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Image of Asia: Resting at the Pushkar cattle fair

Image of Asia: Resting at the Pushkar cattle fair

In this photo by Deepak Sharma, a camel herder stands beside resting camels at the cattle fair in Pushkar, in the desert state of Rajasthan in…

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AP Interview: Syrian official slams Turkey

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad's political adviser accused Turkey on Thursday of committing "aggression" against the cou…

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Milosevic's widow ridicules EU lifting sanctions

Milosevic's widow ridicules EU lifting sanctions

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Slobodan Milosevic's exiled widow ridiculed the European Union's decision to lift a 15-year freeze on assets of the fo…

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Ukraine-Russia gas talks deadlocked in Brussels

Ukraine-Russia gas talks deadlocked in Brussels

BRUSSELS (AP) — Talks to guarantee that Russian gas imports flow into Ukraine throughout the winter appeared to be at an impasse Thursday beca…

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Volkswagen Q3 profits jump 56 percent

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automaker Volkswagen AG says net profit jumped 56 percent in the third quarter as the company saw more sales growth …

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South Africans mourn sport deaths

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Singing hymns and blowing vuvuzelas, South African sporting fans on Thursday paid final respects to three sporting figures…

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Peshmerga troops start entering Syrian border town

Peshmerga troops start entering Syrian border town

SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Ten Iraqi peshmerga fighters entered a northern Syrian border town, crossing over from Turkey on Thursday, the first from…

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Wanted in US, Roman Polanski questioned in Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Prosecutors in Poland have questioned filmmaker Roman Polanski at the request of U.S. prosecutors who are seeking his ex…

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Stocks mixed after Fed ends stimulus

Stocks mixed after Fed ends stimulus

HONG KONG (AP) — Stock markets mostly rose in Asia but fell in Europe on Thursday after the Federal Reserve said it will end a stimulus progra…

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Amid murder case, Philippines says US pact stays

Amid murder case, Philippines says US pact stays

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A security pact that allows thousands of American troops to join large-scale combat exercises in the Philippines is…

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Shell: oil drop yet to have full impact on profits

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Shell, Europe's largest oil producer, reported a dip in third quarter profit on Thursday, but said it has yet to feel the ful…

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UN chief criticizes female genital mutilation

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is lauding the British newspaper The Guardian for its work to raise awareness about f…

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Israeli police kill suspected Palestinian shooter

Israeli police kill suspected Palestinian shooter

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police on Thursday shot and killed a Palestinian man suspected of trying to kill a hard-line Jewish activist in Jerus…

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Malala donates prize money to rebuild Gaza school

Malala donates prize money to rebuild Gaza school

JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.N. agency that assists Palestinian refugees says Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai has donated $50,000 to reb…

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UK court says Libyan can sue over rendition

LONDON (AP) — A British court says a former Libyan military commander can sue the U.K. government for its alleged role in his detention and rendition.

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German 'Autobahn sniper' sentenced to 10 ½ years

BERLIN (AP) — A court in Germany has sentenced a trucker to 10 ½ years in prison for shooting at fellow drivers more than 700 times over a fiv…

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Brutal winter set to hit war-torn eastern Ukraine

Brutal winter set to hit war-torn eastern Ukraine

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Dark tunnels in the basement of a bombed-out hospital in the eastern city of Donetsk lead to a makeshift shelter. Open…

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Reporter's family urges Iran to release him

Reporter's family urges Iran to release him

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The family of an Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post who has been jailed in Iran since J…

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Zambian president dies after long illness

Zambian president dies after long illness

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Zambian President Michael Sata, dubbed "King Cobra" for his sharp-tongued remarks, has died in a London hospital after a…

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Sweden recognizes Palestinian state; Israel upset

Sweden recognizes Palestinian state; Israel upset

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's new left-leaning government on Thursday recognized a Palestinian state — a move that comes during increased tensions…

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N. Korea cracking down on a distant threat: Ebola

N. Korea cracking down on a distant threat: Ebola

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Japan is not exactly Ebola country, but when a high-level delegation from Tokyo arrived in Pyongyang this week, …

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UK opens National Sperm Bank amid donor shortage

LONDON (AP) — Britain opened a National Sperm Bank on Thursday to help meet rising demand for donors.

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Ebola: Danger in Sierra Leone, progress in Liberia

Ebola: Danger in Sierra Leone, progress in Liberia

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Liberia is making some progress in containing the Ebola outbreak while Sierra Leone is "in a crisis situation wh…

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Protesters storm Burkina Faso parliament, set fire

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Protesters stormed Burkina Faso's parliament Thursday, dragging furniture and computers onto the street and s…

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South Korea soldiers convicted in hazing death

South Korea soldiers convicted in hazing death

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean military court sentenced six soldiers to up to 45 years in prison on Thursday for bullying and beatin…

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