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AP PHOTOS: Pinata-making art lives on in Mexican family

January 30, 2015

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican party isn't complete without a piñata, and Melesio Vicente Flores and Cecilia Albarran Gonzalez have spent the last 25 years making high-end versions of the... more »»

Survivors recall panic before Mexico City hospital blast

January 30, 2015

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Inside the maternity hospital on the western edge of Mexico City, concern quickly turned to panic as the sour smell of propane seeped in and a vapor cloud grew at the emergency... more »»

Gas blast wrecks Mexico children's hospital, killing 3

January 30, 2015

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Injured and bleeding, mothers grasping infants in their arms fled from a maternity hospital shattered by a powerful gas explosion Thursday, and rescuers began smashing... more »»

Families plead for lives of IS hostages as swap hopes fade

January 30, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — A deadline of sunset Thursday for a possible prisoner swap purportedly set by the Islamic State group holding a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian military pilot passed with no sign... more »»

Gas blast wrecks Mexico children's hospital; 2 dead, 73 hurt

January 30, 2015

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Injured and bleeding, mothers carrying infants fled from a maternity hospital shattered by a powerful gas explosion Thursday, and rescuers swung sledgehammers to break through... more »»

Youth who stormed Dutch broadcaster claimed to be hacker

January 30, 2015

HILVERSUM, Netherlands (AP) — A 19-year-old brandishing a fake weapon threatened a security guard to gain access to the headquarters of Dutch national broadcaster NOS and demand airtime Thursday... more »»

Gas blast wrecks Mexico children's hospital, at least 2 dead

January 30, 2015

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Injured and bleeding, mothers carrying infants fled from a maternity hospital shattered by a powerful gas explosion Thursday, and rescuers swung sledgehammers to break through... more »»

Youth who stormed Dutch broadcaster claimed to be hacker

January 29, 2015

HILVERSUM, Netherlands (AP) — A 19-year-old brandishing a fake weapon threatened a security guard to gain access to the headquarters of Dutch national broadcaster NOS and demand airtime Tuesday... more »»

Gas blast wrecks Mexico children's hospital, at least 2 dead

January 29, 2015

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Injured and bleeding, mothers carrying infants fled from a maternity hospital shattered by a powerful gas explosion Thursday, and rescuers swung sledgehammers to break through... more »»

Simultaneous attacks in Egypt's Sinai kill 26

January 29, 2015

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Militants struck more than a dozen army and police targets in the restive Sinai Peninsula with simultaneous attacks involving a car bomb and mortar rounds on Thursday,... more »»

New push on Capitol Hill for more oversight of US aid agency

January 29, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Key U.S. more »»

Gas blast at Mexico children's hospital, at least 2 dead

January 29, 2015

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Injured and bleeding, mothers carrying infants fled from a maternity hospital shattered by a powerful gas explosion Thursday, and rescuers swung sledgehammers to break through... more »»

EU official expects clashes but no rash actions from Athens

January 29, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The first European official to visit Greece since the country elected a new left-wing government said Thursday that he expects clashes over how to lighten the country's... more »»

Ukraine: Russia-backed rebels overrun another town in east

January 29, 2015

ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's military conceded Thursday that its forces had been overrun by Russian-backed separatist forces in another town in their battle to hold onto a strategically... more »»

EU to extend existing Russia sanctions over Ukraine

January 29, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union extended by six months an existing set of sanctions against Russian and pro-Russia separatist officials because of the continued fighting in eastern Ukraine and... more »»

Families plead for lives of IS hostages as swap hopes fade

January 29, 2015

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The father of a Jordanian fighter pilot and the wife of a Japanese journalist held by the Islamic State group pleaded for their loved ones' lives after a possible prisoner... more »»

Angry youths stone Nigerian leader's convoy; police fire gas

January 29, 2015

JALINGO, Nigeria (AP) — Youths angry at the Nigerian government's failure to fight Islamic extremists threw stones Thursday at President Goodluck Jonathan's electioneering convoy in the eastern... more »»

Italy lawmakers fail to elect new president in 1st round

January 29, 2015

ROME (AP) — Lawmakers failed to elect a new Italian president Thursday in balloting that tests Premier Matteo Renzi's ability to rally his fractured party behind a candidate that is also... more »»

Islamic State standoff involves prisoner, pilot, journalist

January 29, 2015

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A young Jordanian fighter pilot, a female al-Qaida recruit who tried to blow up a hotel ballroom in Amman and a veteran Japanese war correspondent are at the center of a... more »»

Argentina buries prosecutor who accused gov't of cover-up

January 29, 2015

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Family and friends paid final respects Thursday to the Argentine prosecutor who was found dead after alleging that President Cristina Fernandez agreed to protect those... more »»

 
 
 

 

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