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Rare Shakespeare folio discovered in French town

By The Associated Press
PARIS — An accidental discovery in a northern French library of an original first folio of Shakespeare’s plays — one of the rarest books in ...

U.S. forces help rescue hostages in Yemen

By The Associated Press
SANAA, Yemen — 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 ...

U.N. argues against redactions in torture report

By Tribune News Service
GENEVA — Seven top United Nations human rights experts on Wednesday urged President Obama “not to yield” to demands from the Central Intelligence Agency that key material be edited out of a Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA interrogation practices. In ...

Israelis get eyes in sky for Jerusalem patrols

By The Associated Press
JERUSALEM — Israeli police are watching from above in their attempts to keep control in Jerusalem in the face of the city’s worst wave of violence in nearly a decade. Police have been flying surveillance balloons over the city’s eastern sector ...

2-month Hong Kong occupation near end

By The Washington Post
HONG KONG — Police cleared the remaining barricades from one of Hong Kong’s largest protest sites on Wednesday and arrested two pro-democracy leaders as authorities ...

Russian fliers have to get out and push

By The Associated Press
MOSCOW — In other countries, you may be asked to give a push to a car stuck in the mud. In Russia, passengers in the Arctic came out of an airliner to the bitter cold to help it move to ...

Ex-host of radio’s ‘Q’ charged with sex assault

By The Associated Press
TORONTO — Prominent former Canadian Broadcasting Corp. radio host Jian Ghomeshi was arrested Wednesday on sexual assault charges and ordered to live with his mother while the case that has rocked Canada’s vaunted public broadcaster is heard. The former star CBC ...

Islamic State got up to $45M in ransom payments

By The Associated Press
UNITED NATIONS — The Islamic State group which controls a large swath of Syria and Iraq has received between $35 million and $45 million in ransom payments in the past year, a U.N. expert monitoring sanctions against al-Qaida said. Yotsna Lalji ...

Afghan forces may resume night raids

By The Associated Press
KABUL — President Ashraf Ghani has ordered a top-to-bottom review of the operations of Afghanistan’s defense forces, including discussing the resumption of controversial night raids banned by his predecessor. The move appears aimed at revamping the military for the fight ...

Brits blame web services in soldier’s death

By The Associated Press
LONDON — Britain’s intelligence agencies were monitoring two al-Qaida-inspired extremists who killed a British soldier on a London street, but did not know about a key online exchange that could have alerted authorities to the impending attack, lawmakers said Tuesday. Parliament’s ...

Abduction in Mexico to spur police, judicial system changes

By Reuters
MEXICO CITY — After mass protests in Mexico over the apparent massacre of 43 trainee teachers two months ago, the government will enact measures this week designed to improve policing and fix a failing justice system, lawmakers said Tuesday. Senate leader ...

Teen girls’ suicide bombs rip into Nigerian village marketplace

By The Associated Press
BAUCHI, Nigeria — The teenage girls entered the busy marketplace separately Tuesday, their vests of explosives hidden beneath their full hijabs. The first detonated her bomb, killing three women. As rescuers rushed in, the second girl screamed and set off her ...

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu agrees to delay ‘nationality’ bill

By From Wire Reports
JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday staved off a potential splintering of his governing coalition — at least for now — with a reported agreement to delay bringing a contentious “nationality” bill before the Knesset, or parliament. A ...

2 female bombers kill 30 in Nigeria

By The Associated Press
BAUCHI, Nigeria — Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up Tuesday in a crowded market in Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri, killing at least 30 people, said witnesses and a security official. The two teenage girls dressed in full hijab entered ...

Nuclear talks with Iran extended until March; GOP senators call for more sanctions

By From Wire Reports
VIENNA — Six world powers and Iran failed to complete a deal to curb Tehran’s nuclear program by their deadline Monday, raising new risks for a yearlong diplomatic effort to resolve one of the world’s most urgent security challenges. Despite six ...

Turkish leader says genders can’t be equal

By The Los Angeles Times
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stirred controversy again with a speech Monday disputing gender equality and defining women’s role in society as motherhood. In an address to the Women and Justice Summit in  Istanbul, Erdogan laid out his view of ...

Swiss museum vows artwork looted by Nazis will be returned

By The Associated Press
BERLIN — A Swiss museum accepted a priceless trove of long-hidden art from the late German collector Cornelius Gurlitt on Monday, promising to work with Germany to make sure that any Nazi-looted pieces in it are returned to Jewish heirs. Three ...

With sanctions, sliding oil prices, Russia losing more than $100B a year, finance minister says

By The Los Angeles Times
MOSCOW — International sanctions and slumping oil prices are costing Russia well over $100 billion a year, a top official acknowledged Monday. “We are losing about $40 billion a year because of geopolitical sanctions and about $90 (billion) to $100 billion ...

Islamic State recruits, exploits children for many roles in Iraq, Syria

By The Associated Press
Teenagers carrying weapons stand at checkpoints and busy intersections in Iraq’s second-largest city, Mosul. Patched onto the left arms of their black uniforms are the logos of the Islamic Police. In Raqqa, the Islamic State group’s de facto capital in Syria, ...

Israel OKs Jewish homeland legislation

By The Los Angeles Times
JERUSALEM — Israel’s cabinet on Sunday approved legislation defining Israel as the national homeland of the Jewish people — a measure critics decried as racist and a threat to democracy. At the same time, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the drafting ...