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Protesters storm Burkina Faso parliament, set fire

October 30, 2014

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Protesters stormed Burkina Faso's parliament and set its main chamber ablaze Thursday in the most significant challenge ever to the president's 27-year rule in on... more »»

 
 
 
Sweden recognizes Palestinian state; Israel upset

October 30, 2014

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's new left-leaning government on Thursday recognized a Palestinian state — a move that comes during increased tensions between Arabs and Jews over Israel's plans to build... more »»

N. Korea cracking down on a distant threat: Ebola

October 30, 2014

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea announced Thursday it will quarantine foreigners for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus, even though no cases of the disease have been... more »»

Israeli police kill suspected Palestinian shooter

October 30, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli authorities closed off all access to a sensitive Jerusalem holy site Thursday, after police killed a Palestinian man suspected of trying to assassinate a hard-line Jewish... more »»

Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors

October 30, 2014

KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Hundreds of desperate Sri Lankan villagers dug with bare hands through the broken red earth of a deadly landslide Thursday, defying police orders after a top disaster... more »»

Ebola: Danger in Sierra Leone, progress in Liberia

October 30, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Liberia is making some progress in containing the Ebola outbreak while Sierra Leone is "in a crisis situation which is going to get worse," the top anti-Ebola... more »»

Peshmerga troops start entering Syrian border town

October 30, 2014

SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Ten Iraqi peshmerga fighters entered the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani via Turkey on Thursday, the first from among a group of 150 Kurdish troops headed there,... more »»

Wanted in US, Roman Polanski questioned in Poland

October 30, 2014

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Prosecutors in Poland questioned filmmaker Roman Polanski at the request of U.S. more »»

Milosevic's widow ridicules EU lifting sanctions

October 30, 2014

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Slobodan Milosevic's exiled widow ridiculed the European Union's decision to lift a 15-year freeze on assets of the former Serbian strongman, saying in an interview... more »»

Parents of Mexico missing meet with president

October 30, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto met with parents of 43 missing teachers college students for the first time since they disappeared, apparently handed over to a drug gang b... more »»

Ukraine-Russia gas talks deadlocked in Brussels

October 30, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — Talks to guarantee that Russian gas imports flow into Ukraine throughout the winter appeared to be at an impasse Thursday because of doubts over payments from Kiev. more »»

UK court says Libyan can sue over rendition

October 30, 2014

LONDON (AP) — A British court says a former Libyan military commander can sue the U.K. government for its alleged role in his detention and renditio. more »»

Reporter's family urges Iran to release him

October 30, 2014

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The family of an Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post who has been jailed in Iran since July is urging authorities to release him, saying on... more »»

Brutal winter set to hit war-torn eastern Ukraine

October 30, 2014

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Dark tunnels in the basement of a bombed-out hospital in the eastern city of Donetsk lead to a makeshift shelte. more »»

German 'Autobahn sniper' sentenced to 10 ½ years

October 30, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — A court in Germany has sentenced a trucker to 10 ½ years in prison for shooting at fellow drivers more than 700 times over a five-year period. more »»

Iran foils sabotage attempt on heavy water tanks

October 30, 2014

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian authorities have foiled a sabotage attempt involving tanks used for the transportation of heavy water, a key component in nuclear reactors, an Iranian newspaper... more »»

Plans for Antarctic marine reserve falter again

October 30, 2014

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A plan to protect a vast swath of ocean off Antarctica by creating the world's largest marine reserve appeared headed for failure for the fourth time. more »»

AP PHOTOS: Israel prison hosts inmate fashion show

October 30, 2014

RAMLE, Israel (AP) — Alert the fashion police: prisoners in an Israeli jail have presented their debut collections, bringing the do's and don'ts of design straight to the halls of a penitentiary. more »»

After Fukushima, Japan gets green boom _ and glut

October 30, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Like other Japanese who were banking on this country's sweeping move toward clean energy, Junichi Oba is angry. more »»

Wait for daughter's body ends on her 17th birthday

October 30, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hwang In-yeol and his wife waited seven years to have a child, and then she was born on Oct. 29, 199. more »»

Afghan war amputees find new life, pride in sports

October 30, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — From her wheelchair, Maryam Samimi punched the air as the referee's whistle signaled her basketball team's win in an Afghan national tournament, a moment of joy in a... more »»

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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