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Major militant attacks in Pakistan in recent years

December 16, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan has been gripped by an insurgency for more than a decade, an internal war with the Taliban and other radical groups that has killed tens of thousands of civilians and... more »»

Horror over deadly Sydney siege turns to anger

December 16, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — Horror over a deadly siege morphed into anger Tuesday as leaders of a grieving nation demanded to know how a man with a violent criminal history slipped through the cracks and ended... more »»

Sydney siege victims lauded for courage, kindness

December 16, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — The manager of a Sydney cafe where a 16-hour siege ended in a hail of bullets early Tuesday was lauded for sacrificing his life by grabbing the gunman's shotgun, an act that... more »»

Pakistani military: 141 dead in school attack

December 16, 2014

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A spokesman for the Pakistani military says that 141 people, most of them children, were killed in a Taliban assault on a school. more »»

2 car bombs kill 15 students, 10 rebels in Yemen

December 16, 2014

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Two car bombs exploded south of the Yemeni capital Tuesday, hitting a school bus traveling near a Shiite rebel gathering, killing 25, including at least 15 primary school... more »»

Sierra Leone to search for Ebola cases in capital

December 16, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone is planning a house-to-house search for hidden Ebola cases in the capital and surrounding areas in an effort to stem the disease's rampant spread, the... more »»

Communism to capitalism: Romania sees huge changes

December 16, 2014

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania has changed dramatically in the 25 years since the people rose up against dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, executed him and began the slow transformation to a market... more »»

Siege at Pakistani school ends with 126 dead

December 16, 2014

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, killing at least 126 people before Pakistani officials declared a... more »»

Russian ruble sinks sharply despite bank rate hike

December 16, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian ruble came under intense selling pressure Tuesday, falling at one point by a catastrophic 20 percent to a new historic low despite a massive pre-dawn interest rate hike... more »»

Joint Israel-US missile test fails

December 16, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — A senior Israeli Defense Ministry official says an exercise meant to test an advanced missile defense system developed with the U.S. has failed. more »»

Pakistani officials say siege at school over

December 16, 2014

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani officials say the siege at a Pakistani school is over, and authorities are sweeping the area. more »»

Russian ruble slides again despite rate hike

December 16, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian ruble faced intense selling pressure Tuesday, falling at one stage by a whopping 20 percent to historic lows despite a massive pre-dawn interest rate hike from the... more »»

Yemen government confidence vote derailed

December 16, 2014

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A raucous session of the Yemeni parliament came to an abrupt end Tuesday after loyalists of the ousted president derailed a vote of confidence on the new government's program,... more »»

Taliban storm Pakistani school, killing 126

December 16, 2014

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, killing 126 people, officials said, in the worst attack to hit th... more »»

Turkish football fans on trial for 'coup'

December 16, 2014

ISTANBUL (AP) — Dozens of football fans who took part in last year's mass anti-government protests went on trial on Tuesday accused of an attempted coup, in a case seen as the latest example of... more »»

Russian ruble down sharply despite rate hike

December 16, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian ruble faced intense selling pressure Tuesday falling at one stage by a whopping 20 percent to historic lows despite a massive pre-dawn interest rate hike from the... more »»

UN envoy urges future focus to cut disaster risks

December 16, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — The world is better prepared to face past calamities like the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami but it's not ready for the extreme weather of the future, the U.N. more »»

'Deluded' hostage-taker saw himself as a martyr

December 16, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — He wrote letters to grieving families of Australian troops killed in Afghanistan that likened them to "Hitler's soldiers. more »»

Sydney hostages pleaded for sick, elderly, young

December 16, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — The Sydney hostages pleaded for help — for those among them who were pregnant, sick and elderly. Also for those who were young and deserved a shot at a decent life. more »»

Australian leader mourns for siege victims

December 16, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — Tearful Australians laid mounds of flowers at the site where two of 17 hostages were killed Tuesday when police swooped into a cafe to rescue them from a gunman — an Iranian-born... more »»

 
 
 

 

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