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UN envoy urges future focus to cut disaster risks

December 16, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — The world is better prepared to face past calamities like the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami but it's not ready for the extreme weather of the future, the U.N. more »»

Communism to capitalism: Romania sees huge changes

December 16, 2014

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania has changed dramatically in the 25 years since the people rose up against dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, executed him and began the slow transformation to a market... more »»

Taliban storm Pakistani school, killing 126

December 16, 2014

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, killing 126 people, officials said, in the worst attack to hit th... more »»

'Deluded' hostage-taker saw himself as a martyr

December 16, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — He wrote letters to grieving families of Australian troops killed in Afghanistan that likened them to "Hitler's soldiers. more »»

Sydney hostages pleaded for sick, elderly, young

December 16, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — The Sydney hostages pleaded for help — for those among them who were pregnant, sick and elderly. Also for those who were young and deserved a shot at a decent life. more »»

AP WAS THERE: Romania's Revolution in 1989

December 16, 2014

EDITOR'S NOTE: Twenty-five years ago the people rose up against Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, executed him and set the country on a path to democracy. more »»

Holy cow! Vatican to open pope's farm to public

December 16, 2014

CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (AP) — Pope Francis is opening the doors to an earthly paradise: the working farm at the papal summer residence here that produces the dairy, meat and vegetables for the... more »»

Australian leader mourns for siege victims

December 16, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — Tearful Australians laid mounds of flowers at the site where two of 17 hostages were killed Tuesday when police swooped into a cafe to rescue them from a gunman — an Iranian-born... more »»

Israeli forces kill Palestinian in West Bank

December 16, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian man as violence erupted during an arrest operation in the West Bank on Tuesday, the military sai. more »»

Ruble rallies on Central Bank rate hike

December 16, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — A massive overnight rate hike by Russia's Central Bank pushed the ruble 5 percent higher in early trading on Tuesday, reversing the currency's fall but spelling troubles for the... more »»

Korean Air to be sanctioned for nut rage cover-up

December 16, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's transport ministry said Korean Air Lines Co. more »»

Iraq government combats 'ghost soldier' corruption

December 16, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Iraqi government has identified and stopped payment of tens of millions of dollars in salaries previously disbursed to nonexistent troops, known here as "ghost soldiers," as... more »»

Australian PM says hostage taker was disturbed

December 16, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's prime minister says the gunman who took hostages in a Sydney cafe was "a deeply disturbed individual' known to the police but he was not on a terror watch list. more »»

Australia PM lays flowers at memorials for victims

December 16, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has laid flowers at a makeshift memorial in Sydney for the victims of a central city cafe siege which left three people dead. more »»

As Ukraine truce holds, Russia vows economic pain

December 16, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Fighting in eastern Ukraine between government troops and Russian-backed separatist forces has ground almost to halt. more »»

Sydney cafe siege ends; 3 dead, including gunman

December 16, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — The deadly siege began in the most incongruous of ways, on a sunny Monday morning inside a cheerful cafe in the heart of Australia's largest city. more »»

Kerry, Netanyahu meet as UN efforts heat up

December 16, 2014

ROME (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry met Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as the U.S. and Israel developed their responses to a draft U.N. more »»

Tens of thousands dead in South Sudan conflict: UN

December 16, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tens of thousands of people have died in South Sudan during one year of warfare and the country's leaders are putting their "personal ambitions" ahead of the young nation's... more »»

Can identifying mental illness stop terror attacks?

December 15, 2014

LONDON (AP) — A radical Muslim killed a soldier outside Canada's Parliament. A right-wing extremist opened fire on buildings in Texas' capital and tried to burn down the Mexican Consulate. more »»

Sydney cafe siege ends; 3 dead, including gunman

December 15, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — The deadly siege began in the most incongruous of ways, on a sunny Monday morning inside a cheerful cafe in the heart of Australia's largest city. more »»

 
 
 

 

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