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Australian woman charged with murder of 8 children

December 22, 2014

CAIRNS, Australia (AP) — A judge on Monday rejected a plea by lawyers for an Australia woman charged with killing eight children to have the next hearing held in a mental health court. more »»

Nigerian Islamic extremists pose regional threat

December 21, 2014

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Thousands of members of Nigeria's home-grown Islamic extremist Boko Haram group strike across the border in Cameroon, with coordinated attacks on border towns, a troop... more »»

Protester takes perch on St. Peter's façade

December 21, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — An Italian entrepreneur lowered himself onto a narrow ledge on the facade of St. more »»

German-language pop superstar Udo Juergens dies

December 21, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Udo Juergens, an Austrian-born star who dominated pop music in the German-speaking world and sold more than 100 million records in a career spanning five decades, died on Sunday. more »»

Exit poll: Ex-regime official is Tunisia's new president

December 21, 2014

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A polling firm says Beji Caid Essebsi, an 88-year-old official from Tunisia's previous regimes, has won the nation's presidential runoff. more »»

Pakistan makes arrests in Taliban school carnage

December 21, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Authorities made several arrests in the case of the Taliban school attack that killed 148 in the northwestern city of Peshawar, on Sunday, officials said. more »»

Nigerian Islamic uprising poses regional threat

December 21, 2014

MAIDUGURI, Cameroon (AP) — Thousands of members of Nigeria's home-grown Islamic extremist Boko Haram group strike across the border in Cameroon, with coordinated attacks on border towns, a troop... more »»

Iraqi Kurds push into contested northern town

December 21, 2014

MOUNT SINJAR, Iraq (AP) — With coalition warplanes circling overhead, Kurdish fighters pushed into the contested northern Iraqi town of Sinjar on Sunday, touching off heavy clashes with Islamic... more »»

Boko Haram camp dismantled in Cameroon, army says

December 21, 2014

DOUALA, Cameroon (AP) — Cameroon's army says it has broken up a Boko Haram training camp on its territory. more »»

US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list

December 21, 2014

HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what... more »»

Sierra Leone urges safe burials to stem Ebola

December 21, 2014

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The radio announcement is chilling and blunt: "If I die, I want the deaths to stop with me."

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Pope's role in Cuba deal fractures Cuban-American flock

December 21, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — The key role Pope Francis played encouraging talks between Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro left fractures among his flock in South Florida, where many older Roman Catholics... more »»

Belarusian independent news sites blocked

December 21, 2014

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Several independent news websites have been blocked in the former Soviet republic of Belarus, where the government exerts close control of news media. more »»

Rising anger as Nicaragua canal to break ground

December 21, 2014

RIO GRANDE, Nicaragua (AP) — As a conscripted soldier during the Contra War of the 1980s, Esteban Ruiz used to flee from battles because he didn't want to have to kill anyone. more »»

Happy day: Elton John, David Furnish marry in England

December 21, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Entertainer Elton John and longtime mate David Furnish officially married Sunday on the ninth anniversary of the day they entered into a civil partnershi. more »»

Greek prime minister open to 2015 early elections

December 21, 2014

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister says early general elections could be called by the end of 2015 if the current legislature can elect a president and if negotiations with the... more »»

2014 frustrates US hopes for Israeli-Palestinian peace

December 21, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is ending 2014 much in the same way he started it, frustrated in efforts to push Israel and Palestinians toward peace. more »»

Obama says US can influence new generation in Cuba

December 21, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said his plan to normalize relations with Cuba gives the U.S. more »»

Video shows Boko Haram killing captives

December 21, 2014

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A new video from Nigeria's home-grown Boko Haram extremists shows gunmen mowing down civilians lying face down in a dorm, and a leader saying they are being killed... more »»

Kurds push into Sinjar; Iraqis battle for airport

December 21, 2014

SINJAR, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi Kurdish fighters, backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, pushed their way Sunday into the town of Sinjar, captured by the Islamic State militants last summer. more »»

Tunisians votes in historic presidential runoff

December 21, 2014

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisians voted on Sunday for a new president in a runoff between a symbol of the country's previous regimes and a veteran human rights activist who came to power after the... more »»



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