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India's top court recognizes third gender category

April 15, 2014

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's top court on Tuesday issued a landmark verdict recognizing transgender rights as human rights, saying people can identify themselves as a third gender on official... more »»

Libya: Gunmen abduct Jordanian ambassador

April 15, 2014

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Masked gunmen abducted the Jordanian ambassador in the Libyan capital early Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a wave of abductions in the North African nation still... more »»

Vatican responds to next round of UN abuse inquiry

April 15, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has responded to the latest round of U.N. sex abuse inquiries by suggesting it is only responsible for implementing a U.N. more »»

Insurgents dig in; Ukraine tanks seen in the east

April 15, 2014

IZYUM, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian insurgents dug in Tuesday across eastern Ukraine, fortifying positions around seized buildings and erecting new barricades even as Ukrainian troops and tanks set... more »»

Prosecutor ends cross-examination of Pistorius

April 15, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Wrapping up five days of relentless cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius at his murder trial, the chief prosecutor insisted Tuesday that the Olympic runner... more »»

Russia tests Obama's ability to stop its advances

April 15, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the White House asserting that Russia is stoking instability in eastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama is once again faced with the complicated reality of following throug... more »»

Bomb blast wounds 3 in central Cairo

April 15, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — A homemade bomb exploded near a traffic police post on a bridge over the Nile River in central Cairo early Tuesday, wounding two policemen and a civilian, security officials said. more »»

Death toll in Ebola outbreak rises to 121

April 15, 2014

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has been linked to the deaths of more than 120 people, according to the latest World Health Organization count. more »»

Deep water thwarts robot sub's 1st search for jet

April 15, 2014

PERTH, Australia (AP) — A robotic submarine hunting for the missing Malaysian jet aborted its first mission after only six hours, surfacing with no new clues when it exceeded its maximum depth... more »»

Malaysia jet search area too deep for submarine

April 15, 2014

PERTH, Australia (AP) — A robotic submarine hunting for the missing Malaysian jet aborted its first mission after only six hours, surfacing with no new clues when it exceeded its maximum depth... more »»

Fight continues against wildfires at Chilean port

April 15, 2014

VALPARAISO, Chile (AP) — With all of Valparaiso under military rule early Tuesday, 5,000 firefighters, police, forest rangers, soldiers, sailors and civil defense workers joined in a mammoth figh... more »»

Chinese lawyers say they were tortured by police

April 15, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — His head covered in a black hood, lawyer Tang Jitian recalls being taken into a room and hearing the sound of a rope being pulled. more »»

Bomb explosion on Cairo bridge wounds 2 policemen

April 15, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's official news agency says a bomb blast on a bridge over the Nile River in central Cairo has wounded two policemen. more »»

Gunmen kidnap Afghan deputy minister in Kabul

April 15, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say the country's deputy public works minister has been kidnapped in the capital, Kabul. more »»

Little sign of progress as Obama, Putin speak

April 15, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaking for the first time in more than two weeks, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin showed little sign of agreement on Monday, with the U.S. more »»

Fires still besiege Chile port; 15 dead, 500 hurt

April 15, 2014

VALPARAISO, Chile (AP) — Helicopters and airplanes dumped water on wildfires and the smoldering wreckage of hilltop neighborhoods around Valparaiso for a third straight day Monday as sailors in... more »»

Vietnam releases dissidents amid foreign pressure

April 15, 2014

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam has granted early release to two high-profile dissidents, bringing the number of democracy activists freed this month to three in what the government called a "polic... more »»

Killing of environmental activists rises globally

April 15, 2014

BANGKOK (AP) — As head of his village, Prajob Naowa-opas battled to save his community in central Thailand from the illegal dumping of toxic waste by filing petitions and leading villagers to... more »»

Fires still besiege Chile port; 15 dead, 500 hurt

April 14, 2014

VALPARAISO, Chile (AP) — Helicopters and airplanes dumped water on wildfires and the smoldering wreckage of hilltop neighborhoods around Valparaiso for a third straight day Monday as sailors in... more »»

Little sign of progress as Obama, Putin speak

April 14, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaking for the first time in more than two weeks, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin showed little sign of agreement Monday, with the U.S. more »»

 
 

 

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