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Duchess of Alba, wealthy aristocrat, dies at 88

November 20, 2014

MADRID (AP) — The Duchess of Alba, one of Spain's wealthiest and most colorful aristocrats and recognized as the world's most titled noble, has died. She was 88. more »»

Amnesty report: Turkey strained by Syrian refugees

November 20, 2014

ISTANBUL (AP) — With Turkey's government-run refugee camps operating at full capacity, more than 1 million Syrian refugees who have flocked to Turkey to escape fighting at home are struggling to... more »»

Surrogate sushi: Japan biotech for bluefin tuna

November 20, 2014

TATEYAMA, Japan (AP) — Of all the overfished fish in the seas, luscious, fatty bluefin tuna are among the most threatene. more »»

Kerry in diplomatic overdrive on Iran nuclear deal

November 20, 2014

LONDON (AP) — With a deadline for Iranian nuclear deal fast approaching, U.S. more »»

Iraq: Ballet school speaks to city's resilience

November 20, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Ann Khalid did not feel well but she insisted on dancing a brief scene from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake with her classmates. more »»

Tears, anger pour for slain Miss Honduras, sister

November 20, 2014

SANTA BARBARA, Honduras (AP) — Tears and anger poured out for the dark-haired beauty who was to have flown to London on Wednesday to represent Honduras at the Miss World pageant, only to be found... more »»

Police arrest guru ending India standoff

November 20, 2014

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian police have arrested a controversial religious leader at his sprawling ashram in the northern part of the country, ending a days-long standoff in which six people died and... more »»

Police: Miss Honduras, sister slain in jealous fit

November 20, 2014

SANTA BARBARA, Honduras (AP) — The dark-haired beauty was to have flown to London Wednesday to compete in the Miss World pageant — the high point of her reign as Miss Honduras. more »»

Colombia, rebels agree on steps to free general

November 20, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — Countries assisting peace talks between Colombia's government and leftist rebels said Wednesday night that an agreement has been reached to free a general whose capture jeopardized... more »»

Colombia, FARC agree on steps for freeing general

November 20, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — Countries assisting peace talks between Colombia's government and leftist rebels said Wednesday night that an agreement was reached on steps needed to free a general whose capture... more »»

Somali-American who helped Mogadishu govt killed

November 20, 2014

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Gunmen shot and killed a Somali-American from Minnesota who had left a well-paying job in the U.S. more »»

Police: Miss Honduras, sister found shot to death

November 19, 2014

SANTA BARBARA, Honduras (AP) — The dark-haired beauty was to have flown to London Wednesday to compete in the Miss World pageant — the high point of her reign as Miss Hondura. more »»

Environmentalists: Brazil's greenhouse gases rise

November 19, 2014

SAO PAULO (AP) — Emissions of greenhouse gases in Brazil, Latin America's biggest country, were almost 8 percent higher in 2013 than one year earlier, a network of more than 30 environmental... more »»

Divided Jerusalem: Attacks put holy city on edge

November 19, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Streets are subdued, marketplaces are quiet and people are on edge in Jewish areas of Jerusalem, where Arabs have been using meat cleavers, guns, screwdrivers and even their cars... more »»

Cuban couple keeps rodents called hutias as pets

November 19, 2014

BAINOA, Cuba (AP) — Some people keep guinea pigs or hamsters as pets.

But in Cuba, where a larger, more exotic rodent runs wild, Ana Pedraza and her husband prefer the hutia. more »»

Somali-American who helped Mogadishu govt killed

November 19, 2014

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Gunmen shot and killed a Somali-American from Minnesota who had left a well-paying job in the U.S. more »»

Kerry in diplomatic overdrive on Iran nuclear deal

November 19, 2014

LONDON (AP) — With a deadline for Iranian nuclear deal fast approaching, U.S. more »»

New US ambassador has tough job in Moscow

November 19, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Ask most Russians and they will tell you that the United States instigated the conflict in Ukraine with the ultimate aim of subjugating Russia. more »»

AP Exclusive: From IS militant to Iraq informant

November 19, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — The former Islamic State group commander walked into the visitors' room of his Baghdad prison, without the usual yellow jumpsuit and shackles his fellow inmates wear. more »»

US airstrike hits al-Qaida-held town in Syria

November 19, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — An overnight American-led airstrike struck al-Qaida militants in northwestern Syria, the U.S. military and Syrian activists said Wednesday. more »»

 
 
 

 

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