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Ukrainian govt troops take over much of Luhansk

August 20, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian official says government troops have taken control of a large part of Luhansk — a besieged rebel stronghold in eastern Ukraine — after days of street battles. 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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

Fighting in eastern Ukraine kills 43 in 24 hours

August 20, 2014

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

August 20, 2014

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

111-year-old from Japan recognized as oldest man

August 20, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — A 111-year-old retired Japanese educator who enjoys poetry has been recognized as the world's oldest living man. more »»

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 »»

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 are appealing to Iraq's military and the international community to intervene to end th... more »»

Pakistan lawmakers meet amid mass protests

August 20, 2014

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

Ukraine's rebel capital seeks ersatz normality

August 20, 2014

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — It has been weeks since Donetsk last had a traffic jam. more »»

Global cruise lines set sail for China

August 20, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Royal Caribbean's newest ship has attractions not usually seen on cruise liners, including bumper cars, a skydiving simulator and a glass observation capsule on a mechanical arm... more »»

French ex-prime minister seeks nod for '17 vote

August 20, 2014

PARIS (AP) — An ex-prime minister under Jacques Chirac who was once convicted in a corruption scandal and handed a 10-year ban on public office is jumping into France's 2017 presidential race. more »»

 
 

 

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