Egypt: More than 50 killed in new bout of street violence

CAIRO (AP) — More than 50 people are dead after security forces and Islamist protesters clashed across Egypt on Sunday. Crowds from Egypt’s two rival camps — supporters of the ousted Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi, and backers of…

String of earthquakes rocks southern Mexico coast

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — A series of earthquakes rattled southern and central Mexico today, forcing the evacuation of dozens of villages that sit on hillsides loosened by a deadly tropical storm last month. Officials say more than a…

Kerry pleased with Syria chemical disarmament

BALI, Indonesia (AP) — The U.S. and Russia are set to hold their first high-level talks since sealing a deal to secure and destroy Syria’s chemical weapons and the onset of an apparent warming between Iran and the…

Spaniards protest gas storage plant after quakes

MADRID (AP) — Thousands of Spaniards on Sunday protested the presence of an underground gas storage plant over growing fears it is triggering minor earthquakes in the area. Initial police estimates said some 3,000 people had gathered to…

Pakistani army chief announces retiring on Nov. 29

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s army chief, who’s often referred to as the country’s most powerful person, says he will retire on Nov. 29, ending speculation that he would try to stay on past the end of his tenure.…

Putin lights Olympic flame for Sochi on Red Square

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin ceremoniously lit the Olympic flame on Red Square on Sunday, but the four-month relay to Sochi for the Winter Games got off to a rocky start when one of the torches…

Typhoon hits eastern China with strong winds, rain

BEIJING (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people in southeast China were evacuated and fishing vessels called back to shore on Sunday because of an approaching typhoon, authorities said. Typhoon Fitow is expected to make landfall early Monday…

Crocodiles disappearing as dinner in Jamaica

CASCADE, Jamaica (AP) — Crocodiles were once so abundant along the salty rim of southern Jamaica that images of their toothy jaws and spiny armor crown the tropical island’s coat of arms and are stenciled on the bumpers…

5 achievements that haven’t won a Nobel Prize

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The announcements of this year’s Nobel Prize winners will start Monday with the medicine award and continue with physics, chemistry, literature, peace and economics. The secretive award committees never give away any hints in advance…

Afghan Taliban supporting Pakistani militants

WAZIRISTAN, Pakistan (AP) — The Pakistani Taliban say the Afghan Taliban are financially supporting their war against Islamabad and providing their fighters sanctuary in neighboring Afghanistan. Pakistani Taliban spokesman Shahidullah Shahid revealed the support Saturday in an interview…

Morocco’s unemployed march to demand jobs

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Some 2,000 jobless Moroccans marched through the capital Sunday, demanding the government sort out the nation’s unemployment by giving them jobs in public sector. Like the rest of North Africa, youth unemployment, especially among…

Libya wants ‘clarification’ in al-Qaida leader nab

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libya says in a statement that it has asked the United States for “clarifications” regarding the abduction in Tripoli of an al-Qaida leader linked to the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in East Africa, saying…

Israel indicts Belgian-Iranian on spying charges

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has indicted a Belgian-Iranian man on charges of spying for Iran. Israel’s Justice Ministry says Ali Mansouri took notes on the security screenings at Israel’s international airport and photographed the U.S. Embassy in Tel…