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  • Rights group: Nepal conflict-era rapes unpunished

    Published: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Both government troops and communist guerrillas raped women during Nepal's decadelong insurgency but the violence has gone largely unpunished, in part because of a short time limit for reporting attacks, a human rights group said Tuesday. Human Rights Watch in a...

  • Eurozone survey signals waning growth

    Published: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — Further evidence emerged Tuesday to show that the 18-country eurozone economy is failing to find any renewed momentum despite a raft of stimulus measures from the European Central Bank. In its monthly survey, financial information company Markit said its purchasing...

  • Germany pushes for solution to Ukraine gas spat

    Published: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is pressing for a solution to the long-running gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine ahead of a meeting of the two countries' energy ministers this week. Though Merkel noted "small successes" in the overall effort to calm the crisis in...

  • Tensions high as ambush suspect evades capture

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — A 10-day manhunt for the survivalist accused of ambushing a Pennsylvania State Police barracks has narrowed to the rural area where he grew up and his parents still live, but the suspect has managed to elude capture despite the efforts of hundreds of law...

  • Lawyer says Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti sentenced to life in prison for separatism in China

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — Lawyer says Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti sentenced to life in prison for separatism in China.

  • Conservative scholar faces sentencing

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A conservative scholar behind a high-grossing film condemning President Barack Obama is facing sentencing in his campaign finance case. Dinesh D'Souza pleaded guilty in May to charges he arranged for straw donors to contribute to Republican Wendy Long's failed U.S....

  • Marathon suspect's friend due in court for hearing

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) is expected in federal court for a final hearing before his trial begins next week. Prosecutors say Robel Phillipos was in Tsarnaev's dorm room at the University of...

  • Amnesty blasts China's torture tool industry

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese production and export of police equipment primarily used for torture, such as electric shock wands and neck-and-wrist cuffs connected by a chain, has grown dramatically, enabling human rights violations at home and abroad, Amnesty International said in a report...

  • Normal traffic resumes on highway hit by slide

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    OSO, Wash. (AP) — Six months after a hillside gave way in the Washington town of Oso, burying 43 people and blocking a state highway, the community is taking another step toward recovery with the return of normal traffic on the route. The state Transportation Department said Monday...

  • Prosecutor: 800 rounds found in intruder case

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in the car of the former soldier accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside while carrying a knife, a federal prosecutor said Monday. President Barack Obama was...

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