Gruesome plot at the heart of raids
Gruesome plot at the heart of raids

Australian authorities are warning the public against any backlash, after terror raids revealed a plot to 'horrify' the…

Fiji losers claim election vote rigging
Fiji losers claim election vote rigging

Political parties bound for the opposition benches and those who failed to make the Fiji Parliament want the vote count…

Departure taxes in Oz under lens
Departure taxes in Oz under lens

Passanger departure taxes in Australia are being reviewed following a campaign to have the A$55 ($61) charge cut to help…

Haste over Iraq unsettling
Haste over Iraq unsettling

Like a classroom swot with his hand permanently in the air, Tony Abbott has moved with unseemly haste to commit Australian…

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Cyprus official: Egypt, Jordan interested in gas

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) Cyprus' energy minister says Egypt and Jordan are interested in buying natural gas from the Mediterranean…

Nearly 550 Edward Weston photos coming to auction

NEW YORK (AP) Sotheby's auction house is selling nearly 550 photographs by American photographer Edward Weston. They're…

Argentina approves price control law

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Argentina's congress has approved a law that lets the government intervene in setting prices…

Forgiven - now the US can forget

Well that's nice. The four children of the gun instructor shot dead a couple of weeks ago while giving a 9-year-old lessons…

US: Yet more global heat records fall in August

WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. meteorologists calculated that more heat records were set around the globe last month, including Earth's…

Report: Progress 'modest' on upping embassy safety

WASHINGTON (AP) The State Department has made only limited progress in its pledge to boost the number of Marine security…

Judge doubts Oklahoma ready for Nov. 13 execution

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A federal judge says he's concerned Oklahoma won't be able to give its execution team more training…

ProQR rises after IPO prices at top of range

NEW YORK (AP) Shares of ProQR Therapeutics are surging after the Dutch drugmaker's expanded IPO priced at the top of its…

Israeli museum unveils ancient Jewish prayer book

JERUSALEM (AP) An Israeli museum has unveiled what it says in the oldest known Jewish prayer book in the world. The Bible…

British hostage appears in new video

BEIRUT (AP) The Islamic State group on Thursday released a video showing a British journalist who says he is a prisoner…

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BEIRUT (AP) British hostage appears in new video released by Islamic State group militants.

Popular Venezuelan cartoonist fired over drawing

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) A popular cartoonist says she lost her job over her representation of the late Hugo Chavez's iconic…

Stock gains lift US household wealth to a record

WASHINGTON (AP) Strong stock market gains and higher home prices boosted Americans' net worth in the April-June quarter…

NATO to fast-track rapid-reaction force

SZCZECIN, Poland (AP) NATO's new rapid-reaction "spearhead" force, meant as a deterrent to Russian aggression, should be…

Turkey says it plans to stop flow of IS fighters

BERLIN (AP) Turkey's foreign minister says his country is resolved to stop the flow of European extremists trying to join…

Stocks creep higher on encouraging news

The U.S. stock market is higher in midday trading as investors received more encouraging news on the economy. The slight…

Leading Bahrain activist released from jail

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) Bahrain's Interior Ministry said Thursday that police have released human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja…

Couple in Craigslist slaying sentenced to life

SUNBURY, Pennsylvania (AP) A newlywed couple whose Craigslist ad lured a stranger to his death were sentenced Thursday…

AP Interview: Hamas No. 2 says war a lesser option

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) Hamas does not want another war with Israel, the Islamic militant group's No. 2 leader said…

France to provide air support in Iraq

PARIS (AP) France has agreed to provide air support requested by Iraq to bolster its fight against the Islamic State group…

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Dial up a space taxi service?
Dial up a space taxi service?

Nasa has awarded its first private contracts for ferrying astronauts to the International Space Station.

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15 children die in Syria after measles vaccine
15 children die in Syria after measles vaccine

Activists say 15 children in rebel-held parts of Syria died after they were given a measles vaccine and went into 'severe…

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