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Ukrainian POWs dig out bodies of comrades killed at airport

February 25, 2015

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian POWs in the separatist stronghold of Donetsk began a task Wednesday that strained their hearts as well as their muscles: digging through the rubble to retrieve... more »»

Russian court refuses to release Ukrainian prisoner

February 25, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court on Wednesday refused to release a Ukrainian prisoner whose fate has attracted global attention. more »»

Fake US aircraft carrier the target in latest Iranian drills

February 25, 2015

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — With rockets roaring and guns blazing, more than a dozen swarming Iranian speedboats assaulted a replica of a U.S. more »»

173 people die in extremist attacks in Kenya in 2014: police

February 25, 2015

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Islamic extremists killed 173 people in Kenya in 2014, the highest number in the three years that Kenya has experienced violence blamed on neighboring Somalia's al-Shabab... more »»

Clashes, tear gas after police kill boy at Venezuela protest

February 25, 2015

SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela (AP) — The killing of a 14-year-old boy by a policeman during an anti-government protest is raising already high tensions in Venezuela amid a crackdown on the opposition... more »»

Fate of abducted Christians unclear; Syria clashes continue

February 25, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State group militants have moved a large group of Christian hostages to a city they control in northeastern Syria, while they continue to battle Kurdish and Christian... more »»

Official says Afghan avalanches kill at least 108 people

February 25, 2015

PANJSHIR, Afghanistan (AP) — Avalanches caused by a heavy winter snow killed at least 108 people in northeastern Afghanistan, an emergency official said Wednesday, as rescuers clawed through... more »»

Gemalto: probe into spy hack finds no massive privacy leak

February 25, 2015

PARIS (AP) — A Dutch SIM-maker allegedly targeted by British and U.S. spying agencies says it believes there was a hacking operation, but it didn't result in a massive privacy leak. more »»

Official: At least 108 people killed in Afghan winter storm

February 25, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Avalanches caused by a heavy winter snow killed at least 108 people in northeastern Afghanistan, an emergency official said Wednesday, as rescuers clawed through debris... more »»

Vatican seeks to quell Mexican anger over pope's drug remark

February 25, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican sought Wednesday to defuse a diplomatic tiff with Mexico after Pope Francis referred to the possible "Mexicanization" of his native Argentina from drug trafficking... more »»

Oil boom's end threatens pain for much of Latin America

February 25, 2015

PUERTO GAITAN, Colombia (AP) — Soaring oil prices the past decade transformed this rural backwater into Colombia's richest city as nearby fields pumped black gold, drawing new businesses,... more »»

UK 1st country to allow creation of embryos from 3 people

February 25, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Britain has become the first country in the world to allow the creation of human embryos from the DNA of three people, a technique intended to help mothers avoid passing on... more »»

Iran's Guard attacks mock US carrier in drills near strait

February 25, 2015

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Revolutionary Guard launched large-scale naval and air defense drills near a strategic Gulf waterway on Wednesday in which dozens of speedboats swarmed a replica of a U. more »»

3 men 1st to get reconstructed bionic hands after amputation

February 25, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Three Austrians have replaced injured hands with bionic ones that they can control using nerves and muscles transplanted into their arms from their legs. more »»

Overfishing driving slavery on Thailand's seafood boats

February 25, 2015

SAMUT SAKHON, Thailand (AP) — Urine pools under a bed where an emaciated Burmese man lies wearing only a T-shirt and a diaper. more »»

Bangladesh court issues arrest warrant for former leader Zia

February 25, 2015

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A court in Bangladesh issued an arrest warrant Wednesday for former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia after she failed to appear in court for the fourth time in two corruption... more »»

Residents in Czech town honor 8 killed in shooting

February 25, 2015

PRAGUE (AP) — Hundreds of residents of a small town in southeastern Czech Republic gathered Wednesday to honor the victims of the worst shooting attack in the country's history. more »»

Too big to manage? HSBC's chiefs to testify on tax scandal

February 25, 2015

LONDON (AP) — First there was money laundering. Then foreign-exchange rigging. Now tax evasio. more »»

Ukrainian military: attacks down, but not yet a cease-fire

February 25, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's military says rebel violations of a cease-fire in the country's east are persisting, but have fallen off in recent days.

Military spokesman Lt. Col. more »»

UN: Third of Afghan detainees report torture, ill treatment

February 25, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — More than one in three Afghans detained on conflict-related allegations say they were tortured or mistreated, according to a U.N. more »»

 
 
 

 

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