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Australian woman arrested in deaths of 8 children

December 19, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian woman was arrested for murder in the killings of eight children, seven of whom are believed to be her own, police said Saturda. more »»

Iraq clashes with IS delay evacuation of Yazidis

December 19, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Sporadic clashes between Iraqi Kurdish fighters and Islamic State extremists, as well as other logistics problems, are delaying the evacuation of the last Yazidis still trapped on... more »»

Pakistan executes militants and bombards tribal areas

December 19, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan hanged two convicted militants Friday in the country's first executions in years, while warplanes and ground forces pounded insurgent hideouts in a northwest region... more »»

Greek lawmaker alleges bribery attempt in presidential vote

December 19, 2014

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A lawmaker from a small right-wing party claimed Friday he had been offered a bribe worth up to 3 million euros ($3. more »»

Report: Turkey orders warrant for US-based cleric's arrest

December 19, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish court has ordered an arrest warrant for U.S. more »»

Little-known book by pope outlines views, hopes for Cuba

December 19, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A little-known book about Cuba by Jorge Mario Bergoglio — now Pope Francis — provides new insight into his views on Cuban society, Marxism and the U.S. more »»

Security flaws allow global cellular eavesdropping

December 19, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Security flaws in a system used by cellphone carriers around the world could open the door to wide-ranging surveillance of mobile phone traffic, according to a German researcher who... more »»

UN chief visits Ebola-ravaged West African nations

December 19, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised health workers battling Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia on Friday, saying they have shown "the most noble face of... more »»

After school massacre, 2 Pakistan militants hanged

December 19, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan hanged two convicted militants on Friday — the country's first executions in years — after the government reinstated the death penalty in response to a horrific Taliban... more »»

Peru investigates Greenpeace member in Nazca stunt

December 19, 2014

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A Peruvian prosecutor is investigating the suspected involvement of a Greenpeace activist in a publicity stunt that allegedly damaged the world-renowned Nazca lines. more »»

Russia seeks 10 years in prison for Putin foe

December 19, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian prosecutors on Friday asked a court to sentence President Vladimir Putin's chief foe to 10 years in prison, but the defiant opposition leader vowed to keep up his fight... more »»

Officials: Pakistan executes 2 convicted militants

December 19, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani officials say authorities have hanged two convicted militants in the first executions following the reinstatement of the death penalty in the wake of this week's... more »»

Key Profumo scandal figure Mandy Rice-Davies dies

December 19, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Mandy Rice-Davies, a key figure in the "Profumo Affair," a sex-and-politics scandal that rocked Cold War Britain, has died at age 70. more »»

Hope and some fear in Cuba amid thaw with US

December 19, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — The restoration of diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States has unleashed expectations of even more momentous changes on an island that often seems frozen in a past of... more »»

Smashing Pumpkins' Corgan looks ahead, not back

December 19, 2014

LONDON (AP) — The Smashing Pumpkins are dead. Long live the Smashing Pumpkins. more »»

Kenya president signs controversial security law

December 19, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta Friday signed into law a contentious bill saying it will help the country fight terrorism, but which critics say will be used to crush... more »»

8 children killed, mother stabbed, in Australia

December 19, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — The bodies of eight children — aged 18 months to 15 years — and a wounded woman were discovered in a home in northern Australia on Friday, police said. more »»

Egypt's gays go deeper underground, fearing crackdown

December 19, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Just before midnight, the police navigated down the narrow alleys of an old downtown Cairo district and descended on a rundown bathhouse. more »»

Pakistan: 77 militants killed after school massacre

December 19, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani warplanes and ground forces killed at least 77 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said Friday, days after Taliban fighters... more »»

Auschwitz victim suitcases get high-tech storage

December 19, 2014

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Auschwitz museum says some of the victims' 3,800 suitcases have been put into a state-of-the-art protective storage room partly funded by the European Union. more »»

 
 
 

 

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