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European jihadis take lead roles in killing video

November 17, 2014

PARIS (AP) — Three young Europeans are believed to be among the cold-eyed fighters on a propaganda video showing a beheaded American aid worker and the deaths of Syrian soldiers, as the extremist... more »»

Families of captive Lebanese soldiers block roads

November 17, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Relatives of Lebanese soldiers held hostage by militants burned tires and blocked roads Monday after they said Islamic State group extremists threatened to kill their sons, causing... more »»

French official: Key week for Ebola fight in Mali

November 17, 2014

PARIS (AP) — The French president's point man on Ebola says this is a "decisive week" for Mali in its efforts to block the spread of the virus. more »»

American questioned for shipping human body parts

November 17, 2014

BANGKOK (AP) — A parcel delivery company in Bangkok put three packages bound for the United States through a routine X-ray and made a startling discovery: preserved human parts, including an... more »»

Frenchman thought among killers in IS beheadings

November 17, 2014

PARIS (AP) — A young Frenchman is believed to be among the killers on an Islamic State propaganda video showing a beheaded American aid worker and the deaths of more than a dozen Syrian soldiers,... more »»

Chopin's heart exhumed in secret, like a relic

November 17, 2014

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — As Frederic Chopin gasped for air on his deathbed in Paris in 1849, he whispered a request that became the stuff of musical legend: Remove my heart after I die and entomb it... more »»

British, Dutch kill poultry to fight bird flu

November 17, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Chickens were being killed in the Netherlands, and Britain was preparing to kill ducks, after two cases of bird flu were discovered in Europe — but officials insisted Monday that th... more »»

Confrontations await Obama after productive trip

November 17, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a productive trip abroad, President Barack Obama is back in Washington, where he faces confrontations with Republicans on immigration and an oil pipeline projec. more »»

Thai elephant tramples man, runs off with tourists

November 17, 2014

BANGKOK (AP) — An elephant trampled its handler to death and ran off with two Russian tourists — a mother and her 9-year-old daughter — who were riding it during a trek in southern Thailand,... more »»

Car bombings in Baghdad kill 14 people

November 17, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — A pair of car bombs targeted busy commercial areas in the Iraqi capital on Monday, killing at least 14 people and wounding 31, officials said. more »»

Israel to step up demolition of Palestinian homes

November 17, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Monday it has sent notices to the families of several Palestinians in the West Bank implicated in attacks against Israelis to vacate their homes ahead of their... more »»

Iran talks: taking stock a week before deadline

November 17, 2014

VIENNA (AP) — Iran and six world powers are closer than ever to a deal that would crimp Tehran's ability to make nuclear arms — a status that would lead to an end to sanctions on the Islamic... more »»

Japan slides into recession as tax hike takes toll

November 17, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's economy unexpectedly slipped back into recession as housing and business investment dropped following a sales tax hike, hobbling its ability to help drive the global recovery. more »»

Image of Asia: Picking tea leaves in Nepal's hills

November 17, 2014

In this photo by Niranjan Shrestha, women pick tea leaves at the Kanyam tea estate in the Himalayan hills of eastern Nepa. more »»

Putin says sides not abiding peace deal in Ukraine

November 17, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's president said he believes peace in Ukraine is possible but that neither side is fully holding up a truce struck in September. more »»

Burkina Faso diplomat chosen as interim leader

November 17, 2014

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso's former ambassador to the United Nations is slated to be in charge of a civilian transitional government after the military briefly seized control o... more »»

What Japan's recession means for country, world

November 17, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — In a surprise, Japan said its economy, the world's 3rd-biggest following the U.S. and China, contracted 1. more »»

Long-troubled Afghan government undergoes overhaul

November 17, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has missed his own deadline for naming a Cabinet as he undertakes a major overhaul of his country's government, which officials and analyst... more »»

Results from comet lander's experiments expected

November 17, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — A first evaluation of the data that comet lander Philae sent to the European Space Center before its depleted batteries forced it to go silent will be released Monday, the German... more »»

Obama calls IS beheadings "pure evil"

November 17, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group has beheaded Peter Kassig, releasing a video Sunday showing a masked militant standing over the severed head of a man it said was the former U.S. more »»

 
 
 

 

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