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Fire races up high-rise Dubai tower, but claims no lives

February 21, 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One of the world's tallest residential towers caught fire early Saturday in Dubai's Marina district, sending hundreds of residents pouring into the streets as... more »»

Ukraine, rebels say cease-fire violations persist

February 21, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's military and Russia-backed separatist rebels on Saturday accused each other of continuing to mount attacks a week after a cease-fire was called. more »»

Greek premier: difficulties lie ahead on bailout

February 21, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras on Saturday hailed the "important success" of Greece's negotiations with its creditors a day earlier, but warned that more difficult... more »»

Zimbabwe's Mugabe marks 91st birthday as country struggles

February 21, 2015

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe turns 91 on Saturday, with his supporters saying they will back him to run his full term until 2018 and beyond despite nagging questions... more »»

Afghan official: central bank branch looted by its staff

February 21, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan central bank official says that around 76 million afghanis (more than $ 1 million) have been stolen by the staff members of one of the bank's branches. more »»

Russian conscripts tell of fears of being sent to Ukraine

February 21, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — When Alexander was due to finish his year of mandatory military service in October, his commander told him he had no choice: He had to sign a contract to extend his stay in the army... more »»

AP PHOTOS: Antarctica, a window into mankind's future

February 21, 2015

DECEPTION ISLAND, Antarctica (AP) — Earth's past, present and future come together here on the northern peninsula of Antarctica, the wildest, most desolate and mysterious of its continents. more »»

Top US, Iranian nuke officials joining Iran talks

February 21, 2015

GENEVA (AP) — Top nuclear officials of Iran and the United States joined seven-nation talks Saturday in a move that may help resolve technical disputes standing it the way of a deal meant to curb... more »»

UNICEF: 89 boys abducted by South Sudan armed group

February 21, 2015

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — An armed group in South Sudan has abducted at least 89 boys in a northern state, the U.N. children's agency said Saturda. more »»

Filthy India air cutting 660 million lives short by 3 years

February 21, 2015

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's filthy air is cutting 660 million lives short by about three years, according to research published Saturday that underlines the hidden costs of the country's heavy... more »»

Greece faces tight deadline to develop reform proposals

February 21, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Greek government is facing a Monday deadline to come up with credible reform proposals to extend the existing bailout deal and the drafting of a new one. more »»

Former Yemen president flees capital after rebels let him go

February 21, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's former president left the capital after Shiite rebels who surrounded his house let him go under international and local pressure, aides close to him said Saturday. more »»

Oil-exporter Azerbaijan devalues currency 33.5 percent

February 21, 2015

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Azerbaijan's Central Bank has suddenly devalued the country's currency by 33.5 percent against the dollar. more »»

Denmark shooting highlight links between gangs and radicals

February 21, 2015

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The shooting spree in Copenhagen by a radicalized former gang member has highlighted an overlap between Islamic extremists and the criminal underworld. more »»

25 people dead in Friday's al-Shabab attack on Somali hotel

February 21, 2015

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Twenty-five people were killed and 40 wounded in suicide attacks at a hotel in Somalia's capital on Friday, the Somali government said Saturday. more »»

Unwelcome mat: White House tries to counter Netanyahu visit

February 21, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — In what is becoming an increasingly nasty grudge match, the White House is mulling ways to undercut Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming trip to Washington and... more »»

Glimpse of Chinese New Year: Paying tribute to gods

February 21, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — Surrounded by a steady stream of Hong Kong worshippers offering prayers for the new year, Annie Leung is lifted by her father above the clouds of incense in Man Mo Temple in centra... more »»

86-story tower in Dubai in flames, officials say no one hurt

February 21, 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One of the world's tallest residential towers caught fire early Saturday in Dubai's Marina district, sending bright yellow flames several stories high, but ther... more »»

Arrest of Caracas mayor sign of broader Venezuela crackdown

February 21, 2015

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro poured into the streets Friday to condemn the surprise arrest of Caracas' mayor for allegedly participating in a U.. more »»

Ant gin, cricket soup: Bugs crawl onto menu at Cordon Bleu

February 21, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — Bugs in a gourmet kitchen are usually something to be squashed or swatted. more »»

 
 

 

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