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South Africa: All but 3 rescued after collapse at gold mine

February 5, 2016

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A building collapsed above a gold mine in South Africa on Friday, trapping dozens of people before they were rescued. more »»

Drought-stricken Zimbabwe declares state of disaster

February 5, 2016

MASVINGO, Zimbabwe (AP) — Cattle, thin like their owners, wander in a parched riverbed. Desperate villagers barter a few fish for maize because there is no money for foo. more »»

For Brazil's Carnival fans, even Zika can't stop the party

February 5, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian Carnival could be called a hungry mosquito's dream — five days of non-stop street parties that bring together millions of revelers in an inviting mass of bare... more »»

Media leaders urge tougher protection for journalists

February 5, 2016

PARIS (AP) — World media executives are urging governments to stop looking at journalists as the enemy, and to better protect reporters covering wars, crime and corruption. more »»

Syrian troops push ahead in offensive, take another village

February 5, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces and allied militias, backed by what an aid official said were "hugely increased" Russian airstrikes, pushed ahead with a major offensive in northern Syria o... more »»

The Latest: Assange hails 'victory' from embassy balcony

February 5, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. panel's determination that Julian Assange has been arbitrarily detained (all times local):

6:05 p.m. more »»

Quieter, smaller Guantanamo as debate rages on prison's fate

February 5, 2016

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — Empty cells outnumber occupied ones. There are fewer prisoners than the assorted medical personnel to care for the. more »»

Julian Assange claims total vindication with UN panel ruling

February 5, 2016

LONDON (AP) — A little-known United Nations human rights panel has sided with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in his long-running battle with Swedish and British authorities, saying he should be... more »»

After criticism, Brazil transferring Zika samples to US

February 5, 2016

LONDON (AP) — Brazil says it's sending a set of Zika samples to U.S. more »»

The Latest: Turkey says 15,000 Syrians are at its border

February 5, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria (all times Syria local):

18.00 p.m. more »»

The Latest: Woman's lawyer slams panel's ruling as offensive

February 5, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. panel's determination that Julian Assange has been arbitrarily detained (all times local):

5:05 p.m. more »»

Car bomb explodes at UN base in Mali's Timbuktu

February 5, 2016

TIMBUKTU, Mali (AP) — A car bomb exploded Friday outside a U.N. mission police station in northern Mali, killing at least one Malian soldier and wounding several others, authorities said. more »»

The Latest: 50,000 Syrians amass near Turkish border

February 5, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria (all times Syria local):

17:00 p.m. more »»

Pope, Russian Orthodox patriarch to meet in historic step

February 5, 2016

VATICAN CITY (AP) — In an historic step to heal the 1,000-year schism that split Christianity, Pope Francis and the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church will meet in Cuba next week in an attempt... more »»

The Latest: Sweden rejects UN group's findings on Assange

February 5, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. panel's determination that Julian Assange has been arbitrarily detained (all times local):

3:55 p.m. more »»

Pakistan commemorates 'Kashmir Day'

February 5, 2016

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Prime Minister on Friday called for resolving the lingering issue of Kashmir in accordance with U.N. more »»

The Latest: Ecuadorean minister calls for Assange to go free

February 5, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. panel's determination that Julian Assange has been arbitrarily detained (all times local):

3:05 p.. more »»

Sakurajima volcano erupts spectacularly in southern Japan

February 5, 2016

TOKYO (AP) — One of Japan's most active volcanos erupted spectacularly Friday evening with a fiery blast that sent lava rolling down its slope. more »»

The Latest: Senior Iranian commander killed in Syria

February 5, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria (all times Syria local):

15.00 p.. more »»

China governor fired for 'disloyalty' as Xi tightens grip

February 5, 2016

BEIJING (AP) — The governor of a major Chinese province has been accused of disloyalty to the ruling Communist Party and removed from his post, amid a growing consolidation of power by President... more »»

 
 
 

 

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