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Artillery fire kills at least 12 civilians in Donetsk

January 30, 2015

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Artillery fire killed at least 12 civilians in the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Friday amid fierce fighting between pro-Russia separatists and government troops as... more »»

French fracture laid bare as 8-year-old praises terrorists

January 30, 2015

PARIS (AP) — It was bad enough when France learned that the minute of silence for victims of the nation's deadliest terror attacks in decades was not respected by all students. more »»

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe new African Union chairman

January 30, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — African leaders Friday appointed Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as the new chairman of the 54-nation African Unio. more »»

Ukraine to ask UN states to call Russia a terrorism sponsor

January 30, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ukraine's ambassador to the United Nations says his country soon will ask the world body's member states to formally recognize Russia as a sponsor of terrorism. more »»

South Africa grants parole to apartheid death squad leader

January 30, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The South African government Friday granted parole to Eugene de Kock, the head of an apartheid state covert unit responsible for dozens of deaths, saying his freedom is in the... more »»

50 years after funeral, Churchill towers over UK politicians

January 30, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Fifty years after Winston Churchill's funeral, British politicians paid tribute Friday to the wartime leader — and tried to energize their election campaigns with a little of the... more »»

Rio de Janeiro unnerved by wave of stray-bullet cases

January 30, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The bullet hit the 4-year-old girl as she waited to cross a street, holding hands with her stepfather and a cousi. more »»

Bomb blast at Shiite Muslim mosque in Pakistan kills 56

January 30, 2015

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A bomb blast ripped through a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan as worshippers gathered for Friday prayers, killing at least 56 people and wounding dozens more, in the deadliest... more »»

Chad air force bombs Boko Haram out of Nigerian border town

January 30, 2015

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Chad sent a warplane dropping bombs and ground troops to drive Islamic extremists from a Nigerian border town, leaving it strewn with the bodies of the Islamic... more »»

Hezbollah warns Israel it won't tolerate more attacks

January 30, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of the militant Hezbollah group said Friday that this week's deadly cross-border attack on Israeli soldiers was a message that it will no longer tolerate any Israeli... more »»

Thai junta tries to curb dissent and keep good terms with US

January 30, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — When Thailand's military junta sensed it was being criticized this week, the country's rulers reacted as they always do: by issuing stern warnings and summoning those responsible... more »»

UN: Destruction of Syria chemical weapons facilities begins

January 30, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — International investigators say the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons production facilities has begun. more »»

Bomb rips through Shiite Muslim mosque in Pakistan, 49 dead

January 30, 2015

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A bomb blast ripped through a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan as worshippers were gathering for Friday prayers, killing 49 people and wounding dozens more, officials said. more »»

Battle with IS kills senior Kurdish general, 8 of his troops

January 30, 2015

KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) — Clashes with Islamic State militants killed a senior Kurdish military commander and eight of his fighters just outside the disputed northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Friday,... more »»

American shot and injured in Saudi Arabia

January 30, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The official Saudi Press Agency says an American citizen was injured when his car came under fire in Saudi Arabia's eastern al-Ihsaa province. more »»

Islamic State group silent as deadline passes with no swap

January 30, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — The fates of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot were unknown Friday, a day after the latest purported deadline for a possible prisoner swap passed with no further wor... more »»

Egypt raises death toll from coordinated Sinai attack to 32

January 30, 2015

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian officials on Friday raised the death toll to 32 from coordinated and simultaneous attacks that struck more than a dozen army and police targets in the restive Sina... more »»

EPA administrator at Vatican ahead of encyclical.

January 30, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The head of the U.S. more »»

UN court upholds 2 Bosnian Serbs' genocide convictions

January 30, 2015

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Appeals judges at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal on Friday upheld genocide convictions against two senior Bosnian Serbs for their roles in the 1995 Srebrenica... more »»

Russia cuts key rate to help economy, leaving ruble to drop

January 30, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — In a surprise decision, Russia's central bank on Friday cut its key interest rate, which it had raised sharply last month to support the collapsing ruble, in order to help the fadin... more »»

 
 
 

 

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