Loading…
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
HomeNewsWorld
3rd doctor dies from Ebola in Sierra Leone
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as health workers tried to determine how a fourth scientist also contracted the disease before being evacuated to Europe.... 8/27/2014 9:21 AM

Mayor: Rebels enter key southeast Ukrainian town
NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Pro-Russian rebel forces entered a key town in southeastern Ukraine on Wednesday after three days of heavy shelling, the town's mayor said, capturing new territory far from most of their battles with government troops.... 8/27/2014 9:18 AM

Earthquakes rock Iceland volcano
LONDON (AP) -- Earthquakes are rocking Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano, adding to concerns that magma movements may trigger an eruption that could hinder air traffic.... 8/27/2014 9:15 AM

Germany plans to tighten EU migration rules
BERLIN (AP) -- The German government proposed measures Wednesday to tighten migration regulations for citizens from elsewhere in the European Union amid accusations of welfare abuse by poor immigrants from Bulgaria and Romania.... 8/27/2014 9:14 AM

Bulgarian poet Valeri Petrov dies
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) -- Valeri Petrov, Bulgaria's most prominent contemporary poet, who translated the complete works of Shakespeare, has died at age 94.... 8/27/2014 9:13 AM

Amid Ebola fears, Air France urged to stop flights
PARIS (AP) -- France's government is asking Air France to suspend flights to the largest city in Sierra Leone in response to the Ebola epidemic in the region that has killed more than 1,400 people.... 8/27/2014 9:11 AM

China, Vietnam say they'll negotiate sea disputes
BEIJING (AP) -- China and Vietnam said Wednesday they're committed to negotiating maritime disputes to avoid a recurrence of tensions that spiked when China deployed an oil rig in waters claimed by Hanoi.... 8/27/2014 9:08 AM

Syrian rebels seize border crossing with Israel
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian rebels, including fighters from an al-Qaida-linked group, seized control of a frontier crossing with Israel in the Golan Heights on Wednesday after heavy clashes with President Bashar Assad's forces, activists and rebel said.... 8/27/2014 9:06 AM

Muslims react with outrage at UK sex abuse report
ROTHERHAM, England (AP) -- Members of Britain's Pakistani community reacted with outrage Wednesday amid reports that officials failed to act on sex abuse cases because of concerns about racism in the northern English town of Rotherham.... 8/27/2014 8:57 AM

Colombian kingpin's former hit man leaves prison
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- A man who confessed to hundreds of murders as head of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar's army of assassins has been freed from a maximum security prison under heavy police guard.... 8/27/2014 8:36 AM

3 playful lion cubs debut at Johannesburg Zoo
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Three playful lion cubs made their public debut Wednesday, pouncing their way into a large enclosure at the Johannesburg Zoo.... 8/27/2014 8:28 AM

Libya ministers resign over militia fighting
CAIRO (AP) -- The official Libyan news agency says six ministers have resigned after accusing the government of taking sides in escalating battles among rival militias.... 8/27/2014 8:24 AM

Europe shares ease, Asia higher after S&P record
TOKYO (AP) -- Global shares were mixed Wednesday after the latest record close for the Standard & Poor's 500, with Europe off to a shaky start despite a strong day in Asia.... 8/27/2014 8:18 AM

Report: Iran redesigning reactor as part of deal
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iranian state television is reporting that the Islamic Republic has begun redesigning its Arak heavy water reactor to limit the amount of plutonium it can make as part of the country's temporary deal over its nuclear program with world powers.... 8/27/2014 8:16 AM

Experts find 283 DNA samples from MH17 site
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Experts working to identify the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 have gathered DNA samples from 283 people and have positively identified 173.... 8/27/2014 8:09 AM

IMF chief Lagarde under investigation in France
PARIS (AP) -- Christine Lagarde, the chief of the International Monetary Fund, was placed under official investigation for negligence in a French corruption probe that dates back to her days as France's finance minister.... 8/27/2014 8:03 AM

Erdogan rules out obedient role for successor
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday rejected claims that Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, who is set to replace him as prime minister, would merely do his bidding as he continues to rule Turkey from behind the scenes.... 8/27/2014 7:59 AM

UN panel: Crimes against humanity spread in Syria
GENEVA (AP) -- The Syrian government has likely used chlorine gas to attack civilians while the Islamic State group has committed crimes against humanity with attacks on civilians in two provinces in the country, an independent U.N. commission said Wednesday.... 8/27/2014 7:59 AM

Pakistan minister urges opposition to ease demands
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- A Cabinet minister on Wednesday urged Pakistan's two key opposition figures leading mass rallies outside parliament to back off their demand for the prime minister's resignation in ongoing talks with the government.... 8/27/2014 7:42 AM

Global trash burning more polluting than expected
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Rampant trash-burning is throwing more pollution and toxic particles into the air than governments are reporting, according to a scientific study estimating more than 40 percent of the world's garbage is burned.... 8/27/2014 7:23 AM