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Raul Castro: Don't expect detente to change Cuban system

December 20, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban President Raul Castro sent a blunt message to Washington Saturday as the White House works to reverse a half-century of hostility between the U.S. more »»

Raul Castro says detente won't change Cuban system

December 20, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — Three men who served long U.S. more »»

Burying the dead after Pakistan's school massacre

December 20, 2014

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — One of the gravediggers at Peshawar's largest graveyard has a rule. He says he never cries when he buries the dead. He's a professional, he says. more »»

Kurds advance against IS group in Syria, Iraq

December 20, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish fighters advanced on the Islamic State extremist group in Iraq and Syria on Saturday, pushing into the contested, refugee-packed Sinjar mountains and advancing toward the... more »»

US sends 4 Afghans back home from Guantanamo

December 20, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Saturday that four Afghans from the Guantanamo Bay detention center have been returned to their home country in what U.S. more »»

N. Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hacking

December 20, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. more »»

WHO: Recorded Ebola deaths top 7,000

December 20, 2014

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The worst Ebola outbreak on record has now killed more than 7,000 people, with many of the latest deaths reported in Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization said as... more »»

Afghan leader's two-man government raises concerns

December 20, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — President Ashraf Ghani has promised a complete overhaul of Afghanistan's government to root out corruption and incompetence, but after three months in office, three... more »»

US drone strike in Pakistan kills 5 militants

December 20, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A U.S. drone fired two missiles at militant hideout in northwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least five Taliban fighters, two security officials said. more »»

Christmas 1914: The day even WWI showed humanity

December 20, 2014

PLOEGSTEERT, Belgium (AP) — With British and German forces separated only by a no-man's land littered with fallen comrades, sounds of a German Christmas carol suddenly drifted across the frigid... more »»

Kurds advance against IS group in Syria's Kobani

December 20, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish fighters advanced Saturday in the contested northern Syrian town of Kobani after heavy clashes with the Islamic State group, a Kurdish official and an activist group said. more »»

Extremists in Nigeria lining up elderly and shooting them

December 20, 2014

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria are turning their guns on elderly people, killing more than 50 this week in a new tactic that has instilled more fear in areas th... more »»

Liberia holds Senate vote amid Ebola fears

December 20, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Health workers manned polling stations across Liberia on Saturday as voters cast their ballots in a twice-delayed Senate vote that has been criticized for its potential t... more »»

Russia dismisses new US sanctions as useless

December 20, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Saturday dismissed new U.S. sanctions as useless and said it was poised to wait as long as it takes for the U.S. to recognize its historic right to the Crimean peninsula. more »»

Falling oil prices worry Algeria

December 20, 2014

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — With oil prices at their lowest in five years and showing few signs of hitting bottom, Algeria is feeling the pinch. more »»

Pakistan: US drone strike kills 5 militants

December 20, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A U.S. drone fired two missiles at militant hideout in northwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least five Taliban fighters, two security officials said. more »»

Iraq's Shiite fighters desert over shortages

December 20, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Abu Murtada al-Moussawi answered the call last summer from Iraq's top Shiite cleric to help save the country from the Islamic State group, but after less than three months on the... more »»

Egypt's gays go deeper underground, fearing crackdown

December 20, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Just before midnight, the police navigated down the narrow alleys of an old downtown Cairo district and descended on a rundown bathhouse. more »»

Human rights in spotlight after US-Cuba deal

December 20, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — To many exiles and their allies, President Raul Castro is a brutal dictator who locks up dissenters in gulag-like jails, snuffs out political discourse and condemns his people to... more »»

Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response

December 20, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader, and he pledged the U.S. more »»

 
 
 

 

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