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World – Paris massacre

PARIS –– Masked gunmen stormed the Paris offices of a weekly newspaper that caricatured the prophet Muhammad, methodically killing 12 people today, including the editor, before escaping in a car. It was France’s deadliest post-war terrorist attack. Shouting “Allahu akbar!” as they fired, the men also spoke flawless, unaccented French in the military-style noon-time attack […]

World – Dive in

Men jump into the waters of a lake in an attempt to grab a wooden cross on Epiphany Day in Sofia, Bulgaria, January 6, 2015.

Four in Spain at risk for Ebola

MADRID — Four people with fever considered at risk for Ebola were being tested today in Spain for the virus, including one who arrived on an Air France jet that was isolated at Madrid’s airport as a precaution, officials said. Other passengers were allowed to disembark. But a passenger with a fever who had traveled […]

Spanish nurse’s relatives, co-workers being monitored

MADRID – Doctors in Madrid have been testing three people for Ebola after a Spanish nurse became the first person known to have contracted the deadly virus outside West Africa. Some 52 others are being monitored, health officials say. The nurse had treated two Spanish missionaries who died of the disease after being repatriated. Some […]

Spanish nurse contracts Ebola

MADRID –– A Spanish nurse who treated an Ebola victim in Madrid has contracted the virus herself in the first case of contagion outside Africa, health officials say. The nurse tested positive for Ebola in two separate tests, according to reports. She was part of the team that treated Spanish priest Manuel Garcia Viejo, who […]

Judge orders parents’ release

SOTO DEL REAL — Spanish officials have ordered the immediate release of a detained British couple who were wanted by police in Britain after they took their critically ill child for treatment abroad without doctors’ consent. The National Court in Madrid said in a statement that a judge decided to free the couple today after […]

Pope meets with Sudanese woman

ROME — Pope Francis met privately today with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant daughter born just weeks ago in prison. The Vatican characterized the visit with Meriam Ibrahim, 27, her husband and their two small […]

Flight MH17 outrage

Kiev – Russia likely bears some of the responsibility for the apparent downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, United States’ President Barack Obama indicated today, saying pro-Russian fighters in Ukraine couldn’t have operated sophisticated surface-to-air missile batteries without Russian training and support. In the administration’s strongest words yet on the downing of the jet, which […]

Two badly gored in bull run festival

PAMPLONA – An American who co-wrote a book called Fiesta: How To Survive The Bulls Of Pamplona was badly gored yesterday in the morning bull run at Pamplona’s San Fermin festival. A Spanish man was also gored in the “encierro”, when runners in red scarves and white outfits dash through the Spanish town’s streets pursued […]

France proposes travel bans to fight terrorism

PARIS – The French government has proposed six-month travel bans to stop citizens travelling to Syria and Iraq to fight alongside Islamist militants. A new offence of creating an “individual terrorist enterprise”, designed to counter the threat of “lone wolves”, would also be established. Government officials say that two or three young Muslims leave France […]

Jailed for being Happy

TEHRAN – A group of Iranians who were arrested for filming a video tribute to Pharrell Williams’ song Happy have been released on bail, reports from Tehran suggest. One of the fans, fashion photographer Reihane Taravati, posted a photo on Instagram, saying: “Hi, I’m back.” She and her colleagues were arrested yesterday. Police said their […]

Soma folks show ire

ANKARA- Anger has erupted against the Turkish government after a deadly coal mine disaster in the western town of Soma. People in Soma hurled abuse as they surrounded Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s car during his visit to the scene of the tragedy, and protesters clashed with police in Istanbul and Ankara. An explosion yesterday […]

Lawmakers threaten to break ties with Berlusconi

ROME – About 20 Italian centre-right lawmakers may break with leader Silvio Berlusconi if he tries to bring down prime minister Enrico Letta’s coalition in a dispute over Berlusconi’s fraud conviction, a centre-right party source warned today. In a move that may give Letta, from the center-left, a chance to save his government following the […]

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