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North Korea calls diplomat defector 'human scum'

August 20, 2016

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday that a senior North Korean diplomat who recently defected to South Korea is a criminal and "human scum," in its first official response to the... more »»

Turkish PM rules out new peace process with Kurdish rebels

August 20, 2016

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's prime minister has ruled out a new peace initiative with the country's outlawed Kurdish rebels. more »»

AP EXPLAINS: How South Sudan rebel's flight adds to turmoil

August 20, 2016

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — South Sudan, the world's newest country, is in political limbo after rebel leader and former vice president Riek Machar fled earlier this week. more »»

Overnight subway service in London to serve 50,000 a weekend

August 20, 2016

LONDON (AP) — London's new overnight subway service has begun, with plans to host 50,000 riders each weekend. more »»

AP EXPLAINS: Who are Philippine communist rebels?

August 20, 2016

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Communist rebels in the Philippines have fought one of Asia's longest-running insurgencies. more »»

AP EXPLAINS: Why Kashmir has been torn by decadeslong strife

August 20, 2016

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — When news spread in early July that Indian troops had killed a charismatic commander of Indian-controlled Kashmir's biggest rebel group, the public response was spontaneous... more »»

Deeper 'major budget cuts' enforced on Paralympics in Rio

August 20, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Paralympics will go ahead in Rio next month but organizers said Friday that deep budget cuts mean a venue will close down, facilities will be dismantled and the workforc... more »»

Turkish parliament approves Israel reconciliation deal

August 20, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's parliament has ratified a reconciliation deal reached with Israel last month, ending a six-year rift and paving the way for the restoration of full diplomatic ties. more »»

Colombian rebel leader calls on US to free jailed comrade

August 20, 2016

JUNGLES OF PUTUMAYO, Colombia (AP) — One of Colombia's most-grizzled and important rebel fighters is calling on President Barack Obama to do more to support peace and to free a guerrilla leader... more »»

Haiti welcomes UN admission, plans to assist cholera victims

August 20, 2016

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A U.N. more »»

US sends jets to protect forces from Syrian regime strikes

August 19, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. more »»

Manafort out amid scrutiny of covert lobbying campaign

August 19, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — The sudden resignation Friday of Donald Trump's campaign chairman put renewed emphasis on revelations about his past work on behalf of Ukraine's pro-Russian political leaders,... more »»

Mexican drug lord's kidnapped son potential bargaining chip

August 19, 2016

MEXICO CITY (AP) — For the ambitious Jalisco New Generation cartel, it must have seemed like a gift: Imprisoned Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's son, partying at a gourmet... more »»

Syria's first responders: 'Most dangerous job in the world'

August 19, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — It took Mahmoud Fadlallah and the team of seven rescue workers 30 minutes to reach the middle-aged couple trapped beneath the rubble of their apartment building in the contested... more »»

Syrians flee clashes between Kurdish, government t

August 19, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — Scores of residents of the northeastern Syrian city of Hassakeh took advantage Friday of a lull in fighting between Kurdish forces and Syrian government troops to flee to safer area... more »»

Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns

August 19, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigned on Friday in the wake of campaign shake-up and revelations about his work in Ukraine. more »»

UN to provide 'material assistance' to Haiti cholera victims

August 19, 2016

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is working on a package that would provide "material assistance" to cholera victims in Haiti, his spokesman said Friday, strongly indicating fo... more »»

Syrians flee clashes between Kurdish, government troops

August 19, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — Scores of residents of the northeastern Syrian city of Hassakeh took advantage Friday of a lull in fighting between Kurdish forces and Syrian government troops to flee to safer area... more »»

24-hour subways signal new era for London, night owls

August 19, 2016

LONDON (AP) — London bills itself as a global city, the world's biggest financial center and a creative hub to rival New York. Until now, though, getting home after midnight meant taking the bus. more »»

What to do with an Olympic gold medal? Give it to the king

August 19, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — After winning Jordan's first Olympic medal ever — a gold, no less — Ahmad Abughaush has an unexpected plan for it: The taekwondo champion intends to give it to his king. more »»

 
 
 

 

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