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London terror attack leaves 1 dead near barracks

LONDON (AP) — In a brutal daylight attack which raised fears that terrorism had returned to London, two men with butcher knives hacked another man to death near a military barracks Wednesday before police wounded them in a shootout. In a shocking video broadcast on British TV, one man gestured with bloodied hands, waving a […]

Suicide bomber kills 14 at Afghan province council

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber dressed in a police uniform killed 14 people including a prominent provincial council chief outside the council headquarters in northern Afghanistan on Monday, authorities said. The Taliban insurgency quickly claimed responsibility. Seeking to weaken the Afghan government, Taliban insurgents have been carrying out attacks and assassinations intended to […]

38 die in mental hospital fire outside Moscow

MOSCOW (AP) — A fire swept quickly through a psychiatric hospital outside Moscow early Friday, killing 38 people, some of them sedated and in their beds, officials said.

Big brands rejected Bangladesh factory safety plan

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — As Bangladesh reels from the deaths of hundreds of garment workers in a building collapse, the refusal of global retailers to pay for strict nationwide factory inspections is bringing renewed scrutiny to an industry that has profited from a country notorious for its hazardous workplaces and subsistence-level wages.

No panic in NKorea despite talk of missile test

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — As the world braced for a provocative missile launch by North Korea, with newscasts worldwide playing up tensions on the Korean Peninsula, the center of the storm was strangely calm. The focus in Pyongyang on Wednesday was less on preparing for war and more on beautifying the capital ahead of […]

Alberta premier: US pipeline rejection would hurt

TORONTO (AP) — If the Obama administration rejects the Keystone XL pipeline, it would be a significant thorn in Canadian-U.S. relations, Alberta’s premier said Wednesday. Premier Alison Redford was in Washington for her fourth trip to lobby on behalf of a pipeline that Canada sees as critical to its economic well-being. The Obama administration is […]

Cardinals elect Argentine as new pope

Pope Francis was elected today.

The Catholic world saw the election of a new leader today with the ascension of Pope Francis, formerly the Cardinal from Argentina Jorge Bergoglio.

More black smoke: Cardinals don’t agree on pope

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Cardinals remained divided over who should be pope on Wednesday after three rounds of voting, an indication that disagreements remain about the direction of the Catholic church following the upheaval unleashed by Pope Benedict XVI’s surprise resignation.

NKorea criticizes SKorea prez’s ‘swish of skirt’

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s first public, senior-level mention of South Korea’s first female president ended up being a sexist jab. The body that controls North Korea’s military complained Wednesday about the “venomous swish” of her skirt.

Lions, bears removed from gangster’s property

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A notorious gangster known as Nutzu the Pawnbroker has been indicted for heading a gang charged with attempted murder, kidnapping, blackmail and illegally possessing weapons, but the public seems to be more interested in his pets: four lions and two bears.

Pistorius representatives name substance found

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Oscar Pistorius’ representatives have named the substance found in his bedroom after the shooting death of his girlfriend as Testis compositum, and say it is an herbal remedy used “in aid of muscle recovery.”

China rejects status as world’s biggest trader

BEIJING (AP) — China has a new status its government doesn’t want — world’s biggest trader.

Little audience for ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan stars in “Zero Dark Thirty,” from early scenes at a detention site to the dramatic closing minutes as Navy SEALs assault the hideout of Osama bin Laden. But the Academy Award-nominated film about the hunt for the al-Qaida leader has sparked a controversy here about its portrayal of the country, and it will likely not be shown on the local big screen anytime soon.

Greece’s weakened workforce starts to crack

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Looking out across a room full of reporters gathered to welcome French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday, Greece’s President Karolos Papoulias gave a stark warning about the state of the country after three harsh years of government spending cuts, joblessness and tax hikes.

Neighbors prep militaries after NKorean nuke test

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s neighbors bolstered their military preparations and mobilized scientists Wednesday to determine whether Pyongyang’s third nuclear test, conducted in defiance of U.N. warnings, was as successful as the North claimed.

Rights group: Israel violated laws of war in Gaza

JERUSALEM (AP) — A U.S.-based rights group said Israel violated laws of war in a series of airstrikes it conducted during an eight-day military operation last November against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip.

Pope celebrates last public Mass as pontiff

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Starting his public farewell to his flock, a weary Pope Benedict XVI celebrated his final public Mass as pontiff, presiding over Ash Wednesday services hours after a bittersweet audience that produced the extraordinary scene of the pope explaining his decision to step down directly to the faithful.

Bus crash kills 16 football fans in Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A bus carrying fans of a Chilean soccer team has plunged into a ravine, killing 16 people. Fire department officials say most of those who died in Saturday’s crash are 13 to 18 years old. One is an infant a few months old. Twenty-one people are reported injured. Officials say the […]

Pakistan: Toll from suspected US strike now 9

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani officials say the death toll from a suspected U.S. drone strike in a restive tribal region has risen to 9, all of whom were militants. Two intelligence officials said Saturday that three members of the Pakistani Taliban movement wounded in the Friday strike on a militant compound died […]

British Museum puts art from the Ice Age on show

LONDON (AP) — The art world loves hype. Works are touted as the biggest, the rarest, the most expensive.

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