ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Police say at least 25 people were killed Wednesday by two bombings in the northern city of Kaduna.
Police Commissioner Umar Usman Shehu said the first blast came after Sheik Dahiru Bauchi gave an annual Ramadan speech for thousands of faithful in an outdoor service. Sheik Bauchi is known for preaching against the violent extremism of Nigeria's Islamic militants, Boko Haram.
The police commissioner said the second bombing came...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The top U.N. envoy in Iraq is urging the Security Council to demand that the Islamic State extremist group stop all hostilities and atrocities.
Nickolay Mladenov told the council by videoconference from Baghdad on Wednesday that it should also call on U.N. member states to bring to justice "the perpetrators, organizers and sponsors of these horrific terrorist acts, war crimes and crimes against humanity."
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Kabul court announced Wednesday that the Afghan police officer charged with killing Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding veteran AP correspondent Kathy Gannon has been convicted and sentenced to death.
It was the first court hearing in the case and, under Afghan law, the verdict and sentence are subject to several stages of review.
Six judges at the Kabul District Court found former Afghan police...
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Even as Secretary of State John Kerry reports progress in efforts to work out a truce, Israeli troops have been battling Hamas militants near a town in the southern Gaza Strip.
The fighting forced dozens of families to flee. A Palestinian health official says at least eight militants were killed.
The Palestinian Red Crescent has been trying to evacuate about 250 people from the area, which has been pummeled by air strikes...
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's parliament has postponed by one day a vote for a new president. The parliament speaker says the delay is in response to a request from the Kurdish political bloc.
With President Jalal Talabani's (jahl-LAHL' tahl-ah-BAH'-neez) term set to expire, the vote for his successor is part of broader negotiations over forming a new government. A Shiite lawmaker says at least 95 candidates are running.
KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — British investigators have begun examining the flight recorders from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane.
They say Dutch authorities have delivered the plane's voice and data recorders to the agency's base in southern England, where information will be downloaded. Experts will also check for signs of tampering.
Dutch officials, meanwhile, say they've taken charge of the investigation, and they're pleading for complete access to...
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Just 20 miles from the site of the Malaysia Airlines plane wreckage, pro-Russia rebels have shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets today. The separatists say one of the pilots was killed, and another is being sought by rebel fighters.
The insurgents deny having missiles that could hit a jetliner at cruising altitude, but they say they do have ground-to-air missiles that could hit targets as high as 11,500 feet.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The government of Puerto Rico is now facing a second lawsuit in response to a new law that would allow certain public corporations in the U.S. territory to restructure their debt if needed.
U.S. hedge fund BlueMountain Capital Management, LLC says in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that the law is unconstitutional.
The company holds bonds issued by Puerto Rico's power company, which many believe will be the first to restructure...
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, and the transport minister said 47 people were trapped and feared dead.
Another 11 people were injured when the ATR-72 operated by Taiwan's TransAsia Airways crashed on Penghu, an island in the Taiwan Strait between Taiwan and China, Transport Minister Yeh Kuang-shih was quoted as saying by the government's Central News Agency. The plane was...