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Circus matriarch Madame Rosa remains active at 103

October 16, 2014

PARIS (AP) — Madame Rosa appears at the circus apartment doorway in sparkling diamonds, red lipstick and a walking frame — and sits down beside her leopard skin rug. more »»

Fresh scuffles between Hong Kong police, activists

October 16, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Police briefly scuffled with protesters camped out in Hong Kong's streets early Thursday, but held back from dismantling barricades erected by the activists pushing for greater... more »»

Exodus campaign to Berlin sparks outrage in Israel

October 16, 2014

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — A group of young Israeli expats have unleashed controversy back home by encouraging others to join them in Berlin, touching on two of the most sensitive issues in Israel:... more »»

Ebola escalation could trigger major food crisis

October 16, 2014

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The global famine warning system is predicting a major food crisis if the Ebola outbreak continues to grow exponentially over the coming months, and the United Nations still... more »»

Long neglected, disabled make gains in Caribbean

October 16, 2014

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Claudia Gordon abruptly went deaf as a child in rural Jamaica, and lost much more than her hearing as a result. more »»

Hong Kong police hold back from removing barriers

October 16, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Police briefly scuffled with protesters camped out in Hong Kong's streets early Thursday, but held back from dismantling barricades erected by the activists pushing for greater... more »»

NKorea praises rights record in draft resolution

October 15, 2014

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea on Wednesday circulated a draft U.N. more »»

What's at stake in Iran nuclear talks?

October 15, 2014

VIENNA (AP) — An Iranian nuclear agreement is the Obama administration's grandest foreign policy objective, a legacy-defining endeavor that holds the prospect of ending the gravest potential... more »»

Kosovo frees 8-year-old from Syria captivity

October 15, 2014

SLATINA, Kosovo (AP) — An 8-year-old boy from Kosovo was reunited with his mother late on Wednesday after intelligence and security forces brought him back from Syria where he was taken by his... more »»

Kurds hold their own against militants in Syria

October 15, 2014

MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) — Intensified U.S. more »»

Ebola crisis puts pressure on human rights

October 15, 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Some doctors in countries hit hardest by the deadly Ebola disease decline to operate on pregnant women for fear the virus could spread. more »»

USAID says Ebola nations following right approach

October 15, 2014

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — A U.S. more »»

Egypt warplanes hit Libya militias, officials say

October 15, 2014

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Egypt deepened its involvement in the fight against Islamist militias who have taken over key parts of Libya on Wednesday, with officials saying Egyptian warplanes have... more »»

Harvard student to be back in US in less than week

October 15, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Harvard University student who was stuck for months in Mexico after crossing the border without permission said Wednesday he hopes to be back in the United States in less tha... more »»

Police actions in Hong Kong protests spark outrage

October 15, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Riot police moving against activists sparked outrage after officers were seen kicking a handcuffed protester and dragging dozens of others away Wednesday in the worst violence... more »»

Vatican mystery: Where did gay welcome originate?

October 15, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — It's one of the great mysteries of the meeting on family life taking place behind closed doors at the Vatican this week: Just where did the authors of a draft report come up... more »»

UN refugee chief says Europe must open borders

October 15, 2014

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The head of the United Nations refugee agency on Wednesday urged countries, particularly in Europe, to review their laws to allow entry to more Syrians fleein... more »»

Putin to focus on Ukraine during trip to Milan

October 15, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Trying to maneuver out of the worst Russia-West crisis since the Cold War, President Vladimir Putin is unleashing a diplomatic blitz involving a series of meetings with Western... more »»

Drone banner at soccer game ignites Balkan ruckus

October 15, 2014

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — It was all about the drone Wednesday — the one that took off from an Orthodox Church in Belgrade and flew over a soccer stadium with a nationalist Albanian banner. more »»

Iran tips hand about structure of secret services

October 15, 2014

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran drew back the veil — if slightly — over its intelligence services on Wednesday, with its top nuclear security official crediting them for helping protect the Islamic... more »»

 
 
 

 

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