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Jordan awaits proof hostage is alive after swap deadline

January 30, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — The fates of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot were unknown Friday, a day after the latest purported deadline for a possible prisoner swap passed with no further wor... more »»

Egypt raises death toll from coordinated Sinai attack to 32

January 30, 2015

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian officials on Friday raised the death toll to 32 from coordinated and simultaneous attacks that struck more than a dozen army and police targets in the restive Sina... more »»

EPA administrator at Vatican ahead of encyclical.

January 30, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The head of the U.S. more »»

UN court upholds 2 Bosnian Serbs' genocide convictions

January 30, 2015

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Appeals judges at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal on Friday upheld genocide convictions against two senior Bosnian Serbs for their roles in the 1995 Srebrenica... more »»

Russia cuts key rate to help economy, leaving ruble to drop

January 30, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — In a surprise decision, Russia's central bank on Friday cut its key interest rate, which it had raised sharply last month to support the collapsing ruble, in order to help the fadin... more »»

Chad air force bombs Boko Haram out of Nigerian border town

January 30, 2015

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A Chadian warplane and ground troops drove Boko Haram fighters from a Nigerian border town, leaving it strewn with the bodies of the Islamic extremists, witnesses said... more »»

South Africa grants parole to apartheid death squad leader

January 30, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The South African government Friday granted parole to Eugene de Kock, the head of a covert unit for the apartheid state responsible for dozens of deaths, saying it is in the... more »»

Police: Teen who demanded airtime on Dutch TV acted alone

January 30, 2015

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A 19-year-old student carrying a fake pistol who forced his way into the Dutch national broadcaster and demanded airtime has told detectives he was acting alone and... more »»

Eurozone prices plunge 0.6 pct amid weak growth, cheap oil

January 30, 2015

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Falling prices sent another worrying signal about the eurozone economy just before the European Central Bank starts a 1 trillion euro ($1.1 trillion) stimulus effort. more »»

Egyptian officials raise death toll of Sinai attacks to 32

January 30, 2015

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian health officials have raised the death toll to 32 from coordinated and simultaneous attacks that struck more than a dozen army and police targets in the restive... more »»

Former Bulgarian president dies at 79

January 30, 2015

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Zhelyu Zhelev, a philosopher and communist-era dissident who became Bulgaria's first democratically elected president, died Friday, his family said. He was 79. more »»

Pakistanis fleeing offensive find new dangers in Afghanistan

January 30, 2015

KHOST, Afghanistan (AP) — Tens of thousands of Pakistanis have sought shelter at a sprawling refugee camp in a volatile region of Afghanistan after crossing the mountainous border to escape a... more »»

Egypt's IS affiliate claims Sinai attacks that killed 26

January 30, 2015

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — An Egyptian militant group affiliated with the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for coordinated and simultaneous attacks that struck more than a dozen army and... more »»

Islamic State group silent as deadline passes with no swap

January 30, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — The fates of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot were unknown Friday, a day after the latest purported deadline for a possible prisoner swap passed with no further wor... more »»

Taliban claim Kabul attack that killed 3 Americans, 1 Afghan

January 30, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban have claimed responsibility for an attack at the Kabul airport in which a gunman shot and killed three American contractors and one Afghan ma. more »»

AP PHOTOS: Pinata-making art lives on in Mexican family

January 30, 2015

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican party isn't complete without a piñata, and Melesio Vicente Flores and Cecilia Albarran Gonzalez have spent the last 25 years making high-end versions of the... more »»

Survivors recall panic before Mexico City hospital blast

January 30, 2015

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Inside the maternity hospital on the western edge of Mexico City, concern quickly turned to panic as the sour smell of propane seeped in and a vapor cloud grew at the emergency... more »»

Rio de Janeiro unnerved by wave of stray-bullet cases

January 30, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The bullet hit the 4-year-old girl as she waited to cross a street, holding hands with her stepfather and a cousi. more »»

Gas blast wrecks Mexico children's hospital, killing 3

January 30, 2015

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Injured and bleeding, mothers grasping infants in their arms fled from a maternity hospital shattered by a powerful gas explosion Thursday, and rescuers began smashing... more »»

Families plead for lives of IS hostages as swap hopes fade

January 30, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — A deadline of sunset Thursday for a possible prisoner swap purportedly set by the Islamic State group holding a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian military pilot passed with no sign... more »»

 
 

 

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