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Palestinian president prepares new UN appeal

August 24, 2014

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Aides to the Palestinian president say he is preparing a new appeal to the international community to order Israel to end its occupation of lands captured in the 1967... more »»

Libya's Islamist militias claim control of capital

August 24, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Libya's Islamist militias said Sunday they have consolidated their hold on Tripoli and its international airport, driving out rival militias to the outskirts of the capital following... more »»

Iran says it downs Israeli drone near nuclear site

August 24, 2014

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said Sunday its forces shot down an Israeli drone as it approached an Iranian nuclear site, recovering major parts of what it described as an... more »»

Islamic authority: Extremists no 'Islamic State'

August 24, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — The top Islamic authority in Egypt, revered by many Muslims worldwide, launched an Internet-based campaign Sunday challenging an extremist group in Syria and Iraq by saying it should... more »»

Tropical Storm Cristobal forms near Bahamas

August 24, 2014

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Tropical Storm Cristobal grew in strength Sunday and lashed parts of the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands with heavy rainfall and white-crested sur. more »»

Rebels parade captured Ukrainian soldiers in east

August 24, 2014

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian insurgents on Sunday paraded captured Ukrainian soldiers through the streets of the rebel stronghold Donetsk as bystanders shouted abusive slurs and tossed... more »»

Official: British Ebola patient to be evacuated

August 24, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The first British citizen confirmed to be infected with the deadly Ebola disease is being evacuated from Sierra Leone on a jet sent by the Royal Air Force, a Sierra... more »»

Jihadis capture major Syrian air base in northeast

August 24, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State fighters captured a major military air base in northeastern Syria on Sunday, eliminating the last government-held outpost in a province dominated by the extremist... more »»

UK appoints security envoy to Iraqi Kurdistan

August 24, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Britain has appointed a security envoy to Iraq's Kurdistan region as part of efforts to defeat militants of the Islamic State group. more »»

Qatar denies funding extremist Islamic State group

August 24, 2014

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Gulf nation of Qatar is hitting back at suggestions that it supports the Islamic State extremist group, saying that "determined, collective action" is neede... more »»

Iceland lowers aviation alert level from volcano

August 24, 2014

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland lowered its aviation alert level to orange from red Sunday, saying there was no sign of an imminent eruption at the Bardarbunga volcano. more »»

Ukraine plans $3 billion boost to defense spending

August 24, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president announced plans Sunday to boost his country's defense spending by an estimated 50 percent as government forces seek to overpower pro-Russian separatists i... more »»

History in flames: Belgium recalls Leuven's ruins

August 24, 2014

LEUVEN, Belgium (AP) — A century after German forces burned down the Leuven University library, Marie Legrand still has visions of the horrid scene. more »»

Cliff Richard rejects sexual assault allegation

August 24, 2014

LONDON (AP) — British pop star Cliff Richard says police have questioned him about a sexual assault allegation. more »»

Pakistan's largest city thirsts for a water supply

August 24, 2014

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — On the outskirts of the slums of Pakistan's biggest city, protesters burning tires and throwing stones have what sounds like a simple demand: They want water at least onc... more »»

Israeli airstrike levels 7-story building in Gaza

August 24, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli airstrikes leveled a seven-floor office building and severely damaged a two-story shopping center in the Gaza Strip early Sunday, signaling a new escalation i... more »»

China defends intercepting US Navy plane

August 24, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — China's Defense Ministry rejected U.S. accusations that a Chinese fighter jet conducted a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft off the southern Chinese coast. more »»

China shuts down Beijing Independent Film Festival

August 24, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities blocked an annual independent film festival from opening Saturday, seizing documents and films from organizers and hauling away two event officials in a sign... more »»

Bombings kill 42 in Iraq after Sunni mosque attack

August 23, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Bombings in Baghdad and the northern city of Kirkuk killed at least 42 people in Iraq on Saturday as the government investigated a deadly attack on a Sunni mosque the day before... more »»

Sweden: 3 protesters injured by mounted police

August 23, 2014

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — At least three people were seriously injured Saturday when mounted riot police charged demonstrators in southern Sweden, authorities said. more »»

 
 

 

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