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At least 24 killed, 300 survive after trains derail in India

August 5, 2015

NEW DELHI (AP) — Two passenger trains jumped off slippery tracks on a bridge near a rain-swollen river in central India, killing at least 24 people as two coaches hurled through mud and rested on... more »»

 
 
 
UN reports rise in women, children casualties in Afghan war

August 5, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United Nations said on Wednesday that an increasing number of women and children were getting hurt or killed in Afghanistan's war against the Taliban and other... more »»

Israel jails Jewish extremist for 6 months without trial

August 5, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has jailed a Jewish extremist for six months without charges or trial, expanding a crackdown against militant Jews and deploying a contentious measure typically used for... more »»

At least 2 dead in Kenya after boat with 23 people capsizes

August 5, 2015

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Two people died and 25 others were rescued after a passenger boat with about two dozen passengers collided with a fishing boat on Lake Victoria, a police official said... more »»

Egypt to unveil Suez Canal extension in hope of a new era

August 5, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt is to unveil a major extension of the Suez Canal on Thursday, a mega-project that has emerged as a cornerstone of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's efforts to restore national... more »»

Historian Robert Conquest, Soviet regime expert, dies at 98

August 5, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — British-born historian Robert Conquest, whose influential works on Soviet history shed light on the terror during the Stalin era, has died. He was 98. more »»

China ordains 1st Catholic bishop since 2012 amid tensions

August 5, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — A diocese in central China has ordained the country's first Catholic bishop in three years amid tensions between Beijing and the Vatican and a strained relationship between the... more »»

Q&A: A look at the history of Jewish extremism in Israel

August 5, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — The arrest of a well-known Jewish extremist marks Israel's first concrete step in its new "zero tolerance" approach toward what the government describes as Jewish terrorism. more »»

At least 24 killed, 300 rescued after trains derail in India

August 5, 2015

NEW DELHI (AP) — Two passenger trains derailed over a bridge in central India while crossing a track that was flooded by heavy monsoon rains, killing at least 24 people, officials said Wednesday. more »»

Experts say pieces of missing Flight 370 may still be afloat

August 5, 2015

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — If a wing fragment found in the western Indian Ocean turns out to be part of missing Flight 370, experts say, there are probably other pieces of the aircraft that... more »»

Mexico journalist seeking refuge in capital never felt safe

August 5, 2015

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Everything was fine as of 2:13 p.m. Friday.

Ruben Espinosa got a text from a friend. more »»

US likely to intervene in Palestinian terror case

August 5, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. more »»

Mexico prosecutor: Video has suspects in journalist killing

August 4, 2015

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors released a surveillance video Tuesday showing suspects calmly leaving an apartment building where five people were found tortured and shot to death, including a... more »»

US likely to intervene in Palestinian terror case

August 4, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. more »»

Germany's top prosecutor fired over treason probe

August 4, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — A treason investigation against two German journalists claimed its first casualty Tuesday — the country's top prosecutor who ordered the probe. more »»

Toronto nightclub shooting leaves at least 2 dead, 3 wounded

August 4, 2015

TORONTO (AP) — A shooting that started at a Toronto nightclub event hosted by rapper Drake and then spilled outside onto the streets left at least two people dead and three others wounded, police... more »»

Venezuela ruling party games Twitter for political gain

August 4, 2015

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's approval ratings may be languishing below 30 percent, but on Twitter he's as popular as Pope Francis — or so it would seem. more »»

APNewsBreak: North Korean ship pursued for seizure in case

August 4, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Winning a lawsuit against North Korea is rare. Collecting millions of dollars in damages from the isolated country? Pretty much impossible. more »»

Q&A: A look at the history of Jewish extremism in Israel

August 4, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — The arrest of a well-known Jewish extremist marks Israel's first concrete step in its new "zero tolerance" approach toward what the government describes as Jewish terrorism. more »»

Far-right group's poster campaign in Stockholm stirs outrage

August 4, 2015

LONDON (AP) — A poster campaign by the anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats at a subway station in central Stockholm has stirred outrage in the Nordic country. more »»

Russia bids for vast Arctic territories at UN

August 4, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has submitted a revised bid for vast territories in the Arctic to the United Nations, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. more »»

 
 

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