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Unmasking of 'Jihadi John' as a London lad shocks Britain

February 27, 2015

LONDON (AP) — The unmasking of Islamic State militant "Jihadi John" as a London lad who had repeatedly been questioned by security services sent shock waves through Britain Friday, with Prime... more »»

Democrats caught between Obama, Netanyahu on speech

February 27, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jewish House Democrats personally offered Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a chance to lower the political temperature after he accepted a Republican invitation to spea... more »»

Argentina prosecutor Julio Cesar Strassera dies at 81

February 27, 2015

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Julio Cesar Strassera, the prosecutor who won conviction against leaders of Argentina's dictatorship and coined the term "Nunca mas," or "Never again," to describe the... more »»

Kurdish fighters rout IS militants from town near Iraq

February 27, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Backed by U.S. more »»

Desperate Afghan avalanche survivors await rescue on roofs

February 27, 2015

PANJSHIR VALLEY, Afghanistan (AP) — In an endless sea of white, Afghan villagers waited on rooftops Friday, waving in desperation as helicopters swooped low over the avalanche-struck region. more »»

Venezuelan protest deadly force order after young boy killed

February 27, 2015

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Students and opposition leaders are pressuring Venezuela to roll back a new regulation authorizing police to fire on protesters following the death of a 14-year-old boy... more »»

UN says limit use of personal audio players to 1 hour a day

February 27, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — People who use personal audio players should consider limiting their use to one hour a day and turn down the volume to prevent permanent hearing loss, the World Health Organization... more »»

Hungary's premier rejects immigration, multicultural society

February 27, 2015

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban denounced multiculturalism and liberalism Friday and vowed to fight a rising wave of migration that he said is threatening to turn... more »»

Experts blame anti-vaccine lobby for Bosnia measles outbreak

February 27, 2015

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Medical experts warned Friday the anti-vaccination lobby is growing in Bosnia, using scientifically discredited arguments to stoke parental fears in the... more »»

Mysterious graffiti artist Banksy illustrates Gaza debris

February 27, 2015

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The work of mysterious British graffiti artist Banksy has made an appearance in the Gaza Strip. more »»

Russian diplomat slams "destructive" US stance

February 27, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian diplomat on Friday accused the U.S. administration of taking a "destructive" stance in bilateral relations and warned that Moscow could deal "painful" counterblows. more »»

Switzerland 1st country to submit pledge for UN climate pact

February 27, 2015

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Switzerland has become the first country to submit a pledge to the United Nations for a new global climate deal, vowing to cut its greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030,... more »»

Vatican denounces leaks of documents on finance reforms

February 27, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican spokesman on Friday condemned as "unworthy and petty" the leaks of documents detailing power struggles inside the Holy See and the expenditures of Pope Francis' ne... more »»

Mexico official: Police capture top capo 'La Tuta' Gomez

February 27, 2015

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, a former school teacher who became one of Mexico's most-wanted drug lords as head of the Knights Templar cartel, was captured early Friday by federal... more »»

Scandinavians form human chains after synagogue attacks

February 27, 2015

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Thousands of people of different faiths have gathered in Denmark and Sweden in a show of unity after attacks against Jews in Europ. more »»

Bombings, mortar fire kill 10 people in Iraq

February 27, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of bombings and mortar strikes in and near the Iraqi capital killed 10 people on Friday as Baghdad police discovered six bodies with gunshot wounds, officials said. more »»

EU, others: Catch plans for Bluefin tuna threaten recovery

February 27, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union, Japan and other nations hunting for the eastern Atlantic Bluefin tuna are fearful that Turkey's unilateral decision to exceed catch limits agreed last year is... more »»

Russian court upholds sentence for opposition leader Navalny

February 27, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — An appeals court in Moscow on Friday upheld a 15-day sentence for prominent Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

The Moscow City Court ruled that the Feb. more »»

Detentions of major Mexico drug chiefs in recent years

February 27, 2015

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Recent captures or killings of top Mexican drug cartel leaders:

— Feb. more »»

Kurdish fighters enter IS stronghold in northeastern Syria

February 27, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish fighters, backed by U.S. more »»

 
 
 

 

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