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Syria, Iraq oil controlled by Islamic State group

September 25, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — For the first time since the Unites States and five Arab countries started bombing positions of the Islamic State group in Syria, oil installations under control of the militants... more »»

Kurds see Turkey impeding Islamic State fight

September 25, 2014

SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Turkey and its Kurdish population — for decades in conflict — suddenly find themselves facing a common enemy in the Islamic State group. more »»

Sierra Leone quarantines 2 million to fight Ebola

September 25, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone on Thursday took the dramatic step of sealing off districts where more than 1 million people live as it and other West African countries struggle to... more »»

Qatar women withdraw over Asian Games hijab ban

September 25, 2014

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — The Qatari women's basketball team withdrew from the Asian Games in protest against international rules that ban players from wearing Muslim headscarves in competition. more »»

Nigeria: Report Chibok girl freed, identity doubts

September 25, 2014

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian's Islamic extremists have freed one of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls, Nigerian police reported Thursday, but a community leader says she's too traumatized to... more »»

Venice to close area for Clooney wedding

September 25, 2014

MILAN (AP) — Venice city officials on Thursday ordered the closure of a walkway fronting the picturesque Grand Canal on Monday to keep crowds away from George Clooney's wedding to human rights... more »»

10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

September 25, 2014

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you... more »»

Sierra Leone quarantine affects 2 million people

September 25, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone on Thursday took the dramatic step of sealing off districts where more than 1 million people live as it and two other West African countries struggled t... more »»

Rouhani: nuclear deal on Iran possible by deadline

September 25, 2014

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran's president says a nuclear deal is possible before the November deadline if the West wants a deal and shows flexibility.

Hassan Rouhani told the U.N. 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 »»

'Eau de Revolution': Cuba scents honor Che, Chavez

September 25, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — Call it "Eau de Revolution. 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 »»

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 »»

US man's N. Korean prison life: Digging, isolation

September 25, 2014

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — An American man recently sentenced by North Korea to six years of hard labor says he is digging in fields eight hours a day and being kept in isolation, but that so... more »»

 
 

 

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