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Riot at prison in northern Mexico leaves 52 inmates dead

February 11, 2016

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — A brawl between rival drug gangs at an overcrowded penitentiary in northern Mexico turned into a riot Thursday, leaving 52 inmates dead and 12 injured in the country's... more »»

 
 
 
Economy focus of S. African nation speech, despite heckling

February 11, 2016

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's struggling economy was the focus point of the president's state-of-the-nation address on Thursday, which went ahead despite disruptions and heckling from... more »»

The Latest: Syria talks underway in Munich

February 11, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest developments on the war in Syria, the refugee crisis and security talks in Munich, Germany. (all times local):

9:00 p.m. more »»

52 dead, 12 injured in riot at northern Mexico prison

February 11, 2016

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — A brutal fight between rival factions killed 52 inmates and injured 12 at a prison in northern Mexico on Thursday, the state governor said.

Nuevo Leon Gov. more »»

Obama administration opening 2-front campaign on Syria

February 11, 2016

MUNICH (AP) — The Obama administration opened a two-front campaign on Syria on Thursday with a push to end one war there and step up another. more »»

Protests inside, outside during South African nation speech

February 11, 2016

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Opposition members disrupted the South African president's state-of-the-nation address on Thursday, with some lawmakers walking out of the joint session. more »»

NATO orders warships into Aegean to help ease migrant crisis

February 11, 2016

BRUSSELS (AP) — In a dramatic response to Europe's gravest refugee crisis since World War II, NATO ordered three warships to sail immediately Thursday to the Aegean Sea to help end the deadly... more »»

2 alleged human smugglers on trial over Aylan Kurdi's death

February 11, 2016

BODRUM, Turkey (AP) — Two suspected people-smugglers went on trial in Turkey on Thursday accused of causing the death of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi — whose drowning put a human face on the Syrian... more »»

Former Auschwitz guard, 94, goes on trial in Germany

February 11, 2016

DETMOLD, Germany (AP) — A 94-year-old former SS sergeant went on trial Thursday in western Germany on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder, based on accusations that he served as a guard in the... more »»

The Latest: German foreign min wants breakthrough on Syria

February 11, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest developments on the war in Syria, the refugee crisis and security talks in Munich, Germany. (all times local):

6:30 p.m. more »»

Iranians rally to celebrate anniversary of 1979 revolution

February 11, 2016

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians held nationwide celebrations Thursday to commemorate the anniversary of the 1979 revolution that ousted a pro-Western monarchy and brought Islamists to power, with... more »»

'Star Wars' producers charged over Harrison Ford accident

February 11, 2016

LONDON (AP) — British health authorities announced Thursday they have issued criminal charges against the producers of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" over an on-set accident in which Harrison For... more »»

Tutu asks why it took years to prosecute apartheid murder

February 11, 2016

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Why has it taken South African prosecutors so long to charge four former members of the apartheid-era security forces for the 1983 murder of a young activist, Nobel Peace Priz... more »»

N. Korea orders military takeover of inter-Korean factories

February 11, 2016

PAJU, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Thursday ordered a military takeover of a factory park that had been the last major symbol of cooperation with South Korea, calling Seoul's earlier... more »»

South African president faces protests at parliament

February 11, 2016

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African police fired stun grenades at dozens of clashing supporters of the ruling African National Congress and an opposition party ahead of the much-awaited... more »»

Pakistani Oscar-nominated film tackles 'honor' killings

February 11, 2016

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — When Saba Qaiser was 19 years old, her uncle and father shot her in the head, stuffed her in a bag and threw into a river to die. more »»

The Latest: UN rights chief says 'grotesque' scene in Aleppo

February 11, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest developments on the war in Syria, the refugee crisis and security talks in Munich, Germany. (all times local):

5.40 p.m.

The U.N. more »»

The Latest: EU top diplomat wants immediate Syria cease-fire

February 11, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest developments on the war in Syria, the refugee crisis and security talks in Munich, Germany. (all times local):

5:25 p.m. more »»

The Latest: Saudis call ground troop decision 'irreversible'

February 11, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest developments on the war in Syria, the refugee crisis and security talks in Munich, Germany. (all times local):

4:50 p.m. more »»

South African bookshop a treasure trove of eclectic history

February 11, 2016

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The only clue to a literary treasure trove tucked away in downtown Johannesburg is a fading sign, but behind this door is a fantastic maze containing an estimated 2 million... more »»

 
 
 

 

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