AP - ap.online.headlines.intl http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.intl News Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:13:23 -0500 INSIDE KOBANI: Devastation mixed with optimism Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:06:40 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/11/28/ML-Syria-Inside-Kobani/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_ML-Syria-Inside-Kobani c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-6303 KOBANI, Syria (AP) — Blocks of low-rise buildings with hollow facades, shattered concrete, streets strewn with rubble and overturned, crumpled remains of cars and trucks. Such is the landscape in Kobani, where the sounds of rifle and mortar fire resonate all day long in fighting between Islamic State extremists and the Syrian town's Kurdish defenders. Rebels push forward in southern Syria Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:24:17 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/11/28/ML--Syria-Southern.Front/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_ML--Syria-Southern.Front c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-63e0 BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels backed by the United States are making their biggest gains yet south of the capital Damascus, capturing a string of towns from government forces and aiming to carve out a swath of territory leading to the doorstep of President Bashar Assad's seat of power. Pope urges more Muslim opposition to IS in Turkey Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:37:31 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/11/28/EU-REL-Turkey-Pope/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU-REL-Turkey-Pope c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-63f1 ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Pope Francis urged Muslim leaders to condemn the "barbaric violence" being committed in Islam's name against religious minorities in Iraq and Syria as he arrived in neighboring Turkey Friday for a delicate visit aimed at improving interfaith ties. Police: Blasts at mosque in Nigeria kill 35 people Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:35:38 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/11/28/AF--Nigeria-Violence/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_AF--Nigeria-Violence c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-6209 KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Multiple explosions tore through the central mosque in Nigeria's second-largest city on Friday, killing 35 people, police said. French president cheered in Ebola-stricken Guinea Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:04:55 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/11/28/Ebola-West-Africa/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_Ebola-West-Africa c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-6344 CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — French President Francois Hollande brought a message of hope to Guinea on Friday, where thousands of residents lined the roads while clapping, drumming and dancing to catch a glimpse of the first Western leader to visit a country hard hit by Ebola. Russian doctor rebellion causes headache for Putin Fri, 28 Nov 2014 03:05:30 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/11/28/EU--Russia-Rebel.Doctors/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU--Russia-Rebel.Doctors c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-63df MOSCOW (AP) — Dr. Semyon Galperin spent a decade in medical research in Russia and as much time in the United States, working at top hospitals and research companies. Despite his expertise, Galperin was recently given a stark ultimatum from the Moscow hospital where he works: Leave or stay on as a lowly hospital attendant. Sarkozy's back _ but can he regain the presidency? Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:10:41 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/11/28/EU--France-Sarkozy/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU--France-Sarkozy c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-62cd PARIS (AP) — Nicolas Sarkozy tried to quit politics after losing the French presidency, and instead followed his wife's international singing tours and traveled the speakers' circuit. AP PHOTOS: Brazil housing shortage a daily drama Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:26:49 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/11/28/LT-Brazil-Housing-Shortage-Photo-Gallery/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_LT-Brazil-Housing-Shortage-Photo-Gallery c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-623f RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — When it rains, the dirt floor of the home where Taina Ferreira lives with her three small children turns to mud, and the contents of the open sewer that cuts in front of her front door sweep into the house. Venezuelan classical music system under fire Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:45:37 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/11/28/LT--Venezuela-Musical.Firestorm/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_LT--Venezuela-Musical.Firestorm c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-628a BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — It has been praised the world over as a model for uplifting disadvantaged youth by connecting them with classical music. Islamists hold small protests in Egypt, 5 killed Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:57:22 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/11/28/ML--Egypt/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_ML--Egypt c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-63a4 CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces quickly put down scattered protests Friday as an attempt by Islamists to hold the first major anti-government rallies in months fizzled, with at least two protesters and three army and navy officers killed in separate incidents. Italian man seriously wounded at West Bank protest Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:59:17 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/11/28/ML--Israel-Palestinians/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_ML--Israel-Palestinians c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-6343 JERUSALEM (AP) — An Italian man marching in support of Palestinians in the northern West Bank on Friday was shot and seriously wounded by Israeli forces, a Palestinian hospital official said. Families of kidnapped Lebanese soldiers protest Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:26:44 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/11/28/ML-Lebanon/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_ML-Lebanon c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-6359 BEIRUT (AP) — Police used water cannons to break up a protest Friday by relatives of several kidnapped Lebanese soldiers after the protesters blocked a main highway in the capital. Hong Kong protest movement's unlikely teen leader Fri, 28 Nov 2014 06:39:54 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/11/28/AS-Hong.Kong-Student.Leader/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_AS-Hong.Kong-Student.Leader c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-6376 HONG KONG (AP) — At age 14, he stepped into the spotlight to take on — and ultimately help defeat — Hong Kong authorities' plans to launch a "national education" curriculum, calling it a ploy to brainwash the city's youth with unquestioned support for the Chinese Communist Party. Oil plunge a panacea for much of world economy Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:38:40 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/11/28/Oil.Prices-Asia/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_Oil.Prices-Asia c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-63c9 A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. Yet it is also a bonus for consumers as prices fall at the pump, giving individuals more spending money and lowering costs for many businesses. Energy revolution spells doom for German village Fri, 28 Nov 2014 02:35:39 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/11/28/EU--Germany-Doomed.Village/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU--Germany-Doomed.Village c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-63f2 ATTERWASCH, Germany (AP) — Five days a week, a giant machine eats its way through soil at the Jaenschwalde open-cast mine in eastern Germany, exposing the brown coal buried beneath. UN panel raps US record on torture Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:39:52 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/11/28/EU-United-Nations-US-Torture/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU-United-Nations-US-Torture c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-6320 GENEVA (AP) — Police brutality, military interrogations and prisons were among the top concerns of a U.N. panel's report Friday that found the United States to be falling short of full compliance with an international anti-torture treaty. At least 2 killed in Ukraine shelling Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:31:00 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/11/28/EU--Ukraine/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU--Ukraine c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-6336 DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — At least two people have been killed in a rocket attack that left a hospital badly damaged in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, where fighting is raging between government forces and Russian-backed separatist rebels. East-West divisions define Moldova's elections Fri, 28 Nov 2014 06:00:44 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/11/28/EU--Moldova-Elections/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU--Moldova-Elections c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-6380 CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — A wealthy pro-Russian candidate who had hoped to be Moldova's next prime minister fled the country before dawn Friday, a dramatic development two days before elections in a country that is deeply torn over whether to move closer to Russia or the West. Black Friday problems hit Britain Fri, 28 Nov 2014 06:23:43 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/11/28/EU--Britain-Black.Friday/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU--Britain-Black.Friday c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-636c LONDON (AP) — Americans celebrating Thanksgiving in Britain may have felt right at home as Black Friday shopping chaos caused disruptions. Australia out of step with new climate momentum Fri, 28 Nov 2014 02:24:04 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2014/11/28/AS--Australia-Climate.Change/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_AS--Australia-Climate.Change c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:-642d CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who rose to power in large part by opposing a tax on greenhouse gas emissions, is finding his country isolated like never before on climate change as the U.S., China and other nations signal new momentum for action.