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Nigeria, Boko Haram agree to immediate cease-fire

October 17, 2014

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's government said Islamic extremists from Boko Haram have agreed to an immediate cease-fire, but many people expressed doubts Friday about a development that could... more »»

Kobani key to US strategy against Islamic State

October 17, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dusty and remote, the Syrian city of Kobani has become an unlikely spoil in the war against Islamic State militants — and far more of a strategic prize than the United States... more »»

Powerful Hurricane Gonzalo approaching Bermuda

October 17, 2014

HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) — Hurricane Gonzalo pounded Bermuda with wind and heavy surf Friday, bearing down on the tiny British territory as a powerful Category 3 storm that could raise coastal seas... more »»

Activists: Islamic State group may have warplanes

October 17, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Syrian activists say the Islamic State militant group has captured some MiG fighter jets and is test-flying the warplanes in Syria with the help of former Iraqi air force pilots. more »»

In Libya's Benghazi, mood of resignation over war

October 17, 2014

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — As fighting raged Friday between Islamist militias and forces loyal to Libya's elected government, the mood was of resigned indifference in this embattled city that once... more »»

Hong Kong police arrest 26 amid street clashes

October 17, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong riot police battled with thousands of pro-democracy protesters for control of the city's streets Saturday, using pepper spray and batons to hold back defiant activists... more »»

Former Iraqi pilots train IS fighters on MiG jets

October 17, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group is test flying, with the help of former Iraqi air force pilots, several fighter jets captured earlier from air bases belonging to the Syrian military, a... more »»

Ukrainian, Russian leaders sound optimistic note

October 17, 2014

MILAN (AP) — Russian and Ukrainian leaders sounded optimistic after marathon, Europe-brokered talks Friday, signaling progress on both a definitive peace settlement in Ukraine and a gas dispute... more »»

UN: We botched response to the Ebola outbreak

October 17, 2014

LONDON (AP) — In a draft document, the World Health Organization has acknowledged that it botched attempts to stop the now-spiraling Ebola outbreak in West Africa, blaming factors including... more »»

Nigeria, extremists agree to immediate cease-fire

October 17, 2014

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's government and Islamic extremists from Boko Haram have agreed to an immediate cease-fire, officials said Friday, in a move that could end five years of insurgency... more »»

In Hong Kong, no endgame for chaotic protests

October 17, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Three weeks ago, students at a rally stormed a fenced-off courtyard outside Hong Kong's government headquarters, triggering unprecedented mass protests for greater democracy in... more »»

Hong Kong police, activists clash in protest zone

October 17, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong riot police struggled to hold back hundreds of defiant pro-democracy activists who returned to a protest zone officers had partially cleared earlier Frida. more »»

Arabs from Israel risk arrest for 'Arab Idol' show

October 17, 2014

MAJD AL-KRUM, Israel (AP) — Their goal is to win Arab Idol, the Arab world's premiere television song competition. more »»

US monitors health care worker aboard cruise ship

October 17, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — A cruise ship with a Dallas health care worker aboard who is being monitored for signs of Ebola did not receive clearance to dock in Cozumel, Mexico, a day after Belize refused... more »»

16 dead in accident at South Korean concert

October 17, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Sixteen people watching an outdoor pop concert in South Korea fell 20 meters (60 feet) to their deaths Friday when a ventilation grate they were standing on collapsed,... more »»

Ukrainian leader sees progress on peace deal

October 17, 2014

MILAN (AP) — Ukraine's president on Friday hailed progress in Europe-brokered talks aimed at ensuring peace with Russia, with agreements nearing on a gas dispute and local elections in the east. more »»

Writers object after UK court bans abuse memoir

October 17, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Free speech is under threat, prominent writers said Friday, after a British court halted the publication of a well-known performer's memoir of child abuse because his ex-wife argued... more »»

Group says ex-Iraqi pilots training Syria fighters

October 17, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Former Iraqi air force pilots are training extremists from the Islamic State group to fly three warplanes captured earlier from air bases belonging to the Syrian army, a Syrian... more »»

Europe's top powers deadlocked as economy sinks

October 17, 2014

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe's economy needs help — fast. Yet the two powers that could take action, the European Central Bank and Germany, don't see eye to eye about what to do. more »»

UN health agency: Ebola outbreak over in Senegal

October 17, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. more »»

 
 
 

 

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