AP - ap.online.headlines.intl http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.intl News Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:44:23 -0500 North Korea may be restarting nuke plant: US institute Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:38:48 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/01/28/AS--North.Korea-Reactor/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_AS--North.Korea-Reactor c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-16ca SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea may be attempting to restart its main nuclear bomb fuel reactor after a five-month shutdown, a U.S. research institute said Thursday. Jordan offers swap to Islamic State group to save pilot Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:02:49 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/01/28/AS--Japan-Islamic.State/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_AS--Japan-Islamic.State c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-1b69 AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan offered a precedent-setting prisoner swap to the Islamic State group Wednesday in a desperate attempt to save a Jordanian air force pilot the militants purportedly threatened to kill, along with a Japanese hostage. Hezbollah fires missile salvo, killing 2 Israeli soldiers Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:47:23 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/01/28/ML--Israel-Lebanon/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_ML--Israel-Lebanon c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-1a42 SHEAR YASHUV, Israel (AP) — The Lebanese militant Hezbollah fired a salvo of missiles at an Israeli military convoy in a disputed border area Wednesday, killing two soldiers and triggering a deadly response that marked the most serious escalation since the sides' 2006 war. Saved Mali manuscripts face damage in new home Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:29:35 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/01/28/AF--Mali-Timbuktu.Manuscripts/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_AF--Mali-Timbuktu.Manuscripts c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-19a1 BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — After being spirited away from under the noses of rampaging Islamic extremists, thousands of ancient manuscripts from the fabled city of Timbuktu now face another threat: weather and poor storage conditions in their new location that scholars say could cause permanent damage. Litvinenko inquiry: Post-mortem was most dangerous ever Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:12:46 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/01/28/EU--Britain-Poisoned.Spy/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU--Britain-Poisoned.Spy c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-1a0b LONDON (AP) — The body of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko was so radioactive that his post-mortem was "one of the most dangerous" ever undertaken and the isotope that killed him so rare it would not have been discovered by a normal autopsy, a pathologist said Wednesday. Libya hotel attack signals growing reach of Islamic State Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:50:35 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/01/28/ML-Libya/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_ML-Libya c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-1a6f TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Militants loyal to the Islamic State group on Wednesday claimed responsibility for a deadly and complex attack on a hotel in Libya's capital Tripoli, signaling an expansion of the jihadi group's reach in the chaotic North African state while raising questions about the extent of coordination with leaders in Syria and Iraq. Human smugglers turn to cargo ships to ferry fleeing Syrians Wed, 28 Jan 2015 02:25:42 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/01/28/EU--Europe-Human.Cargo/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU--Europe-Human.Cargo c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-1ab4 ABOARD THE COAST GUARD CUTTER TYR (AP) — The crew was about to dig into dinner when word of the "ghost ship" came through: a freighter hurtling out of control toward Italy with no crew — and hundreds of Syrians as cargo. Ukraine rebels claim new key victory is within grasp Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:50:33 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/01/28/EU--Ukraine/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU--Ukraine c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-179d DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Separatist forces in eastern Ukraine said Wednesday they have almost fully encircled government forces in a town that hosts a strategic railway hub, putting them within grasp of a decisive new victory. Voltaire book on tolerance climbs French best-seller lists Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:26:58 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/01/28/EU--France-Bestselling.Voltaire/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU--France-Bestselling.Voltaire c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-19e6 PARIS (AP) — A 250-year-old book by the Enlightenment anti-establishment writer Voltaire is climbing best-seller lists in France weeks after attacks by French-born Islamic extremists that left 20 people dead, including the gunmen. TV star's plastic surgery disaster tests Brazil Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:30:05 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/01/28/LT--Brazil--Plastic.Surgery/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_LT--Brazil--Plastic.Surgery c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-1b6a SAO PAULO (AP) — Andressa Urach went from being a single teenage mom nicknamed "Beanpole" to a reality TV bombshell in Brazil thanks to silicone implants, anabolic steroids, a nose job, and gel and botox injections, a fact she wasn't ashamed to share with fans. Amal Clooney on legal team in Armenian genocide case Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:15:38 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/01/28/EU--Europe-Armenian.Genocide/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU--Europe-Armenian.Genocide c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-1a43 STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Lawyer Amal Clooney went before Europe's top human rights court Wednesday to argue against a man convicted of denying the 1915 Armenian genocide. Huge YouTube bulk makes it tough to catch all terror videos Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:32:56 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/01/28/EU--Europe-Internet-Terror/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU--Europe-Internet-Terror c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-18e4 BRUSSELS (AP) — Internet giant Google said Wednesday that the sheer volume of video on its YouTube website makes it tough to catch all terror related content, complicating the struggle to halt the spread of terrorist propaganda and hostage footage. Extremists rampage in northeast Nigeria, no troops fighting Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:27:43 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/01/28/AF--Nigeria-Violence/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_AF--Nigeria-Violence c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-1a2e YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremists are rampaging through villages in northeastern Nigeria, killing, burning and looting with no troops protecting civilians, fleeing villagers said Wednesday. Wild kangaroos in Austria? At least 1, surviving in the snow Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:41:38 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/01/28/EU-ODD--Austria-Hardy.Kangaroo/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU-ODD--Austria-Hardy.Kangaroo c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-1960 VIENNA (AP) — A kangaroo is on the loose in frigid and snowy Austria, hopping his way toward dispelling a famous slogan. Report: Iran says Washington Post writer to face trial soon Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:49:34 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/01/28/ML--Iran-Reporter/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_ML--Iran-Reporter c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-1a37 TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A Washington Post journalist detained in Iran for months will stand trial "soon," the Islamic Republic's official news agency reported Wednesday. More resignations at top of anti-Islam organization Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:34:24 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/01/28/EU--Germany-Anti-Islam.Protests/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU--Germany-Anti-Islam.Protests c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-195e BERLIN (AP) — There's more trouble at the top for a German organization protesting the perceived "Islamization" of Europe. EU centers on passenger data in anti-terror fight Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:22:04 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/01/28/EU-Europe-Terror/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_EU-Europe-Terror c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-19a0 BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations are overhauling anti-terror measures to focus on airline passenger information as part of a strategy to halt the flow of foreign fighters to and from Syria and Iraq. Lavrov: Syrian meeting in Moscow should help peace Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:16:30 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/01/28/Syria-Diplomacy/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_Syria-Diplomacy c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-19b2 MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign minister says Moscow consultations between representatives of the Syrian government and the opposition should help pave the way for a peaceful settlement. Palestinian girl, 14, in Israel prison for throwing rocks Wed, 28 Jan 2015 03:45:51 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/01/28/ML--Israel-Palestinian.Girl.Detained/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_ML--Israel-Palestinian.Girl.Detained c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-1ac6 BETIN, West Bank (AP) — The fate of a 14-year-old Palestinian girl, tried before an Israeli military court for hurling rocks at passing cars in the West Bank and sentenced to two months in prison, has gripped Palestinians who say her treatment demonstrates Israel's excessive measures against stone-throwing youth. Snails slither into spa scene in Thailand and around world Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:18:10 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/2015/01/28/AS--Thailand-Snail.Slime.Massage/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_AS--Thailand-Snail.Slime.Massage c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-1a6d CHIANG MAI, Thailand (AP) — The last time I encountered escargots they were served up by a French waiter, sizzling in garlic and herb butter. Now, one is slithering up the bridge of my nose while five others are being stuck onto other parts of my face by a Thai beautician, all secreting snail slime to hopefully smooth out some wrinkles and otherwise give me a younger-than-my-age look.