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Somali-American who helped Mogadishu govt killed

This photo taken Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 and provided by the family of Abdullahi Ali Anshur, 60, shows the Somali-American from Minnesota at his office in Mogadishu, Somalia. Gunmen shot and killed Abdullahi Ali Anshur, an engineer from Minnesota who had left a well-paying job in...
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AP Exclusive: From IS militant to Iraq informant

FILE – In this file photo taken Wednesday, June 25, 2014, fighters of the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) parade in the northern city of Mosul, Iraq. “We can’t stop this thing, but we can limit it,†a former Islamic State...
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Amid Ebola cases, Mali braces borders and beyond

In this photo taken Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, a Mali soldier, center, controls a crowd of people during a visit by their president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, at the border village of Kouremale, Mali, between Mali and Guinea. On Mali’s dusty border with Ebola-stricken Guinea,...
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Police: Miss Honduras, sister slain in jealous fit

In this April 26, 2014 photo, Maria Jose Alvarado is crowned the new Miss Honduras in San Pedro, Sula, Honduras. Alvarado, and her sister Sofia disappeared after attending a birthday party in Western Honduras on Thursday Nov. 13, but authorities were not notified until the...
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Divided Jerusalem: Attacks put holy city on edge

Sheikh Samir Assi, the imam of the Al-Jazaar mosque in the northern Israeli city of Acre, addresses Christian, Muslim and Jewish clerics outside the synagogue, where on Tuesday two Palestinians killed five Israelis, in Jerusalem on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. The clergy met to...

AP Analysis: US-Iran talks haunted by history

LONDON (AP) — Bill Clinton tried. So did George W. Bush. Neither succeeded. As President Barack Obama’s own second term winds down, he is getting closer than either of his immediate predecessors to the goal of improving U.S. relations with Iran. But he’s not...

Brazil ex-billionaire on trial for insider trading

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Eike Batista, the flamboyant Brazilian tycoon once named No. 7 on Forbes’ list of the world’s richest people, went on trial Tuesday in an insider trading case that could make him the first person in the country to go to prison on such...

North Korea faces key vote in UN on human rights

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An attempt to weaken a United Nations move to refer North Korea to the International Criminal Court for alleged crimes against humanity failed Tuesday. The U.N. General Assembly human rights committee, in a packed chamber, voted down a proposal to...
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Not feeling sexy? Try frogs in a blender!

Frogs are crowded into a fishbowl at a juice stand in Lima, Peru, Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. Frogs from Peru’s Lake Titicaca are the main ingredient in a juice blend that is revered by some Andean cultures for having the power to cure asthma, bronchitis and sluggishness. While...

Algeria opposition calls for new elections

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A coalition of Algerian opposition parties and political figures has called for new presidential elections because of the continued hospitalizations of the country’s leader. President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, 77, was elected to a fourth term in...