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Material on Australian shore not from Malaysia jet

April 24, 2014

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian officials said Thursday that after examining detailed photographs of unidentified material that washed ashore in the southwestern part of the country they ar... more »»

Amid Russia warning, Ukraine is in a security bind

April 23, 2014

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russia's foreign minister warned Wednesday that attacks on Russian citizens or interests in Ukraine would bring a firm response and drew a comparison to the circumstances... more »»

Ex-Senegalese president to retry homecoming

April 23, 2014

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A Senegalese party official says the former president plans to return home on Thursday after finally receiving permission for his plane to land for what was supposed to be... more »»

UN says it sheltered thousands from Sudan killings

April 23, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United Nations mission in South Sudan accused the government Wednesday of spreading false claims that the U.N. more »»

As peace deadline nears, Abbas says he has options

April 23, 2014

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is trying to show that he has alternatives if U.S. more »»

Syrian activists accuse Assad of new gas attacks

April 23, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent weeks and months, leaving men, women and children coughing, choking and gasping for... more »»

UN seeks probe of alleged chlorine gas in Syria

April 23, 2014

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council called for an investigation Wednesday into reports of alleged chlorine gas use in some Syrian towns, causing deaths and injuries.

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Russian social media CEO quits, flees country

April 23, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — The founder of Russia's leading social media network — a wunderkind often described as Russia's Mark Zuckerberg — has left his post as CEO and fled the country as cronies of... more »»

Syrian lawmaker first to announce presidential bid

April 23, 2014

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A Syrian lawmaker registered as a candidate Wednesday for the country's June 3 presidential election, becoming the first official contender in a vote that will take place... more »»

Palestinian rivals to try again for unity deal

April 23, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah agreed Wednesday to form a unity government and hold new elections — a potentially historic step toward mending the rift... more »»

Tunisia divided over Jews' use of Israel passports

April 23, 2014

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's elected assembly accepted a petition Wednesday to question the tourism minister over a decision allowing Israelis to use their passports to enter the country for a... more »»

Amid Russian warning, Ukraine's in a security bind

April 23, 2014

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's highly publicized goal to recapture police stations and government buildings seized by pro-Russia forces in the east produced little action on the ground... more »»

Ex-Muslim rebels seize C. African Republic town

April 23, 2014

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Officials say Muslim rebels have taken control of a town in northern Central African Republic, causing residents to flee. more »»

Abbas, rival Hamas give reconciliation another try

April 23, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah on Wednesday agreed to form a unity government and hold new elections, making a new attempt to overcome a seven-year... more »»

Berlusconi: I'll start helping elderly next week

April 23, 2014

ROME (AP) — Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi says that from next week he will start carrying out a court order to help the elderly four hours per week as part of his punishment for a tax... more »»

Ebola death toll in West Africa rises to 147

April 23, 2014

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization says 147 people have died from the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. more »»

Obama offering Japan security, economic assurances

April 23, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Facing fresh questions about his commitment to Asia, President Barack Obama will seek to convince Japan's leaders Thursday that he can deliver on his security and economic pledges,... more »»

Amsterdam may ban pot shops in Red Light district

April 23, 2014

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Amsterdam has won court permission to ban marijuana cafes in its famous Red Light district, stepping up a crackdown on the city's freewheeling lifestyle. more »»

Greek milestone helps Europe put crisis in past

April 23, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — Europe's debt crisis is receding farther behind in the rear view mirror. more »»

Shakespeare's Globe taking 'Hamlet' to 200 nations

April 23, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Four centuries after his death, William Shakespeare is probably Britain's best-known export, his words and characters famous around the world. more »»

France unveils plan to stop youths joining jihad

April 23, 2014

PARIS (AP) — France wants to deter youths from fighting with Islamist militants in Syria's civil war, and is planning a series of tough-love measures that answer the pleas of parents and seek to... more »»



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