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Syrian troops choke off rebels north of Damascus

April 14, 2014

MAALOULA, Syria (AP) — Syrian troops triumphantly swept through some of the last remaining opposition strongholds north of Damascus, including a much coveted ancient Christian hamlet, sending... more »»

EU to sanction more Russians over Ukraine policy

April 14, 2014

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — A high-ranking official of the European Union says foreign ministers have decided to sanction more Russians with asset freezes and visa bans as a sign of opposition to Moscow's... more »»

Israeli families gather for ritual Passover meal

April 14, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Families across Israel gathered after sundown Monday for ritual meals signaling the start of Passover, with holiday observances overshadowed by a fatal shooting in the West Bank. more »»

Egypt: El-Sissi in final step to run for president

April 14, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's former military chief on Monday took the final formal step to run in next month's presidential election, submitting to the election commission eight times the number of... more »»

Ex-editor Coulson: Affair with Brooks was 'wrong'

April 14, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson took the stand at Britain's phone hacking trial Monday, saying his affair with fellow executive Rebekah Brooks was wrong but didn't lead... more »»

EU ministers blame Russia for Ukraine interference

April 14, 2014

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — Deploring what they called yet more Russian interference in Ukraine, European Union foreign ministers debated Monday if further sanctions against Russia should be imposed. more »»

French school carries out DNA dragnet in rape case

April 14, 2014

PARIS (AP) — French investigators began taking DNA samples Monday from 527 male students and staff at a high school — including boys as young as 14 — as they searched for the assailant who raped ... more »»

Israeli man killed, 2 hurt in West Bank shooting

April 14, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — An assailant opened fire on Israeli motorists in the West Bank on Monday, killing a man and wounding a woman and a boy in two separate cars, police said. more »»

Pakistan police arrest 2 suspected of cannibalism

April 14, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Police in central Pakistan arrested a man Monday suspected of cannibalism after finding body parts including a skull that may have belonged to a child in his house, officials said. more »»

APNewsBreak: Russian jet passes near US warship

April 14, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, U.S. more »»

3 journalists for Hezbollah TV killed in Syria

April 14, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Hezbollah-owned Al-Manar TV says three of its journalists have been killed after they came under attack in the Syrian town of Maaloula. more »»

Prosecutor's unrelenting questions to Pistorius

April 14, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The chief prosecutor in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial continued Monday to question nearly every aspect of the Olympian's story surrounding his fatal shooting of... more »»

Chile's Valparaiso still aflame; 12 dead; 500 hurt

April 14, 2014

VALPARAISO, Chile (AP) — Helicopters and airplanes dumped water on wildfires and the smoldering wreckage of hilltop neighborhoods Monday as sailors in riot gear prepared to evacuate 700 more... more »»

UN expert urges Iran to halt woman's execution

April 14, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — A United Nations human rights investigator is urging Iran to stop the planned execution of a woman said to be the victim of a sexual assault over concerns that she didn't receive a... more »»

Libya judge orders Gadhafi son tried by video link

April 14, 2014

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — A Libyan judge in the trial of former regime officials decided Monday that Moammar Gadhafi's son, held by a militia in the country's west, can be tried in the proceedings vi... more »»

Prosecutor presses Pistorius at murder trial

April 14, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The chief prosecutor in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial on Monday alleged numerous inconsistencies in the athlete's account of how he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp... more »»

Syrian forces take 3 villages near Lebanese border

April 14, 2014

MAALOULA, Syria (AP) — Syrian government troops seized at least three border communities, including an ancient Christian hamlet, north of Damascus on Monday, state media and activists said, in a... more »»

Police demand DNA from 527 males in rape case

April 14, 2014

PARIS (AP) — French police demanded that male students and staff at a high school in western France — 527 people in total — give DNA samples as they searched for the assailant who raped a teenage... more »»

Ukraine asks for UN peacekeepers in restive east

April 14, 2014

HORLIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's acting President Oleksandr Turchynov on Monday called for the deployment of United Nations peacekeeping troops in the east of the country, where pro-Russian... more »»

Police building, airport seized in east Ukraine

April 14, 2014

HORLIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — A pro-Russian mob on Monday seized a police building and gun men took control of a military airport in Russian-leaning eastern Ukraine, defying government warnings that i... more »»

 
 

 

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