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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 »»

OAS mission chief hopeful Haiti can settle political crisis

February 3, 2016

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — After three days of meetings, the chief of a regional mission is hopeful but not necessarily confident that Haiti's political crisis can be resolved before the... more »»

Californians want rum-crazy Cuba to start drinking wine

February 3, 2016

HAVANA (AP) — The 3.5 million tourists who flooded Cuba last year downed oceans of mojitos, lakes of daiquiris and rivers of thin, sour beer. more »»

South Korea warns North Korea not to launch satellite

February 3, 2016

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea warned on Wednesday of "searing" consequences if North Korea doesn't abandon plans to launch a long-range rocket that critics call a banned test of ballistic... more »»

Explosion forces plane to make emergency landing in Somalia

February 3, 2016

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — An explosion and fire blew a gaping hole in a commercial airliner, forcing it to make an emergency landing at Mogadishu's international airport late Tuesday, officials... more »»

The Latest: Chile reports its first 3 confirmed Zika cases

February 3, 2016

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the battle against the Zika virus (all times local):

1:30 a.m. more »»

Explosion forces plane to make emergency landing in Somalia

February 2, 2016

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — An explosion and fire blew a gaping hole in a commercial airliner forcing it to make an emergency landing at Mogadishu's international airport late Tuesday, officials an... more »»

Brazil president tries to ease wary nation amid Zika spread

February 2, 2016

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's president promised a wary nation on Tuesday that no resources would be spared in the fight against Zika, addressing Congress a day after the World Health Organization... more »»

The Latest: Top Brazilian, US health officials discuss Zika

February 2, 2016

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the battle against the Zika virus (all times local):

10:50 p.m.

The Brazilian Health Ministry says Brazil's health minister and the U.S. more »»

The Latest: Brazilian city cancels carnival to fight Zika

February 2, 2016

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the battle against the Zika virus (all times local):

10:20 p.. more »»

The Latest: Patient in Dallas County gets Zika through sex

February 2, 2016

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the battle against the Zika virus (all times local):

9:30 p.m. more »»

Syria allows aid into rebel-held area as peace talks stall

February 2, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — The Syrian government allowed aid into a rebel-held area near Damascus on Tuesday in what appeared to be a goodwill gesture after U.N. more »»

The Latest: Nicaragua says 2 cases of Zika in pregnant women

February 2, 2016

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the battle against the Zika virus (all times local):

9:05 p.m.

Nicaragua is confirming its first two cases of the Zika virus in pregnant women. more »»

 
 

 

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