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WHO starts special meeting on Zika virus amid rising concern

February 1, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization has begun a crisis meeting considering whether the explosive spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus — which is linked to birth defects in the Americas... more »»

US official visits northern Syrian town of Kobani

February 1, 2016

BAGHDAD (AP) — President Barack Obama's envoy to the U.S. more »»

Iran: $100B in assets 'fully released' under nuclear deal

February 1, 2016

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Monday it now has access to more than $100 billion worth of frozen overseas assets following the implementation of a landmark nuclear deal with world powers. more »»

Egyptian Christian students stand trial for insulting Islam

February 1, 2016

CAIRO (AP) — Three Coptic Christian students face charges of insulting Islam and will stand trial this week after appearing in a video mocking Muslim prayers, one of a series of court cases that... more »»

Chechen leader posts video of opposition chief in crosshairs

February 1, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — Intensifying his political attacks on Russia's opposition, the leader of Russia's Chechnya republic posted a video Monday that appears to show Mikhail Kasyanov, a former prime... more »»

Moldova has one of the largest cemeteries in Eastern Europe

February 1, 2016

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova's sprawling Saint Lazarus cemetery is one of the largest graveyards in Eastern Europ. more »»

UN rights chief: Turkey must probe shooting of civilians

February 1, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. more »»

Lawyer: French forces helped to oust Gbagbo in Ivory Coast

February 1, 2016

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A defense lawyer says former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo was working to restore democracy in his country when he was forcibly ousted from power by French... more »»

3-star chef Benoit Violier found dead in apparent suicide

February 1, 2016

PARIS (AP) — Swiss police say 3-star chef Benoit Violier, whose restaurant near Lausanne recently topped a list of the world's best, has been found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot. more »»

Germany: Migrants who won't integrate will face benefit cuts

February 1, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's labor minister is threatening to cut benefits for migrants who don't want to integrate into German society.

Germany registered nearly 1. more »»

Myanmar house begins new session dominated by Suu Kyi party

February 1, 2016

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's parliament, led for the first time by pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party, began a historic session Monday that will install the country's first... more »»

On historic foray, Castro visits France as Cuba opens up

February 1, 2016

PARIS (AP) — Cuban President Raul Castro is paying a state visit to France, in the first European foray by a Cuban leader in two decades, as Cuba opens up its econom. more »»

AP PHOTOS: Women's rock climbing gains foothold in Iran

February 1, 2016

ZANJAN, Iran (AP) — In the mountains of northwestern Iran, Farnaz Esmaeilzadeh clings to a sheer rock face, ignoring the dizzying height and icy wind as she searches for the next handhold. more »»

Israeli academics face growing boycott pressures

February 1, 2016

HAIFA, Israel (AP) — Israeli anthropologist Dan Rabinowitz is a leader in his field, heading a prestigious school of environmental studies at Tel Aviv University, authoring dozens of publications... more »»

Boko Haram burns kids alive in Nigeria, 86 dead: officials

February 1, 2016

DALORI, Nigeria (AP) — A survivor hidden in a tree says he watched Boko Haram extremists firebomb huts and heard the screams of children burning to death, among 86 people officials say died in th... more »»

Israeli Cabinet approves liberal Jewish prayer at holy site

February 1, 2016

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Cabinet voted Sunday to allow non-Orthodox Jewish prayer at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, a move advocates said marked a historic show of government support for liberal... more »»

Ban doubles down on Israel comments in NY Times

February 1, 2016

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called Israeli criticism of attacks on its settlement policy unsustainable in an opinion piece published Sunday by The New York... more »»

Athletes in Rio stay inside, slather on repellent for Zika

February 1, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Aline Silva has had the dengue fever twice, and she's not taking any chances with the Zika virus. more »»

Dozens killed by bombs in Syria, clouding UN peace session

February 1, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — A triple bombing killed at least 50 people in a predominantly Shiite suburb south of the Syrian capital of Damascus on Sunday even as a U.N. more »»

Brazilian pets parade in their own 4-footed Carnival

January 31, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian canines allowed their people to dress them in masks and costumes Sunday for a four-legged Carnival just days before the humans will hold their own party. more »»

 
 
 

 

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