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Kiwi DNA study reveals bird lost color vision

July 23, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say they have sequenced the genome of the brown kiwi for the first time, revealing that the shy, flightless bird likely lost its ability to see colors after it became... more »»

Greece tackles final reform hurdle before new bailout talks

July 22, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek lawmakers held a whirlwind debate into the early hours Thursday on further reforms demanded by international creditors in return for a third multi-billion-euro bailout... more »»

Republican lawmakers challenge Obama on Iran nuclear deal

July 22, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Backed by Israel, Republicans on Wednesday forcefully challenged President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran as the White House dispatched a Cabinet-level lobbying team to... more »»

Iraqi officials say Baghdad market bombings kill 26 people

July 22, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — A pair of car bombs exploded Wednesday at crowded popular markets in predominantly Shiite neighborhoods of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killing at least 26 people and wounding 58,... more »»

Russian capsule takes off for International Space Station

July 22, 2015

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A Souyz space capsule blasted off from the Russian manned launch facility in Kazakhstan on Thursday, carrying a Russian, an American and a Japanese to the Internationa... more »»

Greek parliament tested by dissent ahead of key reform vote

July 22, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek lawmakers launched a late-night debate Wednesday on further reforms demanded by international creditors in return for a third multi-billion-euro bailout, with attentio... more »»

Obama and Kenya: 1st trip to father's homeland as president

July 22, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Barack Obama visited Kenya for the first time nearly 30 years ago, he was astonished that an airport worker recognized his last name. more »»

Unwanted gift from Stalin, Warsaw Palace of Culture turns 60

July 22, 2015

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Some Poles liken the skyscraper to an elephant in lace underpants. A famous poet dubbed it "the nightmare of a drunken baker. more »»

Tony Blair warns UK's Labour: Left turn will lose voters

July 22, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Labour Party lost the election. Now it is losing its way, careening into a crisis that could rip apart a party that governed for long stretches of the 20th century. more »»

Greece gets new liquidity boost ahead of key reform vote

July 22, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's liquidity-starved banks got a new cash injection from the European Central Bank on Wednesday, hours before a key vote in parliament on further economic reforms... more »»

British university says Quran parchment among oldest

July 22, 2015

LONDON (AP) — A British university disclosed Wednesday that scientific tests prove a Quran manuscript in its collection is one of the oldest known and may have been written close to the time of... more »»

AU, Somali troops drive al-Shabab out of major base

July 22, 2015

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — African Union and local troops have seized one of the last major towns held by the al-Shabab Islamic extremist rebels in the southwest of the country, a Somali officer... more »»

UN official distracted from child sexual abuse case resigns

July 22, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. rights official who admitted not following up for months on allegations of child sexual abuse by French soldiers in Central African Republic has resigned. more »»

Carter: Saudis welcoming Iran deal with reservations

July 22, 2015

JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Salman and his defense minister support the Iran nuclear deal but have doubts about how effectively the historic agreement will be enforced, U.S. more »»

Spain to seek Syrian government help to find journalists

July 22, 2015

MADRID (AP) — Spain said Wednesday that it is trying to establish what happened to three Spanish freelance journalists who went missing around the embattled northern Syrian city of Aleppo. more »»

For some Kenyans, Obama is coming home

July 22, 2015

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Karibu Kenya, President Obama. Welcome to Kenya. more »»

China returns passport to Ai Weiwei, who plans London trip

July 22, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — Ai Weiwei has gotten back his passport four years after it was confiscated by Chinese authorities and is expected to attend a London exhibition this fall. more »»

AP Interview: UN climate chief: Paris to set 50-year agenda

July 22, 2015

PARIS (AP) — The December climate change conference in Paris is the last chance for a meaningful agreement that would offer hope for a planet at risk due to greenhouse gases, U.N. more »»

Red Cross warns against false use of its emblem in Cameroon

July 22, 2015

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — The Red Cross warned Wednesday that its emblem is being falsely used in violence-plagued parts of Cameroon and threatened legal actio. more »»

Norway honors 77 victims of extremist attacks in July 2011

July 22, 2015

HELSINKI (AP) — Four years after a right-wing extremist killed 77 people in Norway, Prime Minister Erna Solberg says July 22, 2011, will always remain a dark day in the Scandinavian country's... more »»

 
 
 

 

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