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Canadian author Alice Munro, Oct. 28, 2002. (AP Photo/Paul Hawthorne, File)

Canada’s Alice Munro wins Nobel literature prize

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Short story master Alice Munro, who captured everyday lives and epiphanies in rural Canada with elegant and precise prose, won the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday. Munro is the first Canadian […]

10/10/2013

NSA leaker Edward Snowden during his meeting with Russian activists and officials at Sheremetyevo airport, Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo/Tatyana Lokshina, Human Rights Watch)

Snowden among finalists for EU human rights prize

BRUSSELS (AP) – U.S. intelligence leaker Edward Snowden is among three finalists for the European Union’s top human rights prize. European lawmakers on Monday narrowed down the list of nominees for the prestigious 50,000 euro […]

09/30/2013

Israel President Shimon Peres (AP Photo)

Israel’s Peres calls on UN to stop Syria bloodshed

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s president is calling on the United Nations to appoint the Arab League to set up a temporary government in Syria to stop the bloodshed. Shimon Peres’ comments Monday mark the highest-profile […]

08/26/2013

Egyptian security forces detain protesters as they clear a sit-in by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in the eastern Nasr City district of Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Ahmed Gomaa)

Hundreds reported killed as Egypt smashes protests

CAIRO (AP) — In Egypt’s bloodiest day since the Arab Spring began, riot police Wednesday smashed two protest camps of supporters of the deposed Islamist president, touching off street violence that officials said killed nearly […]

08/14/2013

Supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi capture an Egyptian security forces vehicle at the Ministry of Finance in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Mohsen Nabil)

Police storm protest camps; 192 dead across Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — Riot police backed by armored vehicles, bulldozers and helicopters Wednesday swept away two encampments of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, setting off running street battles in Cairo and other Egyptian cities. […]

08/14/2013

An electronic billboard announces Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday in New York's Times Square, Thursday, July 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Upbeat health report for Mandela on 95th birthday

SEE INTERACTIVE TIMELINE ABOUT NELSON MANDELA HERE JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Hospital visitors say Nelson Mandela smiled and nodded Thursday — his 95th birthday — and South Africans celebrated upbeat reports about the former president’s health […]

07/18/2013

Nelson Mandela, former South Africa President. (AP Photo)

Mandela trial ‘spark that lit flame’ 50 years ago

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Three silver-haired men sat together and recalled a court case 50 years ago that rocketed their friend and fellow freedom fighter to fame. To one man in the group that friend is […]

07/09/2013

Hillary Clinton (AP Photo)

Hillary Clinton named 2013 Liberty Medal recipient

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton, whose lifelong public service career includes turns as secretary of state, presidential candidate, senator and first lady, is the recipient of the 2013 Liberty Medal. Clinton will receive the […]

06/27/2013

Nelson Mandela, former South Africa President. (AP Photo)

South Africa: Mandela in critical condition

      JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s president on Tuesday urged his compatriots to show their appreciation for Nelson Mandela, who is in critical condition in a hospital, by marking his 95th birthday next […]

06/25/2013

Nelson Mandela, former South Africa President. (AP Photo)

Mandela’s wife thanks world for ‘love, generosity’

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In tweets, songs, telephone calls, cards and more, messages of love have come from across South Africa and the world for 94-year-old Nelson Mandela, giving the family comfort and hope as he […]

06/17/2013

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