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New study explores sinister side of meerkats

August 14, 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — One of the most captivating sights of African wildlife is that of dark-eyed meerkats standing side-by-side on their hind legs, as though posing for a group photograph. more »»

500 guns seized: Somalia tries to disarm Mogadishu

August 14, 2014

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's government has launched a new disarmament campaign that has netted some 500 guns and sparked gun battles in a capital that is awash with weapons, said official... more »»

Ukraine claims to take town on Russian aid route

August 14, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian security spokesman says government forces have taken control of an eastern town, allowing them to block a Russian aid convoy from going to the rebel-held city of... more »»

Candidate's sudden death transforms Brazil race

August 14, 2014

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's political landscape was being redrawn Thursday, a day after a small plane crash killed a top presidential candidate less than two months before the election. more »»

Gaza truce extension fans hope of lasting deal

August 14, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — A five-day extension of a Gaza truce appeared to be holding despite a rocky start on Thursday, fanning cautious optimism of progress in the indirect negotiations underway in Cairo... more »»

Egypt Islamists mark anniversary of mass killing

August 14, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — At least three people were killed Thursday as Egyptian security forces quashed small, scattered demonstrations by Islamist supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi marking the... more »»

Liberia gets Ebola drug; ponders who should get it

August 14, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian officials faced an excruciating choice Thursday: deciding which handful of Ebola patients will receive an experimental drug that could prove life-saving,... more »»

UK police search singer Cliff Richard's house

August 14, 2014

LONDON (AP) — British police on Thursday searched a house belonging to veteran rock star Cliff Richard in connection with sexual allegations dating back to the 1980. more »»

Image of Asia: Modernizing the Philippine military

August 14, 2014

In this photo by Bullit Marquez, President Benigno Aquino III hands new assault rifles to Filipino soldiers at armed forces headquarters. more »»

AP PHOTOS: Swimming to school in western India

August 14, 2014

SAJANPURA VILLAGE, India (AP) — It's a long, wet journey to school for 61 teenagers in part of western India. If they want to learn, they have no choice but to swi. more »»

Pope's small car fascinates South Koreans

August 14, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis' choice of wheels during his five-day South Korean visit has surprised many in this painfully self-conscious country, where big shots rarely hit the streets... more »»

Syrian troops seize contested Damascus suburb

August 14, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government troops captured a fiercely contested suburb of the capital Thursday after five months of heavy fighting, flushing rebels from their last hideouts and quickly movin... more »»

Berlin taxi drivers hail city's Uber ban

August 14, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin taxi drivers were celebrating Thursday after authorities banned the ridesharing service Uber from operating in the city because of safety concerns. more »»

Game of chicken with Russian aid convoy

August 14, 2014

KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKY, Russia (AP) — In a diplomatic game of chicken, a large Russian aid convoy rolled toward the Ukrainian border on Thursday — but it was heading toward a crossing controlled by... more »»

Eurozone recovery grinds to halt amid Ukraine fear

August 14, 2014

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Well, that didn't last long.

After four quarters of meager growth, the fragile economic recovery in the 18-country eurozone creaked to a halt in the second quarter. more »»

Brazil race in disarray after candidate's death

August 14, 2014

SANTOS, Brazil (AP) — Brazil's presidential race is in stunned disarray after one of the top three contenders was killed on the campaign trail when a small plane carrying him and aides crashed... more »»

US to deliver more weapons to Lebanese military

August 14, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — The United States will soon deliver additional weaponry to help bolster the Lebanese military as it faces a growing threat from Islamic militants amid the fallout from the civil war... more »»

Thousands on the road in Pakistan opposition rally

August 14, 2014

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Thousands of Pakistani opposition supporters on Thursday joined a large convoy headed to the capital, Islamabad, for a key rally to demand the ouster of the prime minister... more »»

Russian aid convoy near Ukraine's border

August 14, 2014

KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKY, Russia (AP) — A large Russian aid convoy headed toward Ukraine Thursday, taking a road leading directly toward a border crossing controlled by pro-Russian rebels in the... more »»

Pope's South Korea visit brings China opportunity

August 14, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — Pope Francis' greeting to Chinese President Xi Jinping as he flew to South Korea on Thursday marked a rare cordial exchange between the sides, which have no diplomatic relations an... more »»

 
 

 

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