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World's 1st bullet train, made in Japan, turns 50

October 1, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — It was, retired Japanese railway engineer Fumihiro Araki recalls, "like flying in the sky. more »»

Japan's Shinkansen bullet train turns 50

October 1, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — It was, retired Japanese railway engineer Fumihiro Araki recalls, "like flying in the sky. more »»

Protesters to HK boss: Quit or we occupy buildings

October 1, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Student leaders of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong say that if the territory's leader doesn't resign by Thursday they will step up their actions, including occupying several... more »»

Bodies found on Japan volcano, raising toll to 48

October 1, 2014

OTAKI, Japan (AP) — One body recovered near the volcano's summit was in a squatting position and had to be dug out of a thick layer of ash. more »»

APNewsBreak: Nazi hunter pushes for new probe

October 1, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — The Simon Wiesenthal Center has identified dozens of former members of Nazi mobile death squads who might still be alive, and is pushing the German government for an investigation,... more »»

Saudi overhaul reshapes Islam's holiest city Mecca

October 1, 2014

MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — As a child, Osama al-Bar would walk from his home past Islam's holiest site, the Kaaba, to the market of spice and fabric merchants where his father owned a store. more »»

Taliban suicide bombers kill 7 in Kabul, wound 21

October 1, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban suicide bombers struck two buses carrying Afghan soldiers in Kabul early Wednesday, killing seven people and wounding 21, just a day after the signing of a key U. more »»

Algeria's ailing president absent amid crises

October 1, 2014

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The silence of Algeria's ailing president since the kidnapping and beheading of a French hiker by Islamic State-inspired militants has ignited new concerns over his health... more »»

Protesters heckle Hong Kong leader on National Day

October 1, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters kept behind police barricades heckled Hong Kong's under-fire leader on Wednesday when he attended a flag-raising ceremony on China's National Day. more »»

Ebola case stokes concerns for Liberians in Texas

October 1, 2014

DALLAS (AP) — The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.. more »»

3 soldiers charged in Mexico army killing of 22

October 1, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Months after the Mexican army said it had killed 22 suspected gang members in a fierce shootout, three soldiers are being charged with homicide. more »»

Fight for growing Pentecostal vote in Brazil

October 1, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's rapid religious transformation is reverberating through the country's tight presidential race, where abortion and gay marriage have emerged as hot-button issues and... more »»

Snapshots from the protest streets in Hong Kong

October 1, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — At first the students sat outside Hong Kong's government complex. more »»

Hong Kong chief says voting beats watching TV

October 1, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's embattled leader attended a flag-raising ceremony Wednesday to mark China's National Day after refusing to meet pro-democracy demonstrators despite their threats to... more »»

Mexico announces homicide charges in army killings

October 1, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican prosecutors announced homicide charges Tuesday against three soldiers in the June killings of 22 suspected gang members in southern Mexico, challenging the army's... more »»

Under-fire Hong Kong leader marks National Day

October 1, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's embattled leader attended a flag-raising ceremony Wednesday to mark China's National Day after refusing to meet pro-democracy demonstrators despite their threats to... more »»

Government confirms first case of Ebola in US

October 1, 2014

DALLAS (AP) — The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. more »»

Kurds claim advances in Iraq as Britain joins fray

September 30, 2014

SALHIYAH, Iraq (AP) — Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq captured a border crossing with Syria on Tuesday, expelling Islamic State militants in heavy fighting that ground down to vicious... more »»

EU says Apple gets illegal tax benefits in Ireland

September 30, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — Apple risks having to repay Ireland tax rebates worth billions of dollars after the European Union's competition watchdog said Tuesday the company appears to be benefiting from... more »»

Lawmaker: Italian spy agency paid Mafia bosses

September 30, 2014

ROME (AP) — An Italian lawmaker has decried a secret arrangement in which intelligence agents paid imprisoned top Mafiosi for information during several of the years when Silvio Berlusconi was... more »»

 
 

 

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