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WHO mulls reforms to repair reputation after bungling Ebola

January 25, 2015

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization is debating how to reform itself after botching the response to the Ebola outbreak, a sluggish performance that experts say cost thousands of lives. more »»

After dove debacle, Vatican makes balloons new peace symbol

January 25, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Dove lovers, rejoice.

Balloons, not doves, were released as a gesture of peace Sunday in St. more »»

Indonesian rescuers fail again to lift fuselage of AirAsia

January 25, 2015

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — The second attempt to lift the fuselage of the crashed AirAsia jetliner failed Sunday as the wreckage sank back to the ocean floor when a rope linking the lifting... more »»

Japan stunned by video claiming death of 1 of 2 IS hostages

January 25, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — From the prime minister to ordinary people, Japanese were shocked Sunday at a video purportedly showing one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been... more »»

Auschwitz survivor recalls Nazi evil, liberation 70 years on

January 25, 2015

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The tattoo on her left arm has become unreadable but the habit of reading it aloud in Polish remains strong, seven decades after it first scarred her skin. more »»

Obama 'deeply concerned' about latest violence in Ukraine

January 25, 2015

NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama says his administration is "deeply concerned" about the latest deadly flare-up in eastern Ukraine, but he says he won't change how he's handling the... more »»

Anti-bailout party the favorite as Greeks cast critical vote

January 25, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece voted Sunday in an early general election that could alter the course of the country's struggle with crippling debts, with a radical left party poised to win by... more »»

Zambia: Ruling party candidate wins presidential election

January 25, 2015

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — The candidate from the ruling Patriotic Front, Edgar Lungu, has won Zambia's presidential election called after President Michael Sata died in October, the acting chief... more »»

Japan stunned after video claims death of 1 of 2 IS hostages

January 25, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — From prime minister to ordinary people, Japanese responded with shock Sunday at a video purportedly showing one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been... more »»

Obama offers condolence to Abe over slain hostage

January 25, 2015

NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama has offered condolences to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over the killing of a Japanese national by the Islamic State grou. more »»

Truck bombing in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, wounds 2

January 25, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban truck bomb exploded in the Afghan capital Sunday, wounding two people in the first attack targeting Kabul in almost three weeks, officials said. more »»

Father of Japanese hostage reported killed still hopeful

January 25, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — The father of the Japanese hostage purportedly shown in a video as having been killed by Islamic State militants is hoping against hope his son could still be alive. more »»

Obama to cut short India trip to pay call on Saudi Arabia

January 25, 2015

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AP) — President Barack Obama will shorten his trip to India and divert to Saudi Arabia, paying respects after the death of King Abdullah and meeting with the oil-rich... more »»

Rockets kill 30 in Ukrainian city as rebels launch offensive

January 25, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, schools, homes and shops Saturday in Ukraine's southeastern city of Mariupol, killing at least 30 people, authorities said. more »»

Abe 'speechless' after video claims IS hostage dead

January 25, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's prime minister said Sunday he was "speechless" after an online video purported to show one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed and... more »»

Spanish police arrest 4 suspected members of a jihadi cell

January 25, 2015

MADRID (AP) — Spanish National Police arrested four suspected jihadis Saturday in the country's North African enclave of Ceuta who allegedly had formed a terror cell and were ready to carry out a... more »»

US works to ease Caribbean dependence on Venezuelan oil

January 24, 2015

MIAMI (AP) — A decade-long addiction to oil subsidized by Venezuela may be coming to an end for several Caribbean nations, with a nudge from the United States. more »»

British Airways parent makes 3rd takeover bid for Aer Lingus

January 24, 2015

DUBLIN (AP) — Officials say the parent company of British Airways has made a third, improved takeover approach to Irish airline Aer Lingus and an announcement of the offer is expected Monday. more »»

Leftists ahead in last polls before Greek national election

January 24, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Syriza, the radical left-wing party that has vowed to rewrite the terms of the country's international bailout and end harsh austerity measures, held the lead in the last... more »»

Japan, US condemn unverified video claiming IS hostage dead

January 24, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe angrily demanded Sunday that the extremist Islamic State group release a Japanese journalist it is holding hostage after a new online video purported to sho... more »»

 
 
 

 

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