E.Africa faces famine, Eritrea suffers in silence
Alem Teke watched her crops in Eritrea shrivel and die from drought. She braved landmines and escaped being raped by soldiers to save her children from starvation by fleeing across the border to a refugee camp in...
Budget, debt worries plague troops
A half a world away from the Capitol Hill deadlock, the economy and debt crisis are weighing heavily on U.S. troops in Afghanistan. And the top question on their minds Saturday even as bombings rocked the city around...
US review finds Iraq deadlier now than a year ago
Frequent bombings, assassinations and a resurgence in violence by Shiite militias have made Iraq more dangerous now than it was just a year ago, a U.S. government watchdog concludes in a report released Saturday. The...
Official says Caribbean Airlines plane has crashed in Guyana, causing several injuries. ...
North Korean video shows flooding from heavy rains
Heavy rains in recent days inundated rice fields in North Korea and parts of a border city in a country vulnerable to flooding damage. North Korean state media have said the country is suffering "seriously" from...
Gunmen kill 11 Shiite Muslims in SW Pakistan
Gunmen opened fire on a minibus carrying minority Shiite Muslims in southwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing 11 people in what appeared to be a sectarian attack, police said. Two people were also wounded in the...
Shoe factory fire kills 13 in Vietnam
Vietnamese state media say a fire at a shoe factory has killed 13 people and seriously injured 25 others in the northern port city of Hai Phong. Thanh Nien newspaper quoted Bui Thi Them, one of the survivors, as saying...
Vietnam to evacuate nearly 300,000 as storm nears
Vietnam is evacuating nearly 300,000 people from northern coastal areas as Tropical Storm Nock-ten approaches after leaving a path of destruction in the Philippines. Disaster official Nguyen Xuan Hung of central Nghe...
Landslide in western Indonesia kills 4 children
A landslide triggered by torrential rain has killed four children who were playing under a cliff in western Indonesia. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho of the government's Disaster Management Agency says the children were buried...
Honduras recovers 7.3 tons more cocaine from sub
Honduras authorities say they have recovered 7.3 tons (6.6 metric tons) of cocaine from a semi-submersible craft seized off the country's Caribbean coast. Presidential guard chief Col. Rene Osorio says officials had...
Police say gunmen kill 11 minority Shiite Muslims in sectarian attack in southwest Pakistan. ...
Somali man recalls horrors of fleeing famine
When al-Qaida-linked militants learned that Ahmedhashim Mawlid Abdi and his family were planning to flee Somalia's famine, they threw the 40-year-old father of seven in jail for two days. Over the next 17 days, as they...
Parts of North Korean land mines wash up in South
Parts of North Korean land mines washed down a swollen river into South Korea, and troops searched for other mines that may have been dislodged by deadly landslides and flooding that has stricken the peninsula. Two...
Chavez says Venezuela's OPEC quota should grow
President Hugo Chavez said Friday that Venezuela's oil production quota within OPEC should increase now that its proven crude reserves have grown. Chavez said in a televised speech that oil production quotas will need...
Report: UK seeks to question Guantanamo detainees
British police are seeking to interview Guantanamo Bay detainees as part of an investigation into allegations that one of the country's intelligence officials was complicit in the mistreatment of a terrorism suspect, a...
Haiti hunts for survivors after boat sinks; 12 die
Authorities in Haiti say they are looking for survivors from a sailboat that sank off the country's northern coast, killing at least 12 people. A Friday statement from Interior Minister Paul-Antoine Bien-Aime says...
NATO in north Kosovo withdraws from Serb roadblock
NATO forces in Kosovo withdrew from a barricade put up by hundreds of Serbs on Friday to avoid confrontation with Serb extremists blocking the peacekeepers from reaching a base in the Serb-run north, NATO's commander in...
Turkish military's chiefs of staff step down
The chiefs of staff of Turkey's military stepped down Friday as tensions dramatically increased over the arrest of dozens of officers accused of plotting to overthrow the Islamic-rooted government. The latest...
Canada seeks top court terror extradition appeal
The federal government asked its top court Friday to overturn a ruling to suspend the extradition of a Canadian man to the U.S. on charges he supplied al-Qaida with weapons. Abdullah Khadr had been held in Canada on a...
Tens of thousands protest in Yemen amid stalemate
Tens of thousands of protesters turned out in cities across Yemen Friday to call for the ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh in a remarkable show of determination after six months of demonstrations and armed clashes...
Latest developments in Arab world's unrest
LIBYA The Libyan rebels' military commander is killed by his comrades while in custody after he was arrested by the opposition's leadership on suspicion of treason, witnesses say, in a sign of disarray that posed a...
Witnesses: Commander killed by fellow Libya rebels
The Libyan rebels' military commander was killed by his comrades while in custody after he was arrested by the opposition's leadership on suspicion of treason, witnesses said Friday, in a sign of disarray that posed a...
Cockpit chaos on doomed 2009 Air France flight
A confused cockpit crew without proper training to head off high-altitude disaster flew toward it, instead, with wrong-headed maneuvers, no task-sharing and perhaps unaware their flight was about to end in the Atlantic...
Bahrain marchers not content with reform proposals
Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets outside Bahrain's capital to call for greater democratic freedoms despite government plans to introduce some political reforms. Friday's march came a day after...
Ultraconservative Muslims dominate Egypt protest
Tens of thousands of ultraconservative Muslims in long beards, robes and prayer caps thronged Cairo's central Tahrir Square in a massive show of force Friday, calling for the implementation of strict Islamic laws and...
Court publishes names of 4 suspects in Hariri case
A U.N.-backed international court released the names Friday of four officials of the Hezbollah militia who are wanted on suspicion of murder in the 2005 truck bomb that killed former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik...
Clarification: Med Student-Slaying story
In a July 26 story, The Associated Press, relying on information from a prosecutor and the Caribbean Medical University in Curacao, described the suspect in a campus slaying as a Dubai man and originally from that Gulf...
APNewsBreak: Iran lagging in enrichment plan
Iran is lagging on equipping a bunker with centrifuges that will enrich uranium closer to weapons-grade but plans to boost output by using more machines than originally planned, diplomats tell The Associated Press. The...
Wife of former Israeli Prime Minister Shamir dies
Shulamit Shamir, the wife of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, has died in Tel Aviv. She was 88. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a statement of condolence to her family on Friday. Shulamit was...
Honduras recovers 2.7 tons of cocaine from sub
The chief of Honduras' presidential guard says authorities have recovered 2.7 tons (2.5 metric tons) of cocaine from a semi-submersible craft seized off the country's Caribbean coast and he says there is more. Col....
Around 100 feared dead in DR Congo boat collision
KINSHASA (Reuters) - Around 100 people were feared dead in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday after the latest in a string of boat accidents in the central African country, officials said. "We've cou
A week later, Norway mourns 77 victims of massacre
Norway began burying the dead on Friday, a week after an anti-Muslim extremist killed 77 people in a bombing and shooting rampage. Mourners of all ages vowed they would not let the massacre threaten their nation's...
Poland: Russians made mistakes in 2010 plane crash
Russian air traffic controllers gave incorrect and confusing landing instructions to pilots of a plane that crashed, killing Poland's president and 95 other people, a Polish report said Friday _ a finding that could...
Ethnic Serbs blockade NATO troops in Kosovo
By Fatos Bytyci and Aleksandar Vasovic MITROVICA/BELGRADE (Reuters) - Ethnic Serbs from Kosovo's north on Friday blocked NATO troops reaching their peacekeepers deployed at border posts with Serbia this week
Polish defense minister quits over damning crash report
By Gareth Jones WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish Defense Minister Bogdan Klich resigned on Friday after a government report chronicled a litany of errors and neglect by the crew of the military plane that crashed i
Malawi rights leader in hiding amid gov't threats
A Malawian human rights activist said Friday he is in hiding after being threatened before last week's violent protests in this southern African country. A security crackdown on demonstrations over bad governance,...
Spain PM calls early election, conservatives ahead
By Carlos Ruano and Elisabeth O'Leary MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's prime minister called early elections on Friday, gambling that a summer jobs boom may allow his Socialists to snatch an upset victory despite
Zimbabwe guard faces jail for alleged Mugabe slur
A security guard faces up to 12 months in jail because of remarks on the Zimbabwe president's health and a taunt over a snack of biscuits and a fruity milk drink, his lawyer said Friday. After years of acute shortages...
Rio-Paris crash probe finds pilots ignored warnings
By Tim Hepher PARIS (Reuters) - Pilots of a doomed Air France jet which crashed into the Atlantic two years ago killing all 228 people onboard ignored stall warnings and appeared to defy the manual, a new cr
Libyan who returned from Britain finds the rebel's life tough
By Michael Georgy NALUT, Libya (Reuters) - Encouraged by promises of economic and political reform, Libyan Bashir Firgani put some money together and returned home after 18 years in Britain to set up a touri
Norway police raise attack death toll to 77 from 76
OSLO (Reuters) - Norwegian police said on Friday that the death toll in a bombing and shooting massacre by anti-Islam attacker Anders Behring Breivik a week ago had risen to 77 from 76. "All the dead after t
Turkey's military chiefs resign: report
ANKARA (Reuters) - The head of the Turkish armed forces General Isik Kosaner along with the heads of the ground, naval and air forces have resigned, broadcaster CNN Turk reported on Friday, apparently plunging NATO
Somali: More aid needed; Troops gain new ground
African Union and Somali forces traded barrages of fire at a new front line in Mogadishu on Friday, as AU forces gained new territory. The country's president appealed for more international aid, saying the government...
UK man jailed for calling for attacks on lawmakers
A man who posted messages on an Islamic extremist website calling on Muslims to attack British lawmakers has been jailed for 12 years. Bilal Zaheer Ahmad posted the threat against U.K. lawmakers who voted for the Iraq...
Death of military chief weakens Libyan rebels
The Libyan rebels' top military commander is dead, and Western confidence in the movement seeking to oust Moammar Gadhafi is shaken. The killing of Abdel-Fattah Younis, in circumstances that remain murky, is a blow for...
Correction: Argentina-President's Biography story
In a story July 26 about a biography of Argentine President Cristina Fernandez, The Associated Press reported erroneously that she is the country's first female president. She is Argentina's first directly elected...
Timeline of final moments of Air France flight
French investigators released a report Friday detailing the final minutes before Air France Flight 447 crashed into the Atlantic in 2009, based on cockpit recordings. Here is a chronology of those moments before the...
Reports: Turkish military's top brass has resigned due to tensions with the government ...
Germans quit church during 2010 sex scandal
The number of people leaving the Roman Catholic Church in Germany jumped by nearly 50 percent in 2010 as an abuse scandal widened, new data showed Friday. Some 181,000 people quit their memberships last year, up from...
Sri Lanka's deaf march for equal rights, jobs
About 1,000 deaf Sri Lankans took to the streets of capital Colombo on Friday to demand equal rights, social recognition and more sign language translators, with an official saying only about four are currently...