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‘Stand closer to the rhino’ results in grave wound

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — When do you not listen to the African wildlife expert? When he tells you to stand closer to the rhino. That suggestion by a South African game park owner resulted in serious injuries to a 24-year-old woman from Johannesburg. The Beeld newspaper reported Tuesday that Chantal Beyer said the game park owner […]

French to triple troops in Mali

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — France is tripling the number of troops deployed to Mali to 2,500, part of the massive preparation for a land assault to dislodge the Islamist extremists occupying the West African country’s north. The increased total of French troops was confirmed in Paris Tuesday by a French Ministry of Defense official, who […]

Palestinians: Israel soldiers shoot, kill teen

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Israeli military shot dead a 17-year-old Palestinian near the West Bank separation barrier on Tuesday, Palestinians said. The Israeli military said he had breached the barrier, which separated soldiers from protesters. A classmate said a group of students threw rocks at soldiers near the barrier, a line of walls, […]

Pakistan protests clashes with India in Kashmir

Pakistan has summoned India’s top diplomat in the country to protest a pair of clashes along the disputed Kashmir border in the past week that killed two Pakistani soldiers. The Pakistani Foreign Ministry says the Indian high commissioner was told Friday that the attacks were “unacceptable.” The protest came a day after Pakistan said Indian […]

Syria talks end in Geneva without solution

International envoy Lakhdar Brahimi expressed little hope for a political solution for Syria anytime soon after meeting Friday with senior Russian and U.S. diplomats trying to bring an end to the civil war, which has claimed tens of thousands of lives. Brahimi, who is the joint U.N.-Arab League envoy for Syria, spent the day at […]

Radical Islamists hold on to gains in Mali

Radical Islamists held on to a city in central Mali Friday after sending the Malian military reeling in retreat. With the militants showing the capability to press even further into government-held territory, international aid organizations began evacuating staff from the narrow central belt of the country. French President Francois Hollande said France, which used to […]

Bomb, drone attack kill 17 people in Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A bomb targeting paramilitary soldiers killed 12 people in southwest Pakistan on Thursday, while five suspected militants died in a U.S. drone strike in the country’s northwest, officials said. Separately, an explosion ripped through a crowded mosque in the northwest city of Mingora, killing 21 people and injuring more than 70 […]

France: 3 Kurdish women ‘executed’ in Paris

PARIS (AP) — Three Kurdish women, including one of the founders of a militant group battling Turkish troops since 1984, were “executed” at a Kurdish center in Paris, the interior minister said Thursday. The news prompted angry crowds of Kurds to flood into the area. It was not immediately clear who killed the women, who […]

Depardieu skips drunk driving hearing in France

PARIS (AP) — In the last three days, Gerard Depardieu met with Vladimir Putin to get Russian citizenship, got a prime seat at soccer’s biggest annual gala in Switzerland and dashed off to Montenegro to eye some real estate. But in all this whirlwind travel, he didn’t manage to show up at a Paris court […]

Miss Congeniality pleads guilty in Canada riots

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Police had an easy time identifying one suspect in Vancouver’s Stanley Cup riots: a former Miss Congeniality beauty pageant winner. Sophie Laboissonniere, who was 20 during the June 2011 riots over the Canucks’ loss in the National Hockey League finals, has pleaded guilty for rioting. She was not in court […]

France’s Bardot threatens exile over elephants

PARIS (AP) — Sex symbol-turned-animal rights activist Brigitte Bardot is threatening to join actor Gerard Depardieu in Russian exile unless France halts the scheduled euthanasia of two sick circus elephants. The 1960s screen diva says authorities have ignored her “numerous proposals” to save Baby and Nepal, a pair of 42-year-old elephants dying of tuberculosis at […]

Pakistani girl shot by Taliban leaves UK hospital

LONDON (AP) — Three months after she was shot in the head for daring to say girls should be able to get an education, a 15-year-old Pakistani hugged her nurses and smiled as she walked out of a Birmingham hospital. Malala Yousufzai waved to a guard and smiled shyly as she cautiously strode down the […]

Berlin elephants feast on tasty Christmas trees

BERLIN (AP) — Elephants at the Berlin Zoo finally got a chance to tuck into their Christmas dinner: A feast of donated pine trees. The zoo treated its elephants and some of its other animals to the trees for lunch Friday. Before gobbling the greenery, elephants young and old played with the trees, whose strong […]

Bersani wins Italy primary, heads to general vote

ROME (AP) — Pier Luigi Bersani, the head of Italy’s main center-left Democratic Party, won a runoff primary Sunday to become the main center-left candidate for Italy’s 2013 general elections — a vote that polls indicate could well be won by the Democratic Party given the utter disarray of the opposing center-right. Preliminary results gave […]

Turkey: Syrian plane was carrying ammunition

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Escalating tensions with Russia, Turkey defended its forced landing of a Syrian passenger jet en route from Moscow to Damascus, saying Thursday it was carrying Russian ammunition and military equipment destined for the Syrian Defense Ministry. Syria branded the incident piracy and Russia called the search illegal, saying it endangered the […]

Mexico navy: Zetas cartel leader apparently killed

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Top Zetas drug cartel leader Heriberto Lazcano has apparently been killed in a firefight with marines in the northern border state of Coahuila, the Mexican navy says. If confirmed, Lazcano’s death would be a huge victory for Mexican law enforcement, and mark the end of a founder of one of the […]

Family feud eyed in grisly killings in French Alps

ANNECY, France (AP) — French investigators focused Friday on a feud between brothers as they searched for a motive in the slayings of a British-Iraqi family vacationing in the French Alps. A French prosecutor said that the brother of the slain man came to British police of his own accord Friday to tell them, “I […]

2 US gov’t employees said hurt in Mexico shooting

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican Navy says federal police shot at a vehicle carrying two U.S. government employees after the vehicle came under attack from unidentified gunmen. The shooting appears to have been a case of a confused gunbattle that broke out on a rural road just south of Mexico City. The Navy said […]

Afghans: Foreign spies at root of insider attacks

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan government blamed foreign spy agencies for a rising number of killings where government soldiers and policemen have gunned down their international partners, and ordered stricter vetting of recruits and screening of those in the 350,000-member Afghan security force. The United States had no information suggesting that the insider attacks […]

7 American troops die in Afghan helicopter crash

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Seven American troops and four Afghans died in a Black Hawk helicopter crash on Thursday in southern Afghanistan, the NATO military coalition said. The Taliban claimed their fighters shot down the aircraft. NATO said it is investigating the cause of the crash. The coalition had no immediate comment on the insurgents’ […]

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