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Russia's Kasparov backs case of dissident banker

October 16, 2014

PARIS (AP) — Russian chess master and political activist Garry Kasparov said a Kazakh dissident banker is in danger if a court rules he should be extradited from France. more »»

UN rights chief: Ebola, extremists 'twin plagues'

October 16, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — U.N. more »»

Pakistani jets hit militant hideouts, killing 21

October 16, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani jet fighters struck five militant hideouts in a northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan on Thursday, killing at least 21 insurgents, the army said. more »»

Kurdish official appeals for weapons for Kobani

October 16, 2014

MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) — A Syrian Kurdish official called on the international community on Thursday to allow weapons into the border town of Kobani, saying the town is still in danger from... more »»

Nepal blizzard, avalanche death toll rises to 25

October 16, 2014

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Search and rescue teams flying on army helicopters spotted the bodies of eight more trekkers killed in a series of blizzards and avalanches that have hit central Nepal in... more »»

Hong Kong leader ready to meet with students

October 16, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader said Thursday he is ready to start talks with student pro-democracy protest leaders as soon as next week, suggesting a breakthrough in a political crisis that... more »»

Nepal blizzard, avalanche death toll rises to 20

October 16, 2014

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Search and rescue teams on army helicopters spotted the bodies of eight more trekkers along a popular mountain trail in central Nepal that was buried in avalanches and... more »»

Thai soaps trigger outcry over romanticizing rape

October 16, 2014

BANGKOK (AP) — In a famous scene from Thailand's award-winning soap opera "The Power of Shadows," the handsome protagonist gets drunk and rapes the leading lad. more »»

First Japan passenger jet in 4 decades rolling out

October 16, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — The first made in Japan passenger jet in four decades reaches a development milestone later this week. more »»

Circus matriarch Madame Rosa remains active at 103

October 16, 2014

PARIS (AP) — Madame Rosa appears at the circus apartment doorway in sparkling diamonds, red lipstick and a walking frame — and sits down beside her leopard skin rug. more »»

Fresh scuffles between Hong Kong police, activists

October 16, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Police briefly scuffled with protesters camped out in Hong Kong's streets early Thursday, but held back from dismantling barricades erected by the activists pushing for greater... more »»

Exodus campaign to Berlin sparks outrage in Israel

October 16, 2014

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — A group of young Israeli expats have unleashed controversy back home by encouraging others to join them in Berlin, touching on two of the most sensitive issues in Israel:... more »»

Ebola escalation could trigger major food crisis

October 16, 2014

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The global famine warning system is predicting a major food crisis if the Ebola outbreak continues to grow exponentially over the coming months, and the United Nations still... more »»

Long neglected, disabled make gains in Caribbean

October 16, 2014

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Claudia Gordon abruptly went deaf as a child in rural Jamaica, and lost much more than her hearing as a result. more »»

Hong Kong police hold back from removing barriers

October 16, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Police briefly scuffled with protesters camped out in Hong Kong's streets early Thursday, but held back from dismantling barricades erected by the activists pushing for greater... more »»

NKorea praises rights record in draft resolution

October 15, 2014

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea on Wednesday circulated a draft U.N. more »»

What's at stake in Iran nuclear talks?

October 15, 2014

VIENNA (AP) — An Iranian nuclear agreement is the Obama administration's grandest foreign policy objective, a legacy-defining endeavor that holds the prospect of ending the gravest potential... more »»

Kosovo frees 8-year-old from Syria captivity

October 15, 2014

SLATINA, Kosovo (AP) — An 8-year-old boy from Kosovo was reunited with his mother late on Wednesday after intelligence and security forces brought him back from Syria where he was taken by his... more »»

Kurds hold their own against militants in Syria

October 15, 2014

MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) — Intensified U.S. more »»

Ebola crisis puts pressure on human rights

October 15, 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Some doctors in countries hit hardest by the deadly Ebola disease decline to operate on pregnant women for fear the virus could spread. more »»

 
 
 

 

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