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Mali insurgent clash leaves 1 French soldier dead

October 29, 2014

PARIS (AP) — A French soldier has been killed in Mali during an operation by French forces against an "armed terrorist group" in the north of the country, the French presidency said Wednesday. more »»

Hundreds feared buried under Sri Lanka mudslide

October 29, 2014

KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AP) — A mudslide triggered by monsoon rains buried scores of workers' houses at a tea plantation in central Sri Lanka on Wednesday, raising fears that hundreds may have been... more »»

Zambian president dies after long illness

October 29, 2014

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Zambian President Michael Sata, once dubbed "Mr. King Cobra" for his sharp-tongued remarks, has died in a London hospital after a long illness. more »»

Pakistan army: 8 soldiers killed in tribal region

October 29, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Eight Pakistani soldiers were killed in a major operation against militants in the country's Khyber tribal region Wednesday, as the army declared its four-month old push against ... more »»

Libya military spokesman: Army in central Benghazi

October 29, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Government troops entered central Benghazi Wednesday after nearly 10 days of fighting Islamic extremist militias, a military spokesman said, in violence that killed dozens of people... more »»

Army blows up houses, Egyptians evacuate near Gaza

October 29, 2014

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — With dynamite and bulldozers, Egypt's army demolished dozens of homes along its border with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, after the military ordered residents out to make wa... more »»

NATO reports spike in Russian military flights

October 29, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO on Wednesday reported an "unusual" spike in Russian military flights over the Black, Baltic and North seas and the Atlantic Ocean during the past two days. more »»

Malala awarded 'Children's Nobel' prize in Sweden

October 29, 2014

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Children's rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai on Wednesday received the World's Children's Prize 2014 in Sweden, after winning a global vote involving... more »»

Pope maps out personal (and progressive) policy

October 29, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has made some of the most important policy speeches of his pontificate in recent days, catching up for lost time following months of attention to bureaucratic... more »»

Rescuers press to save 18 trapped Turkish miners

October 29, 2014

ISTANBUL (AP) — Rescue workers desperately pumped water out of a coal mine in southern Turkey and anxious relatives huddled nearby Wednesday after surging waters trapped 18 Turkish miners deep... more »»

White Zambian named acting president

October 29, 2014

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Zambia's vice president Guy Scott, a white Zambian of Scottish descent, became the country's acting president on Wednesday, making him the first white leader of a sub-Sahara... more »»

Residents: Islamic State group kills 30 Iraqi men

October 29, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State group militants lined up 30 men in western Iraq and shot them dead Wednesday, an official and residents said, the latest mass killing carried out by the group since... more »»

Syrian rebels enter Kurdish town from Turkey

October 29, 2014

MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) — For the first time since the Islamic State group launched an offensive on the Syrian border town of Kobani last month, a small group of Syrian rebels on Wednesday... more »»

Israeli leader lashes back at harsh US criticism

October 29, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister said Wednesday that recent verbal attacks against him from the United States were merely because he was "defending Israel" and vowed to carry on with his... more »»

51 countries sign deal in tax evasion crackdown

October 29, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Fifty-one countries have signed an agreement to share financial data and boost efforts to crack down on tax evasion. more »»

Court: UK spies get bulk access to NSA data

October 29, 2014

LONDON (AP) — The British government's insistence that its spies don't use the vast espionage powers of the U.S. National Security Agency to sidestep U.K. more »»

Cuba tries to drive up fertility amid baby slump

October 29, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — Daymarys Gonzalez's first attempt to have a child ended with an ectopic pregnancy at age 31. She stopped trying to conceive after a miscarriage the following year. more »»

10 dead, over 250 missing in Sri Lanka mudslide

October 29, 2014

KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AP) — A mudslide triggered by monsoon rains buried scores of workers' houses at a tea plantation in central Sri Lanka on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people and leaving mor... more »»

Army moves in as Egyptians leave homes near Gaza

October 29, 2014

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Hundreds of Egyptians living along the border with the Gaza Strip evacuated their homes on Wednesday, after the army ordered them out to make way for a planned buffer zone... more »»

Japan, North Korea in 2nd day of abduction talks

October 29, 2014

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean and Japanese officials ended two days of talks Wednesday with Japan repeating its request to focus and speed up the investigation over the fates of... more »»

 
 
 

 

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