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Maliki’s party in search of alternative candidate to lead Iraq

The prime minister of eight years is feeling pressure from multiple fronts.

about 19 hours ago


 A man reads a newspaper on a Lagos street with the headline Ebola Virus kills Liberian in Lagos.

Ebola kills Liberian doctor, 2 Americans infected

Officials fearful of the virus outbreak spreading to Nigeria.

about 19 hours ago


Fighting complicates Ukraine crash probe, U.S., EU prepare Russia sanctions

U.S. also says rockets were fired from Russia into eastern Ukraine.

about 19 hours ago


Dozens killed in Benghazi, Tripoli clashes

France on Sunday called for its nationals to evacuate the country.

about 19 hours ago


China’s navy shows off massage techniques in soft-power display

The vessel is part of the Rim of the Pacific exercise of Hawaii.

about 19 hours ago


World briefs: Militants hit Cameroon

PLUS: Air Algerie black boxes sent to Paris; Costa Concordia’s journey ends; Norway threat reduced; Catalan leader confesses.

about 19 hours ago


World briefs: Rocket kills children in Egypt

Plus: Turkish police arrested; Black boxes found in Mali; Tunisian soldiers killed; Pope slams mafia again; Unrest in Nigeria

1 day ago


Israel extending truce to late today

The extended pause was to last until midnight today.

1 day ago


U.S. Embassy in Libya evacuated as militias do battle

About 150 U.S. personnel were taken to safety in neighboring Tunisia.

1 day ago


U.S. weighs sharing Ukraine data

The question of what kind of intelligence support to give Ukraine has become part of a White House debate about how to confront Putin

1 day ago


Taliban offensive is raising doubts about Afghan forces

Doubt has been cast on the ability of Afghan forces to contain the insurgency as the U.S. moves to complete its withdrawal of combat troops.

1 day ago


Death in Nigeria shows Ebola can spread by air travel

A Liberian government consultant arrived Tuesday in Lagos and died Friday.

1 day ago


Getting from Gaza to Israel, by going underground

The Israeli military said the focus of its ground operations in Gaza is to destroy the labyrinth of tunnels.

1 day ago


Israel agrees to 12-hour 'pause' but reject's U.S. truce terms

Palestinian protests spread across West Bank, while U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry fails to win lasting halt to Gaza fighting.

2 days ago


Report on ‘torture’ kept out of reach

Former CIA officials told they could read it, but then told they couldn’t.

2 days ago


Russia increases cross-border intervention, Ukraine and U.S. say

Moscow’s intent appears to be to reverse gains by Kiev’s forces in rebel-held territory.

2 days ago


 Armed police patrol at the Central railway station in Oslo, Norway, because of a possible terror attack by jihadists returning from Syria on Friday, the day after the country stepped up security.

Norwegian officials warn of terror attack prospect

Police on high alert because of intelligence about threat of jihadists returning there from Syria war.

2 days ago


Peace Corp worker's death spurs queries about its medical services

China volunteer became brain-dead after acute gastrointestinal illness, but local care may have faltered.

2 days ago


World briefs: Beheadings cited in Syria

Plus: Russia-Iraq arms deal; 14 travelers executed in Afghanistan; S, Korea ferry sinking arrest; Black box recovered; Ebola hurting

2 days ago


Algerian jetliner carrying 116 aboard crashes in Mali, with no survivors

Soldiers find wreckage in semidesert area. Bad weather is blamed.

3 days ago


Human rights court in Europe faults Poland for aiding CIA prison torture

Court says Poland failed to investigate what happened to 2 terror suspects detained in its territory.

3 days ago


Islamic State targets 2 Syrian garrisons

Militants’ offensive shows it aims to expel Assad regime forces from areas it has declared as its caliphate.

3 days ago


  Arseniy Yatsenyuk

Ukraine coalition fails, and prime minister resigns

Kiev government collapse as U.S. officials cite evidence of Russia firing artillery across border into Ukraine.

3 days ago


Explosions in U.N. school courtyard in Gaza kill 15 Palestinians and wound about 200

Hamas said Israeli shells hit the school, while Israel said the blasts may have been errant or perhaps Hamas fire.

3 days ago


Aviation had one of its worst weeks ever

Cluster of air-related disasters spanned three continents.

3 days ago


 Fouad Massoum

Moderate Kurd chosen as Iraq's new president

Parliament vote for Fouad Massoum seen as compromise.

3 days ago


World briefs: 2 Finnish aid workers killed

Plus: Iran detains 4 journalists; U.N. humanitarian aid; Sudanese Christian

3 days ago


 An official shows on a map an area where an Air Algerie plane is supposed to have went missing today.

Officials: Missing Air Algerie plane from West Africa has crashed

Air navigation services lost track of the plane 50 minutes after takeoff early today, officials said.

4 days ago


 Hearses carrying coffins containing unidentified bodies from the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 depart the airport Wednesday in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

First crash victims returned to the Netherlands, as Ukraine's pro-Russian rebels still shoot into skies

Two Ukraine military jets were downed by separatists in combat, even as a choreographed solemn ceremony played out on Dutch soil.

4 days ago


World Briefs: Blasts kill 82 in Nigeria

PLUS: Indonesian vote challenge; shipwrecked Concordia; Iraq delays president pick; Bulgaria PM resigns

4 days ago


In a Syrian city, Islamists put their vision into practice

The Islamic State has taken over most of Raqqa province, home to about a million people, and established a headquarters in its capital.

4 days ago


Honduran families deported back to a bleak future

Overwhelmed by minors and women with children crossing illegally, U.S. authorities have stepped up deportations back to Central America.

4 days ago


 People release white balloons after attending a silent march of remembrance Wednesday in Amsterdam. The first bodies of passengers and crew killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 arrived in the Netherlands from Ukraine on Wednesday, the official day of mourning. Flags on all Dutch government buildings and diplomatic missions around the world were flown at half mast.

A kiss, a prayer, a haunting premonition — the final, fateful days of MH17’s victims

The trip offered the thrill of new adventure, a dream vacation or a reunion.

4 days ago


 The father of Sergeant Max Steinberg grieves at his coffin during his funeral Wednesday in Jerusalem, Israel. As operation "Protective Edge" enters its 16th day, 29 Israeli soldiers have been killed and over 600 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza, the vast majority being civilians.

Pressure rising on Israel to halt war in Gaza

Israel‘‍s tourism trade has been hit hard by an extension of international flights’‍ suspension over fears of Palestinian rocket fire.

4 days ago


Taiwan plane crash leaves 48 dead, 10 injured

The turboprop was making a second approach to the airport on an outlying island in heavy rains when it went down.

4 days ago


 Smoke from an Israeli strike rises over Gaza City today.

Gaza war prematurely ends trip for Penn State students

Penn State University ordered the evacuation of 19 students in the country for an archaeological dig.

4 days ago


 Malaysian air crash investigators walk by wreckage at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine Tuesday. A team of Malaysian investigators visited the site along with members of the OSCE mission in Ukraine for the first time since Thursday's air crash.

Two Ukraine fighter jets shot down by rebels near MH17 site

Before news of the downed planes emerged, Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council said efforts to suppress insurgents is advancing.

5 days ago


Many Malaysia Airlines jet crash victims may still be buried in wreckage

At least 200 recovered corpses have been sent by refrigerated rail car to a northern Ukrainian city, en route to the Netherlands.

5 days ago


U.S., Euro airlines suspend Tel Aviv flights after airport rocketing

FAA says suspension could last 24 hours, despite tourist season.

5 days ago


Britain plans to tighten laws designed to protect girls

New research shows victim numbers are twice as high as previously thought.

5 days ago


Britain announces inquiry into killing of ex-KGB officer

Home secretary says investigators will explore whether Russian leaders had role in fatal poisoning eight years ago.

5 days ago


World briefs: Taliban strike police fortress

PLUS: Iraq to elect new president; Obama aide in Germany; Nigerian president meets with parents of kidnapped; Populist wins Indonesian

5 days ago


Russia trying to spin tragedy

Rus­sia pre­sented a com­bi­na­tion of con­cil­i­a­tion and blus­ter Mon­day over its han­dling of the downed Ma­lay­sia Airlines jet.

6 days ago


 A destroyed house that was hit by a rocket fired by Palestinians militants from Gaza in Yahud, central Israel.

As lopsided Mideast casualty count mounts, Israel faces dilemma

Israeli officials are struggling with a more distilled version of the dilemma it has faced in repeated rounds against Hamas.

6 days ago


 A Malaysian investigator takes the flight recorder from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 on Monday as it is handed over from Donetsk People's Republic officials to Malaysian representatives in the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine jet-downing crisis eases

Broader investigator access to site of downed Malaysian jet is promised after days of resistance.

6 days ago


 A foreign activist holds up a placard at a protest against the war in Gaza, in Beirut on Monday.

Europe rallies seek to isolate Israel internationally

Demonstrations were mostly peaceful expressions, but some were with an anti-Semitic tinge, in support of Palestinians.

6 days ago


World Briefs: Islamic State thwarts Assad

PLUS: Controversial Hungary statue; rhino move considered; China food scandal; shiny, happy people.

6 days ago


Deadliest day so far for both sides in Gaza

At least 60 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers and officers were killed in Shejaiya, an eastern neighborhood of Gaza City.

1 week ago


U.S. builds case against rebels, Russia

Secretary of State John Kerry accused Russia of providing SA-11 antiaircraft missiles and training to the Ukrainian pro-Russian rebels.

1 week ago


African wives hide HIV status, sapping AIDS progress

Most people living with the HIV live in sub-Saharan Africa.

1 week ago



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