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Video reports conflict in probe of Putin critic's slaying

March 2, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — The investigation into the killing of Boris Nemtsov, a fierce critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin who was gunned down not far from the Kremlin, faced conflicting reports... more »»

 
 
 
Iraq state TV: Operation to retake Tikrit begins

March 2, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Backed by allied Shiite and Sunni fighters, Iraqi security forces on Monday began a large-scale military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown from the Islamic State... more »»

Afghan army takes on Taliban in first solo offensive

March 2, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan army is waging its largest-ever solo offensive against the Taliban, hoping to strike a decisive blow ahead of the spring fighting season and prove it can rout... more »»

UN rights office: Death toll in eastern Ukraine passes 6,000

March 2, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — More than 6,000 people have died in eastern Ukraine since the start of the conflict almost a year ago that has led to a "merciless devastation of civilian lives and infrastructure,"... more »»

Tourism thrives in Malaysia despite association with tragedy

March 2, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two airplane catastrophes put Malaysia on the map in a bad way in 2014. more »»

UN report: Libya's flow of weapons needs tighter controls

March 2, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A new U.N. more »»

Uganda: Victims back leniency for LRA chief but trial awaits

March 2, 2015

BARLONYO, Uganda (AP) — This is the horror that Silveria Okweny is willing to forgive:

On Feb. more »»

Estonia's ruling pro-Western Reform Party wins election

March 2, 2015

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Estonia's ruling Reform Party has emerged as the overall winner in the Baltic country's general election dominated by economic issues and security concerns over Russia's... more »»

Samsung ditches plastic design, adds mobile pay in new phone

March 2, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung, locked in a tight race with Apple to be the world's biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled an important new phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more... more »»

Party of Lesotho's prime minister ahead in election results

March 1, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The party of Lesotho's prime minister on Sunday led in initial results from an election in the mountain kingdom, which held an early vote in an attempt to overcome tension... more »»

AP Essay: 'Jihadi John' won't have the same impact unmasked

March 1, 2015

LONDON (AP) — As "Jihadi John," he was a terrifying figure, his identity concealed by a black mask, his threatening tone backed up by his oversize, serrated knife and his willingness to use it in... more »»

30,000 marchers in Moscow mourn slain Putin foe

March 1, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — For the tens of thousands bearing flowers and tying black ribbons to railings in honor of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, the solemn march through the Moscow... more »»

Iraqi premier gives ultimatum ahead of hinted Tikrit attack

March 1, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's prime minister called on Sunni tribal fighters to abandon the Islamic State group Sunday, ahead of a promised offensive to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown from the... more »»

In Russia, dwindling opposition mourns Putin foe Nemtsov

March 1, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — For the tens of thousands bearing flowers and tying black ribbons to railings in honor of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, the solemn march through the Moscow... more »»

Russia detains Ukrainian parliament member over Odessa fire

March 1, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow police have detained a member of Ukraine's parliament as he was taking part in a march mourning a slain Russian opposition figure. more »»

Samsung ditches plastic design, HTC One improves camera

March 1, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung has unveiled a stylish new flagship phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass. more »»

Activists say Islamic State releases 19 Syrian Christians

March 1, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group released at least 19 Christians on Sunday who were among the more than 220 people the militants took captive in northeastern Syria last week, activists and a... more »»

Egypt court declares part of election law unconstitutional

March 1, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Sunday ruled as unconstitutional a clause in the election law that draws voting districts, a verdict that is almost certain to delay parliamentary elections... more »»

Coalition balks at signing peace accord for northern Mali

March 1, 2015

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A coalition of armed opposition groups says it's not ready to sign a peace accord for restive northern Mali. more »»

Sierra Leone's vice president in quarantine for Ebola

March 1, 2015

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's vice president has put himself in quarantine following the death from Ebola of one of his security guards. more »»

Rival Yemeni camps entrench as Iran flights arrive

March 1, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An Iranian airplane delivered supplies to Yemen's Shiite rebel-held capital on Sunday, while the president gained support from influential tribal and provincial leaders in... more »»

 
 

Tuesday Afternoon Sewing Time March 3, 2015

Bring your sewing, knitting, embroidery, even your mending — and let's enjoy each other's company inthe Parlor Room of Trinity Episcopal's Parish House, 1 to 4 p.m. Questions? Call Paula Lelansky at 304-876-2930. more »

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