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Tunisian military court gives blogger 1 year in prison

January 20, 2015

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The defense lawyer of a Tunisian blogger says his client has been convicted of insulting the army and sentenced to one year in prison. more »»

Saudi Arabia's rights crackdown linked to war on terror

January 20, 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A man is given 50 lashes in a public square for "insulting Islam" on a liberal blog. Another is arrested for filming and uploading a woman's public beheading. more »»

UN: Iran honors pledge to temporarily freeze nuke program

January 20, 2015

VIENNA (AP) — Iran is honoring its commitment not to expand atomic activities that could be used to make weapons while it negotiates with six world powers on a lasting nuclear deal, according to ... more »»

Man who saved lives at Paris grocery gets French citizenship

January 20, 2015

PARIS (AP) — French authorities on Tuesday honored a Mali-born employee who saved lives at the kosher supermarket attacked by terrorists as a hero and granted him French citizenship. more »»

Yemeni rebel leader vows escalation if reforms stall

January 20, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The leader of the Shiite rebels who control Yemen's capital and seized the presidential palace on Tuesday warned of a further escalation if President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi... more »»

ICC: Lord's Resistance Army commander en route to The Hague

January 20, 2015

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Authorities flew a commander from a fearsome Ugandan rebel group known for abducting and torturing children out of Africa on Tuesday to The Hague where he... more »»

Japan weighs ransom in Islamic State threat to kill hostages

January 20, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — The Islamic State group threatened Tuesday to kill two Japanese hostages within 72 hours, demanding a $200 million ransom for their lives from Japan's prime minister as he visited th... more »»

Bosnian family home flooded 25 times since 2000

January 20, 2015

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — They survived the Balkan war and the 1995 Srebrenica massacre and started a new life in a house in a calm Sarajevo neighborhood. Then another disaster struck. more »»

UN worker kidnapped in C. African Republic is released

January 20, 2015

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — The United Nations says a female staffer who was kidnapped in Central African Republic has been released.

The U.. more »»

4 men in Paris court are 1st to face terror attacks charges

January 20, 2015

PARIS (AP) — Four men appeared in a Paris court Tuesday, the first to face charges in the Paris terror attacks that left 20 people dead, including three gunmen. more »»

Belgium terror plot suspect appears before Greek prosecutor

January 20, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — An Algerian man suspected of jihadi terrorist links in Belgium appeared Tuesday before a Greek prosecutor, who is expected to recommend his extradition to Belgian authorities. more »»

Mexico: DNA tests can't identify possible student remains

January 20, 2015

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican prosecutors said Tuesday that an Austrian forensics lab has been unable to find any more DNA that could be used by conventional means to identify charred remains that... more »»

5 Russians arrested in France, including 1 with explosives

January 20, 2015

PARIS (AP) — French authorities say five Russians arrested in southern France had no established links to terrorism but did have ties to other crimes. more »»

Church electrician: Can't remember Codex stealing confession

January 20, 2015

MADRID (AP) — The former electrician for Spain's famed cathedral in Santiago de Compostela denied Tuesday having ever seen the priceless 12th-century Codex Calixtinus that authorities found in hi... more »»

ICC: We will prosecute crimes in Nigerian Islamic uprising

January 20, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The International Criminal Court's prosecutor on Tuesday condemned the escalation of "appalling levels of violence" in Nigeria's northeastern Islamic uprising and warned she... more »»

'Dozens' killed and wounded in airstrike on Syria market

January 20, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — An airstrike on a crowded market in a Syrian village controlled by the Islamic State group killed dozens of people on Tuesday, activists said. more »»

A look at the hostages believed held by Islamic State group

January 20, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — A list of foreign hostages believed held by the Islamic State group and some of those who have been released, reportedly in exchange for ransom money:

KENJI GOTO and HARUNA... more »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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