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  • Activists say Syrian airstrikes on Islamic State group stronghold of Raqqa kill at least 60

    14 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say Syrian airstrikes on Islamic State group stronghold of Raqqa kill at least 60.

  • Sudan increases pressure on UN Darfur mission

    14 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — The Sudanese government asked the joint-U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in Darfur to shut down its human rights office in the capital, the peacekeepers said Tuesday, increasing pressure on the mission's work in the conflict-torn region. Last week, ...

  • Iran nuke talks face obstacles even with more time

    14 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) VIENNA (AP) — The United States and Iran say a new deadline in nuclear talks could allow them to finally reach a deal. But Tehran's apparent reluctance to compromise may soon leave U.S. negotiators running out of ideas on how ...

  • Hundreds of migrants on crippled ship off Crete

    15 hours ago

    (AP) ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Ships from Greece rushed to help after a crippled freighter crammed with hundreds of migrants floundered for hours Tuesday in gale-force winds and high waves in the Mediterranean Sea, officials said. The 77-meter-long (250-foot) Baris cargo ...

  • AP Top Business News At 12:50 p.m. EST

    15 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) As OPEC faces tough test, lower oil prices loom Guessing game: What are OPEC nations thinking? US home price gains slow for 10th straight month US stock indexes hold near record levels US bank earnings up 7.3 percent in 3Q ...

  • Bahraini police raid house of top Shiite cleric

    15 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Bahrain's leading Shiite opposition group said Tuesday that security forces raided the home of the country's most prominent Shiite cleric in a move that could exacerbate sectarian tensions in the island nation. Opposition bloc al-Wefaq criticized ...

  • Brown's attorneys criticize grand jury, prosecutor

    15 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) ST. LOUIS (AP) — Attorneys for Michael Brown's family say the process that led to a white officer not being indicted in the fatal shooting of the unarmed, black 18-year-old was unfair and broken. Attorney Benjamin Crump said Tuesday that ...

  • Tunisia runoff to feature revolution vs. stability

    15 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A veteran politician from Tunisia's old regime will face off against a symbol of its democratic revolution in a runoff that is expected to be very close, official election results showed Tuesday. Beji Caid Essebsi, 87, ...

  • Hungary police warn women of dangers of flirting

    16 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, police in Hungary have warned young women about the risks of flirting. The Vas County police department issued a statement Tuesday about rape prevention, cautioning ...

  • Iran leader approves further nuclear negotiations

    16 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader on Tuesday gave his indirect approval for a continuation of talks over its disputed nuclear program, criticizing world powers who many frustrated Iranians believe could have worked harder to reach a deal with ...

  • AP Top Strange News At 11:45 a.m. EST

    16 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) Houston-area family rescues dog with jug on head Iowa woman locked up after locked out of home Ohio family, police search for stolen Sasquatch Police: Facebook posts of stolen guns spur arrest Joey Chestnut devours turkey to win eating contest ...

  • A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future

    16 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) ST. LOUIS (AP) — The weeks of anxious waiting and hours of deliberating ended Monday, but the grand jury's decision not to indict a white Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the fatal shooting of black 18-year-old Michael Brown will likely ...

  • Strong earthquake hits China's Sichuan province

    16 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — A strong earthquake has hit a sparsely populated area in western China, prompting residents to rush out of their homes, but there are no immediate reports of injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-5.6 quake hit ...

  • Russian envoy: Ferguson shows US discrimination

    16 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian diplomat says U.S. protests against a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the killing of unarmed black man in Ferguson, Missouri, reflect racial discrimination in the United States that ...

  • UN extends South Sudan peacekeeping mission

    17 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has unanimously extended the U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan for another six months. Tuesday's vote was followed by a statement from South Sudan's representative, who said his government remains confident that ...

  • AP Top International News At 11:03 a.m. EST

    17 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) Nigeria: 2 female bombers kill 30 in Maiduguri Iraq to overhaul Baghdad security to stop bombings Iran nuke talks face obstacles even with more time Chinese-built Ebola center dedicated in Liberia Cash cut to Ukraine rebel areas in risky strategy ...

  • Yemen army frees 8 hostages, including foreigner

    17 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's army freed seven soldiers and a foreigner Tuesday in a raid backed by U.S. forces on an al-Qaida militant hideout near the al-Annad military air base in the country's south, the Supreme Security Committee said. ...

  • UN: Islamic State group got up to $45M in ransoms

    17 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Islamic State group which controls a large swath of Syria and Iraq has received between $35 million and $45 million in ransom payments in the past year, a U.N. expert monitoring sanctions against al-Qaida said ...

  • SAfrica judge to make key ruling in slaying case

    17 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African judge will rule Dec. 8 on whether to dismiss the murder case against a British businessman accused of arranging the killing of his wife during their 2010 honeymoon in South Africa. Deputy Judge President ...

  • Bomb kills 2 soldiers in northern Mali

    17 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The mayor of the northern Malian city of Gao says the convoy of a visiting cabinet minister struck a roadside bomb, killing two soldiers and wounding four others in the blast. Minister of Rural Development Bokary ...

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