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Pope removes divisive bishop in Paraguay

September 25, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Thursday forcibly removed a conservative Paraguayan bishop who had promoted a priest accused of inappropriate sexual behavior and clashed with his fellow... more »»

India releases first image of crater-scarred Mars

September 25, 2014

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's space agency released the first image of the crater-scarred and dry surface of Mars taken by the nation's first interplanetary spacecraft after it began orbiting the red... more »»

Donkeys reunited at Polish zoo after sex scandal

September 25, 2014

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Napoleon is now back with his Antosia.

The two amorous donkeys who were separated because of an outcry over their lovemaking have been reunited at a zoo in Poland. more »»

Algerian forces search for extremists in beheading

September 25, 2014

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian forces expanded their search on Thursday through the mountainous region where a newly-formed extremist group claiming allegiance to the Syria-based Islamic State... more »»

Slot machine saves German gambler as police arrive

September 25, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — A gambler in Germany has been saved from prison by a one-armed bandit. more »»

France considers joining Syria airstrikes

September 25, 2014

PARIS (AP) — France is considering whether to extend its airstrikes to Syria and is increasing security in public places after militants linked to the Islamic State group beheaded a French... more »»

Iraqi woman activist killed by Islamic State

September 25, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants with the Islamic State group publicly killed a rights lawyer in the Iraqi city of Mosul after finding her guilty of apostasy in a self-styled Islamic court, the U.N. more »»

Sierra Leone cordons off 3 areas to control Ebola

September 25, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone restricted travel Thursday in three more "hotspots" of Ebola where more than 1 million people live, meaning about a third of the country's population is... more »»

North Korea leader not at rubber-stamp parliament

September 25, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's young leader wasn't in his customary seat as the country convened its rubber-stamp parliament Thursday, adding to South Korean media speculation that Kim... more »»

Image of Asia: Night view in Yangon

September 25, 2014

In this long exposure photo by Khin Maung Win, vehicles pass the Sule pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar. more »»

Several Nobel peace winners boycott South Africa

September 25, 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Several Nobel peace laureates will skip an annual meeting in Cape Town because the Dalai Lama has not received a visa to travel to South Africa. more »»

Effort underway to save boat stranded off Cyprus

September 25, 2014

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A cruise ship was trying on Thursday to rescue hundreds of people stranded aboard a small boat off Cyprus, and officials said they are apparently refugees who fled Syria. more »»

Lufthansa pilots' union threatens new strikes

September 25, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — A union representing pilots at Germany's Lufthansa says talks aimed at resolving a dispute over early retirement benefits have broken down and is threatening further strikes. more »»

US-led strikes hit IS-held oil sites in Syria

September 25, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — U.. more »»

Journalist freed in Somalia: need time to recover

September 25, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — A German-American journalist released after more than 2 ½ years by pirates in Somalia says he is safe though "not healthy" and needs time to recover before speaking about his ordeal. more »»

France: Hunt is on for extremists in beheading

September 25, 2014

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — France's defense minister said Thursday that Algerian forces are hunting for the Muslim extremists who beheaded a French mountaineer over France's airstrikes on the Islami... more »»

Cameron to apologize to queen for indiscretion

September 25, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron will apologize to Queen Elizabeth II for disclosing details of a private conversation with her about the Scottish referendum. more »»

India's Modi looks to big US welcome, mended ties

September 25, 2014

NEW DELHI (AP) — When India's prime minister visits the United States this week, he'll see a welcome normally reserved for rock stars — a sold-out appearance at Madison Square Garden. more »»

Trouble in Hong Kong? Beijing summons tycoons

September 25, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — As trouble brews in Hong Kong, who's Beijing going to call? The billionaires. more »»

France considers switch to join Syria airstrikes

September 25, 2014

PARIS (AP) — France's defense minister says the country is considering whether to extend airstrikes to Syria, and top military officials are meeting Thursday to define the country's mission... more »»

 
 
 

 

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