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  • AP PHOTOS: Macaws bring harmony to Caracas' chaos

    21 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — In one of the world's most hostile urban jungles, the spectacle of rainbow-colored tropical birds streaking across the late-afternoon sky has become a natural respite from rampant crime and choking pollution. Macaws are thriving amid the ...

  • Palestinian president against Jewish state bill

    21 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he supports Israeli members of parliament who oppose the plan to formalize Israel's status as a Jewish state. Speaking in the South African capital, Pretoria, Wednesday, Abbas said it is ...

  • Moldova: 5 suspected of planning election violence

    21 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldovan prosecutors are questioning five people suspected of planning violent protests after parliamentary elections this weekend, amid concerns that Russia may try to gain greater influence in the country. Deputy police chief Gheorghe Cavaliuc said authorities ...

  • AP Top International News At 8 a.m. EST

    21 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) Hong Kong police arrest key protesters, clear site Official: Gunmen kill 4 polio workers in Pakistan In Britain, US turkey dinner is big for business Impoverished Lebanese city is target for IS group Freighter with 700 migrants being towed to ...

  • Egypt opens crossing to Gaza for 1st time in month

    22 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) AL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian authorities have temporarily re-opened a border crossing with the Gaza Strip to allow Palestinians stranded outside the territory to return home. The crossing has been closed since Oct. 24, when 31 Egyptian soldiers were killed ...

  • AP Top Strange News At 6:44 a.m. EST

    22 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) Passengers in Russia's Arctic give airliner a push Man arrested; deputies say he aimed banana at them Heirloom ring flushed; sewer workers retrieve it Houston-area family rescues dog with jug on head Ohio family recovers missing Sasquatch statue In Seattle, ...

  • Guard reinforcements contain damage in Ferguson

    22 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — National Guard reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson and looting after a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer who ...

  • 6 killed in rebel attack on house of Yemen leader

    23 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen security officials say Shiite Houthi rebels have attacked and occupied the seat of power of an influential tribe in the capital, killing six guards and injuring four. The attack early Wednesday is the latest move ...

  • Merkel: Continued Russia sanctions "unavoidable"

    1 day ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says continued sanctions against Russia are "unavoidable" and that it will take "patience and perseverance" to end the crisis in Ukraine. Speaking to Parliament on Wednesday, Merkel said "nothing excuses or justifies Russia's ...

  • Hong Kong police clear 1 site, arrest leaders

    1 day, 1 hour ago

    (AP) HONG KONG (AP) — Police arrested key student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests on Wednesday as they cleared barricades in one volatile district, throwing into doubt the future of a 2-month-old movement seeking free elections in the former British ...

  • Impoverished Lebanese city is target for IS group

    1 day, 1 hour ago

    (AP) TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — Jamal Hayak is finally fixing up his restaurant, damaged a month ago in clashes between the army and militants in this northern Lebanese city. But he has little doubt violence will erupt again, and he says ...

  • Greek journalists on strike

    1 day, 1 hour ago

    (AP) ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek journalists are on a 24-hour strike, pulling all newscasts off the air a day before a nationwide general strike against austerity measures. Radio and television stations were not broadcasting any news bulletins Wednesday, and current ...

  • Iran parliament approve science minister nominee

    1 day, 2 hours ago

    (AP) TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's parliament has approved President Hassan Rouhani's nominee for minister of science. In a vote Wednesday, 197 out of 235 lawmakers voted to approve Dr. Mohammad Farhadi to head the science, research and technology ministry. Farhadi, ...

  • Freighter with 700 migrants being towed to Crete

    1 day, 2 hours ago

    (AP) ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say a navy vessel is towing a crippled freighter with hundreds of migrants on board to safety on the southern island of Crete, battling gale-force winds and high waves as it does so. The ...

  • UN appeals for $405M for Afghanistan aid in 2015

    1 day, 3 hours ago

    (AP) KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United Nations has appealed for $405 million to cover the humanitarian needs of the people in Afghanistan in 2015. U.N. humanitarian coordinator Mark Bowden launched the appeal on Wednesday. He says that almost 8,000 civilians ...

  • China asks US for help in hunting down fugitives

    1 day, 3 hours ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — A senior Chinese diplomat is calling on the U.S. and other Western countries to put aside their wariness of China's justice system and work with Beijing to send back officials who have absconded overseas with ill-gained loot. ...

  • Officials: US drone kills 4 militants in Pakistan

    1 day, 4 hours ago

    (AP) ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected U.S. drone strike has killed four alleged militants in the country's tribal region along the Afghan border. They say the missiles struck a compound Wednesday in the town of Dattakhel in ...

  • Thai police kept illicit fortune in hidden vaults

    1 day, 4 hours ago

    (AP) BANGKOK (AP) — Two top police officers embroiled in a high-profile corruption scandal in Thailand kept an illicit fortune that included antique paintings, golden postage stamps and tens of millions of dollars in cash hidden in secret vaults at a ...

  • AP Top Business News At 12:15 a.m. EST

    1 day, 5 hours ago

    (AP) AP sources: EPA to propose stricter smog standard France suspends delivery of warship to Russia US economy posts even stronger growth in Q3 HP earnings show continued struggle Asia stocks rise after US growth revised higher As OPEC faces tough ...

  • Beloved macaws bring harmony to Caracas' chaos

    1 day, 5 hours ago

    (AP) CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — In one of the world's most-hostile urban jungles, the spectacle of rainbow-colored tropical birds streaking across the late-afternoon sky has become a natural respite from rampant crime and choking pollution. Macaws are thriving amid the high-rises ...

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