Tanker ship runs aground on Germany’s Elbe river

January 21, 2019

German news agency dpa says a tanker ship carrying 9,000 metric tons (nearly 10,000 U.S. tons) of hazardous goods has run aground on the Elbe river near Cuxhaven in northern Germany…

China says doctor behind gene-edited babies acted on his own

January 21, 2019

A Chinese investigation says the doctor behind the reported birth of two babies whose genes had been edited in hopes of making them resistant to the AIDS virus acted on his own and will be punished for any violations of the law…

Nepal police search for 5 missing followers of ‘Buddha Boy’

January 21, 2019

An official says police in Nepal are searching for five followers of a spiritual leader whose devotees believe is the reincarnation of Buddha…

Reinvented legacy: Nazi’s paintings fund foundation for Jews

January 21, 2019

The daughter of Hitler architect Albert Speer is accepting an award for starting a foundation to aid Jewish women with cultural projects in Germany…

Qatar to invest $500 million in Lebanese government bonds

January 21, 2019

Qatar announces it will invest $500 million in Lebanese government bonds to support struggling economy…

France holds trial over horse meat found in frozen lasagna

January 21, 2019

Four people are going on in trial in Paris accused of passing off cheap horse meat as pricier beef…

Israel makes rare admission of striking Iranian forces in Syria

January 21, 2019

Israel has struck targets in Syria many times but usually does not confirm the operations.…

More sexual abuse claims rock South Korean skating

January 21, 2019

An athletes’ group has raised further allegations of sexual abuse in South Korean speed skating following explosive claims by two-time Olympic champion Shim Suk-hee that she had been raped by her former coach…

Pakistan kicks off year’s first polio campaign in 2019

January 21, 2019

Health official says Pakistan kicks off first polio vaccination campaign for 2019 in efforts to eradicate disease…

China plans major cut in number of Everest climbers

January 21, 2019

China says it will cut the number of climbers attempting to scale Everest from the northern face by 1/3 this year as part of plans for a major cleanup on the world’s highest peak…

Taliban target military base, police center, killing 12

January 21, 2019

Afghan officials: Taliban assault on military base, police training center in eastern province kills at least 12…

Filipino Muslims vote on autonomy after long peace effort

January 21, 2019

Muslims in the southern Philippines are voting in a referendum on a new autonomous region that seeks to end nearly half a century of unrest…

Sudan protesters show resilience, employ Arab Spring tactics

January 21, 2019

Sudan’s anti-government protests bear similarities to Arab Spring uprisings of nearly a decade ago…

The Latest: 12 killed in Taliban attack in east Afghanistan

January 21, 2019

The Latest: Afghan official says Taliban attack in eastern province has killed at least 12, wounded over 30…

Afghan health official says at least 12 killed in Taliban attack on military base and police center in eastern province

January 21, 2019

Afghan health official says at least 12 killed in Taliban attack on military base and police center in eastern province…

China population rises 15.23 million in 2018, but rate slows

January 21, 2019

China’s population rose by 15.23 million people in 2018, marking a continued decrease in the growth rate of the world’s most populous nation…

Pope visit to CentAm highlights church ministry to migrants

January 21, 2019

When Pope Francis visits Panama this week, he comes not only as the first Latin American pontiff to visit Central America but as perhaps the world’s most prominent advocate for migrants…

Pompeo flubs math on anniversary U.S. diplomatic hostages were freed from Iran

January 21, 2019

The secretary of state found out the hard way that when you make a mistake in a tweet, nobody just shrugs it off.…

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

January 21, 2019

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea…

Bolivian bus plunges into ravine, killing 13, injuring 26

January 21, 2019

Bolivian authorities say a bus rolled over on a mountain road in the southern part of the Andean country, then tumbled 100 meters (330 feet) into a ravine, killing at least 13 people and injuring 26 more…

China’s 2018 economic growth slows to 6.6 percent after activity in final quarter of year declines amid US trade war

January 21, 2019

China’s 2018 economic growth slows to 6.6 percent after activity in final quarter of year declines amid US trade war…

Oxfam says world wealth gap widening, advocates fairer taxes

January 21, 2019

Oxfam says wealth inequality is “out of control” and doing particular harm to women…

In rare move, Israel confirms attacking Iran forces in Syria

January 21, 2019

In an extraordinary statement, the Israeli military has confirmed that it attacked Iranian military targets in Syria, hours after carrying out a rare daylight air raid near the Damascus International Airport…

Ex-deputy to Argentine bishop says Vatican knew of misdeeds

January 21, 2019

AP Exclusive: Former top deputy to a since retired Argentina bishop says Vatican knew of prelate’s sexual misconduct…

The Latest: Death toll for Mexico pipeline blast rises to 85

January 21, 2019

Mexican Health Minister Jorge Alcocer says the death toll from the ghastly pipeline explosion in central Mexico has risen to 85…

In rare admission, Israeli military announces attacks on Iranian forces in Syria; warns Syrians against intervening

January 21, 2019

In rare admission, Israeli military announces attacks on Iranian forces in Syria; warns Syrians against intervening…

Iraqi archaeologist, museums champion dies at 80

January 20, 2019

An Iraqi archaeologist who lent her expertise to rebuild the collection at the National Museum after it was looted in 2003 has died age 80…

Boat with migrants rescued off Libya looks for port to dock

January 20, 2019

A private boat carrying dozens of migrants in the Mediterranean says it has been unable to get permission from several nations to enter port, while another vessel filled with panicky migrants and reportedly taking on water has been aided by a cargo ship…

Ex-deputy to Argentine bishop says Vatican knew of misdeeds

January 20, 2019

AP Exclusive: Former top deputy to a since retired Argentina bishop says Vatican knew of prelate’s sexual misconduct…

Kenyan police say attack on Chinese facilities is repelled

January 20, 2019

Kenyan police say gunmen opened fire on Chinese construction facilities in eastern Kenya, days after Islamic extremists claimed responsibility for a Nairobi attack…

Brits don’t like Theresa May’s Brexit deal. But they still admire her grit.  

January 20, 2019

“She is the cockroach in nuclear winter,” writer Tom Peck quipped in the Independent.…

Al-Qaida-linked jihadists kill 10 UN peacekeepers in Mali

January 20, 2019

Al-Qaida-linked jihadists kill 10 UN peacekeepers in northern Mali, wound at least 25 more…

Even as Greeks protest, a pro-Europe deal in the Balkans nears the finish line

January 20, 2019

A resolution is in sight in a decades-long dispute over Macedonia’s name, finally allowing the tiny country into NATO and the E.U.…

Polish PM calls for respect in public life after mayor slain

January 20, 2019

Poland’s conservative Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has called on politicians and public figures to make the public debate more respectful after the slaying of Gdansk city mayor which raised calls for national reconciliation…

Ex-Nissan chairman Ghosn asks for bail, promises not to flee

January 20, 2019

Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn is asking for release on bail from two months detention in Japan, promising he will report to prosecutors daily and wear an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet…

Iraqi prime minister visits Basra, months after unrest

January 20, 2019

Iraq’s new prime minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, has visited Basra, a city that saw riots last summer over acute water pollution and crippling power outages…

Hard terrain slows rescue of Spanish boy trapped in borehole

January 20, 2019

Rescuers in southern Spain say that the frantic effort to reach a 2-year-old boy who fell into a borehole seven days ago have again been slowed by difficult terrain…

Congo on brink of 1st peaceful transfer with Tshisekeid win

January 20, 2019

Congo on the brink of first peaceful, democratic transfer of power since independence in 1960 after the Constitutional Court on Sunday confirmed the presidential election victory of Felix Tshisekedi, although questions remain about the result…

Greek protesters angry over Macedonia deal clash with police

January 20, 2019

Protesters have clashed with police outside Greece’s parliament during a rally that drew tens of thousands of people against the Greek-Macedonia name deal…

US, South Korean diplomats attending NKorea talks in Sweden

January 20, 2019

Sweden says diplomats from South Korea and the U.S. will attend “small-format” talks in the Nordic country with a North Korean colleague along with “a small group of international experts.”…

The Latest: AU ‘postpones’ urgent trip to Congo over vote

January 20, 2019

The Latest: African Union ‘postpones’ urgent trip to Congo after court upholds election results…

Zimbabwe president to return home after deadly turmoil

January 20, 2019

Zimbabwe’s president says he will return, skip World Economic Forum after deadly turmoil…

Congo court upholds Felix Tshisekedi’s election win despite leaked data that suggests results were rigged

January 20, 2019

Opposition candidate, Martin Fayulu, immediately declared himself president and said the court’s decision was “nothing more than a constitutional coup” while calling for “peaceful protests.”…

‘I’ve been robbed by the state:’ Zimbabwe, in chaos, mourns

January 20, 2019

‘I have been robbed by the state:’ Zimbabwe mourns amid a bloody crackdown on protests…

Omar al-Bashir exploited Sudan’s ethnic division for decades. Now Sudan is united against him.

January 20, 2019

The ongoing protests against President Bashir are stronger than ever because of a new sense of national solidarity.…

Omar al-Bashir exploited Sudan’s ethnic division for decades. Now Sudan is united against him.

January 20, 2019

The ongoing protests against Bashir are stronger than ever because of a new sense of national solidarity.…

IRA dissidents suspected in Northern Ireland car bomb blast

January 20, 2019

Northern Ireland politicians are condemning a car bombing outside a courthouse in the city of Londonderry…

Algerian ex-prime minister Benflis to run for presidency

January 20, 2019

Algerian ex-Prime Minister Ali Benflis has announced he will run for president in next year’s election…

Graham says he’ll ask Trump to meet Pakistan, Afghan leaders

January 20, 2019

A leading U.S. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham says he will urge President Donald Trump to meeting with the leaders of Pakistan and Afghanistan so that they can come up with an agenda to end Afghanistan’s 17-year war…

Syria says it repelled Israeli air raid near Damascus

January 20, 2019

Syrian state media is reporting that air defenses have repelled an Israeli airstrike south of the capital, Damascus…

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