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Image of Asia: Anticipating fire across the border

August 26, 2014

In this photo by Channi Anand, villagers in Indian-controlled Kashmir take shelter inside an army bunker anticipating firing from the Pakistan side of the border. more »»

AP PHOTOS: Cubans trek to beach to cool off

August 26, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — In the long, sticky Cuban summer, keeping cool is serious business. more »»

Experts: Torture common in East Africa, Congo

August 26, 2014

NAIVASHA, Kenya (AP) — Despite progress in five East African countries and Congo in ratifying the United Nations Convention against Torture, human rights abuse is still prevalent as governments... more »»

US health official: Ebola has 'upper hand'

August 26, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The Ebola virus has the "upper hand" in an outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa, a top American health official said, adding that experts have... more »»

Berlin mayor to resign by end of year

August 26, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Charismatic Berlin mayor Klaus Wowereit, whose reputation has taken a beating over struggles in the construction of the German capital's new international airport, said Tuesday he... more »»

Israel destroys 2 Gaza high-rises in escalation

August 26, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel bombed two Gaza City high-rises with dozens of homes and shops Tuesday, collapsing one building and severely damaging the other in a further escalation of seve... more »»

Southeast Ukraine shelled on possible new front

August 26, 2014

NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) — As shelling in eastern Ukraine spread to a new front, Ukraine's president flew to Minsk for a meeting Tuesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the fighting that... more »»

Even if attacked, airline could be liable in crash

August 26, 2014

Families of passengers who were on the Malaysia Airlines plane shot down over Ukraine are starting to sort through the long process of gaining compensation for their loss. more »»

Syria warns US: No unilateral strikes on militants

August 26, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria said Monday it was ready to help confront the rising threat from the Islamic State group, but warned the United States against carrying out airstrikes without Damascus'... more »»

France marks 70th anniversary of Paris Liberation

August 26, 2014

PARIS (AP) — Paris celebrated on Monday the 70th anniversary of its liberation after four years in the grip of the occupying Nazis, with President Francois Hollande saying France now has a moral... more »»

Vatican: Ex-envoy can be tried by Dominican court

August 25, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican said Monday that its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, accused of sexually abusing young boys in the Caribbean country, had lost his diplomatic immunity... more »»

Troubled Libya now faces dueling governments

August 25, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Libya's past, Islamist-dominated parliament reconvened Monday and voted to disband the country's current interim government, defying voters who elected its opponents to take over ami... more »»

American held in Syria freed after nearly 2 years

August 25, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the U.S. more »»

Liberia: Doctor given experimental Ebola drug dies

August 25, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — A Liberian doctor who received one of the last known doses of an experimental Ebola drug has died, officials said Monda. more »»

Gaza attacks triggers Israeli exodus from border

August 25, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of Israelis left their homes along the border with the Gaza Strip on Monday, reflecting growing frustration over the war with Hamas and the Palestinian mortar fire... more »»

Syria warns US: No unilateral strikes on militants

August 25, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria said Monday it was ready to help confront the rising threat from the Islamic State group, but warned the United States against carrying out airstrikes without Damascus'... more »»

Ukrainian president dissolves parliament

August 25, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president on Monday dissolved parliament and called for early elections in October as his country continues to battle a pro-Russian insurgency in its eastern regions. more »»

Weapons convoys seen rolling in eastern Ukraine

August 25, 2014

KRASNODON, Ukraine (AP) — For several evenings this month, convoys of military weaponry passed with clockwork-like regularity through Krasnodon, a rebel-held town in eastern Ukraine near the... more »»

Iraq premier-designate: militias must follow state

August 25, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's prime minister-designate called Monday on the country's numerous Shiite militias and tribes to come under government control and stop acting independently, as violence kille... more »»

Dempsey: We will act if Islamic group threatens US

August 25, 2014

ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) — Gen. Martin Dempsey says that once he determines the Islamic State militants in Iraq have become a direct threat to the U.S. homeland, he will recommend the U. more »»

 
 

 

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