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AP PHOTOS: Time slowly washing away Iran's public bathhouses
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's historic bathhouses, where patrons are rinsed and massaged beneath graceful archways and tiled walls, may soon disappear as interest in them wanes....
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Police: Gunmen attack university in eastern Kenya
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Gunmen attacked a college campus in northeast Kenya early Thursday, shooting indiscriminately in dormitories and killing at least two people and wounding 29 others, police said. The attack bore the hallmarks of a Somali Islamic extremist group....
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Iraq hails victory over Islamic State extremists in Tikrit
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- The government declared victory in Tikrit on Wednesday over extremists of the Islamic State group, and it warned the militants holding other Iraqi provinces that they would be the next to fall....
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AP Exclusive: Airbnb to Cuba in major US business expansion
HAVANA (AP) -- The popular online home-rental service Airbnb will allow American travelers to book lodging in Cuba starting Thursday in the most significant U.S. business expansion on the island since the declaration of detente between the two countries late last year....
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Russian trawler with 132 crew sinks, at least 54 dead
MOSCOW (AP) -- A Russian trawler sank in just 15 minutes in icy waters off Russia's Far Eastern coast early Thursday, killing at least 54 crew members, rescue workers said....
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AP Poll: Russia anti-gay views on rise; teachers face brunt
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) -- Alevtina is one of several teachers who lost their jobs in St. Petersburg after being outed by an anti-gay activist. While most resigned quietly, the 27-year-old music teacher decided to fight her dismissal in court - an unusual step in Russia where gays have faced increasing pressure in recent years....
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Wife of imprisoned Greek ex-defense minister flees hospital
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The wife of an imprisoned former Greek defense minister escaped from a psychiatric hospital where she was serving her sentence on the same corruption charges as her husband, police said Thursday....
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Alps crash: Bodies recovered, but families must wait months
SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France (AP) -- Just over a week after a Germanwings plane crashed into the French Alps, investigators have finished retrieving human remains from the crash site and are now trying to match them with DNA profiles from the 150 people killed - an arduous task that could leave families waiting for months....
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As Nigeria celebrates Buhari's stunning win, challenges loom
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- As Nigerians celebrated the electrifying victory Wednesday that returned one of its harshest former dictators to power, sobering challenges confront Muhammadu Buhari, from an Islamic insurgency that has killed thousands to widespread poverty and graft....
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Syrian rebels capture main border crossing with Jordan
BEIRUT (AP) -- Activists say Syrian rebels and members of al-Qaida's local affiliate have captured the only functioning border crossing with Jordan and three nearby military posts....
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