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Hollande: France helped exile ex-Burkina leader

PARIS (AP) — President Francois Hollande says France helped secure the exile of former Burkina Faso leader Blaise Compaore to "avoid a bloodbath."

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Sinn Fein figure arrested over widow's '72 killing

Sinn Fein figure arrested over widow's '72 killing

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Northern Ireland police have interrogated a prominent Irish Republican Army veteran about the IRA's 1972 abdu…

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Bomb kills 5 Nigerian troops; Boko Haram suspected

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Five Nigerian troops were killed and seven injured when a roadside bomb went off in northeastern Nigeria, an army colonel said.

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Diplomats make trade deal to cut red tape, poverty

Diplomats make trade deal to cut red tape, poverty

GENEVA (AP) — After many years of talking, the World Trade Organization pulled off a major deal Thursday that could boost global commerce by $…

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OPEC keeps oil output on hold despite low prices

OPEC keeps oil output on hold despite low prices

VIENNA (AP) — Reflecting its lessening oil clout, OPEC decided Thursday to keep its output target on hold and sit out falling crude prices tha…

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11 burned bodies found in southern Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president announced a nationwide anti-crime plan on Thursday, the same day police found the partly burned bodies o…

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Hong Kong student protest leader banned from site

Hong Kong student protest leader banned from site

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court on Thursday banned a high-profile student leader from going near a recently cleared protest site, constrain…

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Death penalty sought for Nigerian child bride

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — The father of a 14-year-old child bride accused of murdering her husband said Thursday he was appealing to a Nigerian cou…

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Taliban attack rocks upscale Kabul district

Taliban attack rocks upscale Kabul district

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban fighters staged an attack Thursday evening in an upscale district in the Afghan capital Kabul. Witnesses des…

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For 600 migrants, harrowing sail ends in Greece

For 600 migrants, harrowing sail ends in Greece

IERAPETRA, Greece (AP) — Hour after hour, the coast guard boats shuttled from the crippled freighter to a concrete pier, discharging a steady …

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Egypt braces for new Islamist protest

Egypt braces for new Islamist protest

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptians are bracing for potential violence ahead of a planned major protest Friday by Islamists calling for the toppling of the…

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Peres criticizes Israel's 'Jewish state' bill

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's former president has come out against a bill floated by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that would define Israel a…

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Ebola aid dogged by coordination lags in Guinea

Ebola aid dogged by coordination lags in Guinea

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Eight months into West Africa's Ebola outbreak, aid efforts in Guinea still suffer from poor coordination, hampering de…

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Pope condemns Islamic State violence

JERUSALEM (AP) — On the eve of a trip to the Middle East, Pope Francis is urging religious and political leaders to speak out against attacks …

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Oil prices tank as OPEC leaves output unchanged

Oil prices tank as OPEC leaves output unchanged

LONDON (AP) — Oil companies saw their shares take a beating Thursday as crude prices slid to their lowest in over four years in the wake of OP…

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10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might h…

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France returns 250 smuggled Egyptian antiquities

France returns 250 smuggled Egyptian antiquities

PARIS (AP) — France has returned 250 Egyptian antiquities seized from the luggage of travelers arriving in Paris four years ago.

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Venezuela says 13 dead in prison disturbance

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — At least 13 prisoners have died of drug overdoses after inmates at an overcrowded prison in Venezuela stormed an inf…

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Judge: British minister did call policemen 'plebs'

Judge: British minister did call policemen 'plebs'

LONDON (AP) — Britain's High Court has weighed in on a big scandal over one small word, saying a government minister did call a policeman by t…

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Spain soccer team starts fund for evicted woman

Spain soccer team starts fund for evicted woman

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish soccer team opened a bank account Thursday to collect donations for an 85-year-old woman whose eviction last week from…

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Slovakia to hold referendum on same-sex marriage

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia will hold a referendum on same-sex marriage in the predominantly Roman Catholic country on Feb. 7, the pr…

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Bahamas fends off critics over new migrant rules

Bahamas fends off critics over new migrant rules

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — On the first day new immigration rules took effect this month in the Bahamas, officers in green fatigues swept through …

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Mubarak verdict due, but Egyptians' interest wanes

Mubarak verdict due, but Egyptians' interest wanes

CAIRO (AP) — Amal Shaker's 25-year-old son Ahmed was fatally shot in the back on the "Friday of Rage," one of the bloodiest days of Egypt's 20…

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10 dead in Kashmir gunbattle between rebels, army

10 dead in Kashmir gunbattle between rebels, army

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Heavily armed militants fought a fierce gunbattle with soldiers in the Indian-held portion of Kashmir on Thursday, and …

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Original Alice manuscript to travel to US museums

LONDON (AP) — Lewis Carroll's original handwritten, illustrated manuscript for "Alice in Wonderland" will travel to the U.S. to mark its 150th…

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