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Israeli premier accepts Boehner invite to speak to Congress

January 22, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister says he has accepted House of Representatives leader John Boehner's invitation to address the U.S. Congress. more »»

HRW: Media suppression in Ethiopia curbing democratic space

January 22, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Suppression of media freedom by Ethiopia's government is curtailing democratic space ahead of elections in May, a rights advocacy group said Thursday. more »»

Large blast at Mogadishu hotel as suicide car bomber hits

January 22, 2015

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A suicide car bomber blew himself up at the gate of a hotel which was being used by a delegation of Turkish officials Thursday in Somalia's capital, killing three Somali... more »»

EU court scraps sanctions on Iran bank, shipping concerns

January 22, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — A European Union high court has annulled sanctions that the 28-nation bloc imposed on an Iranian bank and a shipping line and companies linked to it, over Tehran's nuclear program. more »»

13 killed in shelling of city bus in east Ukraine

January 22, 2015

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — A mortar shell hit a bus Thursday in the Ukrainian rebel stronghold of Donetsk, killing at least 13 people, the city's leader said. more »»

Argentina president says prosecutor death was not suicide

January 22, 2015

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Argentine President Cristina Fernandez says she's "convinced" prosecutor Alberto Nisman did not commit suicid. more »»

South Africa says record number of rhinos poached in 2014

January 22, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African officials say a record 1,215 rhinos were poached in 2014, a 21 percent increase over the previous year. more »»

Jury fails to reach verdicts in UK tabloid bribery trial

January 22, 2015

LONDON (AP) — A British jury has failed to reach a verdict at the trial of four journalists from the tabloid Sun accused of bribing police and public officials for scoops. more »»

German court upholds man's right to pee standing up

January 22, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — A German court has ruled that a tenant who liked to pee standing up doesn't owe his landlord money for damages apparently caused by splashing, or missing his target altogether. more »»

Shiite rebels remain outside Yemen President house

January 22, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Heavily armed Shiite rebels remain stationed outside the Yemeni president's house and the palace in Sanaa, despite a deal calling for their immediate withdrawal to end a... more »»

Zimbabwe's First Lady seeks to control more land

January 22, 2015

MAZOWE, Zimbabwe (AP) — In 2000, Timon Shava was a hero of Zimbabwe's land reform program when he joined hundreds of other landless peasants in a wave of land seizures and evictions of white... more »»

Japan agonizes over ways to free Islamic State hostages

January 22, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Lacking strong clout and diplomatic reach in the Middle East, Japan scrambled Thursday for ways to secure the release of two hostages held by the Islamic State group, as two people... more »»

France tackles discrimination, inequalities after attacks

January 22, 2015

PARIS (AP) — France's prime minister is launching a new bid to heal what he called a nation fractured between haves and have-nots, after terrorist attacks exposed long-simmering discrimination an... more »»

Strikes, attacks bring turbulent politics back to Bangladesh

January 22, 2015

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A 2½-year-old victim of a homemade bomb lies in an intensive care unit with burns to his face, head and other body parts. more »»

Macau ranks No. 1 in economic performance among world cities

January 22, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Macau, the Chinese territory known for casino gambling, outperformed the rest of the world's major cities economically last year, according to a report out Thursda. more »»

2 Japanese hostages: How their lives got intertwined

January 22, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — One is a freelance journalist respected for his reporting on refugees and children in war zones. more »»

US, Cuba address obstacles to resuming diplomatic ties

January 22, 2015

HAVANA (AP) — The United States and Cuba are trying to eliminate obstacles to normalized ties as the highest-level U.. more »»

UN holds first-ever meeting on anti-Semitism on Thursday

January 22, 2015

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

Japan says looking at all possible ways to free hostages

January 22, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Japan said Thursday it was considering all possible ways to gain the release of two hostages held by the Islamic State group, as two people with contacts there offered to try to... more »»

Conflicting evidence clouds death of Argentine prosecutor

January 22, 2015

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A locksmith says the service door wasn't fully locked at the apartment where a crusading Argentine prosecutor was found shot dead and investigators have revealed th... more »»

 
 
 

 

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