Africa vs ICC: Quotes on court before Kenya trial

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Foreign ministers from around Africa on Friday meet at the African Union headquarters in Ethiopia to discuss Africa’s relationship with the International Criminal Court. The meeting comes a month before Kenyan President Uhuru…

BC-WEA–Global Weather-Fahrenheit, WEA

NEW YORK (AP) — Minimum and maximum temperatures in Fahrenheit, precipitation in inches and weather conditions as recorded for the previous day and forecast for the current and following day in each city as of 1200 GMT: ;MIN;MAX;COND;PRECIP;MIN;MAX;COND;MIN;MAX;COND…

Your guide to the 2013 Nobel prizes

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Here’s a look at the achievements honored by this year’s Nobel prizes, the $1.2 million awards handed out since 1901 by committees in Stockholm and Oslo: NOBEL PEACE PRIZE The Organization for the Prohibition of…

Israel conference: Cavemen discovered recycling

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — If you thought recycling was just a modern phenomenon championed by environmentalists and concerned urbanites — think again. There is mounting evidence that hundreds of thousands of years ago, our prehistoric ancestors learned…

Australian police seize $190 million worth of meth

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian police seized around 200 million Australian dollars ($190 million) worth of methamphetamine hidden in the tires of a truck shipped from China, officials said Friday. Three Melbourne men were arrested after officials found more…

Police: Israeli killed in West Bank attack

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinians wielding axes and iron bars killed an Israeli man outside his home in the West Bank, Israeli police said Friday, the latest in a series of attacks on Israelis in the area. Police spokesman…

Eastern India braces for impact of major cyclone

BHUBANESHWAR, India (AP) — Officials ordered tens of thousands of coastal villagers to flee their homes Friday as a massive cyclone — so large it filled nearly the entire Bay of Bengal — gathered strength and headed toward…

Fujimori gets out of jail via Twitter, YouTube

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Incarcerated for authorizing death squads and corruption, former President Alberto Fujimori is not permitted to give interviews or make public statements. Yet he has 10,000 Twitter followers three weeks after opening an account, and…

Artists, educators laud black heritage in DR

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — In a school auditorium filled with laughing students, actresses Luz Bautista Matos and Clara Morel threw themselves into acting out a fairy tale complete with a princess, a hero and acts of…

4 detained in Costa Rica kidney-trafficking ring

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Three Costa Rican doctors and a Greek citizen have been detained under suspicion they are part of ring that trafficked kidneys to foreigners, authorities said Thursday. Attorney General Carlos Jimenez said the…

Fire at Japanese hospital kills 10, injures 8

TOKYO (AP) — A fire broke out at a hospital in southern Japan early Friday, killing 10 people, the police and fire department said. Fukuoka prefectural police said another eight people were injured in the fire at an…

Australian police seize $190 million worth of meth

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian police seized around 200 million Australian dollars ($190 million) worth of methamphetamine hidden in the tires of a truck shipped from China, officials said Friday. Three Melbourne men were arrested after officials found more…

Official: Traffickers in Honduras alerted to raid

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — A police operation to dismantle a drug trafficking cartel wasn’t as successful as it should have been because corrupt authorities alerted the traffickers weeks ahead of time, a Honduran official said Thursday. Seized Property…

Typhoon barrels toward northern Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A tropical storm barreling toward the northern Philippines on Friday intensified into a typhoon with destructive winds and flooding rains threatening farmlands and populated areas, including the capital Manila. Typhoon Nari forced U.S. Secretary…

Bloomberg gets caught up in Mexico soda tax fight

MEXICO CITY (AP) — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s name has been drawn into the debate over a proposed 8-cent (1 peso) per liter tax on soft drinks to fund weight-control efforts in Mexico, which now has…

BlackBerry founders looking at buying company

TORONTO (AP) — BlackBerry founders Mike Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin are weighing taking over the distressed smartphone company as it searches for a savior. Lazaridis said Thursday in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that he…