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North Korea bars foreigners from Pyongyang marathon

February 23, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Tightening the screws even further on travel to their already isolated country, North Korean authorities have barred foreigners from one of the year's most popular tourist events —... more »»

Death toll rises to at least 70 in Bangladesh ferry disaster

February 23, 2015

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The death toll from a weekend ferry disaster in central Bangladesh rose to 70 on Monday in the latest shipping mishap in the South Asian nation. more »»

Lost amid fiery rhetoric: progress toward closing Guantanamo

February 23, 2015

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — Thirty-five-year-old Abdalmalik Wahab had been imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay for nearly 14 years without charge when he got some good news: The U.S. more »»

Death toll rises to at least 68 in Bangladesh ferry disaster

February 23, 2015

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The death toll from a weekend ferry disaster in central Bangladesh rose to 68 as divers searched for bodies Monday in the latest mishap in the South Asian natio. more »»

Death toll rises to at least 65 in Bangladesh ferry disaster

February 23, 2015

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The death toll from a weekend ferry disaster in central Bangladesh rose to 65 as divers searched for bodies Monday in the latest mishap in the South Asian natio. more »»

Zionism debate at heart of bitter Israeli vote

February 23, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — What is Zionism? The ideological question, rooted in the 19th century, has gained surprising urgency in an Israeli election campaign that seems more open than had been expected. more »»

Somalia extremists urge attacks on US shopping malls

February 23, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A video purported to be by Somalia's al-Qaida-linked rebel group al-Shabab urged Muslims to attack shopping malls in the U.S., Canada, Britain and other Western countries. more »»

Somalia extremists urge attacks on US shopping malls

February 22, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A video purported to be by Somalia's al-Qaida-linked rebel group al-Shabab urged Muslims to attack shopping malls in the U.S., Canada, Britain and other Western countries. more »»

South Africa: All 486 miners trapped by fire are found safe

February 22, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — All 486 miners trapped underground after a fire broke out at a South African goldmine have been found safe, the mine's spokeswoman said Sunday. more »»

Egypt's el-Sissi says need growing for joint Arab force

February 22, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president said Sunday that the need for a joint Arab military force is growing every day as the region faces the threat of Islamic militancy. more »»

Iran responds to US warnings it might quit nuclear talks

February 22, 2015

GENEVA (AP) — A senior Iranian official is responding sharply to warnings that Washington is ready to quit nuclear talks unless Tehran agrees to a deal that demonstrates it does not want atomic... more »»

Attacks kills 19 people in Iraq

February 22, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Multiple bombings, including a suicide truck bomb attack on Shiite militiamen, killed 19 people on Sunday in Iraq, as police found four bodies with gunshots wounds in the capital,... more »»

Palestinians threaten to end security ties with Israel

February 22, 2015

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian president has threatened to stop security coordination with Israel if the country continues to withhold millions of dollars of Palestinian tax revenue, ... more »»

AP Interview: Liberia leader urges help in post-Ebola phase

February 22, 2015

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Liberia's leader on Sunday urged the United States and other countries to keep up their support to the West African nation as it recovers from the Ebola... more »»

Yemen's Hadi says still legitimate president

February 22, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The embattled Yemeni leader who resigned the presidency last month and has fled the rebel-controlled capital said on Sunday that he is still the country's legitimate president... more »»

Report: Saudi men detained for dancing at birthday party

February 22, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's morality police detained a group of young men for dancing at a birthday party and referred them to prosecutors, according to a state-linked media report. more »»

Maldives arrests ex-president for his move to arrest judge

February 22, 2015

MALE, Maldives (AP) — Authorities in the Maldives arrested former President and current opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed on Sunday, ordering him to stand trial for his 2012 decision to arrest a... more »»

Ferry sinks in central Bangladesh, killing at least 48

February 22, 2015

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A river ferry carrying up to 140 passengers capsized in central Bangladesh on Sunday after being hit by a cargo vessel, killing at least 48 people, officials said. more »»

Hadi, once-quiet leader of Yemen, strikes newly defiant pose

February 22, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Virtually powerless for months, Yemen's embattled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi looked ready to leave the country after fleeing Shiite rebels who seized the capital in September... more »»

Blast hits march in eastern Ukraine, killing 2

February 22, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Two people were killed and about a dozen injured in a bomb explosion at a march Sunday in Ukraine's second-largest city marking the first anniversary of the ouster of... more »»

 
 
 

 

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