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Bombings kills 13 in Iraq

August 30, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Two bombings targeting the Iraqi military killed 13 people, including six soldiers, south of Baghdad on Saturday, officials said. more »»

Ukrainian civilian plane crashes in Algeria

August 30, 2014

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A Ukrainian civilian cargo plane crashed in the mountains near the far southern desert city of Tamanrasset in the early hours of the morning Saturday, reported the state... more »»

11 of 24 trapped gold miners rescued in Nicaragua

August 30, 2014

BONANZA, Nicaragua (AP) — The first 11 of 24 freelance gold miners trapped by a collapse in a mine in northern Nicaragua have been rescued and crews were working early Saturday to free more,... more »»

Somalia launches offensive against extremists

August 30, 2014

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Military officials say the Somali army, backed by African Union forces, has launched a long-awaited operation against al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab fighters in southern... more »»

Liberia reopens slum barricaded to fight Ebola

August 30, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Crowds celebrated in the streets of Liberia's capital on Saturday after authorities reopened a slum where tens of thousands of people had been barricaded for more than a... more »»

EU set to slap new sanctions on Russia

August 30, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders are poised to slap additional sanctions on Russia because of what they condemn as a continued destabilization of Ukraine and a deepening military involvemen... more »»

Ukraine says fighter jet shot down

August 30, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces say one of their fighter jets has been shot down by a Russian missile in combat against Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. more »»

Russian-backed rebels aim to push west along coast

August 30, 2014

NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Their tanks bearing the flag of their would-be state, Russian-backed separatists held control Friday over this coastal town on the new front in the Ukraine conflict and... more »»

Rescuers race to reach trapped miners in Nicaragua

August 30, 2014

BONANZA, Nicaragua (AP) — Rescuers in Nicaragua raced Friday to reach at least 24 freelance gold miners trapped by a landslide, including 20 who have been located and have managed to communicate... more »»

Rescuers locate 20 of 24 trapped in Nicaragua mine

August 30, 2014

BONANZA, Nicaragua (AP) — Rescuers in Nicaragua raced Friday to reach at least 24 freelance gold miners trapped by a landslide, including 20 who have been located and have communicated with... more »»

Economic sanctions spare Western-tied Russian fund

August 29, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Western business connections are complicating efforts to bring economic sanctions against executives and companies closely aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner... more »»

Mexico authorities stage midnight migrant raid

August 29, 2014

SAN RAMON, Mexico (AP) — The lumbering freight train known as "The Beast," a key part of the route for migrants heading north to the United States, rolled to an abrupt, unscheduled stop in the... more »»

Liberia to unseal slum cordoned off to stop Ebola

August 29, 2014

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Liberia says it will open up a slum in its capital where thousands of people were barricaded to contain the spread of Ebola. more »»

Student evades monitors, spreads Ebola to Senegal

August 29, 2014

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A university student infected with Ebola evaded health surveillance for weeks as he slipped into Senegal, carrying the deadly virus to a fifth West African nation showing ho... more »»

Poland bars Russian plane from its airspace

August 29, 2014

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland prevented a plane carrying Russia's defense minister from traveling through its airspace Friday, drawing an angry response from Moscow. more »»

Iraqi town holds out against militant onslaught

August 29, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — As Islamic militants rampage across northern Iraq, seizing vast swaths of territory and driving hundreds of thousands of people from their homes, the Shiite Turkmens living in the... more »»

Russian-backed rebels aim to push west along coast

August 29, 2014

NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Their tanks bearing the flag of their would-be state, Russian-backed separatists held control Friday over this coastal town on the new front in the Ukraine conflict and... more »»

Iceland raises volcano aviation alert briefly

August 29, 2014

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Icelandic authorities briefly raised the aviation warning code to red Friday after a small fissure eruption near Bardarbunga volcano, but no volcanic ash was detected by... more »»

Families of Russian troops in Ukraine want answers

August 29, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — The last time Valeria Sokolova saw her husband, the 25-year-old paratrooper told her that he and his fellow soldiers were heading for military exercises in southern Russia, near the... more »»

EU ministers call for new sanctions against Russia

August 29, 2014

MILAN (AP) — Several European Union foreign ministers on Friday accused Russia of invading eastern Ukraine and said Moscow should be punished with additional economic sanctions. more »»

 
 

 

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