- French fracture laid bare as 8-year-old praises terrorists
January 30, 20151:30 PM ET
PARIS (AP) — It was bad enough when France learned that the minute of silence for victims of the nation's deadliest terror attacks in decades was not respected by all students. Some children contested it, others walked out. But when an 8-year old Muslim boy proclaimed, "I am with the terrorists," the alarm bells sounded at full strength.
- Artillery fire kills at least 12 civilians in Donetsk
January 30, 20151:44 PM ET
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Artillery fire killed at least 12 civilians in the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Friday amid fierce fighting between pro-Russia separatists and government troops as hopes for a break in hostilities were dashed when an attempt to call a new round of peace talks failed.
- South Africa grants parole to apartheid death squad leader
January 30, 201512:46 PM ET
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The South African government Friday granted parole to Eugene de Kock, the head of an apartheid state covert unit responsible for dozens of deaths, saying his freedom is in the interest of national reconciliation.
- Canada to criminalize public terror threats
January 30, 20152:04 PM ET
TORONTO (AP) — Canada will introduce new anti-terror laws that will make it a crime to encourage terrorism against Canadians, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Friday in response to two recent attacks.
- Chad air force bombs Boko Haram out of Nigerian border town
January 30, 201511:40 AM ET
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Chad sent a warplane dropping bombs and ground troops to drive Islamic extremists from a Nigerian border town, leaving it strewn with the bodies of the Islamic extremists, witnesses said Friday.
- Bomb blast at Shiite Muslim mosque in Pakistan kills 56
January 30, 201511:42 AM ET
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A bomb blast ripped through a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan as worshippers gathered for Friday prayers, killing at least 56 people and wounding dozens more, in the deadliest act of anti-Shiite violence in two years.
- 50 years after funeral, Churchill towers over UK politicians
January 30, 201512:40 PM ET
LONDON (AP) — Fifty years after Winston Churchill's funeral, British politicians paid tribute Friday to the wartime leader — and tried to energize their election campaigns with a little of the Churchill magic.
- UN chief urges African leaders not cling to power
January 30, 20152:08 PM ET
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general Friday urged African leaders not to cling to power.
- Pakistanis fleeing offensive find new dangers in Afghanistan
January 30, 20154:04 AM ET
KHOST, Afghanistan (AP) — Tens of thousands of Pakistanis have sought shelter at a sprawling refugee camp in a volatile region of Afghanistan after crossing the mountainous border to escape a military onslaught against insurgents.
- Rio de Janeiro unnerved by wave of stray-bullet cases
January 30, 201512:08 PM ET
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The bullet hit the 4-year-old girl as she waited to cross a street, holding hands with her stepfather and a cousin. The next day, a 9-year-old boy was shot dead at a swimming pool. Soon after, it was a 21-year-old mother of two who was killed by another stray bullet while sitting with a child in her lap.