Stripped and marched to their deaths
Stripped and marched to their deaths

Video emerges appearing to show around 200 government soldiers in Syria being marched in their underwear through the desert…

Report hits out at elitism
Report hits out at elitism

A "cosy club" of people educated at private schools and Oxbridge still dominates British politics, the judiciary and media…

Death fans gun debate after girl shoots instructor
Death fans gun debate after girl shoots instructor

The accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has intensified a debate over…

Conflict darkens EU summit
Conflict darkens EU summit

The crisis in eastern Ukraine and the response to the threat posed by Russia are poised to overshadow a fresh attempt by…

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Colombia allows lesbian couple to adopt child

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) Colombia has taken a major step recognizing the rights of same-sex couples after the country's constitutional…

North Korea says no cheerleaders for Asian Games

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) North Korea says it has scrapped an earlier decision to send cheerleaders to the upcoming Asian…

Experts urge Haiti to act on climate change threat

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) Experts say coffee and mango fields that help form the backbone of Haiti's agricultural economy…

Virgin Australia airline posts $333 million loss

SYDNEY (AP) Australia's second largest airline, Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd., said on Friday it lost 356 million Australian…

Russia replies to Canada's colorful map tweet

TORONTO (AP) It began with Canada tweeting some not-so-friendly travel tips for the Russian military: a map showing Russia…

Japan economy stalls as incomes, spending languish

TOKYO (AP) Japan reports its economy remained stalled in July, as wages fell further and household spending dropped, signaling…

Google building fleet of package-delivering drones

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound…

Suit claims police brutality at Ferguson protests

ST. LOUIS (AP) A federal lawsuit filed Thursday alleges that police in Ferguson and St. Louis County used excessive force…

Official: Bidders compete for Uruguay pot business

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) Uruguay's new market for legalized marijuana has attracted at least 20 companies bidding for the…

WORLD SPORTS at 0000 GMT

TOP STORY: SOC--CHAMPIONS LEAGUE DRAW MONACO Powerful European clubs Real Madrid and Liverpool will meet again in the…

APNewsBreak: Buffett heir buys Rosa Parks archive

DETROIT (AP) Hundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa Parks and have been sitting unseen for years in…

Asian tourists injured in Canada bus crash

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Police say a bus carrying Asian tourists has rolled over on a mountain highway in British…

Obama taps veteran diplomat to be Afghan envoy

WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama is tapping a veteran diplomat with experience in Kabul to be the next U.S. ambassador…

Ranger in Africa's oldest park wounded by grenade

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) A ranger in Africa's oldest national park has been seriously wounded by a grenade during a confrontation…

Tongues wag over Obama's audacity to wear taupe

WASHINGTON (AP) Tongues are wagging over President Barack Obama's audacity to wear taupe. The sight of Obama discussing…

Woman may pursue libel case against Sammy Hagar

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) A federal appeals court says an Iowa woman who claims rock singer Sammy Hagar fathered her baby 25…

Museum to display 6,500-year-old human skeleton

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The public will soon get to see an ancient human skeleton recently rediscovered in a Philadelphia museum's…

Doubts surround plane in Brazil campaign

SAO PAULO (AP) Doubts surrounding the legality of the purchase of a small private plane used by the Brazilian Socialist…

Shakira is pregnant with baby No. 2

NEW YORK (AP) Shakira is pregnant with baby No. 2. The Colombian singer made the announcement on her Facebook and Twitter…

A brother seeks answers in 'The Look of Silence'

VENICE, Italy (AP) What is it like to look into the eyes of the men who killed your brother and went unpunished? It's…

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Space

Five possible sites for comet landing
Five possible sites for comet landing

The European Space Agency (ESA) said it has drawn up a shortlist of five possible sites for carrying out the first-ever…

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Libya's 'full-blown civil war' warning
Libya's 'full-blown civil war' warning

Libya's ambassador to the UN warned today of "full-blown civil war" if the chaos and division in the North African country…

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