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Jamaica decriminalizes small amounts of 'ganja'

February 25, 2015

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Marijuana has been pervasive but illegal in Jamaica for decades, consumed as a medicinal herb, puffed as a sacrament by Rastafarians and sung about in the island's famed... more »»

Venezuelan 14 year-old killed during anti-government protest

February 25, 2015

SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela (AP) — The killing of a 14-year-old boy by a policeman during an anti-government protest is raising already high tensions in Venezuela amid a crackdown on the opposition... more »»

Dozens of Christians abducted by Islamic militants in Syria

February 25, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State militants struck before dawn, staging house-to-house raids in a cluster of villages nestled along the Khabur River in northeastern Syria. more »»

Kerry defends Iran negotiations before Congress

February 25, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry told wary lawmakers on Tuesday that it was premature to criticize nuclear negotiations with Iran before any deal can be reached to keep Tehran from... more »»

Jamaica passes act decriminalizing small amounts of pot

February 25, 2015

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaican lawmakers on Tuesday night passed an act to decriminalize small amounts of pot and establish a licensing agency to regulate a lawful medical marijuana industry o... more »»

Toddler dies of measles in Berlin, first death in outbreak

February 24, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — An 18-month-old boy has died of measles in Berlin, the first known death in an outbreak of the disease that has seen more than 570 cases in the German capital since Octobe. more »»

Ukraine disputes rebel claim that weapons pullback begins

February 24, 2015

ILOVAYSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russian-backed separatists moved some heavy weapons well back from the front line Tuesday in eastern Ukraine, but the Ukrainian government disputed the rebels' claim that... more »»

Head of UN climate panel steps down amid harassment case

February 24, 2015

NEW DELHI (AP) — The leader of the U.N.'s expert panel on climate change stepped down on Tuesday amid an investigation into a colleague's allegations of sexual harassment.

Rajendra K. more »»

Brazil detains alleged deforestation king of Amazon

February 24, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil has detained a land-grabber thought to be the Amazon's single biggest deforester, the country's environmental protection agency said. more »»

9 dead including gunman in Czech restaurant shooting

February 24, 2015

PRAGUE (AP) — A gunman opened fire inside a small-town restaurant in eastern Czech Republic Tuesday, killing eight people and seriously wounding a waitress before he fatally shot himself,... more »»

2 Turkish reconnaissance planes crash; 4 pilots killed

February 24, 2015

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's military says two of its RF-4E reconnaissance planes have crashed in central Turkey, killing all four pilots on board. more »»

Israeli challenger Herzog a determined underdog

February 24, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Isaac Herzog would have faced an uphill climb even in a country without huge security problems and a history of placing its trust in tough guys. more »»

After attacks, European rabbis train self-defense in Prague

February 24, 2015

PRAGUE (AP) — Rabbis from European countries gathered in Prague Tuesday for training in self-defense and first aid in response to a wave of attacks against Jews and a rise of anti-Semitism on the... more »»

Greece clears key hurdle to extend bailout but doubts remain

February 24, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — Greece cleared a major hurdle Tuesday in its ongoing battle to remain solvent as its European creditors approved a 4-month extension to its financial bailout — but the... more »»

Dozens of Christians abducted by Islamic militants in Syria

February 24, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State militants struck before dawn, staging house-to-house raids in a cluster of villages nestled along the Khabur River in northeastern Syria. more »»

Toronto police stumped by mysterious tunnel

February 24, 2015

TORONTO (AP) — Police are asking for the public's help in trying to determine who built a mysterious underground tunnel near York University in Toronto. more »»

South Africa spycraft on show in leaked intelligence cables

February 24, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Once the small talk had subsided, the 2012 meeting between intelligence agents from Iran and South Africa in an Iranian guesthouse reportedly went downhill. more »»

Suicide bombers kill 24 at 2 bus stations in north Nigeria

February 24, 2015

POTISKUM, Nigeria (AP) — Teenage suicide bombers, suspected to be Boko Haram extremists, killed at least 24 people in separate blasts Tuesday at crowded bus stations in two northern Nigerian... more »»

UK police believe 3 missing schoolgirls have entered Syria

February 24, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Police investigating the disappearance of three British schoolgirls said Tuesday they believe the teenagers are no longer in Turkey and have crossed into Syria — likely joining... more »»

Bombs in Iraq, including twin blasts in busy street, kill 40

February 24, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of bombings in Iraq, including twin blasts in a busy street in a Baghdad suburb, killed at least 40 people and wounded dozens on Tuesday, Iraqi officials said. more »»

 
 
 

 

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