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Sydney hostages pleaded for sick, elderly, young

December 16, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — The Sydney hostages pleaded for help — for those among them who were pregnant, sick and elderly. Also for those who were young and deserved a shot at a decent life. more »»

Australian leader mourns for siege victims

December 16, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — Tearful Australians laid mounds of flowers at the site where two of 17 hostages were killed Tuesday when police swooped into a cafe to rescue them from a gunman — an Iranian-born... more »»

Holy cow! Vatican to open pope's farm to public

December 16, 2014

CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (AP) — Pope Francis is opening the doors to an earthly paradise: the working farm at the papal summer residence here that produces the dairy, meat and vegetables for the... more »»

Israeli forces kill Palestinian in West Bank

December 16, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian man as violence erupted during an arrest operation in the West Bank on Tuesday, the military sai. more »»

Ruble rallies on Central Bank rate hike

December 16, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — A massive overnight rate hike by Russia's Central Bank pushed the ruble 5 percent higher in early trading on Tuesday, reversing the currency's fall but spelling troubles for the... more »»

Korean Air to be sanctioned for nut rage cover-up

December 16, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's transport ministry said Korean Air Lines Co. more »»

Iraq government combats 'ghost soldier' corruption

December 16, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Iraqi government has identified and stopped payment of tens of millions of dollars in salaries previously disbursed to nonexistent troops, known here as "ghost soldiers," as... more »»

Australian PM says hostage taker was disturbed

December 16, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's prime minister says the gunman who took hostages in a Sydney cafe was "a deeply disturbed individual' known to the police but he was not on a terror watch list. more »»

Australia PM lays flowers at memorials for victims

December 16, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has laid flowers at a makeshift memorial in Sydney for the victims of a central city cafe siege which left three people dead. more »»

Sydney cafe siege ends; 3 dead, including gunman

December 16, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — The deadly siege began in the most incongruous of ways, on a sunny Monday morning inside a cheerful cafe in the heart of Australia's largest city. more »»

As Ukraine truce holds, Russia vows economic pain

December 16, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Fighting in eastern Ukraine between government troops and Russian-backed separatist forces has ground almost to halt. more »»

Kerry, Netanyahu meet as UN efforts heat up

December 16, 2014

ROME (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry met Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as the U.S. and Israel developed their responses to a draft U.N. more »»

Tens of thousands dead in South Sudan conflict: UN

December 16, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tens of thousands of people have died in South Sudan during one year of warfare and the country's leaders are putting their "personal ambitions" ahead of the young nation's... more »»

Jailed Venezuela opposition leader rattles cage

December 15, 2014

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Locked up and denounced by Venezuela's government as a terrorist, Leopoldo Lopez may be out of sight, but he is not out of mind. more »»

Navajos buy back artifacts at disputed auction

December 15, 2014

PARIS (AP) — The largest Native American tribe in the American Southwest won its bid Monday to buy back seven sacred masks at a contested auction of tribal artifacts in Paris that netted over a... more »»

Sydney cafe siege ends; 3 dead, including gunman

December 15, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — The deadly siege began in the most incongruous of ways, on a sunny Monday morning inside a cheerful cafe in the heart of Australia's largest city. more »»

Can identifying mental illness stop terror attacks?

December 15, 2014

LONDON (AP) — A radical Muslim killed a soldier outside Canada's Parliament. A right-wing extremist opened fire on buildings in Texas' capital and tried to burn down the Mexican Consulate. more »»

Sydney siege ends; 3 dead, including gunman

December 15, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — The deadly siege began in the most incongruous of ways, on a sunny Monday morning inside a cheerful cafe in the heart of Australia's largest city. more »»

Turkey dismisses EU criticism of police raids

December 15, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's president on Monday rejected the European Union's criticism of police raids on media organizations in the country, telling the 28-member bloc to "keep your opinions... more »»

Kerry, Netanyahu meet as UN efforts heat up

December 15, 2014

ROME (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry met Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as the U.S. and Israel developed their responses to a draft U.N. more »»

 
 
 

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