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Activists’ families on hunger strike

By The Associated Press
CAIRO — The mother and sister of two jailed pro-democracy Egyptian activists are on hunger strike to press demands for their release and show solidarity with other activists detained for breaking a draconian law on street protests. Laila Soueif and …

Burkina Faso army general takes power after president’s resignation

By The Associated Press
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — An army general took power in Burkina Faso Friday after President Blaise Compaore stepped down, ending his 27 year rule of the West African country. Army Gen. Honore Traore, the joint chief of staff, has assumed …

For more Asians, money delivers more happiness

By The Associated Press
SINGAPORE — Emerging Asian nations are finding out what developed ones did years ago: money — and the stuff it buys — brings happiness. Pollsters asked people in 43 countries to place themselves on a “ladder of life,” with the …

Burkina Faso’s parliament stormed by protesters

By The Associated Press
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — Burkina Faso’s leader of nearly three decades declared a state of emergency Thursday, hours after protesters who oppose his bid for another term stormed the parliament and set part of it on fire, marking the greatest …

Airstrikes against Islamic State fail to stop flow of jihadists into Syria

By The Washington Post
More than 1,000 foreign fighters are streaming into Syria each month, a rate that has been unchanged by airstrikes against the Islamic State and efforts by other countries to stem the flow of departures, according to U.S. intelligence and counterterrorism …

Missing American siblings found dead in Mexico

By The Associated Press
MATAMOROS, Mexico — The governor and chief prosecutor for a Mexican border state confirmed Thursday that three Texans missing for more than two weeks were found dead a day earlier. The father of the three, Pedro Alvarado, identified them from …

Israel limits prayers at Al-Aqsa site

By McClatchy Newspapers
JERUSALEM — Tensions over Jerusalem’s most hotly contested holy site flared Thursday after a prominent rightist campaigner for Jewish prayer there was shot in an apparent assassination attempt, and police tracked down and killed an Arab they said was the …

Kerry admits American official’s use of barnyard vulgarity is ‘damaging’

By Reuters
WASHINGTON — The description of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a “chicken(expletive)” by an anonymous American official as quoted in a magazine this week was disgraceful and damaging, Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday. Netanyahu on Wednesday condemned …

Zambia’s interim president sub-Saharan Africa’s only white leader

By The Los Angeles Times
Guy Scott, famous in Zambia for his jocular — and sometimes undiplomatic — way of speaking, became the nation’s acting president Wednesday, sub-Saharan Africa’s only white head of state. Scott took office after the death of President Michael Sata in …

Hundreds feared killed in Sri Lanka mudslide

By The Associated Press
KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka — A mudslide triggered by monsoon rains buried scores of workers’ houses at a tea plantation in central Sri Lanka on Wednesday, raising fears that hundreds may have been killed. In the chaos that followed, there was …

Libyan army holds triumphant parade in Benghazi

By The Associated Press
Government troops entered central Benghazi on Wednesday after nearly 10 days of fighting Islamist militias, a military spokesman said, in violence that killed dozens of people and forced hundreds of families to flee. The majority of the city is under …

Ship leaks oil cargo near Stockholm

By The Los Angeles Times
A ship carrying 52 tons of oil in the Baltic Sea ran aground off Stockholm’s sprawling archipelago Wednesday and began leaking its cargo into the intricate network of islands and inlets, an online news agency reported. The ship’s crew was …

Unaccompanied immigrants put heavy strain on schools, charities

By Debra Erdley
Cash-strapped public schools and other nonprofit agencies across the country are struggling to take care of thousands of unaccompanied Central American children and teens who …

Judge orders hacking case against Chinese military officers put on hold

By Brian Bowling
There’s no point in keeping the computer hacking case active against five Chinese military officers if they aren’t willing to come to the United States to face charges, a federal judge in Pittsburgh ruled Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Cathy Bissoon …

Kurds fighting in Kobani finally get reinforcements

By The Washington Post
ISTANBUL — A small group of Free Syrian Army fighters moved across the Turkish border Wednesday into the embattled Syrian town of Kobani to reinforce …

U.S. official says Netanyahu lacks ‘guts’ to settle with Palestinian

By From Wire Reports
The sometimes acrimonious relationship between the Obama administration and the Israeli government burst into public view Wednesday when an anonymous American official was quoted using …

1 German worker killed, 2 kidnapped in Nigeria

By The Associated Press
WARRI, Nigeria — Gunmen killed a German man and kidnapped a second in southwest Nigeria, police said Tuesday as the military reported that pirates in the oil-rich south hijacked a police gunboat and killed three officers. Armed men attacked a …

Ukraine denounces Russian stance on rebel vote

By Reuters
KIEV — Ukraine on Tuesday condemned as “destructive and provocative” Russia’s stance toward elections organized by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine on Sunday, saying Moscow’s …

N. Korean leader had surgery, Seoul says

By The Associated Press
SEOUL — South Korea’s spy agency said Tuesday it has solved the mystery of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s six-week public absence, which set off a frenzy of wild speculation around the world. The National Intelligence Service told legislators …

Egypt to create Gaza buffer

By The Associated Press
EL-ARISH, Egypt — Egyptian authorities on Tuesday ordered residents living along the country’s eastern border with the Gaza Strip to evacuate so they can demolish their homes and set up a buffer zone to stop weapons and militant trafficking between …