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South African prototype may solve solar power problem

August 27, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — By thinking small, a group of South African scientists may have pioneered solar technology that has stumped Internet giant Google. more »»

South Sudan rebels urge president to respect pact

August 27, 2015

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — A spokesman for South Sudan rebels said Thursday the president's reservations about a peace deal he signed a day earlier signal "a lack of commitment" to peace, and a... more »»

Argentine mom hopes pope will help get son off death row

August 27, 2015

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — When Lidia Guerrero met with Pope Francis in Rome last year, the Argentine native told her he knew all about Guerrero's son, who has been on death row in Texas for... more »»

Monaco seeks forgiveness for deporting Jews during WWII

August 27, 2015

MONACO (AP) — In an unprecedented gesture of repentance, Monaco's Prince Albert II apologized Thursday for his country's role in deporting Jews to Nazi camps — seven decades after police rounded... more »»

IS suicide bombing kills 2 Iraqi army generals in Anbar

August 27, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — An Islamic State suicide bomber killed two Iraqi army generals on Thursday as they led forces against IS positions in the turbulent Anbar province west of Baghdad, military... more »»

What killed Knut? Riddle of polar bear's death solved

August 27, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — The sudden death four years ago of Knut, the celebrity Berlin Zoo polar bear who ended up on the cover of Vanity Fair, shocked his fans around the world and posed a riddle for... more »»

Balkan summit on migrants overshadowed by migrant deaths

August 27, 2015

VIENNA (AP) — Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann had just finished telling other European leaders that there was an urgent need to crack down on human traffickers when the news came: at least 20... more »»

Scientists squabble while Africa's only penguins perish

August 27, 2015

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — They're cute, knee-high, they bray like donkeys and are a tourist attraction near Cape Town. more »»

Hezbollah, Syria rebels agree to cease-fire in border town

August 27, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — A new 48-hour cease-fire went into effect Thursday between Lebanese Hezbollah fighters allied with Syrian government forces and insurgents in a Syrian border town and two Shiite... more »»

Thai court issues warrant for suspect in second bomb blast

August 27, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for an unnamed suspect in a riverside blast that occurred a day after the bombing of a shrine in central Bangkok which killed 20... more »»

Ukraine reaches debt relief deal with creditors

August 27, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — The Ukrainian government said Thursday it has reached a deal with its international bondholders to lighten its public debt burden, a crucial move that will help the country avoid... more »»

Dutch rabbit Miffy and Matisse side-by-side at Rijksmuseum

August 27, 2015

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Miffy is hanging with Matisse at the Rijksmuseum. more »»

Greece: Supreme Court head appointed to lead interim gov't

August 27, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's president has appointed the head of the country's Supreme Court as prime minister to lead a caretaker government as the country heads to early elections next month. more »»

US stocks open higher after Chinese market surges

August 27, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening higher after China's main stock index logged its biggest gain in eight weeks. A report also showed that the U.. more »»

Greece moves closer to formal announcement of election date

August 27, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece came one step closer Thursday to an early election as the head of a breakaway left-wing party returned his mandate to form a government after failing to find willing... more »»

Hungary sees record number of migrants: Over 3,200 in 1 day

August 27, 2015

ROSZKE, Hungary (AP) — Record numbers of migrants are arriving in Hungary across its southern border with Serbia, many of them carrying babies, marching down train tracks and crawling under spool... more »»

Sinkhole in China swallows 5 people

August 27, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — A sinkhole in a northeastern Chinese city swallowed five people in a dramatic scene that was captured on security video and shared widely on Chinese social medi. more »»

Officials: 3 killed in street fighting in southeast Turkey

August 27, 2015

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Officials say three people were killed in street fighting between Turkish security forces and Kurdish rebels in a mainly Kurdish town in southeast Turkey. more »»

Chinese market surge leads global stocks higher

August 27, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — China's main stock index surged 5.3 percent Thursday, its biggest gain in eight weeks, leading world markets higher and giving investors some relief after gut-wrenching losses. more »»

Yemen says it's not negotiating with Houthi rebels

August 27, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — The Yemeni government is not negotiating with Shiite rebels who captured the capital, Sanaa, last September, Foreign Minister Riad Yassin said Thursday. more »»

 
 
 

 

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