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Girls from Brazil's favelas find escape in ballet

August 25, 2014

SAO PAULO (AP) — Past the graffiti-covered overpass and subway tracks, in a slum penned in by high-rises, 8-year-old Gabriela Aparecida fixes her curly hair into a bun as she waits for a ride to... more »»

Jihadis capture major Syrian air base in northeast

August 24, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State fighters captured a major military air base in northeastern Syria on Sunday, eliminating the last government-held outpost in a province otherwise dominated by the... more »»

Cristobal's pelting rains lash southeast Bahamas

August 24, 2014

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Slow-moving Tropical Storm Cristobal lashed parts of the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands with heavy rainfall on Sunday, and one man died and two... more »»

Palestinian president prepares new UN appeal

August 24, 2014

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Aides to the Palestinian president said Sunday that he will soon appeal to the international community to set a deadline for Israel to end its occupation of lands... more »»

Official: British Ebola patient to be evacuated

August 24, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The first British citizen confirmed to be infected with the deadly Ebola disease is being evacuated from Sierra Leone on a jet sent by the Royal Air Force, a Sierra... more »»

Israel leader tries to link Hamas, Iraq extremists

August 24, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister is trying to capitalize on the gruesome video of an American journalist's beheading by the Islamic State extremist group, saying Hamas is an equally... more »»

Rebels parade captured Ukrainian soldiers in east

August 24, 2014

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — To shouts of "Fascists!" and "Hang them from a tree!" captured Ukrainian soldiers were paraded through the streets of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Sunday as... more »»

Minister: 2 people have died of Ebola in Congo

August 24, 2014

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Two Ebola-related deaths have been confirmed in Congo, the country's health minister said Sunday, though local officials believe the cases are unrelated to the outbreak in... more »»

Libya's Islamist militias claim control of capital

August 24, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Libya's Islamist militias said Sunday they have consolidated their hold on Tripoli and its international airport, driving out rival militias to the outskirts of the capital following... more »»

Islamic authority: Extremists no 'Islamic State'

August 24, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — The top Islamic authority in Egypt, revered by many Muslims worldwide, launched an Internet-based campaign Sunday challenging an extremist group in Syria and Iraq by saying it should... more »»

Tropical Storm Cristobal forms near Bahamas

August 24, 2014

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Tropical Storm Cristobal grew in strength Sunday and lashed parts of the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands with heavy rainfall and white-crested sur. more »»

Iran says it downs Israeli drone near nuclear site

August 24, 2014

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said Sunday its forces shot down an Israeli drone as it approached an Iranian nuclear site, recovering major parts of what it described as an... more »»

Israeli airstrike levels 7-story building in Gaza

August 24, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli airstrikes leveled a seven-floor office building and severely damaged a two-story shopping center in the Gaza Strip early Sunday, signaling a new escalation i... more »»

Ukraine plans $3 billion boost to defense spending

August 24, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — As armored vehicles rumbled through downtown Kiev in an ostentatious celebration of Ukraine's independence, pro-Russian rebels who are battling government forces in the east... more »»

UK appoints security envoy to Iraqi Kurdistan

August 24, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Britain has appointed a security envoy to Iraq's Kurdistan region as part of efforts to defeat militants of the Islamic State group. more »»

Qatar denies funding extremist Islamic State group

August 24, 2014

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Gulf nation of Qatar is hitting back at suggestions that it supports the Islamic State extremist group, saying that "determined, collective action" is neede... more »»

Iceland lowers aviation alert level from volcano

August 24, 2014

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland lowered its aviation alert level to orange from red Sunday, saying there was no sign of an imminent eruption at the Bardarbunga volcano. more »»

History in flames: Belgium recalls Leuven's ruins

August 24, 2014

LEUVEN, Belgium (AP) — A century after German forces burned down the Leuven University library, Marie Legrand still has visions of the horrid scene. more »»

Cliff Richard rejects sexual assault allegation

August 24, 2014

LONDON (AP) — British pop star Cliff Richard says police have questioned him about a sexual assault allegation. more »»

Pakistan's largest city thirsts for a water supply

August 24, 2014

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — On the outskirts of the slums of Pakistan's biggest city, protesters burning tires and throwing stones have what sounds like a simple demand: They want water at least onc... more »»

 
 

 

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