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Algerian troops search for kidnapped Frenchman

September 23, 2014

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian police and soldiers combed the imposing Djura Djura mountains on Tuesday searching for a kidnapped Frenchman that a security official said had been snatched by a... more »»

UN to leaders: Set 'new course' on climate change

September 23, 2014

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Challenged by the United Nations chief to set a new course for a warming globe and reverse the rise of heat-trapping gases, world leader after world leader Tuesday made... more »»

Iran leader: Strikes in Syria illegal, no gov't OK

September 23, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday the U.S.-led coalition's airstrikes in Syria are illegal because they were not approved by or coordinated with Syria's government. more »»

Countries, companies pledge to end deforestation

September 23, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 30 countries are setting the first-ever deadline to halt deforestation by 2030 to curb global warming. more »»

Russia proposes curbs for foreign media ownership

September 23, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's parliament has given preliminary approval to a bill limiting foreign ownership in Russian media to 20 percent. more »»

US: Ebola cases could hit 1.4 million by mid-Jan.

September 23, 2014

LONDON (AP) — New estimates by the World Health Organization and the U.S. health agency are warning that the number of Ebola cases could soar dramatically — the U.S. says up to 1. more »»

Assad backs efforts to fight terrorism

September 23, 2014

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad says he supports any international effort against terrorism, apparently trying to position his government on the side of airstrikes by the U.S. more »»

New jihad appeal makes policing even harder

September 23, 2014

PARIS (AP) — The Islamic State group's call on Muslims to go after the "filthy French" and other Westerners multiplies already deep security concerns in nations targeting the militant organization. more »»

Life term for China scholar chills ethnic dialogue

September 23, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — A life sentence given to a moderate Chinese scholar on Tuesday shows the ruling Communist Party is cutting off dialogue on ethnic tensions and could backfire by radicalizing... more »»

US, Arab allies hit IS strongholds in Syria, Iraq

September 23, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Combined U.S.-Arab airstrikes hit Islamic State group military strongholds in Syria and Iraq as a simultaneous U.S. more »»

Indian zoo: Tiger kills man who climbed into moat

September 23, 2014

NEW DELHI (AP) — A white tiger killed a young man who climbed over a fence at the New Delhi zoo and jumped into the animal's enclosure Tuesday, a spokesman said. more »»

Image of Asia: Saving their livelihood from floods

September 23, 2014

In this photo by Anupam Nath, Indian villagers rescue their pigs on a makeshift banana raft at Chaygaon village in Kamrup district of Assam stat. more »»

Islamic militants parade captured Iraqi soldiers

September 23, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group on Tuesday paraded Iraqi troops captured in battle earlier this week in a militant stronghold west of Baghdad, residents said. more »»

Joint Chiefs chair: 'No safe haven' for militants

September 23, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Combined U.S. more »»

Suicide bomber targets army in Pakistan, kills 5

September 23, 2014

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide car bomber blew himself up near a convoy of security forces in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing five people and wounding 29 others, police said. more »»

Indian spacecraft on course to enter Mars' orbit

September 23, 2014

NEW DELHI (AP) — With homegrown technology and a remarkably low budget of about $75 million, India was on course to become the first nation to conduct a successful Mars mission on its first try. more »»

France won't stop fight in Iraq despite kidnapping

September 23, 2014

PARIS (AP) — France's prime minister said Tuesday his country won't stop fighting Islamic State militants despite demands by kidnappers holding a French hostage. more »»

Ukraine: Cease-fire being upheld on both sides

September 23, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A cease-fire in east Ukraine is being upheld by both government troops and Russia-backed rebels, a senior Ukrainian official said Tuesday, in a first step toward enforcing a... more »»

Afghanistan's Karzai takes one last swipe at US

September 23, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai used his farewell speech on Tuesday to take one last swipe at the United States, capping a long-testy relationship with the... more »»

Israel military shoots down Syrian aircraft

September 23, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military shot down a Syrian fighter jet that infiltrated its airspace over the Golan Heights on Tuesday morning — the first such downing in decades, heightening... more »»

 
 

 

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