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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 »»

Russian aid convoy waits near Ukraine

August 16, 2014

KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKY, Russia (AP) — Hundreds of trucks in a Russian aid convoy waited Saturday near the Ukrainian border as complicated procedures drag on for allowing them into eastern Ukraine to... 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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

Huge crowds greet pope at martyr beatification

August 16, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people have turned out for one of the highlights of Pope Francis' trip to South Korea: a beatification Mass for 124 Koreans killed for their... 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 »»

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 »»

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 following the arrival of convoys led by a cricket star-turned-politician and ... more »»

3 killed in Egypt as Islamists protest

August 15, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — At least three people were killed in the Egyptian capital Friday as dozens of supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi held scattered protests for a second straight day... more »»

EU says status quo for Gaza 'not an option'

August 15, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union offered Friday to take charge of Gaza's border crossings and work to prevent illegal arms flows, insisting on a durable truce and saying a return to the status... more »»

Russia denies its vehicles destroyed in Ukraine

August 15, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — A spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry has denied reports that Ukrainian forces have destroyed Russian military vehicles that crossed into Ukraine. more »»

Car bomb kills at least 22 in southern Syria

August 15, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — A car bomb exploded outside a mosque in an opposition-held town in southern Syria on Friday, killing at least 22 people, activists said. more »»

Ebola may leave 1 million in need of food help

August 15, 2014

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The deadly Ebola virus that has killed more than 1,000 in West Africa is disrupting the flow of goods, forcing the United Nations to plan food convoys for up to a million... more »»

US sees surge in Cuban rafters aiming for Florida

August 15, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — One early morning this April, Dairon Morera climbed onto a raft of aluminum tanks with 22 other people, revved up a Volvo car motor and pushed off the Cuban shore, joining a... more »»

Ukraine: We destroyed Russian military incursion

August 15, 2014

KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKY, Russia (AP) — Russian military vehicles crossed into Ukraine during the night, NATO and Ukraine said Friday, and the Ukrainian president said most of them were quickly... more »»

 
 

 

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