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China offers up to $50K in cash reward for terrorism-related tips in Tibet

BEIJING –  Chinese state media say authorities in Tibet are offering up to 300,000 yuan ($50,000) for tips on terrorism activities there, although there has been little public knowledge of terrorism recently in the Himalayan region where [...]

Germany’s Merkel underlines creditors’ refusal to consider new debt forgiveness for Greece

German Chancellor Angela Merkel smiles at the beginning of the weekly cabinet meeting of her government at the chancellery in Berlin, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) (The Associated Press) BERLIN –  German [...]

No word on fate of Jordanian pilot after ISIS threatened to kill him

AMMAN, Jordan –  The family of a Jordanian fighter pilot held by the Islamic State group said Saturday it has received no word on his fate since the militants threatened to kill him earlier this week. The Islamic State group [...]

African Union joins UN and regional bloc IGAD in threatening South Sudan with sanctions

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia –  The African Union has joined regional and international organizations in threatening South Sudan’s warring factions with sanctions. The African Union’s Peace and Security Council said Saturday it will [...]

Officials say bombings in and around Iraq’s capital, Baghdad, kill 9 people

BAGHDAD –  Authorities in Iraq say bombings targeting public places and security forces have killed nine people in and around the capital, Baghdad. Police officials say a bomb exploded near a sheep market Saturday morning in the town of [...]

Investigator: Test of gun used to kill Argentine prosecutor finds traces only of his DNA

An image of the late prosecutor Alberto Nisman is taped to a grate next to a hand written sign that reads in Spanish; “National sadness,” outside the funeral home where a private wake was held before the start of the funeral [...]

Venezuela’s government sets new rules on security forces using firearms to control protests

C ARACAS, Venezuela –  Human rights groups and Venezuela’s opposition are criticizing the government’s new authorization for riot police to use firearms to control protests. The new rules were slipped into a resolution this [...]

Theories of sabotage surface in mysterious death of US contractor at Saudi hotel

Family and friends of Chris Cramer maintain that there was no way he would have taken his own life and he was likely killed for being a threat to a profitable arms deal. The mystery surrounding the death of an American defense [...]

Thousands protest right-wingers at Vienna ball, police detain 38 after tussles

Police guard outside the Hofburg palace during a ball hosted by Austria’s right-wing Freedom Party, FPOE, in Vienna, Austria, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak) (The Associated Press) Demonstrators [...]

Propane delivery part of daily life in Mexico, but deadly explosion draws calls to reconsider

Workers continue to remove rubble, a day after a gas tank truck exploded outside a maternity hospital, causing most of the building to collapse, in Cuajimalpa on the western edge of Mexico City, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. The blast [...]