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Museum of Jewish history opens in Poland

October 28, 2014

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The presidents of Poland and Israel on Tuesday joined Holocaust survivors for the formal opening of a multimedia museum that tells the 1,000-year history of Jewish life in... more »»

Czechs honor Winton for trains evacuating children

October 28, 2014

PRAGUE (AP) — The president of the Czech Republic awarded a Briton his country's highest state honor for organizing a mass evacuation of children to save them from Nazi death camps. more »»

Nigeria: German killed, pirates hijack gunboat

October 28, 2014

WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — Gunmen killed a German man and kidnapped a second in southwest Nigeria, police said Tuesday as the military reported that pirates in the oil-rich south hijacked a police... more »»

18 miners trapped in coal mine accident in Turkey

October 28, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Surging water trapped at least 18 workers Tuesday in a coal mine in Turkey, officials and reports said — an event likely to raise even more concerns about the nation's poor... more »»

Iraqi Kurdish fighters to head to Syria

October 28, 2014

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Dozens of Iraq's Kurdish peshmerga fighters will fly to Turkey on Tuesday and from there cross into the Syrian border town of Kobani to help fellow Kurds fight Muslim militants... more »»

Syria's neighbors call for help with refugee flood

October 28, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Syria's neighbors on Tuesday urged European countries to open their doors to more refugees from the 3½-year civil war, and for immediate financial and technological help as their... more »»

India slides, US gains in gender equality ranking

October 28, 2014

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian women still face some of the world's worst inequality in access to health care, education and work, despite years of rapid economic growth, according to a survey of 142... more »»

Italy president testifies in Mafia trial

October 28, 2014

ROME (AP) — Italy's president testified for three hours Tuesday behind closed doors in a Mafia trial over purported negotiations between the state and organized crime to stop terror attacks in th... more »»

Seoul officials say Kim Jong Un had ankle surgery

October 28, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's spy agency said Tuesday it has solved the mystery of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's 6-week public absence, which set off a frenzy of wild speculation... more »»

Emissions drop puts EU just shy of 2020 goal

October 28, 2014

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The European Union's environment agency says the bloc's greenhouse gas emissions dropped by nearly 2 percent last year, putting the EU very close to reaching its... more »»

Afghan prison renovation incomplete, auditor says

October 28, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The renovation of Afghanistan's main prison which began five years ago has yet to be completed, and the State Department has terminated the contract despite America... more »»

NATO chief: Strong alliance for better Russia ties

October 28, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — Only a strong Western security alliance can negotiate better ties with Russia, NATO's new secretary general said Tuesday. more »»

Turkish villages give Syrian Kurds shelter, hope

October 28, 2014

ALANYURT, Turkey (AP) — Just eight families used to inhabit this small hamlet jutting into no-man's land on the Turkish-Syrian border, eking out a living from the land, living in mud-brick houses... more »»

Victim's body found from sunken South Korean ferry

October 28, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The first body found in three months was being recovered Tuesday from the sunken South Korean ferry, increasing the official death toll to 295, officials said. more »»

Syria's 3 ½-year conflict roiling the economy

October 28, 2014

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The middle-aged salesman sat glumly among an array of shorts, khaki leisure suits bedecked with gold belts and dresses with plunging necklines in the ancient Damascus bazaa... more »»

Toronto elects a new mayor, ends Ford era

October 28, 2014

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto's next mayor will be a straight-laced, button down moderate conservative — almost the polar opposite of current Mayor Rob Ford, whose term was plagued by scandals involving... more »»

Image of Asia: Cycling to work in Pyongyang

October 28, 2014

In the photo taken by Wong Maye-E through condensation on a car window, North Koreans are seen cycling to work in Pyongyang at dawn Tuesday. more »»

5,000 Ebola health care workers needed in W Africa

October 28, 2014

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — More than 5,000 additional health care workers are needed to fight Ebola in the three most affected countries in West Africa, the president of the World Bank said... more »»

10 best and 10 worst countries for gender equality

October 28, 2014

The annual Global Gender Gap index by the World Economic Forum, shows marginal improvement in women's equality worldwide, according to data on access to health care, survival rates, education,... more »»

Italy president to testify in Mafia trial

October 28, 2014

ROME (AP) — Prosecutors and judges have arrived at Italy's presidential palace for an unprecedented hearing to take testimony from the head of state in the trial of a former government official... more »»

 
 
 

 

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