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Militants attack major air base in eastern Syria

August 20, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic extremists fired rockets and tank shells Wednesday at a major air base in northeastern Syria, kicking off a long-anticipated offensive to seize the last position held by the... more »»

Israel, Gaza militants trade fire after talks fail

August 20, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets and Israel responded with airstrikes Wednesday after Egyptian efforts to mediate a lasting truce in the monthlong Gaz... more »»

Another American hostage at risk by Islamic State

August 20, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. more »»

Pakistan's army chief wants mass protests settled

August 20, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Officials in Pakistan say the country's powerful army chief has asked the government to hold negotiations with protesters to settle a mass demonstration outside parliament. more »»

Clashes in Liberia slum sealed off to halt Ebola

August 20, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Hundreds of residents of a seaside slum in Liberia's capital clashed with security forces Wednesday to protest an armed blockade of the peninsula that is their... more »»

Zimbabwe economy takes another dive

August 20, 2014

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — It is 4 a.m. more »»

Unrest grows in Liberian slum sealed to halt Ebola

August 20, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian security forces sealed off a seaside slum in the capital Wednesday in the latest effort to stop the spread of Ebola, setting off protests by angry residents. more »»

Merkel Ukraine role mirrors rising German ambition

August 20, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's emergence as a leader in efforts to resolve Ukraine's crisis — showcased by a visit to Kiev this weekend — underlines Germany's increasing ambition to... more »»

Fighting in eastern Ukraine kills 43 in 24 hours

August 20, 2014

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Government troops fought to gain control of the rebel-held city of Donetsk and a key highway in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday in battles that left 34 residents and nine... more »»

Iraqis in besieged town appeal to army for help

August 20, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Members of a minority Iraqi Shiite community whose town has been besieged by Sunni militants appealed to Iraq's military and the international community to intervene to end the... more »»

Iran's parliament dismisses moderate minister

August 20, 2014

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — In a move led by hard-line lawmakers, Iran's parliament dismissed the country's science minister on Wednesday over his alleged support for pro-Western voices at universities,... more »»

Hamas: Military chief not present at Gaza strike

August 20, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Hamas spokesman says the group's elusive military chief was not present during an Israeli strike on a Gaza Strip house that killed his wife and son. more »»

Germany, Italy, ready to send arms to Iraq Kurds

August 20, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is prepared to arm Kurdish fighters battling Sunni insurgents in northern Iraq, officials said Wednesday. more »»

Pakistan lawmakers meet amid mass protests

August 20, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani lawmakers met Wednesday as tens of thousands of protesters thronged outside parliament calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over alleged voting... more »»

36 dead, 7 missing in Hiroshima landslide

August 20, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris Wednesday on the outskirts of Hiroshima city, killing at least 36 people and leaving seven missing, Japanese police... more »»

Protesters plant Ukraine flag on Moscow skyscraper

August 20, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Protesters on Wednesday scaled one of Moscow's famed Stalin-era skyscrapers and painted the Soviet star on its spire in the national colors of Ukrain. more »»

Twitter tries to block images of Foley killing

August 20, 2014

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Twitter and some other social media outlets are trying to block the spread of gruesome images of the beheading of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants, while a... more »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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