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NKorea tries on the charm to avoid ICC referral

October 22, 2014

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — For an envoy of the North Korean government, which virtually bans the average citizen's contact with the outside world, Kim Ju Song looks breezily connected. more »»

 
 
 
Mexican rights body alleges troops murdered 15

October 22, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Soldiers killed as many as 15 people after they surrendered in an abandoned warehouse in southern Mexico last summer, according to a scathing National Human Rights Commission... more »»

Marine suspect transferred to Philippine detention

October 22, 2014

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The U.S. more »»

North Korea frees US man; 2 more still detained

October 22, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea's reclusive government abruptly freed an American man Tuesday, nearly six months after he was arrested on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, but Pyongyang... more »»

Mexican rights agency says army executed 15 of 22

October 22, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Soldiers executed at least 12 and probably 15 people at a warehouse in southern Mexico last summer, the government Human Rights Commission said Tuesday in a sweeping indictment... more »»

Terrorist ideology blamed in Canada car attack

October 21, 2014

SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Quebec (AP) — A young convert to Islam who killed a Canadian soldier in a hit-and-run had been on the radar of federal investigators, who feared he had jihadist ambition... more »»

Egypt sets appeal hearing for Al-Jazeera staff

October 21, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — A Cairo court has set an appeals hearing for three Al-Jazeera English journalists convicted of terrorism-related charges last June amid widespread international condemnation. more »»

Australian runaway teenager reportedly in IS video

October 21, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian teenage runaway has reportedly appeared in an Islamic State propaganda video, warning that the movement won't stop fighting until the extremists' notorious black flag... more »»

North Korea frees US man; 2 more still detained

October 21, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea's reclusive government abruptly freed an American man Tuesday, nearly six months after he was arrested on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, but Pyongyang... more »»

IS fighters seize weapons cache meant for Kurds

October 21, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State group fighters seized at least one cache of weapons airdropped by U.. more »»

Cuba sends 91 more doctors to fight Ebola

October 21, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — Every few years Dr. more »»

WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January

October 21, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization is pressing the search for an Ebola vaccine and hopes to begin testing two experimental versions as early as January on more than 20,000 front-line... more »»

Assad pursues withering campaign against rebels

October 21, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad is taking advantage of the U.S. more »»

Ebola cases rise sharply in western Sierra Leone

October 21, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — After emerging months ago in eastern Sierra Leone, Ebola is now hitting the western edges of the country where the capital is located with dozens of people falling... more »»

Congo doctor Mukwege wins EU human rights prize

October 21, 2014

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — European lawmakers have awarded their top human rights prize to Congolese gynecologist Denis Mukwege who campaigns against sexual violence targeting women in war. more »»

Oil CEO in sad toll of famed plane crash victims

October 21, 2014

PARIS (AP) — Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA whose silver handlebar earned him the nickname "Big Mustache," died late Monday at a Moscow airport when his private jet... more »»

'Blade Runner' Pistorius gets 5 years in prison

October 21, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an acclaimed sprinter at the... more »»

Iran president pledges to back Iraq amid attacks

October 21, 2014

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Shiite powerhouse Iran has pledged enduring support for the Shiite-led government of Iraq in its battle against an ascendant Sunni insurgency spearheaded by the Islamic State... more »»

Submarine hunt exposes Swedish readiness gap

October 21, 2014

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The search for a foreign underwater craft in waters off Stockholm has brought back memories of Sweden's submarine hunts during the Cold War — and exposed a key difference. more »»

One American released from North Korea, two remain

October 21, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, the State... more »»

Anti-government cleric ends protest in Islamabad

October 21, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A fiery anti-government cleric has ended his 65-day long sit-in protest in Pakistan's capital Islamabad Tuesday. more »»

 
 
 

 

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October 17, 2014 Earlier this week, my husband and I returned from a four-night visit to Washington, D.C., a place that can't be topped in terms of its treasure trove of history-laden sites, artifacts and monuments. more »

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