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Syria Kurds impose military service amid civil war

July 17, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's Kurds imposed compulsory military service for their men to ward off a push by Islamic extremists in the predominantly Kurdish areas in northern Syria, Kurdish officials said... more »»

Israeli airstrike kills 3 Palestinian children

July 17, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — A Gaza health official says an Israeli airstrike has killed three children from the same family in Gaza City. more »»

German abducted by suspected extremists in Nigeria

July 17, 2014

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A German development worker and two children of a Muslim cleric have been kidnapped this week by suspected Islamic extremists in northeastern Nigeria and neighboring... more »»

Blues legend Johnny Winter dies at 70 in Zurich

July 17, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — Texas blues legend Johnny Winter emblazoned himself into the world's consciousness with his tattooed arms churning out lightning-fast guitar riffs and his striking long white hair... more »»

Malaysia premier investigating reported jet crash

July 17, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says he is launching an "immediate investigation" into reports of a Malaysian jetliner crash. more »»

Ugandan police abuse homeless kids, says report

July 17, 2014

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Homeless children in Uganda's urban centers face beatings and abuse at the hands of police and local officials, Human Rights Watch charged in a new report that urges Uganda... more »»

66-yard crater appears in far northern Siberia

July 17, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian scientists say they believe a 60-meter (66-yard) wide crater discovered recently in far northern Siberia could be the result of changing temperatures in the region. more »»

Ukraine: Air Force jet downed by Russian missile

July 17, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian fighter jet was shot down by an air-to-air missile from a Russian plane and Ukrainian troops were fired upon by missiles from a village inside Russia, a spokesman... more »»

UK judge: IRA fugitive letters flawed, not illegal

July 17, 2014

LONDON (AP) — A U.K. more »»

Hamas resumes rocket fire after 5-hour cease-fire

July 17, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza residents rushed to banks, vegetable markets and shops Thursday during a first U.N. more »»

South Africa: film profiles last apartheid leader

July 17, 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — He was South Africa's last white president, overshadowed by Nelson Mandela when they plotted the historic transition to a multi-racial democracy for which both men won the... more »»

14 Tunisian soldiers killed in extremist attacks

July 17, 2014

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Militants in western Tunisia staged two simultaneous attacks on army posts while soldiers held a Ramadan feast, killing at least 14 soldiers, authorities said Thursday. more »»

Criminal charge recommended against ousted Thai PM

July 17, 2014

BANGKOK (AP) — An anti-corruption body on Thursday recommended criminal charges against Thailand's ousted prime minister over her government's rice subsidy program, which cost the country's... more »»

Families tell of horrors at raided Mexican shelter

July 17, 2014

ZAMORA, Mexico (AP) — Relatives of youths rescued by police from a refuse-strewn group home where employees allegedly beat and raped residents are telling of how they tried to remove their loved... more »»

European ruling: Russia court cages violate rights

July 17, 2014

PARIS (AP) — A European court on Thursday ordered Russia to pay damages for putting defendants in metal cages in court, a practice it condemned as "degrading treatment. more »»

Pakistan police foil attack against PM's home

July 17, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police fought for more than 10 hours with militants they said were planning to attack the home of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, officials said Thursday. more »»

Putin: US sanctions hurt bilateral ties, US firms

July 17, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Thursday lamented the latest round of U.S. more »»

Gaza rocket hits Israel as humanitarian lull ends

July 17, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian militants fired a rocket at Israel Thursday just as a five-hour U.N. humanitarian cease-fire expired, the Israeli military said. more »»

7 people die in septic tank accident in Poland

July 17, 2014

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Officials say that seven people have been killed by toxic fumes after entering a septic tank in Poland. Four of the victims belonged to one family. more »»

Australia repeals maligned 2-year-old carbon tax

July 17, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's government repealed a much-maligned carbon tax on the nation's worst greenhouse gas polluters on Thursday, ending years of contention over a measure that became politica... more »»

 
 

 

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