AP - ap.online.headlines.intl http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.intl News Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:06:40 -0500 US rescinds rule requiring judges to move to Guantanamo Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:55:12 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/02/27/CB--Guantanamo-Sept.11.Trial/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_CB--Guantanamo-Sept.11.Trial c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:20f3 MIAMI (AP) — A new rule that required military judges presiding over the war crimes tribunals at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to relocate to the remote installation has been rescinded, the Pentagon said Friday. Mexico official: Police capture top capo 'La Tuta' Gomez Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:54:25 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/02/27/LT-Mexico-Drug-Lord-Captured/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_LT-Mexico-Drug-Lord-Captured c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:1f8d MEXICO CITY (AP) — Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, a former school teacher who became one of Mexico's most-wanted drug lords as head of the Knights Templar cartel, was captured early Friday by federal police, according to Mexican officials. Detentions of major Mexico drug chiefs in recent years Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:14:41 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/02/27/LT--Mexico-Drug.Lords-Glance/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_LT--Mexico-Drug.Lords-Glance c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:1fb2 MEXICO CITY (AP) — Recent captures or killings of top Mexican drug cartel leaders: Desperate Afghan avalanche survivors await rescue on roofs Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:31:36 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/02/27/AS-Afghanistan-Avalanche/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_AS-Afghanistan-Avalanche c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:216f PANJSHIR VALLEY, Afghanistan (AP) — In an endless sea of white, Afghan villagers waited on rooftops Friday, waving in desperation as helicopters swooped low over the avalanche-struck region. All around them, homes, people and livestock had vanished under the snow. Argentina prosecutor Julio Cesar Strassera dies at 81 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:41:11 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/02/27/LT--Argentina-Strassera.Obit/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_LT--Argentina-Strassera.Obit c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:21b3 BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Julio Cesar Strassera, the prosecutor who won conviction against leaders of Argentina's dictatorship and coined the term "Nunca mas," or "Never again," to describe the repressive period, has died at age 81. Kurdish fighters rout IS militants from town near Iraq Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:03:55 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/02/27/ML--Islamic.State/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_ML--Islamic.State c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:1f7d BEIRUT (AP) — Backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, Kurdish fighters fought their way Friday into a northeastern Syrian town that was a key stronghold of Islamic State militants, only days after the group abducted dozens of Christians in the volatile region, Syrian activists and Kurdish officials said. Unmasking of 'Jihadi John' as a London lad shocks Britain Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:57:18 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/02/27/EU--Britain-Jihadi.John/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU--Britain-Jihadi.John c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:1f6f LONDON (AP) — The unmasking of Islamic State militant "Jihadi John" as a London lad who had repeatedly been questioned by security services sent shock waves through Britain Friday, with Prime Minister David Cameron stepping in to defend British spy craft. Democrats caught between Obama, Netanyahu on speech Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:47:29 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/02/27/US--Congress-Netanyahu/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_US--Congress-Netanyahu c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:21c5 WASHINGTON (AP) — Jewish House Democrats personally offered Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a chance to lower the political temperature after he accepted a Republican invitation to speak to Congress next week on Iran — a less provocative, closed-door session. The big melt: Antarctica's retreating ice may re-shape Earth Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:38:53 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/02/27/AA--Antarctica-Glacial.Melting/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_AA--Antarctica-Glacial.Melting c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:1df7 CAPE LEGOUPIL, Antarctica (AP) — From the ground in this extreme northern part of Antarctica, spectacularly white and blinding ice seems to extend forever. What can't be seen is the battle raging thousands of feet (hundreds of meters) below to re-shape Earth. Syria expels 3 key UN humanitarian staffers Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:35:04 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/02/27/UN--United.Nations-Syria/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_UN--United.Nations-Syria c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:222b UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Syrian government has expelled three key U.N. humanitarian staffers, a decision the U.N. says could have "a major impact" on critical aid operations and harm a new effort to secure a six-week truce in the country's largest city. Ukraine government forces, rebels withdraw heavy weapons Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:15:56 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/02/27/EU--Ukraine/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU--Ukraine c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:1f1d NOVOAMVROSIIVSKE, Ukraine (AP) — The piecemeal pullback of heavy weapons Friday from the line separating government and rebel forces in Ukraine has boosted the prospects for peace, although both sides are warning of their readiness to resume fighting if necessary. Mysterious graffiti artist Banksy illustrates Gaza debris Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:03:32 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/02/27/ML--Palestinians-Banksy/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_ML--Palestinians-Banksy c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:210c GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The work of mysterious British graffiti artist Banksy has made an appearance in the Gaza Strip. Venezuelan protest deadly force order after young boy killed Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:45:47 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/02/27/LT--Venezuela.Unrest/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_LT--Venezuela.Unrest c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:20a9 CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Students and opposition leaders are pressuring Venezuela to roll back a new regulation authorizing police to fire on protesters following the death of a 14-year-old boy at the hands of a police officer. Debates rage over color of dress photographed in rare light Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:41:33 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/02/27/EU-ODD--Dress.of.Many.Colors/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU-ODD--Dress.of.Many.Colors c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:207c It's the dress that's beating the Internet black and blue. Or should that be gold and white? Attackers in Bangladesh hack to death American blogger Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:55:26 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/02/27/AS--Bangladesh-US.Writer.Killed/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_AS--Bangladesh-US.Writer.Killed c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:2008 DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speaking out against religious extremism was hacked to death as he walked through Bangladesh's capital with his wife, police said Friday. Cash-strapped Ukraine struggles to keep Russia gas supplies Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:13:44 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/02/27/EU--Russia-Ukraine-Gas/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU--Russia-Ukraine-Gas c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:1f10 MOSCOW (AP) — Cash-strapped Ukraine sought to buy time in its effort to ensure continued gas supplies from Russia, making a $15 million payment Friday to Moscow as it waits for international rescue loans to arrive. UN says limit use of personal audio players to 1 hour a day Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:36:30 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/02/27/EU--United.Nations-Hearing.Loss/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU--United.Nations-Hearing.Loss c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:2143 BERLIN (AP) — People who use personal audio players should consider limiting their use to one hour a day and turn down the volume to prevent permanent hearing loss, the World Health Organization said Friday. Switzerland 1st country to submit pledge for UN climate pact Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:45:12 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/02/27/EU--Switzerland-Climate/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU--Switzerland-Climate c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:20f2 STOCKHOLM (AP) — Switzerland has become the first country to submit a pledge to the United Nations for a new global climate deal, vowing to cut its greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030, compared to 1990 levels. Russian diplomat slams "destructive" US stance Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:58:26 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/02/27/EU-Russia-US/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU-Russia-US c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:210e MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian diplomat on Friday accused the U.S. administration of taking a "destructive" stance in bilateral relations and warned that Moscow could deal "painful" counterblows. Cuban cigar makers anticipate big bucks from US travelers Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:12:39 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/02/27/CB-Cuba-Cigar-Boom_-/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_CB-Cuba-Cigar-Boom_- c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:1dd3 HAVANA (AP) — Over six decades rolling premium cigars with his small, wrinkled hands, Arnaldo Alfonso has taken pride in seeing his "habanos" sampled by visiting heads of state and other dignitaries.