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Iraq forces recapture key Ramadi bridge from IS group

April 24, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces recaptured a key bridge from Islamic State militants in the capital of Anbar province on Friday, said an Iraqi security official, as the country's top Shiite... more »»

Families stream to battlefields for 100th year of Gallipoli

April 24, 2015

GALLIPOLI, Turkey (AP) — Families of soldiers who served in the Gallipoli campaign of World War I, along with world leaders, streamed onto the battle sites on Friday for ceremonies marking 100... more »»

Poland protests Mattel game that refers to 'Nazi Poland'

April 24, 2015

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish government has demanded that toy producer Mattel recall a party game and correct a card that refers to "Nazi Poland," officials said Friday. more »»

Portugal media angered over proposed election coverage rules

April 24, 2015

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's leading media companies are in uproar over proposals by political parties that would require journalists to submit their election coverage plans to a central... more »»

Romania: robbers trained to steal jewels, cars detained

April 24, 2015

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Prosecutors detained 14 people Friday who are suspected of belonging to a network of well-dressed robbers who were trained to rob luxury items in Romania and the Europea... more »»

Police: 14 migrants killed by train in Macedonia

April 24, 2015

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Fourteen migrants in their 20s believed to be from Afghanistan and Somalia were killed by an express train as they walked along the tracks through a narrow gorge in... more »»

Italian authorities: Terror suspects planned Vatican attack

April 24, 2015

MILAN (AP) — An Italian prosecutor says Islamic extremists suspected in a bomb attack in a Pakistani market that killed more than 100 people had also planned an attack against the Vatican in 2010... more »»

Armenia marks centennial of killing of 1.5 million

April 24, 2015

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — The presidents of Russia and France joined other leaders Friday at ceremonies commemorating the massacre 100 years ago of 1. more »»

Iraqi boy's dream of becoming dancer defied threats, borders

April 24, 2015

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — As a boy in pre-war Baghdad, Adil Faraj dreamed of becoming a dancer, inspired by a Michael Jackson performance he watched on DVD. more »»

Kazakhstan votes for continuity while keeping eye on Ukraine

April 24, 2015

ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) — As oil-rich Kazakhstan votes for a president Sunday, the governing elite is pounding home a mantra of stability as fears percolate about the country's massive Russian... more »»

Pakistan expresses shock over deaths of US, Italian hostage

April 24, 2015

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan has expressed "shock and sorrow" over the inadvertent deaths of an American and an Italian hostage held by al-Qaida in a U.S. more »»

Italy seeks 18 terror suspects, 2 were bin Laden bodyguards

April 24, 2015

MILAN (AP) — Italian police said Friday they were making arrests of 18 suspected Islamic extremists, including two purported bodyguards for Osama bin Laden, who allegedly staged attacks in... more »»

Rooftop restaurant provides rare bright spot in Gaza

April 24, 2015

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — When nightfall descends upon Gaza, the glittering lights of the Level Up restaurant seem to be the only bright spot in this darkened cit. more »»

After rescue, a long, agonizing wait for migrants in Italy

April 24, 2015

MINEO, Sicily (AP) — Silla Zelia, a 23-year-old from Ivory Coast, is stuck in Italy's largest migrant center with nowhere to go after her asylum application was twice rejected and she lost contac... more »»

Chilean village a ghost town after Calbuco's twin eruptions

April 24, 2015

ENSENADA, Chile (AP) — A handful of people who ignored an evacuation order shoveled ash off roofs, but otherwise Ensenada appeared a ghost town after almost all of its 1,500 residents fled to... more »»

Ash piles up from eruption of Chile's Calbuco volcano

April 24, 2015

ENSENADA, Chile (AP) — Twin blasts from the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile sent vast clouds of ash into the sky, covering this small town with thick soot and raising concerns Thursday that the... more »»

For asylum seekers, a novel (and odd) solution: Cambodia

April 24, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — Still haunted by the Vietnam War next door and the 1970s genocide that followed, Cambodia is not exactly the place that the world's refugees dream of reaching. more »»

EU leaders commit ships, aid to address migrant crisis

April 23, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — Late to the rescue, European leaders came through Thursday with pledges of big ships, aircraft and a tripling in funds to save lives in the Mediterranean after the deaths at sea o... more »»

Mexican girl mistakenly sent to US woman is back home

April 23, 2015

GUANAJUATO, Mexico (AP) — Alondra Luna Nunez was a young girl when she had a mishap with a remote-control car, leaving a scar between her eyebrows. more »»

 
 
 

 

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