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Syrians try to build case against Assad in chlorine attacks

May 23, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — With only a cloth mask for protection, Firas Kayali rushed to try to rescue the residents of a house in a village in rebel-held northern Syria after a barrel bomb, suspected to be... more »»

Boat by boat, how 3,000 stranded migrants reached land

May 23, 2015

More than 3,000 migrants abandoned by human traffickers have been rescued or washed ashore this month in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailan. more »»

AP Interview: Steinem says isolating N. Korea not working

May 23, 2015

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Iconic women's rights activist Gloria Steinem may be in North Korea, but she is as outspoken as eve. more »»

El Salvador hosting beatification of slain Archbishop Romero

May 23, 2015

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Huge crowds are expected at Saturday's ceremony to beatify Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was cut down by an assassin's bullet 35 years ago and... more »»

Fierce gunbattle kills 43 in west Mexico cartel territory

May 23, 2015

ECUANDUREO, Mexico (AP) — The latest in a series of clashes between Mexican authorities and a powerful, fast-growing drug cartel turned into the deadliest confrontation in recent memory, with 42... more »»

Mexico: 43 dead in 3-hour firefight on ranch in west

May 23, 2015

ECUANDUREO, Mexico (AP) — At least 43 people died Friday in what authorities described as a fierce, three-hour gunbattle between federal forces and suspected drug gang gunmen on a ranch in wester... more »»

US rejects nuclear disarmament document over Israel concerns

May 23, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States on Friday blocked a global document aimed at ridding the world of nuclear weapons, saying Egypt and other states tried to "cynically manipulate" the proces... more »»

US: Myanmar should share responsibility for Rohingya crisis

May 23, 2015

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Navy ships were scouring Southeast Asian waters for boats believed to be carrying thousands of migrants with little food or water, and a top U.. more »»

IS militants purge Syrian town of Assad loyalists

May 23, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State group militants hunted down Syrian government troops and loyalists in the newly captured town of Palmyra, shooting or beheading them in public as a warning, and... more »»

About 40 dead in firefight on ranch, Mexican official says

May 22, 2015

ECUANDUREO, Mexico (AP) — About 40 people were killed Friday in what authorities described as a fierce gunbattle between suspected drug traffickers and federal forces on a ranch in western Mexico... more »»

Mexican official: About 40 dead in shootout in cartel area

May 22, 2015

MEXICO CITY (AP) — About 40 people were killed Friday in what authorities described as a large-scale shootout between law enforcement and criminal suspects in western Mexico. more »»

Currency tumbles as Venezuelans look to unload bolivars

May 22, 2015

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A staggering plunge in the free-market value of Venezuelan currency sent people scrambling to sell off their depreciating bolivars Friday. more »»

IS militants purge Syrian town of Assad loyalists

May 22, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State group militants hunted down Syrian government troops and loyalists in the newly captured town of Palmyra, shooting or beheading them in public as a warning, and... more »»

Analysis: At Mideast forum, hopes for future amid chaos

May 22, 2015

SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — Against a backdrop of Iraq and Syria in flames, Middle Eastern political and business leaders sought to focus on a future of growth and investment for a region that... more »»

Colombia rebels cancel unilateral cease-fire after army raid

May 22, 2015

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's largest rebel group on Friday called off a unilateral cease-fire in reaction to a military raid on a guerrilla camp that killed 26 of its fighters, further... more »»

Yes or no? Ireland decides whether to legalize gay marriage

May 22, 2015

DUBLIN (AP) — Voters in once staunchly Catholic Ireland were deciding Friday whether to legalize gay marriage in what the government's equality minister called "a referendum like no other. more »»

Cholera infects 3,000 Burundian refugees, UN calls for help

May 22, 2015

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — An outbreak of cholera has infected 3,000 people in a Tanzanian border region where refugees fleeing political unrest in Burundi have massed, the U.N. more »»

Mali separatists say soldiers publicly killed 9 Tuaregs

May 22, 2015

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Malian soldiers publicly killed nine residents of a Tuareg village in the country's north, a coalition of separatist groups said on Friday, and the U.N. more »»

Islamic State loyalists claim Saudi mosque attack

May 22, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A group purporting to be a newly-established Saudi affiliate of the Islamic State group says it is behind Friday's attack on Shiite worshippers in the kingdo. more »»

 
 
 

 

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