ap top news - international headlines

FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 file photo, President Jacob Zuma, looks on at the African National Congress (ANC) elective conference in Johannesburg.  The leadership of the ANC is holding a key meeting amid media reports of talks about the removal of Zuma, whose scandal-plagued tenure has hurt the party's popularity and the economy. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)
South Africa's president under pressure at key party meetingSouth Africa's scandal-plagued leader under pressure at key party meeting; some want his exit
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Pope Francis marries flight attendants Carlos Ciuffardi, left, and Paola Podest, center, during a flight from Santiago, Chile, to Iquique, Chile, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Pope Francis celebrated the first-ever airborne papal wedding, marrying these two flight attendants from Chile’s flagship airline during the flight. The couple had been married civilly in 2010, however, they said they couldn’t follow-up with a church ceremony because of the 2010 earthquake that hit Chile. (L'Osservatore Romano Vatican Media/Pool Photo via AP)
Church conservatives question pope's airborne nuptialsA day after Pope Francis grabbed headlines by marrying two flight attendants while flying 36,000 feet over Chile, the conservative Catholic commentariat questioned the legitimacy of the impromptu sacrament
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FILE - In this Wednesday Oct. 4, 2017, photo, a woman points to two scares on her leg where two worms emerged, in Terekeka, South Sudan. A new report says the world is moving closer to eradicating Guinea worm disease, in which a meter-long worm slowly emerges from a blister in a person's skin. (AP Photo/Mariah Quesada, File)
World moves closer to eradicating Guinea worm diseaseWorld moves closer to eradicating Guinea worm disease; 30 cases last year in Ethiopia, Chad
The Associated Press7 hours ago
In this undated handout photo released by the Russian Interior Ministry official website on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, a crocodile rests in a small pool of water dug in a concrete basement in St. Petersburg, Russia. Police were surprised to find the crocodile while detectives were looking for undeclared weapons in the house of a man involved in re-enacting historic military battles, according to local media. (Russian Interior Ministry Press Service via AP)
Russian police face the unexpected: crocodile in basementRussian police have had an unexpected encounter while searching a house in St. Petersburg _ a crocodile in the basement
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Police process suspected wildlife trafficker Boonchai Bach, right, a 40-year-old Thai of Vietnamese descent, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Bangkok, Thailand. During a press conference Saturday, police announced the arrest of Boonchai who allegedly fueled much of Asia's illegal wildlife trade for over the last decade. (AP Photo/Tassanee Vejpongsa)
Thai police arrest suspected kingpin of wildlife traffickingThai police have arrested a suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking who allegedly fueled much of Asia's illegal trade for over a decade
The Associated Press9 hours ago
This photo provided by the Pasadena (TX) Police Department shows  Paul Cobb, former chief of the department and co-pilot of the helicopter that crashed in New Mexico, killing  Zimbabwean opposition leader Roy Bennett and his wife Heather. The couple had traveled to New Mexico to spend their holiday with friend and wealthy businessman Charles Burnett III at his ranch. Burnett's friends, pilot Jamie Coleman Dodd of Colorado and co-pilot Cobb of Texas, were ferrying the group aboard a Huey UH-1 when it went down. Investigators will comb through the charred wreckage in search for clues as to why the helicopter carrying the group of prominent friends went down after dark Wednesday.  (Pasadena Police Department via AP)
'Watching my family burn': Woman frantic after copter crashThe lone survivor of a helicopter crash that killed Zimbabwean opposition leader Roy Bennett and four others said in an emergency call that she was watching her "family burn"
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Pope Francis waves as he departs the government palace in Lima, Peru, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)
The Latest: Traditionalist blog questions mid-flight weddingThe honeymoon, as it were, is apparently over
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Pope Francis listens to the speech by Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski at the government palace in Lima, Peru, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)
Pope: Corruption is 'social virus' infecting Latin AmericaPope Francis strongly condemned corruption in Latin America as a "social virus" infecting all aspects of life in stern remarks Friday to Peru's president and high-ranking political leaders
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov arrives for a news conference at United Nations headquarters, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Russia exhorts Trump to counter 'Russo-phobic' intriguesRussia's top diplomat is exhorting President Donald Trump to counter what he calls "Russo-phobic" intrigues against him in the United States in order to improve ties between Washington and Moscow
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Pope Francis embraces a child during his visit to the Hogar Principito, or Little Prince home, a shelter for children who were working in the mines, in Puerto Maldonado, Peru, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Francis travelled deep into the Amazonian rainforest to demand an end to the relentless exploitation of its timber, gas and gold and the recognition of its indigenous peoples as the primary custodians to determine the future of "our common home." (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Pope to indigenous: Amazon is 'heart of the church'From deep in the scorching Amazon rainforest, Pope Francis demands that corporations stop their relentless extraction of timber, gas and gold from God's "holy ground," and called on governments to allow its indigenous peoples to help determine its future
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Defense Secretary James Mattis speaks about the National Defense Review, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Washington. China's expanding military and an increasingly aggressive Russia are among the U.S. military's top national security priorities, the Pentagon said Friday. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Mattis says US competitive warfighting edge has erodedDefense Secretary Jim Mattis is laying out a broad new defense strategy, and he's warning that all aspects of the military's competitive warfighting edge have eroded
The Associated Press19 hours ago
A Syrian man uses his mobile phone to take a picture of his friends in front of a huge banner showing Syrian President Bashar Assad in Aleppo, Syria, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Turkey's defense minister said Friday there is no turning back from his country's decision to launch a ground assault on a Syrian Kurdish-controlled enclave in northwest Syria, saying the offensive had "de facto" started with the sporadic Turkish military shelling of the area. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Turkey faces balancing act amid border offensive in SyriaAs Turkey threatens a bloody confrontation with a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in the main Syrian Kurdish enclave in northwestern Syria, it faces the challenge of maintaining its old alliance with Washington and reinforcing a new rapprochement with Moscow
The Associated Press20 hours ago
AdChoices
AdChoices

Weather

Market Watch