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'Massacre' in Iraq as strikes hit near key dam

August 16, 2014

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Islamic extremists in Iraq killed 80 Yazidi men and abducted their wives and children, officials and eyewitnesses said Saturday, insisting the religious community is still at... more »»

Egypt PM blames saboteurs for rising power cuts

August 16, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's premier on Saturday partially blamed the country's worsening energy shortage -- with rolling blackouts of up to six hours in some Cairo neighborhoods -- on saboteurs seeking... more »»

Report: German intel spied on Kerry, Clinton

August 16, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign intelligence agency eavesdropped on calls made by U.S. more »»

Cleric leads anti-government protest in Pakistan

August 16, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A fiery anti-government cleric led a massive rally Saturday in Pakistan's capital, demanding the country's prime minister step down over alleged fraud in last year's election in... more »»

Mayor: 34 killed in C. African Republic attacks

August 16, 2014

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — A local official says Muslim rebels in Central African Republic have killed at least 34 people over the last week in a series of attacks on remote villages. more »»

Strikes on militants at Iraq dam after 'massacre'

August 16, 2014

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Airstrikes pounded the area around Iraq's largest dam on Saturday in an effort to drive out militants who captured it earlier this month, as reports emerged of the massacre of... more »»

Pope holds up Korean martyrs as models for church

August 16, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis beatified 124 Korean martyrs on Saturday, telling hundreds of thousands of people who turned out for his open-air Mass that their ancestors' willingness to... more »»

5 aid workers abducted in western Afghanistan

August 16, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross in Afghanistan is trying to secure the release of five of their staff members who were abducted in the western Herat... more »»

Pope makes strong, silent anti-abortion statement

August 16, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis has generally avoided hot-button "culture war" issues like abortion, arguing that the church's doctrine on the sanctity of life is well-known and that he'd... more »»

Tens of thousands protest Pakistan's government

August 16, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters rallied Saturday in Pakistan's capital, defying the pouring rain to demand the prime minister step down in the biggest challenge yet to the... more »»

Huge crowds greet pope at martyr beatification

August 16, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis beatified 124 Korean martyrs on Saturday, telling hundreds of thousands of people who turned out for his open-air Mass that their ancestors' willingness to... more »»

S. Koreans express pride, surprise at pope visit

August 16, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — They came from across South Korea to see Pope Francis or, if the crowds were too big to get close enough, to hear his voice emanate from speakers set up around a stage... more »»

John Kerry talks Asian relationships, trade pact

August 16, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. more »»

Iraqis welcome change of PM but challenges loom

August 15, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Nouri al-Maliki's decision to step down as Iraq's prime minister raised hopes Friday for a new government that can roll back an increasingly powerful Sunni insurgency and prevent... more »»

Russia denies its vehicles destroyed in Ukraine

August 15, 2014

KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKY, Russia (AP) — NATO on Friday said a Russian military column ventured overnight into Ukraine, and the Ukrainian president said his forces destroyed most of it. more »»

Hundreds mourn AP video journalist killed in Gaza

August 15, 2014

PITIGLIANO, Italy (AP) — Several hundred mourners packed the ornate cathedral of this hilltop Tuscan town on Friday to remember Associated Press video journalist Simone Camilli as a committed... more »»

Tens of thousands hold anti-PM rally in Pakistan

August 15, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters gathered in Pakistan's capital Islamabad late Friday in the pouring rain following the arrival of convoys led by a cricket... more »»

Iraq's al-Maliki: Stern, unwavering, heavy-handed

August 15, 2014

When a rocket struck in Baghdad's Green Zone in 2007 during a news conference by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and U.N. more »»

Aid group: W. Africa Ebola outbreak like 'wartime'

August 15, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 1,100 people in West Africa could last another six months, the Doctors Without Borders charity group said Friday. more »»

Seeing Iraq horror, Europe pledges aid and arms

August 15, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Friday forged a unified response to the rapid advance of Islamic militants in Iraq and the resulting refugee crisis, allowing direct arms deliveries to... more »»

 
 

 

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