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Attacks in Baghdad kill at least 50 people

October 16, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants unleashed a wave of attacks in Iraq on Thursday, mainly targeting Shiite areas in and around the capital of Baghdad, killing at least 50 people and wounding dozens,... more »»

EU pledges support for Greece as markets plunge

October 16, 2014

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The European Union is promising Greece continued financial support, in the hopes of calming market turmoil triggered by concerns over the government's survival and the futur... more »»

Spain tests 3 with fever for Ebola, isolates jet

October 16, 2014

MADRID (AP) — Three people with fever considered at risk for having Ebola were being tested Thursday in Spain for the virus, including one who arrived on an Air France jet that was isolated at... more »»

Sporadic fighting, airstrikes in eastern Libyan

October 16, 2014

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Masked, armed civilians set up checkpoints across Libya's restive eastern city of Benghazi on Thursday, as sporadic airstrikes and fighting between army troops and Islamist... more »»

Putin cheered in Serbia, seeks pipeline backing

October 16, 2014

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Greeted by enthusiastic chants of "Putin! Putin!," Russian President Vladimir Putin attended a military parade Thursday in Slavic ally Serbia, where he held talks on... more »»

UN: Ebola death toll rising to 4,500 this week

October 16, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — The death toll from Ebola will rise this week to more than 4,500 people from the 9,000 infected and the outbreak is still out of control in three West African nations, a top officia... more »»

Attacks in Baghdad kill at least 47 people

October 16, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants unleashed a wave of attacks in Iraq on Thursday, mainly targeting Shiite areas in and around the capital of Baghdad, killing at least 47 people and wounding dozens,... more »»

Ebola comes to last safe district in Sierra Leone

October 16, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The deadly Ebola virus has infected two people in what was the last untouched district in Sierra Leone, the government said Thursday, a setback in efforts to stop th... more »»

Syria Kurdish official appeals for arms for Kobani

October 16, 2014

MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) — A Syrian Kurdish official called on the international community on Thursday to allow weapons into the border town of Kobani, saying the town was still in danger from... more »»

Vatican alters draft report translation about gays

October 16, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is watering down a ground-breaking overture to gays — but only if they speak English. more »»

AP NewsBreak: Iran looks at compromise nuke offer

October 16, 2014

VIENNA (AP) — Iran is considering a U.S. more »»

Talks begin on Northern Ireland power-sharing

October 16, 2014

DUBLIN (AP) — Negotiations to bolster Northern Ireland's power-sharing government opened with recriminations and empty seats Thursday as the 7-year-old alliance of British Protestants and Irish... more »»

Attacks in Baghdad kill at least 38 people

October 16, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants unleashed a wave of attacks on Thursday targeting Shiite areas in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, killing at least 38 people and wounding dozens, officials said. more »»

Exhibition probes the mystery of Sherlock Holmes

October 16, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Sherlock Holmes is among the most famous Londoners of all time. Many tourists still see the bustling city through his eyes, and seek out his address, 221B Baker Street. more »»

Image of Asia: Walking apples and a phone in China

October 16, 2014

In this photo by Ng Han Guan, performance artist Han Bing drags an iPhone and his friend Hui Li drags a string of apples in a shopping district where an Apple retail store is located in Beijing. more »»

Nepal blizzard, avalanche death toll rises to 27

October 16, 2014

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Search teams in army helicopters rescued dozens of stranded foreign trekkers and recovered more bodies of victims of a blizzard and avalanches in the mountains of northern... more »»

2 Haqqani leaders arrested by Afghan intelligence

October 16, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two senior leaders of the al-Qaida-linked Haqqani network have been arrested in eastern Khost province, the Afghan intelligence service said Thursday, claiming a major... more »»

Russia's Kasparov backs case of dissident banker

October 16, 2014

PARIS (AP) — Russian chess master and political activist Garry Kasparov said a Kazakh dissident banker is in danger if a court rules he should be extradited from France. more »»

UN rights chief: Ebola, extremists 'twin plagues'

October 16, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — U.N. more »»

Pakistani jets hit militant hideouts, killing 21

October 16, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani jet fighters struck five militant hideouts in a northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan on Thursday, killing at least 21 insurgents, the army said. more »»

 
 
 

 

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