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AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa
News ImageThe deadly virus Ebola dominated the news last week. AP photographers captured a health care worker donning protective gear before entering an Ebola treatment center in the hard-hit West African nation of Sierra Leone and followed an Ebola burial team in the Liberian capital of Monrovia.
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:49:17 -0400
Schools closed in ambush suspect search area
News ImageSWIFTWATER, Pa. (AP) A northeastern Pennsylvania school district is closed after at least two reported sightings of the suspect in a deadly state police ambush.
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:50:56 -0400
Rising UK borrowing leaves no room for pre-election sweeteners
News ImageBy David Milliken and Li-mei Hoang LONDON (Reuters) - British government borrowing rose more than 10 percent in the first half of the financial year, giving Chancellor George Osborne little scope to offer sweeteners to voters before a parliamentary election in May. Osborne said in March he would aim to reduce the budget deficit by more than 10 percent over the following 12 months, helped by Britain's fast-recovering economy. But Tuesday's official data make that target look out of reach. ...
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:47:52 -0400
Pistorius sentencing: Live Report
News ImagePretoria (AFP) - 11:44 GMT - Judge Masipa - Handing down the sentence earlier the judge said she wanted to find a balance between retribution, deterrence and rehabilitation, dismissing defence claims that the disabled athlete would face particular suffering in prison.
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:50:30 -0400
Turner pulls CNN from Dish as pact deadline passes
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Turner Networks has pulled channels such as Cartoon Network and CNN from Dish's programming lineup as a deadline passed for renewing their distribution agreement. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:42:51 -0400
America says no to cappuccino potato chips
NEW YORK (AP) America has rejected the idea of cappuccino-flavored Lay's potato chips. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:42:11 -0400
WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January
News ImageGENEVA (AP) A top World Health Organization official says the hunt for an Ebola vaccine will produce data about whether they are safe by December and they could be in experimental field use by January.
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:41:18 -0400
Pakistan pulls anti-government TV channel off air
News ImageISLAMABAD (AP) An anti-government TV news channel in Pakistan was taken off air for 15 days after a high court ruled that the broadcaster was "maligning" the country's judiciary, the country's media regulation authority said.
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:41:14 -0400
Ultra-Orthodox Jews attack Jerusalem buses over ad
News ImageJERUSALEM (AP) Dozens of ultra-Orthodox Jews hurled stones and slashed the tires of buses bearing ads promoting female worship at a key Jerusalem holy site, Israeli police said Tuesday.
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:35:13 -0400
Ebola cases rise sharply in western Sierra Leone
News ImageFREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) The number of people infected with Ebola in western Sierra Leone, on the other side of the country from where the first cases emerged months ago, is soaring with more than 20 deaths daily, the government and local media reported Tuesday.
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:33:59 -0400
Iran president pledges support for Iraq
News ImageTEHRAN, Iran (AP) Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says Iran will stand by its neighbor Iraq in its fight against the Sunni extremists of the Islamic State group.
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:28:51 -0400
Juncker's EU team members get parliamentary approval
Juncker, the incoming president of the European Commission, presents the list of the European Commissioners and their jobs for the next five years, during a news conference at the EC headquarters in BrusselsBRUSSELS (Reuters) - The incoming EU executive led by Jean-Claude Juncker looks set to take office on schedule next month after lawmakers said committees in the European Parliament had endorsed a final two nominees on Tuesday. Violeta Bulc, a replacement candidate from Slovenia, was approved as transport commissioner following a confirmation hearing late on Monday. So was Slovak Maros Sefcovic, who has a reshuffled role as vice-president for energy union. Parliament is due to vote in a plenary session on Wednesday on whether Juncker's 28-strong European Commission should take office on Nov. ...
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:28:00 -0400
Pistorius jailed for five years for killing girlfriend Steenkamp
News ImageBy Joe Brock PRETORIA (Reuters) - Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, ending a trial that has gripped South Africa and the world. As judge Thokozile Masipa read out her decision on Pistorius' Sept. 12 culpable homicide conviction, the 27-year-old, whose downfall has been likened to that of American football star O.J. Simpson, stood resolutely in the dock. ...
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:27:50 -0400
US military drone makes 'hard landing' in Niger
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) The U.S. military says one of its surveillance drones made what the military labeled a "hard landing" at an airport in Niger. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:26:32 -0400
Britain sends drones to fly surveillance missions over Syria
News ImageLONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Tuesday it was authorizing spy planes and armed drones to fly surveillance missions over Syria "very shortly" in order to gather intelligence on Islamic State (IS) militants. Britain announced the deployment after Turkey said on Monday it would allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to reinforce fellow Kurds in the Syrian town of Kobani on Turkey's border. ...
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:26:21 -0400
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