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State deputy police commissioner says 35 people had been killed and 150 wounded in mosque explosions.

about 5 hours ago


Prime Minister Toughens Stance on Immigration in Britain

Mr. Cameron acknowledged that it would require tough negotiations with European Union partners and changes to union treaties.

about 5 hours ago


North Korea's "princess" moves closer to center of power

North Korea's "princess" moves closer to center of power

about 4 hours ago


World briefs: U.S. deaths, prisons trouble U.N.

PLUS: New Hong Kong clashes; Syria denies allegations; Afghanistan on edge;

about 4 hours ago


World news briefs: 11/29/14

U.S. deaths, prisons trouble U.N.; New Hong Kong clashes; Syria denies allegations; Afghanistan on edge; Also in the world …

about 4 hours ago


Oil plunge a panacea for much of world economy

OPEC member nations are worried they’ll lose market share if the cartel lowers production.

about 18 hours ago


Stocks fluctuate after OPEC's decision not to cut output

Exxon Mobil and Chevron, the oil and gas stocks with the biggest weighting on the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, lost more than 3.5 percent.

about 18 hours ago


 A Whiting Petroleum Co. pump jack pulls crude oil from the Bakken region of the Northern Plains near Bainville, Mont. on Nov. 6, 2013.

OPEC maintains output of oil

The plunge in prices in recent months that has indicated the diminishing clout of the organization.

1 day ago


Police arrest 118 globally for flight ticket fraud

Europol said the arrests were made during two days of coordinated action this week at more than 80 airports in 45 countries.

about 19 hours ago


British panel urges increased powers for Scotland

The proposed deal is meant to address concerns that helped drive a Scottish attempt to secede from the United Kingdom in September.

1 day ago


World briefs: Police overhaul promised

PLUS: Taliban strike Kabul; EU pols target Google; major Kashmir attack.

1 day ago


Despite aid push, Ebola is raging in Sierra Leone

In November alone, the World Health Organization has reported more than 1,800 new cases in this country.

1 day ago


OPEC set to meet amid pressure from falling prices

The price of crude oil is at its lowest level since 2012.

2 days ago


Nepal village is set to make world's largest animal sacrifice

A festival honoring a Hindu goddess is drawing close to 1 million people.

2 days ago


Ukraine premier warns of war with Russia before winning confirmation vote

The approval cleared an obstacle for aid talks with the IMF as the country grapples with a separatist insurgency in the east.

1 day ago


Anti-polio health workers slain in Pakistan

Four anti-polio health workers -- three women and a man -- were killed Wednesday by gunmen in southwestern Pakistan.

2 days ago


World briefs: Top U.N. relief official to step down

Plus: Maritime conflicts; Canadian radio host; Guinea has 1 cholera case; Hong Kong protests; Zimbabwe power struggle

2 days ago


26 coal miners die in fire in north China mine

Another 50 miners were injured in the disaster, which broke out in the complex run by the state-owned Fuxin Coal Corp. in Liaoning province.

2 days ago


 Toronto police said Jian Ghomeshi, 47, surrendered to police today.

Former CBC host Ghomeshi charged with sexual assault

Jian Ghomeshi, 47, had hosted "Q'', a CBC radio show on culture, since 2007.

2 days ago


 Pope Francis addresses the European Parliament on Tuesday during a short visit in Strasbourg, in eastern France. He also addressed the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.

Pontiff takes Europe to task

Pope tells European Parliament continent’s energies are sapped by an economic crisis and has lost its way.

3 days ago


World briefs: Iran’s leader says nation is standing tall

PLUS: Afghan army review; Hong Kong clashes persist; Intel agencies faulted; Warship sale postponed

3 days ago


Iran nuclear negotiators risk backlash

As a deadline passes for an Iran nuclear accord, the U.S. and its allies as well as officials in Tehran agree to extend the talks.

4 days ago


Israeli leader delays divisive measure

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agrees to stall a controversial nationality bill while a more moderate compromise measure is drafted.

4 days ago


Finland feels vulnerable amid Russian provocations

Nonaligned and peaceable Finland fears that it could become Russia’s next target for military acquisition.

4 days ago


 A woman visits the permanent exhibition of the Museum of Fine Arts Bern in May. The museum said it was shocked to learn that Cornelius Gurlitt, the son of a Nazi-era art dealer, had left it a disputed hoard of priceless paintings — some thought to have been plundered from Jews. One day after the death of Cornelius Gurlitt, his lawyer told the Museum of Fine Arts in the western Swiss city of Bern that it was the sole heir of the German's spectacular collection.

Swiss gain Nazi-era art

A museum in Bern, Switzerland, has accepted a priceless bequest of masterworks from the late son of a Nazi-era art dealer.

4 days ago


World briefs: Bomb kills 2 foreigners in troop convoy

Plus: Armenian-Azeri dispute; reprisal hits al-Ashabab; Boko Haram raids town;human-trafficking report; pope to target Europe.

4 days ago


Proposal declares Jewish homeland

The measure was decried by critics as racist and a threat to democracy.

5 days ago


Negotiators would extend Iran nuclear talks yet again

American officials finally acknowledged Sunday that the two sides would not reach a deal by today’s deadline.

5 days ago


 This image provided by Sotheby’s shows a fancy vivid blue pear-shaped diamond from the estate of Rachel "Bunny" Mellon that sold Nov. 20 for $32.6 million. It's an auction record for any blue diamond. It was sold to an anonymous Hong Kong collector.

Auction house: Bunny Mellon's objects take in $218 million during multiday auction

Three works — two paintings by Mark Rothko and a Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond — fetched over $30 million.

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Putin woos Pakistan as old friend India buys U.S. weapons

The Russian president is changing an approach toward the nuclear-powered neighbors that has endured since the Cold War.

5 days ago


Health care mergers, acquisitions lead surge

Mergers and acquisitions are combining to make 2014 the most active year for health care deals in at least two decades.

5 days ago


Afghanistan lifts ban on night raids

Afghan forces are planning to resume the raids in 2015, and in some cases the raids will include members of U.S. special operations units.

5 days ago


World briefs: Sweeping U.K. terror law expected

PLUS: Tunisia election; Islamic State attacks; new saints canonized

5 days ago


Biden mends fences as Turkey, U.S. seek strategy for Syria, Islamic State

After an extended period of public estrangement and sniping, the United States and Turkey have made up.

6 days ago


Obama expands Afghan mission

The president’s recent secret order ensures that U.S. troops will have a direct role in fighting in the country for at least another year.

1 week ago


Kerry, Iran dig in on nuclear talks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, reversed plans to leave Vienna on Friday.

1 week ago


Benghazi theories debunked by House Intelligence Committee

A two-year investigation by the GOP-controlled House Intelligence Committee asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees.

1 week ago


Infected Ebola blood stolen in Guinea

Authorities publicly appealed on national radio Friday to the unidentified robbers to hand over the samples stolen from the minibus taxi.

1 week ago


Israelis confiscate weapons bound for East Jerusalem

A shipment of knives, swords, fireworks and electric-shock devices from China is seized by Israeli police.

1 week ago


 Afghan security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack on Wednesday in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Attacks in Kabul raise concerns about security

The Taliban are staging almost daily attacks against the Afghan government and foreign targets in Kabul, the capital.

1 week ago


North Korea threatens to resume nuclear tests

After a U.N. panel’s approval this week of a resolution condemning Pyongyang’s leadership, North Korea has countered with nuke test threats.

1 week ago


China to place limit on coal use in 2020

As China seeks to limit its carbon dioxide emissions by around 2030, it is setting a cap on coal consumption in 2020.

1 week ago


World briefs: Deadline for final nuclear deal with Iran may be moved to March

PLUS: Jihadis urge war on France; Assange appeal rejected; Ferry operator sentenced; U.S. aid worker detained.

1 week ago


 Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin touches the flag-draped coffin of Israeli Druze police Officer Zidan Nahad Seif during his funeral Wednesday in the northern village of Yanuh-Jat.

Fears grow of Mideast religious war

Israelis and Palestinians are both dreading a deadly religious war as violence escalates in Jerusalem and the region.

1 week ago


 Rabbi Avraham Shmuel Goldberg, left, and Rabbi Moshe Twersky were among the four victims of an attack on a Jerusalem synagogue Tuesday.

Israel to demolish homes of synagogue attackers

Said Abu Jamal, a cousin of the men, said their families in east Jerusalem received demolition orders from Israeli police today.

1 week ago


 Maria Jose Alvarado is crowned the new Miss Honduras on April 26 in San Pedro, Sula, Honduras.

Miss Honduras, sister found shot to death

The dark-haired beauty was to have flown to London on Wednesday to compete in the Miss World pageant.

1 week ago


 Secretary of State John Kerry is pictured as he and Britain’s Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond address journalists during a meeting in central London on Tuesday.

Kerry seeks path to Iran nuclear deal

The prospect of a talks extension is appearing more likely, and some who opposed that avenue now see it as a preferable diplomatic path.

1 week ago


U.N. study says emissions pledges won’t stop warming

The report by the United Nations Environmental Program cited a sizable “emissions gap.”

1 week ago


World briefs: Kurds target extremists in new offensive

PLUS: Second Frenchman ID’d; Russia deflects blame; Saudis expand buffer zone.

1 week ago


 An ultra-orthodox Jewish man prays at the scene of an attack today, by two Palestinians, on Israeli worshippers at a synagogue in the ultra-Orthodox Har Nof neighbourhood in Jerusalem. Two Palestinians armed with a gun and axes burst into a Jerusalem synagogue and killed four Israelis before being shot dead.

Three Americans, one Briton killed in synagogue attack in Jerusalem

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed that Israel will "respond harshly" to the attack, the deadliest in Jerusalem in years.

1 week ago



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