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In Iraqi malls, Syrian women work jobs spurned by locals

May 2, 2015

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Two years after fleeing from her home in Damascus, 22-year-old Rahaf Abdullah is working at a gleaming mall in Iraq's Kurdish region, selling sweets to local women who largely... more »»

Kerry vows to deepen ties with Sri Lanka as it makes reforms

May 2, 2015

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — John Kerry made the first visit to Sri Lanka by a U.S. more »»

Nepal quake could have been much worse: Here's why

May 2, 2015

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The structural engineer strides through Kathmandu's old city, past buildings reduced to rubble, buildings whose facades are cracked in dozens of places, like the fractured... more »»

AP PHOTOS: Kathmandu wedding shows life goes on in Nepal

May 2, 2015

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A French woman and a Nepalese man have married in Kathmandu in a determined effort to show that life goes on even in the midst of great adversity. more »»

The Latest on Nepal: Quake death toll climbs past 6,600

May 2, 2015

9 a.m. (0315 GMT)

A week after a massive earthquake hit Nepal, police say the death toll from the disaster has climbed past 6,600. more »»

Nigerian military: 234 girls, women rescued from extremists

May 2, 2015

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's military has rescued 234 more girls and women from a Boko Haram forest stronghold in the country's northeast, an announcement on social media said Saturday. more »»

A week after earthquake, Nepal still needs tents and food

May 2, 2015

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's government renewed its appeal to international donors to send tents and tarpaulins and basic food supplies in the wake of last weekend's devastating earthquake,... more »»

Thai police find graves of suspected trafficking victims

May 2, 2015

HAT YAI, Thailand (AP) — Police have found dozens of shallow graves, a corpse and an ailing survivor at an abandoned jungle camp in an area of southern Thailand that is regularly used to smuggle... more »»

Baby born in field hospital after Nepal earthquake

May 2, 2015

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — After almost a week of heartbreaking news from earthquake-hit Nepal, there was a small but beautiful moment of joy. more »»

7 killed in violence during anti-cartel operation in Mexico

May 2, 2015

GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AP) — At least seven people died as flames and gunfire erupted around the western Mexico state of Jalisco on Friday when a military operation targeting a violent drug cartel... more »»

7 killed in violence during anti-cartel operation in Mexico

May 1, 2015

GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AP) — At least seven people died as flames and gunfire erupted around the western Mexico state of Jalisco on Friday when a military operation targeting a violent drug cartel... more »»

Nearly a week after quake, Nepal still needs tents, food

May 1, 2015

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nearly a week after a massive earthquake killed more than 6,200 people and collapsed buildings, temples and homes, Nepal still urgently needs basic aid like shelter and... more »»

Despite protests, Expo 2015 a potential diplomatic setting

May 1, 2015

MILAN (AP) — The Expo 2015 world's fair showed potential as a backdrop for serious diplomacy as it opened Friday for a six-month run, even as it also served as a lightning rod for... more »»

Sherpas face uncertain future following Everest avalanche

May 1, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) — Mount Everest is normally buzzing with activity this time of year, with hundreds of hopeful climbers gathering at base camp to attempt to summit the world's tallest peak during a... more »»

Niger governor orders evacuations due to Boko Haram

May 1, 2015

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — A governor in southern Niger has ordered residents of islands on Lake Chad to evacuate to the mainland by Monday because of the threat posed by Boko Haram militants from... more »»

Saudi-Yemen border clash kills 3 Saudi troops, Yemeni rebels

May 1, 2015

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Yemen's Shiite rebels attacked Saudi border posts, sparking fierce fighting overnight that killed three Saudi troops and dozens of rebels, the kingdom said, while... more »»

France's National Front family feud on display for May Day

May 1, 2015

PARIS (AP) — National Front founder Jean-Marie Le Pen cried out to patron saint Joan of Arc for help at the party's annual May Day march Friday, while bare-chested Femen activists used a bullhorn... more »»

Liberian newspaper tells government to pay for its ads

May 1, 2015

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — No more free ride.

That's what a daily newspaper in Liberia is telling the government, saying it will start charging to publish official statements. more »»

Airbus to take legal action over alleged German, US spying

May 1, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — European aviation company Airbus said Friday it is taking legal action following reports that it was targeted by German and U.S. intelligence agencie. more »»

Clintons: Create equal opportunities for girls in education

May 1, 2015

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, during a tour of Africa on Friday with his daughter, called for equal opportunities for girls in education. more »»

 
 

 

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