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British fighter appears to have role in beheading

August 20, 2014

LONDON (AP) — The black-clad Islamic militant fighter filmed in the beheading of American journalist James Foley appears to be British, the U.K. more »»

Liberian security forces seal slum to halt Ebola

August 20, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Security forces blocked off a seaside slum in Liberia's capital Wednesday, stepping up the government's fight to stop the spread of Ebola, unnerving residents and... more »»

36 dead, 7 missing in Hiroshima landslides

August 20, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese police say the death toll from rain-triggered landslides on the outskirts of Hiroshima has risen to 36, with seven other people still missing. more »»

111-year-old from Japan recognized as oldest man

August 20, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — A 111-year-old retired Japanese educator who enjoys poetry has been recognized as the world's oldest living man. more »»

Ukraine's rebel capital seeks ersatz normality

August 20, 2014

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — It has been weeks since Donetsk last had a traffic jam. more »»

Global cruise lines set sail for China

August 20, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Royal Caribbean's newest ship has attractions not usually seen on cruise liners, including bumper cars, a skydiving simulator and a glass observation capsule on a mechanical arm... more »»

French ex-prime minister seeks nod for '17 vote

August 20, 2014

PARIS (AP) — An ex-prime minister under Jacques Chirac who was once convicted in a corruption scandal and handed a 10-year ban on public office is jumping into France's 2017 presidential race. more »»

Chinese, Russian media turn criticisms back on US

August 20, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese and Russian state media have seized on the U.S. more »»

North Korea insults John Kerry over his looks

August 20, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In its latest personal attack on a prominent official from a rival country, North Korea on Wednesday called U.S. more »»

Jubilation as Pakistan protests reach parliament

August 20, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Jubilant anti-government demonstrators in Pakistan on Wednesday claimed victory after tearing down barricades and occupying a key road outside Parliament, where they are demandin... more »»

10 dead, 22 missing in Hiroshima landslide

August 20, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris early Wednesday in the outskirts of Hiroshima, killing at least 10 people and leaving 22 missing, the government said. more »»

Israeli-US relations tested once again in Gaza war

August 20, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — When Israel completes its damage assessment from its latest war with Hamas, it may conclude that one of the biggest casualties was its all-important relationship with the United... more »»

Liberia president declares Ebola curfew

August 19, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's president declared a curfew and ordered security forces to quarantine a slum home to at least 50,000 people late Tuesday as the West African country battled to... more »»

Gaza cease-fire efforts collapse in heavy fighting

August 19, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Egyptian attempts to broker an end to a monthlong war between Israel and Hamas collapsed in heavy fighting Tuesday, with Palestinian militants firing dozens of rocket... more »»

Egyptian cease-fire efforts collapse

August 19, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Egyptian attempts to broker an end to a monthlong war between Israel and Hamas collapsed in heavy fighting Tuesday, with Palestinian militants firing dozens of rocket... more »»

Tens of thousands march on Pakistani parliament

August 19, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters armed with wire cutters and backed by cranes broke through barriers protecting Pakistan's parliament and other government buildings Tuesday night,... more »»

Argentina car crash kills 3 relatives of pope

August 19, 2014

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Three relatives of Pope Francis died and a fourth was in serious condition Tuesday after their car crashed on a provincial highway in Argentina, the Vatican and... more »»

Top Saudi cleric: Islamic State is Islam's enemy

August 19, 2014

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's top cleric said Tuesday that extremism and the ideologies of groups like the Islamic State and al-Qaida are Islam's No. more »»

Palestinians: Child killed in airstrike

August 19, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian medical officials in the Gaza Strip say two people, including a 2-year-old girl, have been killed in an Israeli airstrike. more »»

Israeli leader recalls team from cease-fire talks

August 19, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian effort to broker an end to a monthlong war between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip appeared to collapse Tuesday after Israel walked out on the talks in... more »»

 
 

 

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