weeks later, he can't get home. more »»

Marine suspect guarded by US in Philippine camp

October 22, 2014

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A U.S. more »»

Tribes in tense Abu Ghraib vow to keep IS out

October 22, 2014

ABU GHRAIB, Iraq (AP) — The Baghdad suburb of Abu Ghraib, best known for its infamous prison, sits close enough to Baghdad's airport that you can see the control tower in the distance. more »»

Pyongyang races to complete new airport

October 22, 2014

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Pyongyang isn't exactly an international travel hub. more »»

NKorea tries on the charm to avoid ICC referral

October 22, 2014

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — For an envoy of the North Korean government, which virtually bans the average citizen's contact with the outside world, Kim Ju Song looks breezily connected. more »»

Kurdish fighters killed in Syria buried in Turkey

October 22, 2014

SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Hundreds of supporters chanting slogans turned out to accompany three Kurdish fighters — two men and a woman barely out of her teens — to their final resting place in a dusty... more »»

Mexican rights body alleges troops murdered 15

October 22, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Soldiers killed as many as 15 people after they surrendered in an abandoned warehouse in southern Mexico last summer, according to a scathing National Human Rights Commission... more »»

Marine suspect transferred to Philippine detention

October 22, 2014

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The U.S. more »»

North Korea frees US man; 2 more still detained

October 22, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea's reclusive government abruptly freed an American man Tuesday, nearly six months after he was arrested on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, but Pyongyang... more »»

Mexican rights agency says army executed 15 of 22

October 22, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Soldiers executed at least 12 and probably 15 people at a warehouse in southern Mexico last summer, the government Human Rights Commission said Tuesday in a sweeping indictment... more »»

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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