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  • Red Cross seeks $1.68 billion for 2015

    10 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) GENEVA (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross is asking donors for $1.68 billion next year to help people caught up in armed conflicts, its biggest request ever and 25 percent larger than the current budget. ICRC President ...

  • AP Top International News At 6:43 a.m. EST

    10 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) With incentives and brute force, IS subdues tribes OPEC unity tested by low prices, oil glut Private firms filling Latin America's security gap Ship with 700 migrants safely towed to Greek coast Pope visits Turkey amid Christian-Muslim tensions Amsterdam warns ...

  • Amsterdam warns of dangerous drugs after 3 deaths

    10 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) AMSTERDAM (AP) — Health authorities in Amsterdam are warning of dangerous drugs being sold to tourists after three British men died in the last month after snorting heroin they may have believed was cocaine. A large sign outside the Dutch ...

  • AP Top Strange News At 6:15 a.m. EST

    10 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) Who's behind Christmas tree at Paris' Notre Dame? Brawny bearded brewers bare nearly all for charity Passengers in Russia's Arctic give airliner a push Residents asking why city smells like cat urine Trooper: Driver is lucky dog food didn't crush ...

  • Who's behind Christmas tree at Paris' Notre Dame?

    10 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has a Christmas tree this year thanks to an unusual patron: the Russian government. Amid high tensions between Russia and the West over violence in Ukraine, Russia's ambassador to France says the ...

  • Britain reports big increase in immigration

    11 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Britain has reported a big increase in immigration last year despite government efforts to control the numbers of arrivals. Office of National Statistics figures released Thursday show increased migration from within the European Union and from the ...

  • Afghanistan: British national killed in attack on embassy vehicle in Kabul

    11 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan: British national killed in attack on embassy vehicle in Kabul.

  • Israel says it busted Hamas cell planning attacks

    11 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Shin Bet security service says it has uncovered a Hamas network in the West Bank that was planning large-scale attacks against Israelis in Jerusalem. The Shin Bet said Thursday it arrested more than 30 Hamas militants ...

  • Spanish premier: Corruption is exception, not rule

    12 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) MADRID (AP) — Spain's prime minister, whose party is facing a series of corruption cases, says most politicians aren't crooked and that his government is taking the problem seriously. Mariano Rajoy spoke Thursday. His health minister resigned Wednesday after a ...

  • Syrian troops kill 30 rebels near Damascus

    12 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — State media and activists say government forces have killed at least 30 rebels in an ambush in the suburbs of Damascus. State news agency SANA said Thursday that 50 "terrorists" were killed in an ambush as they ...

  • Malaysia leader nixes pledge to scrap sedition law

    12 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says a colonial-era law curbing free speech will be retained and strengthened, backpedaling on a pledge two years ago to abolish the law as part of political reforms. Rights groups ...

  • N. Korean leader's sister named as senior official

    13 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has revealed that leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister is a senior official in the ruling Workers' Party, adding to analysts' views that she is an increasingly important part of the family dynasty ...

  • Pro-Western Ukraine parliament holds first session

    13 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Parliament in Ukraine has opened for its first session since an election last month that ushered in a spate of pro-Western parties. Elected deputies swore their oath Thursday during an inauguration ceremony presided over by speaker ...

  • Japan's reporter pleads innocent in S. Korea trial

    14 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A Japanese reporter on Thursday pleaded not guilty to charges of defaming South Korea's president by reporting rumors that she was absent for seven hours during a ferry disaster in April because she was with ...

  • Suspected rebels kill 1 Indian soldier in Kashmir

    14 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The Indian army says a group of heavily armed suspected militants have killed at least one soldier and wounded three others in the latest fighting in the Indian portion of Kashmir. An army officer says some ...

  • Ship with 700 migrants safely towed to Greek coast

    15 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) IERAPETRA, Greece (AP) — Officials say a broken-down smuggling ship carrying 700 men, women and children trying to emigrate to Europe has been safely towed to just off the southern Greek island of Crete. Authorities there are preparing to provide ...

  • CA Lottery

    16 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO (AP) — These California lotteries were drawn Wednesday: Daily 3 Evening 8-0-1 (eight, zero, one) Daily 3 Midday 2-2-1 (two, two, one) Daily 4 0-2-7-0 (zero, two, seven, zero) Daily Derby 1st:7 Eureka-2nd:1 Gold Rush-3rd:5 California Classic, Race Time: ...

  • Private firms filling Latin America's security gap

    16 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — A panic alert flashed across Alberto Herrera's computer screen. Men claiming to be with the notorious Gulf Cartel had stopped a convoy transporting chemicals through a lawless region of northeastern Mexico. They seized two drivers from ...

  • AP PHOTOS: Private security guards VIPs in Mexico

    17 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — The earpiece is usually the giveaway. Or, maybe it's the dark suits, the big SUVs with tinted windows or the menacing Dodge Avengers in black, always black. Private guards are part of a tense landscape in ...

  • Report: Colombia's land restitution effort lagging

    17 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Threats of violence and flawed legislation are undercutting Colombia's efforts to return huge swaths of land illegally snatched from poor farmers during the country's half-century conflict, according to a study released Thursday. Amnesty International's report said ...

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