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US, UN condemn renewed violence in South Sudan

October 30, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United States and United Nations on Thursday condemned a recent outbreak of violence around an oil-rich town in South Sudan, as experts predicted a return to mass... more »»

Vatican admits Sistine Chapel frescoes 'whitened'

October 30, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican revealed a closely kept secret Thursday: The Sistine Chapel's precious frescoes were starting to turn white from the air pollution caused by so many visitors... more »»

Small Iraqi peshmerga force enters Syrian town

October 30, 2014

SURUC, Turkey (AP) — A vanguard force of Iraqi peshmerga troops entered the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani from Turkey on Thursday, part of a larger group of 150 fighters that the Kurds... more »»

Israel closes Jerusalem holy site after shooting

October 30, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel closed all access to Jerusalem's most sensitive religious site on Thursday, a rare move that ratcheted up already heightened tensions following the attempted assassination... more »»

Clothing with bodies matches missing Texans'

October 30, 2014

MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — Clothing found with four slain bodies near the border city of Matamoros appears to match that of three siblings from Texas who disappeared in the area more than two weeks... more »»

Burkina Faso president declares state of emergency

October 30, 2014

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A spokesman says the president of Burkina Faso has declared a state of emergency following violent protests in the capital. more »»

South Africans mourn sport deaths

October 30, 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African officials on Thursday called for a strict new gun law as a tribute to a soccer star who was shot and killed earlier this week. more »»

Fearing uprising, Iraq militants hunt ex-police

October 30, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group wanted to send a warning against anyone who might plot against its rule. more »»

Central Europe, Britain oppose Ukraine rebel vote

October 30, 2014

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — The foreign ministers of four Central European countries and Britain have condemned a plan by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine to hold local election. more »»

Israel recalls ambassador to Sweden

October 30, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has recalled its ambassador to Sweden to protest Stockholm's recognition of a Palestinian state. more »»

NATO vigilant amid spike in Russian flights

October 30, 2014

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — NATO is increasing its readiness and air policing following a spike in Russian air force activity in Eastern Europe, the alliance's new chief said Thursday. more »»

Israel to reopen Jerusalem holy site

October 30, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli authorities say they have decided to reopen a key Jerusalem holy site for Muslim worshippers on Friday. more »»

10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

October 30, 2014

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you... more »»

Larson named AP's West Africa bureau chief

October 30, 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Krista Larson, who has covered the Ebola outbreak and the deadly conflict in Central African Republic for The Associated Press, has been named bureau chief for West Africa for... more »»

Syrian official slams Turkey 'aggression'

October 30, 2014

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad's political adviser accused Turkey on Thursday of committing "aggression" against the country by allowing rebels to cross into the Syrian... more »»

NATO chief sees spike in Russian flights on border

October 30, 2014

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — NATO is increasing its readiness and air policing following a spike in Russian air force activity in Eastern Europe, the alliance's new chief said Thursday. more »»

Peshmerga troops start entering Syrian border town

October 30, 2014

SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Ten Iraqi peshmerga fighters entered the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani via Turkey on Thursday, the first from among a group of 150 Kurdish troops headed there,... more »»

Protesters storm Burkina Faso parliament, set fire

October 30, 2014

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Protesters stormed Burkina Faso's parliament Thursday, dragging furniture and computers onto the street and setting the main chamber ablaze, in the most... more »»

Wanted in US, Roman Polanski questioned in Poland

October 30, 2014

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Prosecutors in Poland questioned filmmaker Roman Polanski at the request of U.S. more »»

Bodies found in Mexico where 3 Texans missing

October 30, 2014

MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — Mexican officials say four bodies have been found east of the border city of Matamoros, near where three young Americans went missing more than two weeks ago. more »»

 
 
 

 

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