In Iran, unique system allows payments for kidney donors
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) ? The whirling hum of a dialysis machine could have been the soundtrack to the rest of Zahra Hajikarimi's life but for an unusual program in Iran that allows people to buy a kidney from a living donor.
Iraq army takes key town on road to Mosul from ISBAGHDAD (AP) ? Iraqi forces have retaken the key town of Qayara, near a major air base south of Mosul, from the Islamic State group, according to a statement from the Iraqi prime minister's office.
Tiger taken from 'world's worst zoo' arrives in South Africa
JOHANNESBURG (AP) ? A Bengal tiger rescued from what activists have called "the worst zoo in the world" arrived in South Africa for a new home Thursday, after living in a small cage in Gaza alongside another tiger's stuffed corpse.
Blatter says he will accept verdict as CAS appeal begins
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) ? Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter arrived for his appeal hearing against a six-year ban from football on Thursday, pledging to accept the verdict of the Court of Arbitration for Sport
Putin calls ban on Russia's Paralympic team inhumane
Coyotes hire what's believed to be 1st female NHL coachGLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) ? The Arizona Coyotes have hired Dawn Braid as skating coach and say she is believed to be the first full-time female coach in NHL history.
Egypt orders release of a lawyer in solitary confinement
CAIRO (AP) ? An Egyptian court on Thursday ordered the release of a prominent rights lawyer held in solitary confinement for more than 100 days after he raised a legal challenge to a decision by the country's president to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.
Applications for US unemployment benefits slipped last week
Turkey: US says Syria Kurds are pulling back in north Syria
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) ? Syrian Kurdish forces have started withdrawing east of the Euphrates River, Turkish officials said Thursday, a move that could fulfill a major demand by Ankara and the United States a day after Turkey sent in tanks across the border to help Syrian rebels take a key Islamic State stronghold.
Obama administration taps Kim for second term at World Bank
The Obama administration is nominating current World Bank President Jim Yong Kim for a second term leading the 189-nation international lending organization. In making the announcement Thursday, Treasury ...