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Syria death toll from rebel infighting rises to 68

April 11, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — The death toll from infighting between rival Islamic rebel groups in an eastern Syrian town has risen 68 killed, with some shot after being captured alive, activists said Friday. more »»

Nicaragua sees series of arrow killings of dogs

April 11, 2014

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Renato Franco Penalba awoke one morning to find his pet dog Cookie in agony, skewered by an arrow on his patio. more »»

'King Charles III' puts British monarchy onstage

April 11, 2014

LONDON (AP) — A new play about Britain's future king is getting rave reviews. Once it would have been theatrical treaso. more »»

Pistorius trial: The points of contention

April 11, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Did Reeva Steenkamp scream before she was killed by Oscar Pistorius or was she silent? Was the duvet thrown on the floor by lovers fighting or by the police? A look... more »»

Social challenges as Saudis draw throne's future

April 11, 2014

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — While Saudi Arabia's royals work out the succession of the throne behind closed doors, a few voices are raising the most sensitive matter of all in the kingdom,... more »»

African migrants in Israel hold Passover meal

April 11, 2014

HOLOT DETENTION FACILITY, Israel (AP) — Hundreds of African migrants gathered in Israel's Negev desert Friday to eat matzo and recall the Passover story, mere steps away from a detention facility... more »»

Pope assumes responsibility for priest sex abuse

April 11, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis said Friday he took personal responsibility for the "evil" of priests who raped and molested children, asking forgiveness from victims and saying the church must... more »»

Merkel, in Athens, praises Greek reform progress

April 11, 2014

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece won praise Friday from German Chancellor Angela Merkel — the lead advocate of eurozone austerity — for its painful economic turnaround and successful return to markets. more »»

Donetsk Republic: Ukraine's one-building autonomy

April 11, 2014

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — To reach the People's Republic of Donetsk, you need to pass a few club-wielding young men in masks, wind through a narrow corridor of sand-filled sacks and enter a gray... more »»

A look at Ukraine's fast-growing Russian gas bill

April 11, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — The amount Russia says it is owed by Ukraine's cash-strapped government for natural gas has ballooned as if by magic — from $1.7 billion at the beginning of April to a staggering $35. more »»

Rwanda orphans school teaches unity post-genocide

April 11, 2014

RWAMAGNA, Rwanda (AP) — Most of the kids in a school set amid the lush green, rolling hills of eastern Rwanda don't identify themselves as Hutu or Tutsi. more »»

Pakistan: Taliban factions clash, killing dozens

April 11, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Clashes this week between two competing factions of the Pakistani Taliban in the country's remote northwest killed dozens of fighters, intelligence officials and militant... more »»

Prosecutor: Pistorius story doesn't add up

April 11, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The prosecutor cross-examining Oscar Pistorius at his murder trial Friday tried to shred his version of events on the night he shot and killed his girlfriend, saying... more »»

Kenya gov't to oversee wildlife authority actions

April 11, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's central government will oversee the running of the country's wildlife authority for the next three months in a bid to stop poaching of the country's elephants and... more »»

Crocodile close calls: UK man walks length of Nile

April 11, 2014

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Close calls with crocodiles, a brutal civil war and even the death of a fellow traveler have not deterred a British man from attempting to walk the length of the Nile... more »»

Australian PM confident sounds are from Flight 370

April 11, 2014

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Authorities are confident that signals detected deep in the Indian Ocean are from the missing Malaysian jet's black boxes, Australia's prime minister said Friday, raising... more »»

UN panel shows who's responsible for CO2 emissions

April 11, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — The U.N. more »»

Prosecutor: Pistorius' story doesn't add up

April 11, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The prosecutor cross-examining Oscar Pistorius in his murder trial Friday tried to shred his version of events the night he shot and killed his girlfriend, saying... more »»

Prosecutor: Pistorius shot lover as they talked

April 11, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was accused by a prosecutor Friday of shooting his girlfriend through a toilet door as the couple talked and argued in the early hours of Valentine's... more »»

Swiss say Palestinians can join Geneva Conventions

April 11, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — Twenty-five years after making their first bid for membership, the Palestinians can join the Geneva Conventions governing the rules of war and military occupations, the Swiss... more »»

 
 

 

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