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153 arrested in South Africa looting

January 23, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Days of violence and looting of foreign-owned shops in South Africa have left at least two people dead and 153 arrested in the Johannesburg area, police said Friday. more »»

Hazy skies the backdrop for Obama's climate talks in India

January 23, 2015

NEW DELHI (AP) — When President Barack Obama arrives in New Delhi on Sunday he will join the Indian capital's masses in breathing some of the world's filthiest air. more »»

IS-linked militants say countdown for Japan's hostages began

January 23, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Militants affiliated with the Islamic State group have posted an online warning that the "countdown has begun" for the group to kill a pair of Japanese hostages. more »»

Hostage video: was it really done outside?

January 23, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — The video of two Japanese hostages being held by the Islamic State group seems, like past IS videos, taken in an arid, desert setting. more »»

Israeli's 'magic' yarmulke made to protect Jews from attacks

January 23, 2015

REHOVOT, Israel (AP) — An Israeli barber has fashioned what he calls "magic" yarmulkes out of hair, designed to allow religious Jews to cover their heads without attracting unwanted attention fro... more »»

Thai ex-premier Yingluck impeached, faces criminal charges

January 23, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — In the latest battle in a political war that has lasted almost a decade, Thailand's military-appointed legislature on Friday voted to impeach former Prime Minister Yingluck... more »»

Japan readies for deadline set by Islamic State for hostages

January 23, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — The deadline to pay a ransom for two Japanese hostages of the Islamic State group or risk their deaths loomed Friday, with no signs of progress on securing their release. more »»

Powerful Saudi Arabia King Abdullah dies at age 90

January 23, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, the powerful U.. more »»

Saudi's new king, Salman, a force for unity in royal family

January 23, 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's new king, Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, is a veteran of the country's top leadership, versed in diplomacy from nearly 50 years as the governor o... more »»

Ukraine bus attack kills 13, dashes peace hopes for east

January 23, 2015

SOKILNYKY, Ukraine (AP) — Hours after a new peace initiative for Ukraine began taking shape, mortar shells rained down Thursday on the center of the main rebel-held city in the east, killing at... more »»

Saudi Arabia nears generational change in the throne

January 23, 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — With the death of King Abdullah, the throne of Saudi Arabia passed to another son of the country's founder as it has relatively smoothly for the past six decades. more »»

UN meeting challenges world to stand up to anti-Semitism

January 23, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The first U.N. more »»

Yemen's US-backed president quits; country could split apart

January 23, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's U.S. more »»

Israeli man under house arrest for leaked Madonna songs

January 22, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — An aspiring singer who auditioned for Israel's top TV song competition was placed under house arrest Thursday on suspicion of hacking into international pop star Madonna's... more »»

DAVOS WATCH: Merkel upstaged, more protests, currency wars

January 22, 2015

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The World Economic Forum held in the Swiss ski resort of Davos has the official goal of "improving the state of the world. more »»

Egypt's president says Islam needs a reboot

January 22, 2015

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Islam needs a reboot as Egypt and France battle the same enemy by waging war against Islamic extremism and terrorism, Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said... more »»

Yemen's US-backed president quits; country could split apart

January 22, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's U.S. more »»

New Brazil ag minister bats down anti-environment reputation

January 22, 2015

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — New Agriculture Minister Katia Abreu, nicknamed the "chainsaw queen" by Brazilian environmentalists for what they call her promotion of deforestation, strongly rejected th... more »»

 
 
 

 

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