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Iraq's top cleric says government must genuinely seek change

August 28, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's top Shiite cleric said on Friday the government must show it was seeking genuine change to combat corruption and improve services and not just introduce temporary measures t... more »»

Brazil's Rousseff faces growing impeachment threat

August 28, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — If the worst economic crisis in a decade, a massive corruption scandal centered on her ruling party and approval ratings in the single digits weren't rough enough for... more »»

Austrian officials: 71 migrants likely suffocated in truck

August 28, 2015

VIENNA (AP) — Police arrested several people believed to be part of a human smuggling operation in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants who likely suffocated in a refrigerated truck found... more »»

200 feared dead in latest migrant disaster off Libya's coast

August 28, 2015

ZUWARA, Libya (AP) — Libyan authorities were collecting the bodies of migrants who drowned off the coastal city of Zuwara, with some 200 feared dead on Friday in the latest disaster involving... more »»

India's river waters cleanse spirits at Hindu festival

August 28, 2015

NASIK, India (AP) — It's just water. But to the millions of Hindus expected at the Kumbh Mela festival, held this year along the Godavari, touching that water is reverential. more »»

Greece's caretaker cabinet sworn in ahead of early vote

August 28, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's new caretaker government, led by the nation's first female prime minister, was sworn in Friday as the country heads to early elections next month, the third time... more »»

3 arrested in connection with deaths of 71 migrants in truck

August 28, 2015

VIENNA (AP) — Three people believed to be part of a human smuggling operation were arrested overnight in Hungary in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants found in a refrigerated truck... more »»

Puerto Rico braces for Erika after 4 killed in Dominica

August 28, 2015

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tropical Storm Erika lashed Puerto Rico early Friday with heavy rains and wind after killing four people and causing devastating floods in the eastern Caribbean islan... more »»

Leading stem cell scientist cleared of misconduct charges

August 28, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Sweden's Karolinska Institute says a leading stem cell scientist accused of unethical behavior has been cleared of scientific misconduct though he sometimes acted without due care. more »»

Ebola survivor who lost 21 relatives gives birth to baby boy

August 28, 2015

KENEMA, Sierra Leone (AP) — Ebola did not take Victoria Yillia's life. And it could not prevent the birth of her son.

And yet it loomed, even on this, her happiest day. more »»

Japan requires companies to set goals in hiring female execs

August 28, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese lawmakers approved a law Friday requiring large employers to set and publicize targets for hiring or promoting women as manager. more »»

Greece's new prime minister names caretaker cabinet

August 28, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's new prime minister, a top judge who is the country's first female premier, named the members of her caretaker government Friday as the country heads to early... more »»

Vatican says ex-envoy, charged with sexual abuse, has died

August 28, 2015

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican's former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, who had been charged by church prosecutors with sexually abusing children in the Caribbean country, died Friday of... more »»

Refugees or migrants? Debate over words to describe crisis

August 28, 2015

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Day after day, images of soaked and exhausted parents clutching their glassy-eyed children as they arrive on Europe's shores make their way around the world. more »»

2 French journalists arrested in blackmail of Moroccan king

August 28, 2015

PARIS (AP) — The Paris prosecutor's office and a lawyer for Morocco's King Mohammed VI say two French journalists have been arrested in France for allegedly trying to blackmail the monarch. more »»

Rousseff faces 'political suicide bomber,' removal threat

August 28, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — If the worst economic crisis in a decade, a massive corruption scandal centered on her ruling party and approval ratings in the single digits weren't rough enough for... more »»

Puerto Rico braces for TS Erika after 4 dead in Dominica

August 28, 2015

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tropical Storm Erika lashed Puerto Rico early Friday with heavy rains and wind after killing four people and causing devastating floods in the eastern Caribbean islan... more »»

Asian stocks rise after US data calms investor nerves

August 28, 2015

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks rose Friday as upbeat U.S. economic data lifted investors' spirits following days of stomach-churning turbulence sparked by a heavy sell-off in China. more »»

Guatemalan prosecutors urge president to resign amid scandal

August 28, 2015

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Pressure grew Thursday on Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina to resign as business and government offices closed, protesters marched by the thousands and the attorney... more »»

TS Erika kills 4 in Dominica; takes aim at Puerto Rico

August 28, 2015

ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Rescue crews fanned across Dominica late Thursday to search for missing and injured people after Tropical Storm Erika pummeled the eastern Caribbean island, unleashing... more »»

 
 

 

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