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In Brazil, pregnant women urged to be cautious with a kiss

February 5, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In a sign of mounting global concern over the Zika virus, health officials on Friday warned pregnant women to think twice about the lips they kiss and called on men to use... more »»

Thousands more Syrians rush toward Turkey to flee fighting

February 5, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — Thousands of Syrians rushed toward the Turkish border Friday, fleeing a fierce government offensive and intense Russian airstrikes near Syria's largest city of Aleppo. more »»

After much upheaval Danish TV has a request: "Don't hate us"

February 5, 2016

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish television has a request for the world: "Don't hate us!"

Several high profile events — from the killing of Marius the giraffe and his very public dissectio... more »»

Brazil considers reforming biosecurity law amid criticism

February 5, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian officials will soon decide whether to amend the South American nation's rigid procedures for sharing Zika samples, the Cabinet chief's spokeswoman said Friday, as... more »»

Canada eases certain sanctions against Iran

February 5, 2016

TORONTO (AP) — Canada has dropped many of the sanctions it imposed on Iran over that country's nuclear ambitions. more »»

Russia says it will offer new ideas to restart Syria talks

February 5, 2016

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Facing Western criticism over the halt to Syria peace talks, Russia said Friday it plans to present new ideas on how to restart peace efforts at a meeting of nearly 20 key... more »»

The Latest: Kerry says Russia, Assad not complying with UN

February 5, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria (all times Syria local):

23.00 p.m.

U.S. more »»

Pope to OK use of indigenous languages for Mass in Mexico

February 5, 2016

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will issue a decree authorizing the use of indigenous languages in Mass celebrations when he travels to Mexico next week, one of the symbolic gestures he will mak... more »»

The Latest: Puerto Rico declares Zika emergency

February 5, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on efforts to battle the Zika virus (all times local):

6:00 p.m. more »»

Italian investigators unraveling mystery of strangled actor

February 5, 2016

MILAN (AP) — Italian authorities are trying to unravel the mystery of an actor who was strangled on a theater stage in Pisa during a hanging scene. more »»

Disguised gunmen target boxing fans in Dublin hotel; 1 dead

February 5, 2016

DUBLIN (AP) — Gunmen disguised as police opened fire on boxing fans at a Dublin hotel Friday, killing one man and wounding two others in an attack that could reflect tensions within Ireland's top... more »»

Memorial service held for Italian student killed in Egypt

February 5, 2016

CAIRO (AP) — Friends, family and diplomats held a memorial ceremony Friday at a Cairo church for an Italian student whose body was found this week, nine days after he disappeared from the streets... more »»

The Latest: UN chief backs review of birth control rules

February 5, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on efforts to battle the Zika virus (all times local):

5:00 p.m.

A spokesman says the U.N. secretary-general supports the U.N. more »»

Assange sex case sinks in international quagmire

February 5, 2016

LONDON (AP) — It started more than five years ago as what appeared to be a fairly simple sex crime case: two women in Sweden came forward to accuse Julian Assange of sexual misconduct. more »»

Historic step: Pope, Russia patriarch meet in Cuba Feb. 12

February 5, 2016

VATICAN CITY (AP) — In an historic step to heal the 1,000-year schism that split Christianity, Pope Francis and the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church will meet in Cuba next week in an attempt... more »»

The Latest: UN says 20,000 Syrians at Turkey border crossing

February 5, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria (all times Syria local):

20.00 p.. more »»

South Africa: All but 3 rescued after collapse at gold mine

February 5, 2016

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A building collapsed above a gold mine in South Africa on Friday, trapping dozens of people before they were rescued. more »»

Drought-stricken Zimbabwe declares state of disaster

February 5, 2016

MASVINGO, Zimbabwe (AP) — Cattle, thin like their owners, wander in a parched riverbed. Desperate villagers barter a few fish for maize because there is no money for foo. more »»

For Brazil's Carnival fans, even Zika can't stop the party

February 5, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian Carnival could be called a hungry mosquito's dream — five days of non-stop street parties that bring together millions of revelers in an inviting mass of bare... more »»

 
 
 

 

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