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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 »»

Pharrell invites Swedish feminist leader on stage

September 14, 2014

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Pharrell gave a Swedish feminist party a shout-out during a performance in Stockholm a day before Sweden's general election. more »»

North Korea holds trial of American Matthew Miller

September 14, 2014

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea held a trial Sunday morning for American Matthew Miller, who was detained in April for violating his tourist status when he entered the country. more »»

Video shows slaying of British aid worker

September 14, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State extremists released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year, and British Prime Minister David Cameron lat... more »»

About 100 rescued from sunken Philippine ferry

September 14, 2014

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Rescuers saved about 100 people overnight and recovered two bodies from a ferry that sank in rough seas after encountering steering trouble in the central Philippines,... more »»

Video purports to show British aid worker slain

September 13, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State extremists have released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year, and British Prime Minister David Camero... more »»

Power shift expected in Swedish election

September 13, 2014

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

Ukraine government repels rebel attack on airport

September 13, 2014

LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) — A convoy of more than 200 white trucks crossed the Russian border to deliver humanitarian aid to a battered Ukrainian city on Saturday, a move made without Kiev's consent... more »»

Iraq PM orders halt to shelling of civilian areas

September 13, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's prime minister said Saturday he has ordered the army to stop shelling populated areas held by militants in order to spare the lives of "innocent victims" as the armed forces... more »»

Egypt seeks broader alliance with US over Libya

September 13, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — As U.S. more »»

Sierra Leone requests funds for Ebola evacuation

September 13, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The World Health Organization said Saturday it could not meet a request from Sierra Leone to evacuate a doctor who contracted the deadly Ebola disease.

Dr. more »»

Rampant Ebola fear takes toll on Africa tourism

September 13, 2014

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ebola is thousands of miles away from Kenya's pristine Indian Ocean beaches, but the deadly disease appears to be discouraging tourism there and elsewhere in this vast... more »»

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdraws re-election bid

September 13, 2014

TORONTO (AP) — Ailing Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's dramatic decision to drop his re-election bid opened a new chapter in the saga, as his tough-talking but less magnetic brother runs in his place and... more »»

Kerry seeks Egypt aid in battle against extremists

September 13, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — U.S. more »»

Family of Syria hostage issues plea to captors

September 13, 2014

LONDON (AP) — The family of a British aid worker believed held by Islamic militants in Syria has issued a public plea urging his captors to contact them. more »»

Pakistan diverts rivers to save cities from floods

September 13, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Military specialists blew up dikes in central Pakistan to divert swollen rivers and save cities from raging floods that have killed hundreds of people, authorities said Saturday,... more »»

'New' Scots vote crucial to independence result

September 13, 2014

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — On the south side of Glasgow, in the heartland of Scotland's Asian community, support for independence from the United Kingdom is strong as Thursday's referendum nears. more »»

In Jamaica, Rastas ready for pot decriminalization

September 13, 2014

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Taking a deep draw on a pipe that glows with burning marijuana, reggae luminary Bunny Wailer gives a satisfied grin through a haze of aromatic smoke in his concrete yard... more »»

 
 

 

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