Latest World Wires

A prominent U.S. blogger, known for his writing against religious fundamentalism, has been hacked to death by unidentified attackers in Bangladesh’s capital, police said Friday.
 
South Korea renews license of 2nd-oldest nuclear plant
(AP, February 26, 2015; 10:25 PM)
 
Gunman kills 3, found dead in South Korean city: police
(AP, February 26, 2015; 10:09 PM)
 
Chile government rejects 14-year-old’s plea for euthanasia
(AP, February 26, 2015; 9:25 PM)
 
Imprisoned Mexican drug suspects complain of poor conditions
(AP, February 26, 2015; 8:44 PM)
 
China bans ivory imports for 1 year to protect elephants
(AP, February 26, 2015; 7:56 PM)
 
Canadian citizenship oath to Queen to remain law
(AP, February 26, 2015; 7:30 PM)
 
Costa Rica says Romanian hanged himself on airline flight
(AP, February 26, 2015; 7:16 PM)
 
Lawyer for Al-Jazeera journalist blasts Canadian government
(AP, February 26, 2015; 7:11 PM)
 
Victory for Argentine leader as judge rejects cover-up case
(AP, February 26, 2015; 7:11 PM)
 
UN envoy heads to Damascus to pursue Aleppo truce plan
(AP, February 26, 2015; 7:10 PM)
 
Lawyer for Al-Jazeera journalist blasts Canadian government
(AP, February 26, 2015; 7:03 PM)
 
Migrants in Puerto Rico illegally can now open bank accounts
(AP, February 26, 2015; 6:34 PM)
 
UN envoy heads to Damascus to pursue Aleppo truce plan
(AP, February 26, 2015; 6:30 PM)
 
‘Jihadi John’ identified as London-raised college grad
(AP, February 26, 2015; 6:02 PM)
 
US stock indexes drift mostly lower as oil prices sink
(AP, February 26, 2015; 5:18 PM)
 
Ukraine, rebels start pulling back heavy weapons in the east
(AP, February 26, 2015; 4:07 PM)
 
Mexico president in crisis is losing support of big business
(AP, February 26, 2015; 4:05 PM)
 
Explosions in Nigerian towns in north kill at least 34
(AP, February 26, 2015; 3:56 PM)
 
Paintings stolen from Bolivian church await return from NY
(AP, February 26, 2015; 3:53 PM)
 
Chile government rejects 14 year-old’s plea for euthanasia
(AP, February 26, 2015; 3:48 PM)
 
Victory for Argentine leader: Judge rejects cover-up case
(AP, February 26, 2015; 3:29 PM)
 
Militants abduct more Christians, smash ancient artifacts
(AP, February 26, 2015; 3:09 PM)
 
Life sentence for German nurse who killed patients
(AP, February 26, 2015; 3:08 PM)
 
NATO ready to advise Libya on security, eyes more drones
(AP, February 26, 2015; 3:06 PM)
 
German consumer groups warns Facebook over data protection
(AP, February 26, 2015; 2:56 PM)
 
Islamic State militant ‘Jihadi John’ named by media
(AP, February 26, 2015; 2:13 PM)
 
Islamic State refugees grow disgruntled: ‘We loved them so much’
(AP, February 26, 2015; 2:13 PM)
 
Separated by violence, Muslims and Buddhists seek to be reunited in Myanmar
(AP, February 26, 2015; 2:13 PM)
 
Detained Maldives’ ex-leader denies ordering judge’s arrest
(AP, February 26, 2015; 2:06 PM)
 
Yemen Shiite rebel leader: Saudi Arabia seeks Yemen split
(AP, February 26, 2015; 1:54 PM)
 
New IS video shows militants smashing ancient Iraq artifacts
(AP, February 26, 2015; 1:33 PM)
 
Activists: Islamic State group now holding 220 Christians in Syria
(AP, February 26, 2015; 1:31 PM)
 
Mortar shells land by Somalia’s presidential palace
(AP, February 26, 2015; 12:55 PM)
 
Swedish university refuses Vilks event after Denmark attacks
(AP, February 26, 2015; 12:33 PM)
 
Greek hospital patient convicted of racially abusing doctor
(AP, February 26, 2015; 12:17 PM)
 
Brazil: removal of judge from billionaire trial is requested
(AP, February 26, 2015; 12:04 PM)
 
Egypt detains 2 police officers over lawyer’s death
(AP, February 26, 2015; 11:50 AM)
 
Flights again affected as Mexican volcano spews ash
(AP, February 26, 2015; 11:35 AM)
 
Pakistan army warns India against any provocations
(AP, February 26, 2015; 11:33 AM)
 
China bans ivory imports for 1 year to protect elephants
(AP, February 26, 2015; 11:24 AM)
 
South African tourism minister survives carjacking attempt
(AP, February 26, 2015; 11:23 AM)
 
Stuck in limbo, Bangkok’s hidden urban refugees scrape by
(AP, February 26, 2015; 11:22 AM)
 
Bellboy testifies at American man’s trial in Indonesia
(AP, February 26, 2015; 11:18 AM)
 
Judge throws out cover-up case against Argentine president in Jewish center bombing
(AP, February 26, 2015; 11:16 AM)
 
Aggressive owl sinks its talons into residents of Dutch town
(AP, February 26, 2015; 11:13 AM)
 
Journalist to face court after Paris drone incident
(AP, February 26, 2015; 11:13 AM)
 
New name for Namibian town is a tongue-twister
(AP, February 26, 2015; 11:03 AM)
 
Afghanistan avalanche toll rises to 165 amid rescue efforts
(AP, February 26, 2015; 10:44 AM)
 
WWII bomb defused near Borussia Dortmund stadium
(AP, February 26, 2015; 10:42 AM)