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Police: Muslims threw Christians overboard during Med voyage

April 16, 2015

ROME (AP) — Italy's migration crisis took on a deadly new twist Thursday as police in Sicily reported that Muslim migrants had thrown 12 Christians overboard during a recent crossing from Libya,... more »»

Why it's proving hard to save Greece

April 16, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — By the day, Greece is getting closer to a potentially catastrophic debt default that could force it out of the euro blo. more »»

Unrest amid pleas to end attacks on immigrants in S. Africa

April 16, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — President Jacob Zuma on Thursday urged South Africans to stop attacking immigrants from Africa and South Asia, but hundreds threatened peace marchers in a city where days of... more »»

Blacksmith creates replica of stolen Dachau camp gate

April 16, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — A wrought-iron gate bearing the cynical slogan "Arbeit macht frei," or "Work sets you free," that was stolen from the former Dachau concentration camp in November will soon be... more »»

EU countries press for labelling of Israeli settlement goods

April 16, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — More than a dozen European governments have called for the labelling of goods produced in Israeli settlements in the West Bank. more »»

Al-Qaida captures major airport, oil terminal in south Yemen

April 16, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Military officials and residents say al-Qaida has taken control of a major airport, a sea port and an oil terminal in southern Yemen after brief clashes with troops. more »»

Thousands flee as IS group advances on Iraq's Ramadi

April 16, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — More than 2,000 families have fled from the Iraqi city of Ramadi, an official said Thursday, as the Islamic State group advanced on the provincial capital of the western Anbar... more »»

Al-Qaida captures major airport in southern Yemen

April 16, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Military officials and residents say al-Qaida has taken control of a major airport in southern Yemen after briefly clashing with troops. more »»

Europe dithers in face of unprecedented wave of migrants

April 16, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — An unprecedented wave of migrants has headed for the European Union's promised shores over the past week, with 10,000 people making the trip. more »»

Spain criticized for towing burning fishing boat out to sea

April 16, 2015

MADRID (AP) — Greenpeace on Thursday criticized Spain's government for towing a burning Russian fishing boat full of fuel out to sea after it caught fire in a Canary Islands port, saying the fuel... more »»

Saudi Arabia to open stock market to foreigners in June

April 16, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's stock market regulator says foreign investors will be allowed to trade shares on the oil-rich kingdom's exchange beginning on June 15. more »»

Exiled Yemeni VP calls on Shiite rebels to halt offensive

April 16, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Yemen's exiled vice president on Thursday called on Shiite rebels and their allied military units to end their offensive on the southern port city of Aden, saying that... more »»

Vatican unexpectedly ends takeover of US nun group

April 16, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican on Thursday unexpectedly ended its controversial takeover of the main umbrella group of U.S. nuns, signaling a major shift in tone and treatment of U.S. more »»

Man indicted in US for drug deal elected senator in Nigeria

April 16, 2015

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A man indicted in America for allegedly smuggling heroin, in a court case that was the basis for the TV hit "Orange Is The New Black," has been elected... more »»

Putin defends Iran missile decision during call-in show

April 16, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin sternly urged the West to respect Russia's interests in global affairs and defended his move to sanction the delivery of a long-range air defense missile... more »»

The Latest: Putin wants refund if French don't deliver ship

April 16, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — 2:56 p.m. (1156 GMT; 7:56 EDT

President Vladimir Putin says Russia expects France to return the advance payment if it fails to deliver a warship built for the Russian navy. more »»

Foreigners fear for safety after attacks in South Africa

April 16, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The fear among some foreigners and South Africans that anti-immigrant attacks will escalate reached such a peak Thursday that foreigners sought refuge in camps and a police... more »»

Search area for Flight 370 to be doubled if plane not found

April 16, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will be expanded by another 60,000 square kilometers (23,000 square miles) in the Indian Ocean if the... more »»

Image of Asia: Curious cubs climb, bite, snarl in zoo debut

April 16, 2015

In this photo by Miki Toda, white Bengal tiger cubs watch visitors at the Saitama Tobu zoo in Shiraoka, Japan, during their introduction to the public Thursday. more »»

Ukraine's disabled condemned to life in institutions

April 16, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — An international rights group said in a report Thursday that growing numbers of disabled children in Ukraine are being condemned to life in orphanages and institutions... more »»

 
 
 

 

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