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Fijians go to polls after 8 years of military rule

September 16, 2014

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Thousands of Fijians are awaiting their first chance to vote in eight years Wednesday in an election that promises to finally restore democracy to the South Pacific... more »»

UN panel emphasizes Assad role in Syria war crimes

September 16, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — As nations mount an offensive against the Islamic State militants that have gained a stronghold in Iraq and Syria, a U.N. more »»

Scientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good show

September 16, 2014

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. more »»

Pope to focus on grandparents after newlyweds

September 16, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — First, Pope Francis married 20 couples to highlight the role of families as the heart of the Catholic Church. Next up is a special Mass for grandparents. more »»

Syrian aircraft crashes in city held by IS group

September 16, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian military plane crashed into the de facto capital of the Islamic State group on Tuesday, killing at least eight people, as thousands of its residents fled to nearby villages... more »»

AP names Lynne O'Donnell Kabul bureau chief

September 16, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Lynne O'Donnell, a foreign correspondent who has covered major stories throughout the Middle East and Asia for two decades, has been named Kabul bureau chief for The Associated Press... more »»

AP names Maya Alleruzzo Mideast photo editor

September 16, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Maya Alleruzzo, a photographer who has covered wars in Iraq and Afghanistan during a 12-year stint in the region, has been named regional photo editor for the Middle East by The... more »»

Oligarch buys Russia's most popular social media

September 16, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — A media company owned by Kremlin-friendly oligarch Alisher Usmanov has splashed out $1. more »»

Ukraine parliament ratifies EU pact

September 16, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's parliament ratified an agreement to deepen economic and political ties with the European Union on Tuesday, and passed legislation to grant autonomy to the rebelliou... more »»

Roadside bomb kills 6 policemen in Egypt's Sinai

September 16, 2014

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — A powerful explosion killed five Egyptian police conscripts and an officer near the border town of Rafah in the restive Sinai Peninsula early Tuesday, in an attack that bor... more »»

Lava flows from Philippine volcano, thousands flee

September 16, 2014

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' most active volcano belched out huge lava fragments that rolled about a kilometer (half a mile) down its slope in an ongoing gentle eruption, prompting... more »»

Egypt official says working to amend protest law

September 16, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — The spokesman of Egypt's transitional justice ministry says the body is drafting amendments to the country's disputed protest law, which bans demonstrations without a police permit. more »»

2 killed in pileup on mist-shrouded Dutch road

September 16, 2014

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Emergency services say two people have been killed and an unknown number injured in a pileup at least 150 cars and trucks on a Dutch highway shrouded in thick mist. more »»

2nd conductor resigns from Vienna State Opera

September 16, 2014

VIENNA (AP) — The Vienna State Opera has lost its second star conductor in less than two weeks. more »»

Roadside bomb kills 6 policemen in Egypt

September 16, 2014

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — A powerful explosion killed five Egyptian police conscripts and an officer near the border town of Rafah in the restive Sinai Peninsula early Tuesday, in an attack that bor... more »»

Judge in Pistorius trial faces criticism

September 16, 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Several legal groups in South Africa have expressed concern about threats and harsh criticism of the judge who found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, but not guilt... more »»

Economy at heart of confidence vote for French PM

September 16, 2014

PARIS (AP) — France's prime minister faces a confidence vote in a parliament increasingly frustrated with unpopular President Francois Hollande's handling of the economy — including dissidents... more »»

Ukraine village hopes for chance to rebuild

September 16, 2014

NOVOSVITLIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — The kindergarten building in this village in eastern Ukraine was once a source of pride. more »»

Xi's India visit highlights changing power dynamic

September 16, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping's trip to India this week highlights subtle shifts in the regional power dynamic that are bringing warmer ties between the two Asian giants, challengin... more »»

A look at Myanmar's struggling clay pot industry

September 16, 2014

TWANTE, Myanmar (AP) — For generations, the Myanmar town of Twante has been known for its thriving pottery industr. more »»

 
 

 

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