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Turkish media say drone crashes near air base

February 3, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A U.S. Predator drone crashed in southern Turkey on Wednesday, apparently because of a mechanical failure, an Air Force spokeswoman said. No injuries were reported. more »»

Pilot of plane hit by explosion describes unfolding scene

February 3, 2016

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The pilot of a passenger plane that was damaged in an explosion from a suspected bomb over Somalia described on Wednesday how the crew jumped into action to fly the plan... more »»

French government wants to extend the state of emergency

February 3, 2016

PARIS (AP) — France's government is calling for a three-month extension of the state of emergency that was declared after the Nov. more »»

APNewsbreak: Missing reporter tells wife he's back in China

February 3, 2016

BEIJING (AP) — The wife of a Chinese journalist who disappeared while seeking asylum abroad said she was able to speak to him by phone Wednesday and he told her he had voluntarily returned to... more »»

French Caribbean facing Zika epidemic, taking extra measures

February 3, 2016

PARIS (AP) — Two French regions in the Caribbean face an epidemic of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which was just declared a global public health emergency, and France's government is sending... more »»

Afghan insurgents kill 10-year-old boy who joined militia

February 3, 2016

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A 10-year-old Afghan boy who was declared a hero after fighting the Taliban has been shot dead by insurgents while on his way to school, officials said Wednesday. more »»

Fulltime Europe border controls could cost France billions

February 3, 2016

BRUSSELS (AP) — Reintroducing permanent border controls in Europe's passport free travel area to respond to the refugee emergency could cost France more than a billion euros a year and perhaps 10... more »»

South African president seeks to resolve spending scandal

February 3, 2016

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — President Jacob Zuma of South Africa has expressed willingness to reimburse the state for spending on his private home, the president's office said Wednesday, reflecting an... more »»

The Latest: Syrian opposition says aid delivery not enough

February 3, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on Syrian peace talks in Geneva (all times local):

12:45 pm

The chief negotiator of the Syrian opposition says the government's decision to allow aid into a... more »»

Albania to auction off old Eastern Bloc military aircraft

February 3, 2016

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania is auctioning off dozens of obsolete Eastern Bloc military aircraft to raise cash for its armed forces, and officials say museums and collectors from several... more »»

Irish face Feb. 26 election; premier lauds economic rebound

February 3, 2016

DUBLIN (AP) — Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny has announced a Feb. more »»

Higher temperatures make Zika mosquito spread disease more

February 3, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — The mosquito behind the Zika virus seems to operate like a heat-driven missile of disease. more »»

Lawyer: Saudi court revokes poet's death sentence

February 3, 2016

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A Palestinian poet condemned to death in Saudi Arabia for apostasy has had his sentence reduced to prison time and lashes instead, his lawyer said Tuesda. more »»

Scientists to inject fuel in experimental fusion device

February 3, 2016

GREIFSWALD, Germany (AP) — Scientists in northeast Germany were poised to flip the switch Wednesday on an experiment they hope will advance the quest for nuclear fusion, considered a clean and... more »»

Donors face record request of $9 billion to aid Syrians

February 3, 2016

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — International aid to the victims of Syria's five-year war, including millions forced to flee their homes, has persistently fallen short, but organizers of Thursday's annual... more »»

Huge cargo ship that went adrift for days towed to Spain

February 3, 2016

MADRID (AP) — A large cargo ship that went adrift last week in the Bay of Biscay is nearing the northern Spanish port of Bilbao following a towing operation that has lasted days. more »»

Korean woman raises 200 dogs saved from streets, restaurants

February 3, 2016

ASAN, South Korea (AP) — Puppies bark and wag their tails as they follow a gray-haired woman through a hillside compound that shelters more than 200 dogs.

"Hey, my babies. more »»

Shakespeare on stage in squalid migrant camp in north France

February 3, 2016

CALAIS, France (AP) — Shakespeare's Globe theater company is staging "Hamlet" in a squalid refugee camp in northern France, bringing the Bard's best-known play to some of the more than 4,000... more »»

Multi-billion-dollar Syria aid appeals routinely underfunded

February 3, 2016

A look at growing gaps in aid for Syria, with needs rising faster than contributions by donors. U.N. more »»

Syria aid conference to seek record $9B for 2016

February 3, 2016

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — International aid to the victims of Syria's five-year war, including millions forced to flee their homes, has persistently fallen short, but organizers of Thursday's annual... more »»

 
 
 

 

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