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Danish PM visits Sierra Leone in solidarity

January 20, 2015

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma applauded the visit of Denmark's prime minister, saying it helps erase stigma and isolation associated with Ebola. more »»

Feminists cheer as bare breasts disappear from UK tabloid

January 20, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Feminists are rejoicing at the disappearance of bare breasts from the British tabloid The Sun — though the newspaper is not saying whether the decision to ditch its "Page 3 girls" i... more »»

X-rays unlock secrets of ancient scrolls buried by volcano

January 20, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists have succeeded in reading parts of an ancient scroll that was buried in a volcanic eruption almost 2,000 years ago, holding out the promise that the world's oldest... more »»

Indonesia: AirAsia plane climbed too fast, then disappeared

January 20, 2015

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An AirAsia plane that crashed last month with 162 people on board was climbing at an abnormally high rate, then plunged and suddenly disappeared from radar, Indonesia's... more »»

Shiite rebels shell Yemen president's home, take over palace

January 20, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's powerful Shiite Houthi rebels shelled the residence of the country's embattled president Tuesday and simultaneously swept into the presidential palace in the capital,... more »»

Shelling in eastern Ukraine kills at least 6 civilians

January 20, 2015

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Shelling in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donetsk killed at least six civilians Tuesday, as fighting intensifies between government and rebel forces. more »»

UN worker kidnapped in C. African Republic, 2 others held

January 20, 2015

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — A United Nations female staffer was kidnapped Tuesday in Central African Republic, according to a U.N. official. more »»

Shiite rebels shell residence of Yemeni president

January 20, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's information minister says Shiite Houthi rebels are shelling the residence of the country's president as they also swept into the presidential palace in the capital,... more »»

Egypt's el-Sissi says protest rights secondary to stability

January 20, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Tuesday that those questioning his government about human rights and freedom of expression are ignoring the fact that his country of 90... more »»

AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa

January 20, 2015

LONDON (AP) — While Europe was consumed last week by the fallout from the Paris terror attacks, life still went on, and other parts of Europe and Africa were hit by disasters both man-made and... more »»

Q&A: A look at Japan and 2 being held by Islamic State group

January 20, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Two Japanese men have been threatened with death by the Islamic State group if their government doesn't pay a huge ransom. more »»

Afghan Cabinet nominees presented to parliament after delay

January 20, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani presented his nominees for Cabinet to the country's parliament for confirmation on Tuesday — almost four months after he took office... more »»

Gordon Ramsay loses court battle over $1M rent on London pub

January 20, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is facing a real-life kitchen nightmare after a British judge on Tuesday ruled him personally liable for the 640,000-pound ($1 million) annual rent on a... more »»

Kenya: Disputed playground belongs to school, not developer

January 20, 2015

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's internal security minister says a disputed playground, where police tear gassed school children who were protesting the take-over by a private developer, belongs to... more »»

Russia and Iran sign military cooperation deal

January 20, 2015

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran and Russia signed an agreement Tuesday to expand military ties in a visit to Tehran by the Russian defense minister. more »»

Islamic State group threatens to kill 2 Japanese hostages

January 20, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — The Islamic State group threatened to kill two Japanese hostages Tuesday unless they receive $200 million in 72 hours, directly demanding the ransom from Japan's premier during his... more »»

Survey: Trust down at 2009 levels after unpredictable year

January 20, 2015

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Trust in institutions has fallen to levels not seen since the financial crisis, after a year that produced the twin Malaysia Airlines disasters and the conflict in... more »»

Japanese premier vows to save Islamic State group hostages

January 20, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — The Islamic State group threatened to kill two Japanese hostages Tuesday unless they receive $200 million in 72 hours, directly demanding the ransom from Japan's premier during his... more »»

Israel on high alert for possible Hezbollah retaliation

January 20, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is on high alert for possible attacks from the Lebanon-based militant group Hezbollah following an airstrike on Hezbollah fighters in Syria, Israeli defense officials said... more »»

New Sri Lankan health minister vows to help kidney patients

January 20, 2015

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's new health minister said a mystery kidney disease that has ravaged farmers in part of the country for two decades will be given top priority under the newly... more »»

 
 
 

 

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