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Britain to pay off some World War I debt

Britain to pay off some World War I debt

Some of the debt from financing the cost of World War I is about to be paid off, the British government announced Friday.
Ed Adamczyk
Somalia gains ground from al-Shabaab terror group

Somalia gains ground from al-Shabaab terror group

Somalia has regained ground from al-Shabaab, further weakening the terror group, the government and the United Nations announced this week.
JC Finley
2 boys sue Malaysia Airlines for loss of their father

2 boys sue Malaysia Airlines for loss of their father

Two children who lost their father on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 are suing the airline for negligence, claiming workers did not contact the plane soon enough.
Aileen Graef
Hungary cancels proposed tax on Internet use

Hungary cancels proposed tax on Internet use

Hungary has backed off from a controversial plan to tax Internet use.
Ed Adamczyk
Israel reopens Temple Mount site after rabbi's shooting

Israel reopens Temple Mount site after rabbi's shooting

The Temple Mount, a compound of ancient Jerusalem buildings sacred to both Jews and Muslims, was reopened Friday.
JC Finley
Stocks rise after Japan announces easing of monetary policy

Stocks rise after Japan announces easing of monetary policy

An unexpected expansion of money supply by the Bank of Japan sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average to an intraday record high Friday.
Ed Adamczyk
Burkina Faso president resigns amid unrest

Burkina Faso president resigns amid unrest

Blaise Compaore, president of Burkina Faso, announced his resignation Friday amid violent unrest.
JC Finley
NATO: Planned 'elections' by rebel groups in Ukraine illegal

NATO: Planned 'elections' by rebel groups in Ukraine illegal

NATO reiterated Friday that the planned Nov. 2 separatist elections in eastern Ukraine violate both Ukrainian laws and the Minsk cease-fire agreement.
JC Finley
Massive street protests in Burkina Faso demand president's resignation

Massive street protests in Burkina Faso demand president's resignation

Calls for President Blaise Compaore's resignation intensified Friday, as tens of thousands took to Burkina Faso's streets a day after martial law was imposed.
JC Finley
Russia-backed rebels increase attacks in Ukraine

Russia-backed rebels increase attacks in Ukraine

Ukraine's security council has observed an increase in Russian-backed separatist fighting in eastern Ukraine.
JC Finley
Iraq's Kurdish Peshmerga arrive in Kobane, Syria to help fight Islamic State

Iraq's Kurdish Peshmerga arrive in Kobane, Syria to help fight Islamic State

Iraq's Kurdish Peshmerga officers began crossing into Syria on Thursday to help defend the embattled Syrian border town of Kobane from Islamic State takeover.
JC Finley
Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano erupts

Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano erupts

Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano northeast of Cartago province erupted Wednesday night, prompting emergency alerts and evacuations.
JC Finley
China snares 180 fugitives in graft crackdown

China snares 180 fugitives in graft crackdown

China has managed to round up 180 fugitives living in 40 countries to begin to recover billions of dollars in illegal money.
Mary Papenfuss
Controversial cartoon depicts Netanyahu as 9/11 pilot

Controversial cartoon depicts Netanyahu as 9/11 pilot

A cartoon depicting Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu piloting a plane toward a tower flying the U.S. flag, evoking the 9/11 attacks, incited controversy Thursday.
JC Sevcik
Burkina Faso dissolves government, declares state of emergency

Burkina Faso dissolves government, declares state of emergency

Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore declared a state of emergency Thursday and dissolved the government amid unrest over a proposed constitutional change.
JC Finley
Actress Lucy DeCoutere becomes first public accuser of Jian Ghomeshi

Actress Lucy DeCoutere becomes first public accuser of Jian Ghomeshi

Eight women, now including actress Lucy DeCoutere, have stepped forward to accuse popular radio host Jian Ghomeshi of abusive behavior.
Gabrielle Levy
Family asks Iran to release detained Washington Post reporter

Family asks Iran to release detained Washington Post reporter

The family of Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post reporter detained by Iran since July, appealed again on Wednesday for his release.
JC Finley
Father of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne dies

Father of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne dies

Michael Payne, whose daughter Sarah was abducted and murdered in 2000, was found dead at the age of 45.
Gabrielle Levy
Abbas: Closure of holy site in Jerusalem 'declaration of war'

Abbas: Closure of holy site in Jerusalem 'declaration of war'

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' spokesman warned Thursday the temporary closure of a Jerusalem holy site was "a declaration of war."
JC Finley
North Korea publicly executes 10 people for watching South Korean soap operas

North Korea publicly executes 10 people for watching South Korean soap operas

North Korea reportedly executed 10 members of the Workers Party who were accused of watching South Korean soap operas among other charges.
Aileen Graef
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