• About 40 migrants missing off Bangladesh after their boats sinks

    About 40 illegal migrants heading from Bangladesh to Malaysia to look for work were missing on Thursday after their boat sank, police said. More than 70 people were heading out to sea near Kutubdia island, 415 km (260 miles) southeast of Dhaka, when their wooden boat sank, police said. Police…

  • Survivors say Iraqi forces watched as Shi'ite militias executed 72 Sunnis

    Accounts by five witnesses interviewed separately by Reuters provide a picture of alleged executions in the eastern village of Barwanah on Monday, which residents and provincial officials say left at least 72 unarmed Iraqis dead. The witnesses identified the killers as a collection of Shi'ite…

  • China to widen anti-graft inspections of armed forces

    China's powerful Central Military Commission will widen anti-graft inspections of the country's armed forces, the Defence Ministry said on Thursday, as part of Beijing's sweeping campaign to weed out corruption. Serving and retired military officers have said corruption is endemic in China's armed…

  • Loretta Lynch, attorney general nominee, fields GOP senators' barbed questions

    President Obama’s executive action granting deferred deportation status and work permits for up to 5 million undocumented immigrants was based on a “reasonable” legal opinion by Justice Department lawyers, Mr. Obama’s choice to become the next attorney general told senators at her confirmation…

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  • After listening to women, a Congressman switches sides on abortion

    On Tuesday, Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan (D), a longtime opponent of abortion, announced that after conversing with women in his home state and around the country, he had changed his position. “I have sat with women from Ohio and across the nation and heard them talk about their varying experiences: abusive…

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  • Jordan would swap a mass murderer for its ISIS-held pilot. Is that a mistake?

    Jordan said today it's willing to release Sajida al-Rishawi, a would-be suicide bomber who participated in a 2005 attack that murdered 38 people at the Radisson Hotel in Amman, in exchange for a Royal Jordanian Air Force pilot held by the so-called Islamic State since his F-16 went down over Syria…

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  • Supreme Court halts Oklahoma executions pending lethal injection case

    The US Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to halt the scheduled executions of three death-row plaintiffs who are challenging Oklahoma’s lethal injection protocol at the high court. The case, likely to be argued in April, will examine whether Oklahoma’s three-drug protocol for lethal injection…

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  • Israeli court orders state to raze West Bank outpost

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's supreme court has ordered Israeli authorities to demolish one of the oldest and most contentious Jewish settlement outposts in the West Bank.

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  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

    During the week that was in Latin America, Mexico underwent its latest spasm of violence as students, politicians and police eyed each other from opposite sides while 43 missing students failed to reappear alive or dead.

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  • WHO: Ebola response shifts to ending epidemic

    LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says officials are now focused on ending the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak rather than just slowing the virus' spread.

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  • Malaysia civil aviation says MH370 crash an accident, to clear compensation claims

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia civil aviation says MH370 crash an accident, to clear compensation claims.

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  • As Iraqi Kurds gain ground from IS, local Sunnis are wary

    ESKI MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — An unarmed Sunni Arab man walked along a road in a patch of northern Iraq newly liberated from Islamic State extremists, holding a white surrender flag — a signal to Kurdish fighters that he is not a militant. Cars drove by, a similar white banner flying from their windows.

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  • UN chief: Boko Haram to top discussions at Africa Union meet

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A spokesman for the U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he will be attending the African Union heads of state summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and that the threat posed by Boko Haram, an Islamic extremist group in Nigeria, will be a focus.

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  • Boat carrying migrants sinks near Bangladesh; 20 missing

    COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Officials say a fishing boat carrying migrants to Malaysia has capsized off the coast of Bangladesh and about 20 people are missing.

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  • EU parliament president to meet with new Greek gov't

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The European Parliament's president is to be the first European official to visit Athens, a day after announcements by Greece's nascent radical left government on rolling back a series of key budget commitments sent the country's stock market plummeting.

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  • Dozens of flights cancelled in German airport strikes

    BERLIN (AP) — Dozens of flights are being canceled at Germany's Duesseldorf and Cologne-Bonn airports after private security workers walked off the job in a dispute over wages.

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  • Gorbachev warns of risk of armed conflict in new Cold War

    The last Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on Friday accused the United States of drawing Russia into a new Cold War and said he feared hostilities could escalate into armed conflict. The United States "has already drawn us into a new Cold War, trying openly to achieve its main idea of…

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  • Bus crashes into fuel truck in Afghanistan, 23 killed

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says at least 23 people died and 31 were injured when a bus crashed into a fuel truck on a narrow road in southern Zabul province.

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