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Israeli leader seeks to revoke rights of inciters
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's prime minister says he will work to revoke residency rights and social benefits of people who commit politically motivated violence and those who support them....

Hong Kong police arrest key protesters, clear site
HONG KONG (AP) -- Police arrested key student leaders as they cleared the most volatile of Hong Kong's three pro-democracy protest camps on Wednesday, dealing a blow to the 2-month-old movement in the former British colony....

Freighter with 700 migrants being towed to Crete
IERAPETRA, Greece (AP) -- Local authorities and Red Cross volunteers on Crete were racing Wednesday to prepare shelter and food for hundreds of immigrants on a crippled freighter being slowly towed to safety by a Greek navy frigate, a rescue effort hampered by gale-force winds and high waves....

Sierra Leone official: Ebola may have reached peak
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- The Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, which has been surging in recent weeks, may have reached its peak and could be on the verge of slowing down, Sierra Leone's information minister said Wednesday....

Spanish judge rules no crime in killing Ebola dog
MADRID (AP) -- A Spanish judge has ruled health authorities didn't commit a crime when they euthanized Excalibur, a dog that belonged to a nursing assistant who contracted Ebola last month....

American among hostages targeted in Yemen raid
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- U.S operation forces took part in a rescue mission that freed eight hostages in a remote corner of Yemen, but a Yemeni official said Wednesday that it did not liberate five others, including an American journalist and a Briton who were moved elsewhere by their al-Qaida captors days before the raid....

Killings surge in Mexico state at tip of Baja
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The normally bucolic, vacationer-crowded state at the tip of Mexico's Baja peninsula has become a battleground, with dozens of killings in a power struggle following the capture of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman nearly a year ago....

Rickshaw research reveals extreme Delhi pollution
NEW DELHI (AP) -- The three-wheeled rickshaw lurched through New Delhi's commuter-clogged streets with an American scientist and several air pollution monitors in the back seat. Car horns blared. A scrappy scooter buzzed by belching black smoke from its tailpipe. One of the monitors spiked....

Once maligned, Iran's Jews find greater acceptance
YAZD, Iran (AP) -- More than a thousand people trekked across Iran this past week to visit a shrine in this ancient Persian city, a pilgrimage like many others in the Islamic Republic - until you notice men there wearing yarmulkes....

Brazen, beloved Lebanese singer Sabah dies at 87
BEIRUT (AP) -- Beloved for her powerful voice and brazen in the conservative Arab world for her multiple marriages, Lebanese singer, actress and entertainer Sabah never seemed far from the limelight during her six-decade career....

World Video
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Africa
Congo detains 6 UN peacekeepers

Asia
Hong Kong police arrest key protesters, clear site

Europe
Gangster 'Mad' Frankie Fraser dies at 90

Latin America/Caribbean
Venezuela charges Maduro foe in alleged plot

Middle East
American among hostages targeted in Yemen raid


 

 

 



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