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...

Spain symbolically recognizes Palestinian state

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s Parliament has overwhelmingly approved a largely symbolic resolution that recognizes a Palestinian state. The non-binding resolution follows moves in other European countries intended to push for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian...
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Israel vows harsh response to synagogue attack

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man prayers as Israeli rescue workers clean the scene of a shooting attack in a Synagogue in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. Two Palestinians stormed a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday, attacking worshippers praying inside with knives, axes and guns, and...
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A look at victims, assailants in Jerusalem attack

This undated combination of photos released by Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs shows Rabbi Avraham Shmuel Goldberg, left, and Rabbi Moshe Twersky. The two were among the four victims of an attack on a Jerusalem synagogue Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 by two Palestinians who...
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UN push against North Korea on rights moves ahead

Choe Myong Nam, a North Korean official in charge of U.N. affairs and human rights, listens during a meeting of the U.N. General Assembly human rights committee, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. An attempt to weaken a United Nations move to refer North Korea to the International Criminal...

Scientists ‘confident’ comet lander will wake up

The combination image of several partially enlarged photographs released by the European Space Agency, ESA, Monday Nov. 17, 2014 shows the journey of Rosetta’s Philae lander as it approached and then rebounded from its first touchdown on Co...
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Europeans have prominent role in beheading video

Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins addresses the media in Paris, France, Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. A Paris prosecutor says that a French 22-year-old convert to radical Islam appears in a video showing a beheaded American aid worker and the deaths of Syrian soldiers. Molins identified...