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Slain UK hostage recalled as devoted to others

September 14, 2014

LONDON (AP) — British aid worker David Haines devoted his life to helping civilians in war zones and that is how he should be remembered, his family said Sunday as they grieved his death at the... more »»

US man in North Korea given 6 years of hard labor

September 14, 2014

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday convicted a 24-year-old American man of entering the country illegally to commit espionage and sentenced him to six years of... more »»

UK names second hostage held by Islamic State

September 14, 2014

LONDON (AP) — British officials have named a second U.K. hostage being held by the Islamic State group. more »»

Nigerian jet missing in battle with extremists

September 14, 2014

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The Nigerian Ministry of Defense says an Air Force Alpha jet on a mission against Islamic extremist insurgents in the country's northeast has gone missing with its two crew... more »»

Rights group calls for probe into Iraqi airstrike

September 14, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — An international rights group called Sunday for an investigation into an Iraqi airstrike on a school housing displaced families that killed 31 civilians, including 24 children, a... more »»

Mozambique logs a rare victory against poachers

September 14, 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The recent arrests of six suspected poachers on a vast wildlife reserve in Mozambique are seen by conservationists as rare good news in a country where elephants and other... more »»

2 men fatally gored by bull at Portuguese festival

September 14, 2014

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Authorities say a Portuguese bull-running festival will continue next week despite the fatal goring of two men by a bull. more »»

Holocaust experts work to preserve WWII-era items

September 14, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — With survivors dying in growing numbers and their live testimonies soon to be a thing of the past, Holocaust commemoration efforts are increasingly focused around preserving the... more »»

Gaza children return to school after war

September 14, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Some half million Gaza children made a delayed return to school on Sunday after a devastating 50-day war with Israel that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians and... more »»

Pakistan flood sinks boat carrying wedding party

September 14, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Severe flooding sank a boat carrying a wedding party in Pakistan's Punjab province on Sunday, killing the bridegroom and 17 others, officials said. more »»

Russia-annexed Crimea votes for legislature

September 14, 2014

SIMFEROPOL, Crimea (AP) — Residents of Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine in March, are voting for their regional parliament in elections expected to be dominated by... more »»

Family: Remember slain hostage for helping others

September 14, 2014

LONDON (AP) — British aid worker David Haines devoted his life to helping civilians in war zones and that is how he should be remembered, his family said Sunday as they grieved his death at the... more »»

4th doctor dies of Ebola in Sierra Leone

September 14, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone has lost a fourth doctor to Ebola after a failed effort to transfer her abroad for medical treatment, a government official said Sunday, a huge setback... more »»

Power shift expected in Swedish election

September 14, 2014

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's parliamentary election opened Sunday with polls showing the left-leaning Social Democrats poised to return to power after eight years of center-right rule. more »»

40 'I'do's' at Vatican as Pope marries 20 couples

September 14, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Forty "I do's" — or "Si" in Italian — were pronounced in St. Peter's Basilica Sunday as Pope Francis married 20 couples, with one bride already a mother. more »»

Shells rock east Ukraine city despite cease-fire

September 14, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Several residential neighborhoods in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk have come under repeated shelling, imperiling a fragile cease-fire agreement imposed last week. more »»

Turkey seeks behind-scene role in NATO coalition

September 14, 2014

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey is the big Muslim power that sits atop raging conflicts in Iraq and Syria, so it might be expected to take a leading role in the NATO coalition announced this month to take... more »»

110 rescued from ferry: 'Death was in our minds'

September 14, 2014

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Survivors from a ferry that sank after encountering steering problems in the central Philippines said Sunday that they were tossed about by the churning sea in darkness... more »»

Scottish independence could mean messy divorce

September 14, 2014

LONDON (AP) — How do you divorce after a 300-year union? It's complicated, and there is a deadlin. more »»

Japan's World War II film idol Rikoran dies at 94

September 14, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese film idol Yoshiko Yamaguchi, who was known as Rikoran and symbolized Japan's wartime dreams of Asian conquest, has died at age 94.

Known as Shirley Yamaguchi in the U.S. more »»

 
 

 

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