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Extremists kill 28 in villages in northeastern Nigeria

August 28, 2015

BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram extremists killed 28 people during attacks on remote farming and fishing villages in northeast Nigeria, members of a civilian defense group said on Friday. more »»

US stocks edge lower early after sharp two-day surge

August 28, 2015

U.S. stocks drifted edged lower in early trading Friday, coming off two days of strong gains as the market closes out a wild week. more »»

Attack draws new scrutiny to railways linking open Europe

August 28, 2015

PARIS (AP) — Europe's rail system is at the heart of its open borders, a way for passengers to travel on some of the world's fastest and most sophisticated mass transit with no need for passports... more »»

US stocks open slightly lower after sharp two-day surge

August 28, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening slightly lower after a sharp two-day surge, as the stock market closes out a wild week. more »»

Lebanon interior minister calls for restraint in protests

August 28, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Security forces have orders to show restraint at a planned mass protest against Lebanon's government this weekend, but will not tolerate attempts by "thugs" to make trouble,... more »»

The Latest: Hungary arrests 21 in crackdown on smugglers

August 28, 2015

GENEVA (AP) — Here are the latest developments Friday regarding the tens of thousands of migrants trying to reach Europe.

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3:30 p.. more »»

The Latest: Smugglers beat migrants who begged for air

August 28, 2015

GENEVA (AP) — Here are the latest developments Friday regarding the tens of thousands of migrants trying to reach Europe.

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3:10 p.m. more »»

Q&A about this week's market turmoil in China and beyond

August 28, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — With the Chinese stock market turmoil that incited global panic abated — at least for now — here are some questions and answers about it, as well as lessons to... more »»

Ukraine asks Russia for lower gas prices for winter season

August 28, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine asked Russia on Friday for lower gas prices for the winter and said Moscow should accept to write off a part of its loans to Kiev, as other international bondholders did thi... more »»

The Latest: Red Crescent: At least 105 dead in sea off Libya

August 28, 2015

GENEVA (AP) — Here are the latest developments Friday regarding the tens of thousands of migrants trying to reach Europe.

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2:45 p.m. more »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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