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Girls, women rescued from Boko Haram need psychological care

April 29, 2015

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Some of the nearly 300 girls and women freed by Nigeria's military from the forest stronghold of Boko Haram were so transformed by their captivity that they opened fire on... more »»

France investigates accusations that soldiers raped children

April 29, 2015

PARIS (AP) — Paris prosecutors are investigating accusations that French soldiers in Central African Republic sexually abused children they were sent to protect. more »»

Aid begins arriving in Nepal's remote quake-hit villages

April 29, 2015

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The first supplies of food aid began reaching remote, earthquake-shattered mountain villages in Nepal on Wednesday, while thousands clamored to board buses out of... more »»

Republic of Congo, Chad presidents set fire to ivory

April 29, 2015

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo (AP) — The presidents of Republic of Congo and Chad on Wednesday set fire to five tons of ivory seized from poachers, using seized timber, to mark their commitment... more »»

Brazil executives moved to house arrest in corruption case

April 29, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Top executives from several big Brazilian construction and engineering firms left prison Thursday but will remain under house arrest for their alleged role in a massive... more »»

Saudi king recasts line of succession with eye on security

April 29, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Salman redrew the line of succession on Wednesday, appointing a counterterrorism czar as crown prince and placing his own defense minister son in... more »»

UK trial: US soldier describes chaos after Iraq explosion

April 29, 2015

LONDON (AP) — A U.S. soldier has testified at a British court about the carnage after an explosion caused by an improvised bomb in Iraq in 2007. more »»

An African version of Spartacus ballet to hit the stage

April 29, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Spartacus is getting an African makeover.

In the 1960 movie "Spartacus," Kirk Douglas played the gladiator who led a slave revolt against the Romans. more »»

Pope echoes feminist anthem of equal pay for equal work

April 29, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis added his voice Wednesday to the feminist anthem of equal pay for equal work, saying it's "pure scandal" that women earn less than men for doing the same job. more »»

Japan PM offers condolences for WWII dead in historic speech

April 29, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring "history is harsh," Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan offered solemn condolences Wednesday for the Americans who died in World War II as he became the first Japanese... more »»

Mexico requires officials to report conflicts of interest

April 29, 2015

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico is requiring officials to declare potential conflicts of interest in their private life and financial dealings, a step that President Enrique Pena Nieto had promised... more »»

Pressure grows to end blanket bans on gay men blood donors

April 29, 2015

PARIS (AP) — The European Union's top court on Wednesday joined a growing chorus of voices questioning whether it still makes sense to forever bar all gay men from donating blood. more »»

Cyprus, Egypt, Greece to boost ties on combatting terrorism

April 29, 2015

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The leaders of Cyprus, Egypt and Greece agreed Wednesday to step up cooperation on combatting terrorism amid fears that worsening security conditions in neighboring... more »»

Export freeze sows bitterness in Venezuela chocolate trade

April 29, 2015

EL CLAVO, Venezuela (AP) — William Machado worked all winter harvesting palm-sized yellow cacao pods and drying the flavorful beans insid. more »»

The Latest on Nepal: In ravaged hamlets, lives were spared

April 29, 2015

7:30 p.m. (1345 GMT)

The tiny hamlets clinging to the mountainsides of Gorkha District were ravaged by the earthquake. But lives were spared. more »»

1st meeting of Cyprus' rival leaders postponed

April 29, 2015

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A Cypriot government official says the first meeting between the country's Greek Cypriot president Nicos Anastasiades and the newly elected Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa... more »»

Military evacuating girls, women rescued from Boko Haram

April 29, 2015

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — After carrying out a mass rescue of 200 girls and 93 women from the forest stronghold of an Islamic insurgent group, Nigeria's military is evacuating them and plans to check... more »»

Polish authorities say Russian reporter a danger to Poland

April 29, 2015

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish authorities accused a Russian journalist working for a pro-Kremlin news agency of posing a threat to Poland's security, saying Wednesday that he should lose his right... more »»

Shipping company says crew of vessel seized by Iran is safe

April 29, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — The operator of a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo vessel boarded by Iranian forces as it was traversing the Strait of Hormuz said Wednesday it has confirmed the crew is safe but that... more »»

The Latest on Nepal: 'A few people' missing after mudslide

April 29, 2015

6 p.m. (1215 GMT)

The number of people missing after a mudslide struck a village in central Nepal appears to be lower than first thought. more »»

 
 

 

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