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Afghan intelligence: Taliban leader Mullah Omar dead

July 29, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's main intelligence agency said Wednesday that the reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has been dead for more than two years. more »»

Zimbabweans in lion hunt in court; kill was "unethical"

July 29, 2015

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Two Zimbabweans arrested for illegally hunting a lion appeared in court Wednesday. more »»

Turkish gov't not ready to restart peace talks with Kurds

July 29, 2015

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish jets hit Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq overnight and the government said strikes would continue until the rebels lay down their arms, despite calls Wednesda... more »»

Kristen Stewart, Idris Elba in Venice Film Festival lineup

July 29, 2015

LONDON (AP) — This year's Venice Film Festival will include Kristen Stewart in a sci-fi romance, Idris Elba at war and a thriller starring Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson, as well as potentially... more »»

Zimbabweans linked to illegal lion hunt appear in court

July 29, 2015

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Two Zimbabweans arrested for illegally hunting a protected lion named Cecil were in court on Wednesday as anger at the kill by an American dentist escalated. more »»

Anger grows over two-speed Poland, fueling political shift

July 29, 2015

PIONKI, Poland (AP) — Everybody in Poland seems to be against them now: temporary contracts that offer few benefits to their workers, popularly known as "junk contracts. more »»

Greece's Tsipras: party rebels could force early election

July 29, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister sought to contain a deepening rift in his radical left Syriza party Wednesday, warning rebels that he would have to call early elections if they keep... more »»

Pakistani militant leader killed in police convoy attack

July 29, 2015

MUZAFFARGARH, Pakistan (AP) — One of Pakistan's most-feared Islamic militant leaders, believed to be behind the killing of scores of minority Shiites, was gunned down along with 13 other militant... more »»

Calais migrants: 2nd night of mass attempts to reach England

July 29, 2015

CALAIS, France (AP) — Migrants rushed the tunnel linking France and England repeatedly for a second night on Wednesday and one man was crushed to death by a truck in the chaos, deepening tensions... more »»

Israeli bulldozers start demolishing West Bank settlement

July 29, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli bulldozers began demolishing a contested housing complex in a West Bank settlement on Wednesday as the prime minister's office announced the "immediate construction" of... more »»

Impending execution brings out mixed feelings in India

July 29, 2015

NEW DELHI (AP) — Few countries sentence more people to death than India. Whether those punishments are actually carried out is another matter. more »»

AP PHOTOS: Greece's odyssey through its latest crisis

July 29, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — It began with a Greek outburst of national defiance against years of budget cuts and quickly turned into a financial nightmare for the country's people. more »»

Afghanistan examining claim Taliban leader Mullah Omar died

July 29, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official said Wednesday his government is examining claims that reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar is dead. more »»

Israel pushing for Pollard to come to Israel after release

July 29, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's deputy foreign minister says Israel is making "very great efforts" to lobby for spy Jonathan Pollard to be granted permission to travel to Israel after his upcoming... more »»

TV depiction of Colombia's only saint angers her devotees

July 29, 2015

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — For weeks, billboards on buses and television spots have been announcing what promises to be Colombia's next big prime-time sensatio. more »»

Bahrain makes multiple arrests in wake of deadly bombing

July 29, 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahraini authorities have arrested several suspects in the wake of a deadly bombing targeting police in the strategically important island kingdom. more »»

Students in Hong Kong warn of erosion in academic freedom

July 29, 2015

HONG KONG (AP) — Students at Hong Kong's most prestigious university say its academic freedom is under attack in what they maintain is the politically motivated stalling of the appointment of an... more »»

Myanmar's democracy leader runs in Nov. 8 polls to keep seat

July 29, 2015

THANLYIN, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday registered for November elections to keep her seat in parliament and challenge the ruling military-backed party. more »»

AP PHOTOS: Italy's cowboys show off their skill

July 29, 2015

PIANE VOMANO, Italy (AP) — Italy may be better-known for its soccer skills, but on ranches across the country, cowboys are honing their skills of horsemanship and cattle management, and dreaming... more »»

 
 
 

 

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