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Germany's top prosecutor fired over treason probe
BERLIN (AP) -- A treason investigation against two German journalists claimed its first casualty Tuesday - the country's top prosecutor who ordered the probe....

After deadly attack, Israel arrests extremist in crackdown
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli authorities kicked off a promised crackdown on Jewish extremists following last week's deadly arson attack on a Palestinian family, arresting a high-profile activist accused of leading a new movement of defiant settler youths who embrace violence and reject the rule of law in the name of the purity of the Holy Land....

Q&A: A look at the history of Jewish extremism in Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The arrest of a well-known Jewish extremist marks Israel's first concrete step in its new "zero tolerance" approach toward what the government describes as Jewish terrorism. A recent pair of attacks brought into the open long-standing fears about a radicalized and ultraconservative fringe that had been operating below the radar but now appears to be intensifying its violence....

Mexico prosecutor: Video has suspects in journalist killing
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Prosecutors released a surveillance video Tuesday showing suspects calmly leaving an apartment building where five people were found tortured and shot to death, including a photojournalist who had taken refuge in the capital after feeling threatened in the Mexican state he covered....

APNewsBreak: North Korean ship pursued for seizure in case
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Winning a lawsuit against North Korea is rare. Collecting millions of dollars in damages from the isolated country? Pretty much impossible. But an Israel-based civil rights group thinks it has found a way, starting with a North Korean ship that's been held, against Pyongyang's wishes, in a Mexican port for the past year....

US likely to intervene in Palestinian terror case
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. government is moving closer to intervening in a high-stakes civil case over deadly Palestinian terror attacks as officials met Tuesday with victims' families to discuss concerns over a jury verdict worth hundreds of millions of dollars....

Experts say pieces of missing Flight 370 may still be afloat
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- If a wing fragment found in the western Indian Ocean turns out to be part of missing Flight 370, experts say, there are probably other pieces of the aircraft that floated off rather than sinking to the bottom of the ocean. Finding them remains the hard part....

Facing Islamic State threat, Iraq digitizes national library
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The dimly lit, dust-caked stacks of the Baghdad National Library hide a treasure of the ages: crinkled, yellowing papers holding the true stories of sultans and kings; imperialists and socialists; occupation and liberation; war and peace....

Venezuela ruling party games Twitter for political gain
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's approval ratings may be languishing below 30 percent, but on Twitter he's as popular as Pope Francis - or so it would seem....

Concern over lion hunting rises in South Africa
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Debate is intensifying in South Africa over the practice of hunting captive-bred lions....

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World Video
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Africa
2nd Ivory Coast Special Olympics athlete goes missing

Asia
At least 19 killed as 2 trains derail in central India

Europe
Germany's top prosecutor fired over treason probe

Latin America/Caribbean
Mexico prosecutor: Video has suspects in journalist killing

Middle East
Amnesty International accuses Sudanese forces of war crimes


 

 

 



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