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Syria Kurdish official appeals for arms for Kobani

October 16, 2014

MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) — A Syrian Kurdish official called on the international community on Thursday to allow weapons into the border town of Kobani, saying the town was still in danger from... more »»

Putin to meet with Western leaders on Ukraine

October 16, 2014

MILAN (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is mounting a diplomatic blitz on the sidelines of a summit of European and Asian leaders in a bid to escape Russia's worst crisis with the West sinc... more »»

AP NewsBreak: Iran looks at compromise nuke offer

October 16, 2014

VIENNA (AP) — Iran is considering a U.S. more »»

Talks begin on Northern Ireland power-sharing

October 16, 2014

DUBLIN (AP) — Negotiations to bolster Northern Ireland's power-sharing government opened with recriminations and empty seats Thursday as the 7-year-old alliance of British Protestants and Irish... more »»

Attacks in Baghdad kill at least 38 people

October 16, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants unleashed a wave of attacks on Thursday targeting Shiite areas in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, killing at least 38 people and wounding dozens, officials said. more »»

Exhibition probes the mystery of Sherlock Holmes

October 16, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Sherlock Holmes is among the most famous Londoners of all time. Many tourists still see the bustling city through his eyes, and seek out his address, 221B Baker Street. more »»

Image of Asia: Walking apples and a phone in China

October 16, 2014

In this photo by Ng Han Guan, performance artist Han Bing drags an iPhone and his friend Hui Li drags a string of apples in a shopping district where an Apple retail store is located in Beijing. more »»

2 Haqqani leaders arrested by Afghan intelligence

October 16, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two senior leaders of the al-Qaida-linked Haqqani network have been arrested in eastern Khost province, the Afghan intelligence service said Thursday, claiming a major... more »»

Russia's Kasparov backs case of dissident banker

October 16, 2014

PARIS (AP) — Russian chess master and political activist Garry Kasparov said a Kazakh dissident banker is in danger if a court rules he should be extradited from France. more »»

UN rights chief: Ebola, extremists 'twin plagues'

October 16, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — U.N. more »»

Pakistani jets hit militant hideouts, killing 21

October 16, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani jet fighters struck five militant hideouts in a northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan on Thursday, killing at least 21 insurgents, the army said. more »»

Kurdish official appeals for weapons for Kobani

October 16, 2014

MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) — A Syrian Kurdish official called on the international community on Thursday to allow weapons into the border town of Kobani, saying the town is still in danger from... more »»

Nepal blizzard, avalanche death toll rises to 25

October 16, 2014

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Search and rescue teams flying on army helicopters spotted the bodies of eight more trekkers killed in a series of blizzards and avalanches that have hit central Nepal in... more »»

Hong Kong leader ready to meet with students

October 16, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader said Thursday he is ready to start talks with student pro-democracy protest leaders as soon as next week, suggesting a breakthrough in a political crisis that... more »»

Nepal blizzard, avalanche death toll rises to 20

October 16, 2014

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Search and rescue teams on army helicopters spotted the bodies of eight more trekkers along a popular mountain trail in central Nepal that was buried in avalanches and... more »»

Thai soaps trigger outcry over romanticizing rape

October 16, 2014

BANGKOK (AP) — In a famous scene from Thailand's award-winning soap opera "The Power of Shadows," the handsome protagonist gets drunk and rapes the leading lad. more »»

First Japan passenger jet in 4 decades rolling out

October 16, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — The first made in Japan passenger jet in four decades reaches a development milestone later this week. more »»

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 »»

 
 
 

 

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