No survivors after Russian airliner crashes in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula

October 31, 2015

The Airbus A320 was carrying 217 passengers and seven crew members, Russian authorities said.


The Latest: Co-pilot’s wife: He complained about plane

October 31, 2015

The latest news on a Russian passenger plane that crashed Saturday on a flight from Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, to St. Petersburg, Russia.


Survivors describe horror as fire spread in Bucharest club

October 31, 2015

When the first sparks flew, the lead singer of Goodbye to Gravity joked that they weren’t part of the heavy metal band’s performance.


Publisher of slain blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh

October 31, 2015

Three others wounded in separate attack


Israelis and Clinton pay tribute to Rabin at memorial rally

October 31, 2015

Tens of thousands of Israelis, along with former U.S. President Bill Clinton, marked the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin on Saturday night, gathering in the…

Officials search for cause of plane crash over Egypt’s Sinai

October 31, 2015

A Russian passenger airliner crashed Saturday in a remote mountainous part Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula 23 minutes after taking off from a popular Red Sea resort, killing all 224 people on…

Kerry reassures central Asian ‘Stans’ they are not alone

October 31, 2015

The secretary of state is on a four-day trip to five countries most Americans can’t identify on a map or even spell.


A look at some of the world’s worst nightclub fires

October 31, 2015

A deadly fire at the Colectiv nightclub in the Romanian capital Bucharest has claimed at least 27 lives and left around 180 people injured. Here is a look at some…

Greece: Protesters target border fence after refugee deaths

October 31, 2015

Protesters clashed with police guarding a border fence in northern Greece Saturday, following a series of sea accidents that killed dozens of migrants and a warning from authorities that the…

Milan security chief to sub for ousted mayor of Rome

October 31, 2015

Milan’s top security official has been tapped to run Rome after the mayor was forced to step down by fellow party leaders worried he couldn’t turn around the city, plagued…

Tumultuous World Indigenous Games wraps up in Brazil

October 31, 2015

The elation of competing athletes filled the air at the World Indigenous Games on Saturday as the nine-day event neared its close after bringing some 2,000 indigenous people from the…

Haiti officials look into new allegations against US man

October 31, 2015

Haitian investigators are looking into new allegations of child sex abuse against a U.S. man who founded an orphanage for boys in Haiti’s capital decades ago.


Nigerian school closed as child alleging sodomy hospitalized

October 31, 2015

Nigerian officials have ordered a boarding school closed and police are investigating a boy’s allegations of brutal and repeated sexual assault.


Ban: Talks on Syria shouldn’t be held up over Assad’s future

October 31, 2015

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says new talks aimed to help end Syria’s war shouldn’t be held up by wrangling over whether President Bashar Assad stays or goes.


Turkish parties make their case ahead of Sunday’s election

October 31, 2015

A day before Sunday’s parliamentary elections, Turkey’s prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu urged Turks to vote in stability by restoring his ruling party’s majority. Opposition parties were campaigning against a man…

Spain, Portugal police bust drug-smuggling gang, arrest 15

October 31, 2015

Spanish and Portuguese police say they have dismantled an organization that used powerboats to import large quantities of drugs into Spain from Morocco and have arrested 15 suspects.


The Latest: Several hundred at anti-migrant rally in Austria

October 31, 2015

The latest as hundreds of thousands of people seeking safety flood into Europe in search of a new life. All times local.


US pledges nearly $100 million to support Syrian opposition

October 31, 2015

The United States ramped up its support for Syria’s opposition with a pledge of nearly $100 million in fresh aid on Saturday. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia’s top diplomat described the timing…

Zimbabwean president stumbles, fuelling health speculation

October 31, 2015

Zimbabwean officials dismissed speculation on Saturday about President Robert Mugabe’s health after the elderly leader stumbled in public.


AP Exclusive: Drug extradition may shed light on Venezuela

October 31, 2015

Law enforcement officials say a border region butcher with a bad headlight might help shed light on the scope of Venezuelan military involvement in the cocaine trade.


Colombia’s Juan Manuel Santos sees peace at hand, and threats too

October 31, 2015

An interview with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.


Publisher of secular books killed, 3 wounded in Bangladesh

October 31, 2015

A publisher of secular books was hacked to death and three other people were wounded in two separate attacks Saturday at publishing houses in Bangladesh’s capital, police said.


Armed clashes at local polls leaves 11 dead in Pakistan

October 31, 2015

A police officer says armed clashes between supporters of two political parties have left 11 people dead and dozens injured in southern Pakistan.


Police say publisher of secular books has been hacked to death in Bangladesh’s capital

October 31, 2015

Police say publisher of secular books has been hacked to death in Bangladesh’s capital.


France’s Mont-Saint-Michel recovers its island status

October 31, 2015

French President Francois Hollande has visited the ancient abbey Mont-Saint-Michel to inaugurate the bridge meant to ensure the site’s island status, finalizing 10 years of construction.


Why Turkey’s election is a very big deal

October 31, 2015

What you need to know about Turkey’s election.


Lawyer: Freed Guantanamo prisoner wants UK inquiry

October 31, 2015

A lawyer says newly freed Guantanamo Bay prisoner Shaker Aamer wants an independent inquiry to examine whether British officials played a role in his treatment.


Syrian MP: US decision to send troops is act of aggression

October 31, 2015

The United States’ decision to send troops into Syria is an act of aggression because it does not have the government’s agreement, a Syrian member of parliament said Saturday.


France’s army chiefs, facing new threats, get new ‘Pentagon’

October 31, 2015

The building’s walls are designed to withstand a missile strike and a highly secured operational room is hidden underground. France’s army chiefs are moving into their new defense ministry, aimed…

South Africa’s opposition expels member over Facebook post

October 31, 2015

South Africa’s main opposition party has expelled a prominent member for sharing a Facebook post praising an apartheid leader.


Nigeria issues poster of 100 wanted Boko Haram militants

October 31, 2015

Nigeria’s army is posting a photographic collage of 100 wanted Boko Haram militants that features the shadowy leader whom they claim to have killed on at least three occasions.


Kerry says US troops in Syria will only fight Islamic State

October 31, 2015

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says American special operations troops being sent to Syria will only fight Islamic State militants and won’t become involved in the long-running civil war.…

Egyptian officials say there are no survivors from crash of Russian airliner in Sinai.

October 31, 2015

Egyptian officials say there are no survivors from crash of Russian airliner in Sinai.


5 things to know about Turkey’s Nov. 1 election

October 31, 2015

Turkey will hold a parliamentary election Sunday for the second time since June. Here are five things to know about the vote:


Romanian govt declares 3 days of mourning after 27 die in Bucharest nightclub fire, stampede

October 31, 2015

Romanian govt declares 3 days of mourning after 27 die in Bucharest nightclub fire, stampede.


Israel: Palestinian shot dead in attempted stabbing

October 31, 2015

Israeli police said forces shot dead a knife-wielding Palestinian Saturday after he came running toward a crossing between the northern West Bank and Israel and tried to stab guards at…

S. Korea president, China premier meet ahead of 3-way summit

October 31, 2015

South Korean President Park Geun-hye and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang discussed trade issues Saturday, meeting one-on-one a day before their three-way summit with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that aims…

Saudi FM: Assad’s future among sticking points on Syria deal

October 31, 2015

Saudi Arabia’s top diplomat says the timing of the departure of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the withdrawal of foreign fighters remain the main sticking points to finding a lasting…

Azerbaijan to hold parliamentary vote amid Western criticism

October 31, 2015

The oil-rich Caspian Sea nation of Azerbaijan is set to hold a parliamentary election amid strong criticism from international rights groups, which have accused authorities of limiting free speech.


Indian intellectuals alarmed by rising intolerance attacks

October 31, 2015

First writers then artists, followed by filmmakers, historians and scientists. The chorus of Indian intellectuals protesting religious bigotry and communal violence grows louder by the week with a single message…

Egypt Ministry of Civil Aviation confirms crash of Russian airplane in Sinai

October 31, 2015

Egypt Ministry of Civil Aviation confirms crash of Russian airplane in Sinai.


Egypt says it lost contact with a Russian aircraft

October 31, 2015

Egypt’s Ministry of Civil Aviation says it lost contact with a Russian aircraft carrying 217 passengers and 7 crew members over the restive Sinai peninsula, according to Egypt’s state-run news…

Egypt authorities: Russian airliner disappears after takeoff in Sinai

October 31, 2015

Egypt authorities: Russian airliner disappears after takeoff in Sinai.


Cult leader in southern China sentenced for rape, fraud

October 31, 2015

A cult leader in southern China accused of selling toxic food, swindling followers and seducing dozens of women with promises of supernatural powers has been convicted of rape and fraud…

Myanmar reforms have long way to go to change power balance

October 31, 2015

The sweeping reforms Myanmar announced in 2011 after a half-century of crushing military rule seemed too good to be true to much of the outside world. And to some degree,…

Fire at Philippines market kills 15 vendors, children

October 31, 2015

A pre-dawn fire in the southern Philippines raced through public market stalls, killing 15 vendors, including six children, who were sleeping there to be up early for the weekend crowds,…

17 killed in building collapse in central China

October 31, 2015

A two-story building collapsed into rubble while workers were trying to prop up the second floor during renovations in central China, killing 17 construction workers and injuring 23, officials and…

Philippine police say 15 people, including children, die in fire at market in southern city

October 31, 2015

Philippine police say 15 people, including children, die in fire at market in southern city.


Peru Catholic society admits sex abuse probe against founder

October 31, 2015

A secretive Roman Catholic society with chapters across South America and in the U.S. has revealed under pressure that a Vatican investigator is looking into allegations that its founder sexually…

Indigenous from Amazon see Brazil nut as forest’s future

October 31, 2015

The creation story of the Cinta Larga people holds that they were born out of the fruit of the Brazil nut tree.


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