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New Afghan leader promises equal rights for women

September 22, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's new president-elect pledged in his victory speech on Monday to give women prominent roles in his government and told his nation that women are important to... more »»

Streets bustling after Sierra Leone shutdown ends

September 22, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A news conference to announce the results of a three-day nationwide shutdown designed to help stop the spread of Ebola has been postponed to give officials who fanne... more »»

Islamic State group calls for attacking civilians

September 22, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Fighters of the Islamic State militant group are ready to battle a U.S. more »»

Palestinian reconciliation talks begin in Egypt

September 22, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah on Monday began reconciliation talks in Cairo, one day ahead of negotiations with Israel on cementing the Aug. more »»

Some 130,000 Syrians reach Turkey, fleeing IS

September 22, 2014

SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Some 130,000 Syrian refugees have reached Turkey in the past four days after fleeing the advance of Islamic State militants, Turkey's deputy prime minister said Monday,... more »»

Kiev notes progress on eastern Ukraine cease-fire

September 22, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Both government troops and pro-Russian rebels have begun withdrawing heavy artillery in the east of the country, Ukrainian officials said Monday, a significant step toward... more »»

Blair: Airstrikes not enough to beat Islamic State

September 22, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Western powers must be ready to commit ground forces to the fight against militants from the Islamic State group because airstrikes alone won't defeat these "fanatical" extremists,... more »»

Hong Kong students on strike in democracy battle

September 22, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of Hong Kong college and university students boycotted classes Monday to protest Beijing's decision to restrict voting reforms, the start of a weeklong strike that mark... more »»

South Africa: Park staff arrested for poaching

September 22, 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A ranger and two other employees of South Africa's parks service were arrested on suspicion of rhino poaching in the country's flagship wildlife reserve, the agency said Monday. more »»

Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities

September 22, 2014

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Down a concrete path, between rail tracks that buzz with each approaching train and a river choked by plastic and raw sewage, Asih Binti Arif cradles her baby and... more »»

New Afghan leader to name woman to Supreme Court

September 22, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's new president-elect says he wants Afghan women represented at the highest levels of government, including on the Supreme Court. more »»

China, US, India push world carbon emissions up

September 22, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world... more »»

German employers struggle to find apprentices

September 22, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — It's lunchtime at Tauro and the restaurant staff are bustling to keep up with orders for marinated pork ribs, spinach-filled crepes and chicken breast with ricotta and pine kernels. more »»

Egypt militants claim blast near foreign ministry

September 22, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian militant group claimed responsibility for Sunday's bomb blast in a busy downtown Cairo street near the Foreign Ministry that killed two senior police officers and wounded... more »»

Fiji's military ruler sworn in as elected leader

September 22, 2014

SUVA, Fiji (AP) — Fiji's military ruler was sworn in as the South Pacific nation's elected leader Monday after results confirmed his big win in the first election since he led a coup eight years... more »»

Russia wants to keep Ukraine off UN radar

September 22, 2014

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — As world leaders gather at the U.N. this week, the U.S. more »»

Week of diplomacy: Israel-Hamas talks, Abbas at UN

September 22, 2014

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — It's a busy week in Mideast diplomacy, book-ended by the launch of Israel-Hamas talks about a border deal for blockaded Gaza and the Palestinian president's U.N. more »»

Cuban baseball opening runs into trouble

September 22, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba's unprecedented effort to stop a devastating baseball talent drain doesn't seem to be working, with a string of stars leaving for the major leagues in the year since the... more »»

New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret

September 22, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Ending months of vote-related tension, Afghanistan's election commission named a new president Sunday only hours after the leading candidates signed a power-sharing deal... more »»

Yemen government signs peace deal with Shiites

September 22, 2014

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni government officials and Shiite rebels signed a peace agreement on Sunday following days of violence that left more than 140 people dead and sent thousands fleeing thei... more »»

Sierra Leone concludes nationwide Ebola lockdown

September 21, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Frustrated residents complained of food shortages in some neighborhoods of Sierra Leone's capital on Sunday as the country reached the third and final day of a... more »»



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