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UN chief urges hope in world seeming to fall apart

September 24, 2014

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says it may seem that the world is falling apart as crises pile up, disease spreads, Cold War ghosts return, and so much of the Arab spring has... more »»

Turks leave for "family-friendly" IS group

September 24, 2014

ISTANBUL (AP) — Asiya Ummi Abdullah doesn't share the view that the Islamic State group rules over a terrorist dystopia and she isn't scared by the American bombs falling on Raqqa, its power... more »»

Island to get 1st German drone delivery service

September 24, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Deutsche Post DHL says it is starting Germany's first drone package delivery service, a test program transporting medicine to a pharmacy on a North Sea islan. more »»

Romania puts ex-communist prison chief on trial

September 24, 2014

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A former Romanian prison commander appeared in court Wednesday to face charges of torture and causing the deaths of 12 political prisoners in the nation's first trial of... more »»

Poland tests border protection in major exercise

September 24, 2014

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland launched a major military exercise with international allies on Wednesday to test joint response to security threats at a time of armed conflict in neighboring Ukraine. more »»

Indonesia enlists wasps in war on crop killer

September 24, 2014

BOGOR, Indonesia (AP) — They are the size of a pinhead and don't even pack a sting, but these tiny wasps are cold-blooded killers nonetheless. more »»

Poor support Brazil's president in re-election bid

September 24, 2014

SAO PAULO (AP) — Life may still be tough for millions of poor Brazilians — but it's also never been better.

And that's the key for President Dilma Rousseff's re-election bid. more »»

Uighur scholar in China to appeal life sentence

September 24, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — A prominent scholar who championed China's Uighur minority plans to appeal his conviction and life sentence, citing what he calls his improper detention and the authorities' refusa... more »»

Cease-fire in eastern Ukraine violated

September 24, 2014

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Mortar fire struck an apartment block in the rebel-held east Ukraine city of Donetsk overnight, yet another violation of a cease-fire between government forces and... more »»

Correction: China-Minority Scholar story

September 24, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — In a story Sept. more »»

Jordan acquits radical cleric of terrorism charges

September 24, 2014

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A Jordanian court on Wednesday acquitted radical Muslim preacher Abu Qatada — known for his fiery pro-al-Qaida speeches — of involvement in a plot to target Israeli and... more »»

Activists: Air raids hit IS group in eastern Syria

September 24, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — At least 10 airstrikes hit suspected Islamic State positions on Wednesday in an eastern Syrian town near the Iraqi border, activists said. more »»

Mission accomplished: India joins Mars explorers

September 24, 2014

NEW DELHI (AP) — India triumphed in its first interplanetary mission, placing a satellite into orbit around Mars on Wednesday and catapulting the country into an elite club of deep-space explorers. more »»

Air France sticks to low-cost plan despite strike

September 24, 2014

PARIS (AP) — Air France-KLM says it isn't ready to abandon a plan to transfer activities to a low-cost carrier, contradicting a government minister's claim. more »»

Obama urges world to follow US lead on climate

September 24, 2014

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The only thing rising faster than heat-trapping gases Tuesday were the statements of urgency by world leaders, who told each other at a United Nations summit how seriously... more »»

World leaders meet with multiple crises on agenda

September 24, 2014

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Facing a world in turmoil from multiple crises ranging from wars in the Mideast and Africa to the deadly scourge of Ebola and growing Islamic radicalism, leaders from more... more »»

India successfully puts spacecraft in Mars' orbit

September 24, 2014

NEW DELHI (AP) — India triumphed in its first interplanetary mission, placing a satellite into orbit around Mars on Wednesday morning and catapulting the country into an elite club of deep-space... more »»

Poor supports Brazil's president in re-election

September 24, 2014

SAO PAULO (AP) — Life may still be tough for millions of poor Brazilians — but it's also never been better.

And that's the key for President Dilma Rousseff's re-election bid. more »»

Mars missions: Successes and failures

September 24, 2014

NEW DELHI (AP) — Getting a spacecraft to orbit Mars is a complex mission that few countries have attempted, and even fewer have achieved. more »»

India succeeds putting spacecraft in Martian orbit

September 24, 2014

NEW DELHI (AP) — India triumphed in its first interplanetary mission, placing a satellite into orbit around Mars on Wednesday morning and catapulting the country into an elite club of deep-space... more »»

 
 

 

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