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AP reporter's quest to find bodies ends in desert
Across the desert, the wind combs the sand into smooth ripples that roll out evenly for miles. So when a hole is dug, you see it immediately. The sand looks...
Obama: Chances for final Iran deal 50-50 or worse
President Barack Obama said Saturday he believed the chances for a comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran are 50-50 or worse, yet defended diplomacy as the...
Harry's South Pole race curtailed; trek goes on
Organizers of an Antarctic charity race involving Prince Harry said Saturday they are suspending its competitive element because of harsh conditions, but plan...
Journalists: Rising hostility to press in Ecuador
Investigative journalist Juan Carlos Calderon received multiple death threats after launching something rare in the claustrophobic media climate of today's...
Chevron suspends shale gas exploration in Romania
U.S. oil company Chevron has suspended exploration for shale gas in northeastern Romania after hundreds of anti-fracking protesters tore down fences.
Hagel given assurances on Afghan security deal
Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel said Saturday he received assurances from Afghanistan's defense minister that a stalled security agreement with the United States...
Palestinians: Soldiers shoot dead 15-year-old boy
Relatives say Israeli soldiers shot dead a 15-year-old Palestinian boy in the West Bank on Saturday.
Celebrating Mandela: South African sports goes on
South Africa's multiracial rugby sevens team huddled in the middle of the stadium named after Nelson Mandela. The players raised their hands together to the...
Dominican Republic rejects human rights report
The Dominican Republic on Saturday rejected a human rights report that accuses the government of discrimination following a court ruling that could strip the...
Mandela's jailer praises the anti-apartheid icon
He was with Nelson Mandela during all those years the anti-apartheid icon was imprisoned on Robben Island. And, like millions around the world, he has been hit...
Czech premier not happy to attend Mandela funeral
Many world leaders have said they wouldn't miss Nelson Mandela's funeral for anything, but Czech Prime Minister Jiri Rusnok isn't among them.
Bonfires, borscht, humor in Kiev protest camp
While Ukrainian opposition leaders continued calls for ousting the country's president, Yuri Onishchenko, the acting head of a huge protest camp in the heart...
Mandela's 1st township home shows lack of progress
A silver and blue plaque with the words "Mandela's Place" mounted on the brick wall of a small, dilapidated row house is the only recognition of the...
Egypt court cuts sentences on Islamist women
Egyptian authorities released Saturday two dozen Islamist women and girls convicted for staging a street protest after an appeals court reduced their harsh...
Bombings and shootings kill 15 in Iraq
A shooting targeting a row of liquor stores in the capital and other attacks killed at least 15 people across Iraq on Saturday, officials said.