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Hospitals overwhelmed by bombing blitz of Damascus suburbs

February 21, 2018

BEIRUT (AP) — Doctors in Syria's rebel-controlled suburbs of Damascus said Wednesday they were unable to keep up with the staggering number of casualties, amid a ferocious bombing campaign by... more »»

 
 
 
AP Exclusive: Migrant recounts his deportation from Israel

February 21, 2018

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Inside the immigration office in Tel Aviv, Yohannes Tesfagabr considered his option. more »»

Amid a flood of plastic, big companies try to clean up image

February 21, 2018

LONDON (AP) — Once a month, accountant Michael Byrne pulls on his rubber boots and makes his way to a spot on the banks of the River Thames. more »»

Supreme Court sides with Chicago museum in terror case

February 21, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is preventing survivors of a 1997 terrorist attack from seizing Persian artifacts at a Chicago museum to help pay a $71.5 million default judgment against Iran. more »»

Bahrain sentences prominent activist to 5 years in prison

February 21, 2018

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A prominent human rights activist in Bahrain was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison over tweets alleging prison torture in his country and misconduct i... more »»

New strikes kill 10 in rebel-held suburbs of Syrian capital

February 21, 2018

BEIRUT (AP) — New airstrikes and shelling of the besieged, rebel-held suburbs of the Syrian capital killed at least 10 people and wounded dozens more on Wednesday, a rescue organization and a... more »»

Only on AP: Migrant recounts forced deportation from Israel

February 21, 2018

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Inside the immigration office in Tel Aviv, Yohannes Tesfagabr considered his option. more »»

Zimbabwe's Mugabe marks 94th birthday in near solitude

February 21, 2018

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's former leader Robert Mugabe was celebrating his first birthday since his resignation in near solitude on Wednesday, far from the lavish affair of years gone by. more »»

Can Brexit be stopped? Pro-EU campaigns try to turn the tide

February 21, 2018

LONDON (AP) — Britain is due to leave the European Union in just over a year. The country's main political parties agree that the decision can't be reversed. But with the U.K. more »»

A look at the scandals surrounding Israel's prime minister

February 21, 2018

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is fighting for his political life as a dizzying array of scandals has engulfed him, his family and his inner circle. more »»

Japanese father of 13 surrogate children veiled in mystery

February 21, 2018

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese man who has won legal custody of 13 surrogate children in Thailand has remained virtually anonymous in the Japanese media. more »»

Snow isolates Moroccan mountain villages more used to sun

February 21, 2018

TIGHANIMINE, Morocco (AP) — Bitter cold and exceptionally heavy snowfall have beleaguered parts of Morocco this winter, disrupting schools, closing national highways — and delighting residents in... more »»

Budget carrier flydubai sees profits and revenue increase

February 21, 2018

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Budget carrier flydubai said Wednesday its earnings and profits have increased, with revenue reaching 5.5 billion dirhams ($1. more »»

Trump Jr: 'Nonsense' that family's profiting from presidency

February 21, 2018

NEW DELHI (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. more »»

Indonesia mobilizes to combat health-damaging forest fires

February 21, 2018

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Four Indonesian provinces have declared emergencies in anticipation of worsening forest fires that each year spread health-damaging haze across much of Southeast Asia. more »»

Mudslides block only road to New Zealand town after storm

February 21, 2018

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Mudslides blocked the only road to a small New Zealand town Wednesday after a powerful Pacific storm caused disruptions across parts of the country. more »»

Israeli media: Netanyahu confidant to testify against him

February 21, 2018

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli media reported Wednesday that one of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's closest confidants has turned state witness and will incriminate him in corruption allegations,... more »»

In South Korea's Olympic hills, traces of the North abound

February 21, 2018

GOSEONG, South Korea (AP) — A former seaside villa for North Korea's ruling Kim family. A captured North Korean spy submarine. more »»

State Department says NKorea passed up meeting with Pence

February 21, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un's government... more »»

Australia boosts Indian Ocean travel safety after MH370

February 21, 2018

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian authorities say they have helped make the Indian Ocean safer for air and sea travelers since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished in the vast expanse four... more »»

Australian leader off to US for talks with Trump, governors

February 21, 2018

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull heads to the United States on Wednesday, accompanied by the largest Australian political and business delegation ever to visit the U.S. more »»

 
 

Bridge group to meet every Wednesday February 21, 2018

Beginning and intermediate Bridge players are invited to join an informal group meeting every Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church. All are welcome and walk-ins are encouraged. For more information, contact 876-2661 or 876-0751. more »

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