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West Bank mosque torched by suspected Israeli extremists

February 25, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Suspected Israeli extremists have torched a Palestinian mosque in the West Bank and left Hebrew graffiti at the site. more »»

Jamaica decriminalizes small amounts of 'ganja'

February 25, 2015

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Marijuana has been pervasive but illegal in Jamaica for decades, consumed as a medicinal herb, puffed as a sacrament by Rastafarians and sung about in the island's famed... more »»

Oil boom's end threatens pain for much of Latin America

February 25, 2015

PUERTO GAITAN, Colombia (AP) — Soaring oil prices the past decade transformed this rural backwater into Colombia's richest city as nearby fields pumped black gold, drawing new businesses,... more »»

Dozens of Christians abducted by Islamic militants in Syria

February 25, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State militants struck before dawn, staging house-to-house raids in a cluster of villages nestled along the Khabur River in northeastern Syria. more »»

Venezuelan 14 year-old killed during anti-government protest

February 25, 2015

SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela (AP) — A 14-year-old boy died Tuesday after being shot in the head during an anti-government protest in Venezuela's restive western region. more »»

Jamaica passes act decriminalizing small amounts of pot

February 25, 2015

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaican lawmakers on Tuesday night passed an act to decriminalize small amounts of pot and establish a licensing agency to regulate a lawful medical marijuana industry o... more »»

Kerry defends Iran negotiations before Congress

February 25, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry told wary lawmakers on Tuesday that it was premature to criticize nuclear negotiations with Iran before any deal can be reached to keep Tehran from... more »»

Brazil detains alleged deforestation king of Amazon

February 24, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil has detained a land-grabber thought to be the Amazon's single biggest deforester, the country's environmental protection agency said. more »»

Toddler dies of measles in Berlin, first death in outbreak

February 24, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — An 18-month-old boy has died of measles in Berlin, the first known death in an outbreak of the disease that has seen more than 570 cases in the German capital since Octobe. more »»

2 Turkish reconnaissance planes crash; 4 pilots killed

February 24, 2015

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's military says two of its RF-4E reconnaissance planes have crashed in central Turkey, killing all four pilots on board. more »»

Israeli challenger Herzog a determined underdog

February 24, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Isaac Herzog would have faced an uphill climb even in a country without huge security problems and a history of placing its trust in tough guys. more »»

After attacks, European rabbis train self-defense in Prague

February 24, 2015

PRAGUE (AP) — Rabbis from European countries gathered in Prague Tuesday for training in self-defense and first aid in response to a wave of attacks against Jews and a rise of anti-Semitism on the... more »»

Dozens of Christians abducted by Islamic militants in Syria

February 24, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State militants struck before dawn, staging house-to-house raids in a cluster of villages nestled along the Khabur River in northeastern Syria. more »»

9 dead including gunman in Czech restaurant shooting

February 24, 2015

PRAGUE (AP) — A gunman opened fire inside a small-town restaurant in eastern Czech Republic Tuesday, killing eight people and seriously wounding a waitress before he fatally shot himself,... more »»

Toronto police stumped by mysterious tunnel

February 24, 2015

TORONTO (AP) — Police are asking for the public's help in trying to determine who built a mysterious underground tunnel near York University in Toronto. more »»

Greece clears key hurdle to extend bailout but doubts remain

February 24, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — Greece cleared a major hurdle Tuesday in its ongoing battle to remain solvent as its European creditors approved a 4-month extension to its financial bailout — but the... more »»

South Africa spycraft on show in leaked intelligence cables

February 24, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Once the small talk had subsided, the 2012 meeting between intelligence agents from Iran and South Africa in an Iranian guesthouse reportedly went downhill. more »»

Suicide bombers kill 24 at 2 bus stations in north Nigeria

February 24, 2015

POTISKUM, Nigeria (AP) — Teenage suicide bombers, suspected to be Boko Haram extremists, killed at least 24 people in separate blasts Tuesday at crowded bus stations in two northern Nigerian... more »»

Bombs in Iraq, including twin blasts in busy street, kill 40

February 24, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of bombings in Iraq, including twin blasts in a busy street in a Baghdad suburb, killed at least 40 people and wounded dozens on Tuesday, Iraqi officials said. more »»

Shiite rebels say Yemen President Hadi 'wanted for justice'

February 24, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's Shiite rebels said Tuesday that President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who fled the rebel-controlled capital earlier this month and has begun reconstituting his authority... more »»

 
 
 

 

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