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Former pop star Gary Glitter sentenced to 16 years in prison

February 27, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Former pop star Gary Glitter has received a 16-year prison sentence after being convicted of sexually abusing three young girls in the 1970. more »»

Bombings, mortar fire kill 8 people in Iraq

February 27, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of bombings and mortar strikes in and near the Iraqi capital killed eight people on Friday as Baghdad police discovered six bodies with gunshot wounds, officials said. more »»

Ukraine government forces, rebels withdraw heavy weapons

February 27, 2015

NOVOAMVROSIIVSKE, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian and Russian-backed separatist forces drew back some heavy weapons from the front line in the east Friday in compliance with a cease-fire deal, although... more »»

2 inmates accused in killing of 10 tourists flee from jail

February 27, 2015

MANSEHRA, Pakistan (AP) — Two prisoners believed to be involved in the 2013 slaying of 10 foreign climbers at the base of one of the world's tallest mountains escaped from jail in northern... more »»

In message to US, Iran test fires new weapon in naval drill

February 27, 2015

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — With an eye on U.. more »»

German Parliament approves Greece's bailout extension

February 27, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Parliament overwhelmingly approved the four-month extension of Greece's financial bailout on Friday, despite unease over the new government in Athen. more »»

International court judges uphold acquittal of Congolese man

February 27, 2015

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court judges on Friday upheld the acquittal of a Congolese man who was cleared at trial of leading a deadly militia attack in eastern Congo. more »»

South African business owners petrol bomb immigrant shop

February 27, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African police say a foreigner was seriously injured when his shop was petrol bombe. more »»

Istanbul police arrest man outside US Consulate

February 27, 2015

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish news agency says police have detained man who claimed to have explosives attached on his body, outside the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul. more »»

Afghan avalanches, flooding taking toll across the country

February 27, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The death toll from severe weather that caused avalanches and flooding across much of Afghanistan has jumped to more than 200 people, and the number is expected to climb... more »»

Islamic State threat boosts business for Kurdish gunsmith

February 27, 2015

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — In gunsmith Bahktiyar Sadr-Aldeen's workshop in this Kurdish city in northern Iraq, every weapon has a story. These days, there are lots of stories to tell. more »»

Despite spat with US, Israeli leader fighting Iran nuke deal

February 27, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu heads to Washington next week on a last-gasp effort to seal what he hopes will become his signature achievement: preventing Iran from... more »»

China bans ivory imports for 1 year to protect elephants

February 27, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — China imposed a one-year ban on ivory imports that took immediate effect Thursday amid criticism that its citizens' huge appetite for ivory has fueled poaching that threatens the... more »»

Victory for Argentine leader as judge rejects cover-up case

February 27, 2015

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday firmly dismissed allegations that Argentine President Cristina Fernandez tried to cover up the involvement of Iranian officials in the... more »»

'Jihadi John' identified as London-raised college grad

February 26, 2015

LONDON (AP) — The world knows him as "Jihadi John," the masked, knife-wielding militant in videos showing Western hostages being beheaded by the Islamic State grou. more »»

Kendall Jenner struts for Fendi, Kate Mara cozy in Max Mara

February 26, 2015

MILAN (AP) — Shape and color engaged designers on the second day of Milan Fashion Week of womenswear previews for next autumn and winter, featuring shows by Fendi, Max Mara, Just Cavalli and Prada. more »»

Explosions in Nigerian towns in north kill at least 34

February 26, 2015

JOS, Nigeria (AP) — Explosions in Nigeria's north central city of Jos and the northeastern town of Biu over the past two days have killed at least 34 people, witnesses said Thursday. more »»

Victory for Argentine leader: Judge rejects cover-up case

February 26, 2015

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday firmly dismissed allegations that Argentine President Cristina Fernandez tried to cover-up the involvement of Iranian officials in the... more »»

Militants abduct more Christians, smash ancient artifacts

February 26, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants seized more Christians from their homes in northeastern Syria in the past three days, bringing the total number abducted by the extremist group to over 220,... more »»

US: China is expanding its South China Sea outposts

February 26, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — China is expanding its outposts in the South China Sea to include stationing for ships and potential airfields as part of its "aggressive" effort to exert sovereignty, the U.S. more »»

 
 
 

 

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