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Iraqi libraries ransacked by Islamic State group in Mosul

January 31, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — When Islamic State group militants invaded the Central Library of Mosul earlier this month, they were on a mission to destroy a familiar enemy: other people's idea. more »»

Japan self-censors images, words linked to hostage crisis

January 31, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Images or mentions of knives, ransom or blood — or anything else that can be seen alluding to the hostage crisis involving two Japanese in Syria — have been omitted. more »»

Anger, mourning in Pakistan after mosque bombing kills 59

January 31, 2015

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Thousands of Shiites across Pakistan mourned and protested Saturday after a bombing at a Shiite mosque in the country killed at least 59 people. more »»

Is he dead? Philippines awaits answer of costly terror raid

January 31, 2015

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The cellphone message of the Filipino police commandos to their base was triumphant: "Mike 1 bingo," a code meaning they have killed one of Southeast Asia's most-wanted... more »»

Beijing Winter Olympics bid highlights skiing, hockey growth

January 31, 2015

CHONGLI, China (AP) — Clad in neon-green from head to toe, Chinese snowboarder He Qiang is part of a growing cohort of middle-class enthusiasts in a country with little tradition of winter sports... more »»

Artillery fire kills at least 12 civilians in Donetsk

January 31, 2015

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Artillery fire killed at least 12 civilians in the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Friday amid fierce fighting between pro-Russia separatists and government troops as... more »»

IS hostage drama shows change in propaganda technique

January 30, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — The latest Islamic State hostage drama involving a veteran Japanese war correspondent and a young Jordanian pilot marks the first time the group has publicly demanded prisoner... more »»

Africans open new front in war on terror to fight Boko Haram

January 30, 2015

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Schoolgirls torn from their families in a mass kidnapping and forced into sexual slavery. Bombs that ripped through bus stations. more »»

Propane deliveries part of daily life in Mexico

January 30, 2015

MEXICO CITY (AP) — It was the sort of scene that plays out thousands of times a day across Mexico City: A tanker truck laden with propane rumbled down a crowded street, pulled up at a hospital an... more »»

Kurd allies fighting IS in north Iraq hampered by rivalries

January 30, 2015

SINJAR, Iraq (AP) — Kurdish forces in recent weeks have retaken parts of the strategic Iraqi town of Sinjar, whose Yazidi population was driven out in a humanitarian disaster last year that... more »»

Amnesty: Saudis postpone blogger's flogging for 3rd week

January 30, 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Authorities in Saudi Arabia delayed the planned flogging of a blogger convicted of insulting Islam for a third straight week Friday in the face of growing... more »»

Egypt blames Muslim Brotherhood for deadly Sinai attack

January 30, 2015

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi blamed the Muslim Brotherhood for playing a role in a sophisticated insurgent attack that killed 31 people in Egypt's volatile... more »»

UN chief urges African leaders not cling to power

January 30, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general Friday urged African leaders not to cling to power. more »»

Canada to criminalize public terror threats

January 30, 2015

TORONTO (AP) — Canada will introduce new anti-terror laws that will make it a crime to encourage terrorism against Canadians, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Friday in response to two... more »»

French fracture laid bare as 8-year-old praises terrorists

January 30, 2015

PARIS (AP) — It was bad enough when France learned that the minute of silence for victims of the nation's deadliest terror attacks in decades was not respected by all students. more »»

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe new African Union chairman

January 30, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — African leaders Friday appointed Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as the new chairman of the 54-nation African Unio. more »»

Ukraine to ask UN states to call Russia a terrorism sponsor

January 30, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ukraine's ambassador to the United Nations says his country soon will ask the world body's member states to formally recognize Russia as a sponsor of terrorism. more »»

Germany to Greece: Don't mess with us over debt, austerity

January 30, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece and its European bailout creditors were in open dispute Friday, with Germany bluntly rejecting suggestions the heavily-indebted country should be forgiven part of its... more »»

50 years after funeral, Churchill towers over UK politicians

January 30, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Fifty years after Winston Churchill's funeral, British politicians paid tribute Friday to the wartime leader — and tried to energize their election campaigns with a little of the... more »»

Bomb blast at Shiite Muslim mosque in Pakistan kills 56

January 30, 2015

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A bomb blast ripped through a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan as worshippers gathered for Friday prayers, killing at least 56 people and wounding dozens more, in the deadliest... more »»

 
 

 

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