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51 countries sign deal in tax evasion crackdown

October 29, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Fifty-one countries have signed an agreement to share financial data and boost efforts to crack down on tax evasion. more »»

Court: UK spies get bulk access to NSA data

October 29, 2014

LONDON (AP) — The British government's insistence that its spies don't use the vast espionage powers of the U.S. National Security Agency to sidestep U.K. more »»

Russia, Ukraine looking for gas deliveries deal

October 29, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's energy chief is hoping talks between Ukraine and Russia will yield the breakthrough needed to guarantee Russian gas will continue to flow to Ukraine and, by... more »»

WHO: Ebola decline in Liberia could be real trend

October 29, 2014

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The rate of new Ebola infections in Liberia appears to be declining and could represent a real trend, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, but the epidemic is far... more »»

Army moves in as Egyptians leave homes near Gaza

October 29, 2014

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Hundreds of Egyptians living along the border with the Gaza Strip evacuated their homes on Wednesday, after the army ordered them out to make way for a planned buffer zone... more »»

White Zambian named acting president

October 29, 2014

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — The Zambian government says Vice President Guy Scott, a white Zambian of Scottish descent, will become acting president of the southern African nation until elections are... more »»

Rescuers press to save 18 trapped Turkish miners

October 29, 2014

ISTANBUL (AP) — Rescue workers desperately pumped water out of a coal mine in southern Turkey on Wednesday as anxious relatives huddled nearby after surging waters trapped 18 Turkish miners deep... more »»

Zambian president dies in London hospital

October 29, 2014

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Zambian President Michael Sata, a longtime opposition leader who was finally elected president in 2011, died after an illness, the Zambian government said Wednesday. more »»

Beijing punishes Hong Kong tycoon for criticism

October 29, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong tycoon was expelled from China's top government advisory body on Wednesday after he voiced doubts about the city's Beijing-backed leader, who is struggling to end... more »»

Syrian rebels enter Kurdish town from Turkey

October 29, 2014

MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) — A small group of Syrian rebels entered the embattled border town of Kobani from Turkey on Wednesday on a mission to help Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State... more »»

10 dead, over 250 missing in Sri Lanka mudslide

October 29, 2014

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A mudslide triggered by monsoon rains buried scores of workers' houses at a tea plantation in central Sri Lanka on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people and leaving more... more »»

Ebola puts Ghana's bush meat traders out of work

October 29, 2014

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Yaa Kyerewaa cuts a lonely figure beside a pile of animal parts: the jaws of a giant rodent, the hooves of wild pigs, snails. more »»

Q&A: What's behind Malaysia's sodomy case vs Anwar

October 29, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's top court is hearing this week the final appeal by opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim challenging his second conviction on sodomy charges in 14 years. more »»

Bangladesh Islamist party chief sentenced to death

October 29, 2014

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A special tribunal in Bangladesh on Wednesday sentenced the leader of the country's largest Islamist party to death for his role in the deaths of thousands of people... more »»

Basketball more than just a game for Saudi women

October 29, 2014

JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — As the NBA season kicks off in America this week, a group of Saudi women and girls will be pursuing their own hoop dreams. more »»

Cuba tries to drive up fertility amid baby slump

October 29, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — Daymarys Gonzalez's first attempt to have a child ended with an ectopic pregnancy at age 31. She stopped trying to conceive after a miscarriage the following year. more »»

Japan, North Korea in 2nd day of abduction talks

October 29, 2014

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The second and final day of talks was underway Wednesday between North Korean and Japanese officials assessing progress into an investigation of the fates of Japanes... more »»

Reality TV show 'Big Brother' to debut in China

October 29, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese online video site says it is bringing the "Big Brother" reality TV show to China.

Youku Tudou Inc. more »»

Seoul: N. Korea's Kim Jong Un had ankle surgery

October 29, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's spy agency believes it has solved the mystery of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's 6-week public absence that set off a frenzy of global speculation, a... more »»

Iraqi Kurds head to fight militants in Syria

October 29, 2014

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — A group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga troops arrived in Turkey early Wednesday and headed toward the border to help their Syrian brethren fight Islamic State extremists in the... more »»

 
 

 

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