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Rights body scolds France, saying spanking kids is a no-no

March 4, 2015

PARIS (AP) — Scolding France like a wayward child, Europe's top human rights body says French laws aren't clear enough that spanking is a big no-no. more »»

Coal mine blast in eastern Ukraine kills at least 10

March 4, 2015

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — A methane explosion ripped through a coal mine before dawn Wednesday in war-torn eastern Ukraine, killing at least 10 workers, officials said. more »»

Coalition forms in Lesotho after no clear election winner

March 4, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — With no majority winner of Lesotho's Feb. 28 election, one leader of the main opposition group tried to form a coalition on Wednesday. more »»

Kerry heads to Saudi Arabia to consult on Iran nuke talks

March 4, 2015

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — Fresh from the latest round of Iran nuclear negotiations, U.S. more »»

Russian opposition figure Navalny's brother moved from jail

March 4, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — The brother of a prominent Russian opposition activist has been transferred from jail to prison. more »»

Microsoft co-founder says he found sunken Japan WWII warship

March 4, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen and his research team have found the wreckage of a massive Japanese World War II battleship off the Philippines near where it sank... more »»

Hundreds evacuated as wildfire in South Africa burns on

March 4, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — About 500 people fled their homes in South Africa's city of Cape Town as a wildfire defied rain and firefighters with smoke and flames rising for a fourth day Wednesday. more »»

British citizen fighting with Kurds killed in Syria

March 4, 2015

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — A British citizen fighting alongside Kurdish forces against the Islamic State group has been killed in Syria, a Kurdish commander said Wednesday. more »»

Coal mine blast in eastern Ukraine kills 1, traps dozens

March 4, 2015

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — An explosion ripped through a coal mine before dawn Wednesday in war-torn eastern Ukraine, killing at least one miner, rebel and government officials sai. more »»

UK scientists work out weight of Sophie the Stegosaurus

March 4, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Scientists at a British museum have worked out the living weight of Sophie, one of the world's most complete Stegosaurus skeleton. more »»

US says Iran far off from a working nuke, others differ

March 4, 2015

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — One burning question in the global effort to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power is this: How long would it take for the Islamic Republic to build a... more »»

World's oldest person wonders about secret to longevity too

March 4, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — The world's oldest person says 117 years doesn't seem like such a long time. more »»

US says aim is March 'understanding' with Iran on nukes

March 4, 2015

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — A senior U.S. more »»

Indonesia moves Australians ahead of expected executions

March 4, 2015

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Two convicted Australian drug smugglers arrived Wednesday at an Indonesian island prison where they are to be executed by firing squad along with seven other foreigners... more »»

EU to adapt its foreign policy to new realities, crises

March 4, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is rethinking its foreign policy to better adapt to crises like the ones it faces in Ukraine, Russia and Syria without having to be overly dependent on allies... more »»

5 cars getting attention at the Geneva auto show

March 4, 2015

GENEVA (AP) — Volkswagen's functional Passat family car may have taken top honors as car of the year at the annual Geneva motor show, but there is no doubt what visitors come to see at this glitz... more »»

Honey, we shrank the SUV _ and Europe loves it

March 4, 2015

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — In Europe, SUV now stands for: Shrinking Utility Vehicle. more »»

A murderer and rapist's views reflect those of many in India

March 4, 2015

NEW DELHI (AP) — When a condemned killer said the woman he and others brutally gang-raped on a New Delhi bus was responsible for what had happened to her, his comments were shocking in their... more »»

New Malaysia Airlines CEO a "battle hardened" veteran

March 4, 2015

HONG KONG (AP) — When the owners of embattled Malaysia Airlines went looking for a new CEO to lead its restructuring, they chose a German turnaround specialist known as "The Terminator" to take o... more »»

Egyptians race to expand Suez Canal, hoping for trade surge

March 4, 2015

ISMAILIA, Egypt (AP) — Bulldozers push earth and dredgers spit mud round the clock at Egypt's Suez Canal in a race to quickly expand the strategic waterway for two-way traffic, a project trumpete... more »»

 
 
 

 

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