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Iraq: Kurdish forces retake parts of largest dam

August 17, 2014

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Kurdish forces took over parts of Iraq's largest dam on Sunday less than two weeks after it was captured by the Islamic State extremist group, Kurdish security officials said,... more »»

Ukrainian, Russian officials to meet in Berlin

August 17, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — The foreign ministers of Ukraine and Russia are meeting in Berlin on Sunday to resume diplomatic talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine. more »»

Iran tells UN nuclear chief no talks on missiles

August 17, 2014

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told the visiting head of the U.N. more »»

Ugandan gays who fled to Kenya still feel danger

August 17, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — When a Ugandan court overturned the country's Anti-Homosexuality Act this month, rights activists worldwide claimed a victory. more »»

Sweet job: England seeks 'choc doc' to study candy

August 17, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Is there a doctor of chocolate in the house?

Cambridge University in England is seeking a doctoral student to pursue what sounds like the sweetest job in the world: studying... more »»

Ukraine says troops entered rebel-held city

August 17, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's government said Sunday that separatists shot down a Ukrainian fighter plane after army troops entered deep inside a rebel-controlled city in the east in what could... more »»

Kenya to bar travelers from Ebola-hit countries

August 17, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Kenyan government over the weekend said it will bar passengers traveling from three West African countries hit by the Ebola outbreak, closing a debate in East Africa's... more »»

Hip hop, graffiti in Lebanon tag a nation's woes

August 17, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — In a red-lit bar in Beirut, Nasser Shorbaji and Marwan Alameh try not to knock the microphones over while laughing during the broadcast of their weekly radio show. more »»

Elderly ex-sex slaves want solace, help from pope

August 17, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Lee Yong-soo hopes a meeting Monday with Pope Francis will provide some solace for the pain that still feels fresh more than seven decades after Japanese soldiers forced... more »»

Optimism fades as talks to resume on Gaza war

August 17, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — A Palestinian negotiator said Sunday his side is "less optimistic" about indirect talks with Israel over the Gaza war as a deadline on a temporary cease-fire looms. more »»

Pope makes biggest gesture yet to China, eyes ties

August 17, 2014

HAEMI, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis made his strongest gesture yet to reach out to China on Sunday, saying he wants to improve relations and insisting that the Catholic Church isn't coming in... more »»

Report: UN nuclear watchdog chief arrives in Iran

August 17, 2014

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog organization has arrived in Iran for talks with President Hassan Rouhani, state TV reported Sunda. more »»

Pope urges "fraternal" dialogue with China, others

August 17, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis made a new gesture of outreach to China and North Korea on Sunday, saying he "earnestly" hopes to improve relations and insisting that the Catholic Church... more »»

Pope urges 'fraternal' dialogue with China

August 17, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis has made a new gesture of outreach to China, saying he "earnestly" hopes to improve relations with Beijing and stressing the importance of honest dialogue. more »»

AP PHOTOS: A look at the pope's visit to S. Korea

August 17, 2014

Pope Francis held an outdoor Mass on Saturday for huge crowds in Seoul as part of his five-day trip to South Korea. The Vatican estimated some 800,000 people turned out for the service. more »»

Pope baptizes father of SKorea ferry victim

August 17, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis has once again made a gesture toward the families who lost loved ones in South Korea's ferry disaster, baptizing the father of a student victim. more »»

2 UN peacekeepers killed in north Mali; 7 wounded

August 16, 2014

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general says two United Nations peacekeepers have been killed and seven wounded in a suicide attack in Mali. more »»

Islamic fighters kill scores of Yazidi men in Iraq

August 16, 2014

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Islamic extremists shot scores of Yazidi men to death in Iraq, lining them up in small groups and opening fire with assault rifles before abducting their wives and children,... more »»

Jihadists closing in on Syrian rebel stronghold

August 16, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's Western-backed opposition called on Saturday for U.S. more »»

Thousands of protesters demand re-vote in Pakistan

August 16, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters thronged the streets of Pakistan's capital Saturday, defying pouring rain to answer the call of a fiery cleric and a cricket star-turned-politicia... more »»

 
 

 

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