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Pro wrestling returns to the ring in North Korea

August 30, 2014

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Koreans got their first look at pro wrestling in about 20 years on Saturday when an ex-NFL lineman and 20 other grapplers from around the world took to the rin... more »»

Ebola takes big toll on already poor health care

August 30, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — When the dreaded Ebola virus began infecting people in the Sierra Leone town of Kenema, Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan and his team were on the front line. more »»

Liberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drug

August 30, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — A Liberian health worker who recovered from Ebola after receiving an experimental drug urged the manufacturer to speed up its production and send it to Africa, while... more »»

Lesotho military says it has disarmed police

August 30, 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Lesotho's military seized two police stations Saturday as gunfire rang out in the capital of the mountainous kingdom. more »»

Algeria says 2 abducted diplomats have been freed

August 30, 2014

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's state news agency says two Algerian diplomats taken hostage in northern Mali more than two years ago have been released. more »»

Iran president calls US sanctions an 'invasion'

August 30, 2014

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called Western sanctions an "invasion" Saturday after Washington imposed new penalties over the country's contested nuclear program, though he... more »»

22 of 26 trapped gold miners rescued in Nicaragua

August 30, 2014

BONANZA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan rescuers have saved 22 of at least 26 workers trapped in a mine collapse and were working Saturday to free the rest, officials said. more »»

Taliban attack intel office in eastern Afghanistan

August 30, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber in a truck blew himself up at an intelligence headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least two people and setting off an intense... more »»

Iran president condemns US sanctions 'invasion'

August 30, 2014

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani called Western sanctions an "invasion" on Saturday after Washington imposed penalties on 25 businesses, banks and individuals. more »»

Bombings kills 13 in Iraq

August 30, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Two bombings targeting the Iraqi military killed 13 people, including six soldiers, south of Baghdad on Saturday, officials said. more »»

Ukrainian civilian plane crashes in Algeria

August 30, 2014

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A Ukrainian civilian cargo plane crashed in the mountains near the far southern desert city of Tamanrasset in the early hours of the morning Saturday, reported the state... more »»

11 of 24 trapped gold miners rescued in Nicaragua

August 30, 2014

BONANZA, Nicaragua (AP) — The first 11 of 24 freelance gold miners trapped by a collapse in a mine in northern Nicaragua have been rescued and crews were working early Saturday to free more,... more »»

Somalia launches offensive against extremists

August 30, 2014

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Military officials say the Somali army, backed by African Union forces, has launched a long-awaited operation against al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab fighters in southern... more »»

Liberia reopens slum barricaded to fight Ebola

August 30, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Crowds celebrated in the streets of Liberia's capital on Saturday after authorities reopened a slum where tens of thousands of people had been barricaded for more than a... more »»

EU set to slap new sanctions on Russia

August 30, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders are poised to slap additional sanctions on Russia because of what they condemn as a continued destabilization of Ukraine and a deepening military involvemen... more »»

Ukraine says fighter jet shot down

August 30, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces say one of their fighter jets has been shot down by a Russian missile in combat against Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. more »»

Russian-backed rebels aim to push west along coast

August 30, 2014

NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Their tanks bearing the flag of their would-be state, Russian-backed separatists held control Friday over this coastal town on the new front in the Ukraine conflict and... more »»

Rescuers race to reach trapped miners in Nicaragua

August 30, 2014

BONANZA, Nicaragua (AP) — Rescuers in Nicaragua raced Friday to reach at least 24 freelance gold miners trapped by a landslide, including 20 who have been located and have managed to communicate... more »»

Rescuers locate 20 of 24 trapped in Nicaragua mine

August 30, 2014

BONANZA, Nicaragua (AP) — Rescuers in Nicaragua raced Friday to reach at least 24 freelance gold miners trapped by a landslide, including 20 who have been located and have communicated with... more »»

Economic sanctions spare Western-tied Russian fund

August 29, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Western business connections are complicating efforts to bring economic sanctions against executives and companies closely aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner... more »»

 
 

 

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