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Hundreds evacuated as wildfire in South Africa burns on

March 4, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — About 500 people fled their homes in South Africa's city of Cape Town as a wildfire defied rain and firefighters with smoke and flames rising for a fourth day Wednesday. more »»

British citizen fighting with Kurds killed in Syria

March 4, 2015

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — A British citizen fighting alongside Kurdish forces against the Islamic State group has been killed in Syria, a Kurdish commander said Wednesday. more »»

Coal mine blast in eastern Ukraine kills 1, traps dozens

March 4, 2015

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — An explosion ripped through a coal mine before dawn Wednesday in war-torn eastern Ukraine, killing at least one miner, rebel and government officials sai. more »»

UK scientists work out weight of Sophie the Stegosaurus

March 4, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Scientists at a British museum have worked out the living weight of Sophie, one of the world's most complete Stegosaurus skeleton. more »»

US says Iran far off from a working nuke, others differ

March 4, 2015

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — One burning question in the global effort to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power is this: How long would it take for the Islamic Republic to build a... more »»

World's oldest person wonders about secret to longevity too

March 4, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — The world's oldest person says 117 years doesn't seem like such a long time. more »»

US says aim is March 'understanding' with Iran on nukes

March 4, 2015

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — A senior U.S. more »»

Indonesia moves Australians ahead of expected executions

March 4, 2015

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Two convicted Australian drug smugglers arrived Wednesday at an Indonesian island prison where they are to be executed by firing squad along with seven other foreigners... more »»

EU to adapt its foreign policy to new realities, crises

March 4, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is rethinking its foreign policy to better adapt to crises like the ones it faces in Ukraine, Russia and Syria without having to be overly dependent on allies... more »»

5 cars getting attention at the Geneva auto show

March 4, 2015

GENEVA (AP) — Volkswagen's functional Passat family car may have taken top honors as car of the year at the annual Geneva motor show, but there is no doubt what visitors come to see at this glitz... more »»

Honey, we shrank the SUV _ and Europe loves it

March 4, 2015

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — In Europe, SUV now stands for: Shrinking Utility Vehicle. more »»

A murderer and rapist's views reflect those of many in India

March 4, 2015

NEW DELHI (AP) — When a condemned killer said the woman he and others brutally gang-raped on a New Delhi bus was responsible for what had happened to her, his comments were shocking in their... more »»

New Malaysia Airlines CEO a "battle hardened" veteran

March 4, 2015

HONG KONG (AP) — When the owners of embattled Malaysia Airlines went looking for a new CEO to lead its restructuring, they chose a German turnaround specialist known as "The Terminator" to take o... more »»

Egyptians race to expand Suez Canal, hoping for trade surge

March 4, 2015

ISMAILIA, Egypt (AP) — Bulldozers push earth and dredgers spit mud round the clock at Egypt's Suez Canal in a race to quickly expand the strategic waterway for two-way traffic, a project trumpete... more »»

World's oldest person celebrates a day before turning 117

March 4, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — The world's oldest person says 117 years doesn't seem like such a long time. more »»

Cuba looks north to US farmers for help with food crisis

March 4, 2015

GUIRA DE MELENA, Cuba (AP) — The rust-red fields stretched for miles in the Cuban sun, garlic shoots and beetroot leaves waving gently in the spring breeze. more »»

Netanyahu warns US 'bad deal' would put Iran on nuclear path

March 4, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a direct challenge to the White House, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood before Congress on Tuesday and bluntly warned the U.S. more »»

Brazil: Inquiry sought for politicians in graft scandal

March 4, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's attorney general on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court for permission to investigate 54 people, the majority top political figures, for alleged involvement in what... more »»

China plays down US concerns over anti-terror legislation

March 4, 2015

SHANGHAI (AP) — China played down U.S. more »»

 
 
 

 

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