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Chinese lawyers say they were tortured by police

April 15, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — His head covered in a black hood, lawyer Tang Jitian recalls being taken into a room and hearing the sound of a rope being pulled. more »»

Gunmen abduct Afghan deputy minister in Kabul

April 15, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Gunmen abducted the Afghan deputy public works minister in Kabul on Tuesday, officials said, a grim reminder of the insecurity plaguing Afghanistan as most foreign troop... more »»

Bomb explosion on Cairo bridge wounds 2 policemen

April 15, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's official news agency says a bomb blast on a bridge over the Nile River in central Cairo has wounded two policemen. more »»

Gunmen kidnap Afghan deputy minister in Kabul

April 15, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say the country's deputy public works minister has been kidnapped in the capital, Kabul. more »»

Fight continues against wildfires at Chilean port

April 15, 2014

VALPARAISO, Chile (AP) — With all of Valparaiso under military rule early Tuesday, 5,000 firefighters, police, forest rangers, soldiers, sailors and civil defense workers joined in a mammoth figh... more »»

Little sign of progress as Obama, Putin speak

April 15, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaking for the first time in more than two weeks, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin showed little sign of agreement on Monday, with the U.S. more »»

Fires still besiege Chile port; 15 dead, 500 hurt

April 15, 2014

VALPARAISO, Chile (AP) — Helicopters and airplanes dumped water on wildfires and the smoldering wreckage of hilltop neighborhoods around Valparaiso for a third straight day Monday as sailors in... more »»

Malaysia jet search area too deep for submarine

April 15, 2014

PERTH, Australia (AP) — The search area for the missing Malaysian jet has proved too deep for a robotic submarine which was hauled back to the surface of the Indian Ocean less than half way... more »»

Vietnam releases dissidents amid foreign pressure

April 15, 2014

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam has granted early release to two high-profile dissidents, bringing the number of democracy activists freed this month to three in what the government called a "polic... more »»

Killing of environmental activists rises globally

April 15, 2014

BANGKOK (AP) — As head of his village, Prajob Naowa-opas battled to save his community in central Thailand from the illegal dumping of toxic waste by filing petitions and leading villagers to... more »»

Fires still besiege Chile port; 15 dead, 500 hurt

April 14, 2014

VALPARAISO, Chile (AP) — Helicopters and airplanes dumped water on wildfires and the smoldering wreckage of hilltop neighborhoods around Valparaiso for a third straight day Monday as sailors in... more »»

Little sign of progress as Obama, Putin speak

April 14, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke Monday for the first time in more than two weeks, but appeared to make little progress in stemming the growing... more »»

Ukraine struggles as east slips out of its control

April 14, 2014

HORLIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — The fuel is local, but the matches are Russian. That in a nutshell is how the insurgency threatening the survival of Ukraine as a unified state is increasingly unfolding. more »»

Israel irked by diplomat's tacit Nazi remark

April 14, 2014

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Israel's U.N. ambassador on Monday denounced a U.N. agency head for tacitly comparing the Jewish state to Nazi Germany and has demanded her suspension. more »»

EU moves to sanction more Russians over Ukraine

April 14, 2014

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — European Union foreign ministers decided Monday to sanction more Russians with asset freezes and visa bans as a sign of the trade bloc's outrage over Moscow's ongoing... more »»

US: Evidence of Russia driving Ukraine unrest

April 14, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Monday said there was "overwhelming evidence" that Russia is fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, but suggested that President Barack Obama has not yet... more »»

Blast at bus station in Nigerian capital kills 72

April 14, 2014

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Islamic militants struck in the heart of Nigeria on Monday with a massive rush-hour bomb blast at a bus station that killed at least 72 people and wounded 164 in... more »»

Pistorius accused of staging outbursts at trial

April 14, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius came under intense pressure Monday at his murder trial from the chief prosecutor, who dismissed his account of how he killed girlfriend Reeva... more »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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