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Ring, ring: London statues want to talk to you

August 19, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Calling all London tourists: Peter Pan, Sherlock Holmes and Queen Victoria want to have a word with you. more »»

Israel: Rockets fired from Gaza, cease-fire broken

August 19, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says three rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip, breaking a temporary cease-fire amid negotiations over the war between Israel and Hamas. more »»

Iraq military clashes with militants in Tikrit

August 19, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Skirmishes broke out Tuesday between Iraqi security forces and militants on the outskirts of Tikrit, a local official and a resident said, a day after the Iraqi and Kurdish troops... more »»

Liberia: Missing quarantined patients are found

August 19, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — All the people who were being screened for Ebola when they fled a health center during looting are now back in a hospital, a Liberian official said Tuesday. more »»

Clash over Kurdish rebel statue in Turkey kills 1

August 19, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Backed by military helicopters and armored vehicles, Turkish troops clashed with Kurdish protesters trying to block the removal of a statue of a Kurdish rebel fighter on... more »»

Protesters set to march on Pakistan's parliament

August 19, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Thousands of protesters demanding Pakistan's prime minister step down prepared Tuesday to march on parliament in the capital, as authorities beefed up security to prevent possibl... more »»

South Africa repatriates journalist's remains

August 19, 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa is repatriating the remains of a black anti-apartheid journalist who died in the United States in 1965 and was buried there until his recent exhumation. more »»

Israelis, Palestinians resume talks on Gaza deal

August 19, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Palestinian and Israeli negotiators in Cairo resumed indirect talks on Tuesday, trying to hammer out a roadmap for the war-torn Gaza Strip after Egypt announced a 24-hour extension o... more »»

Germany: Looted painting belongs to Jewish family

August 19, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Investigators say they have determined a second painting that was part of a massive trove of art found in the Munich apartment of late collector Cornelius Gurlitt was stolen by the... more »»

Thailand's military ruler dons a suit and tie

August 19, 2014

BANGKOK (AP) — When Thailand's military ruler appears in public, he usually is seen in full military regalia. more »»

Syria strikes militants as US targets them in Iraq

August 19, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — As the U.S. more »»

Pope wants China dialogue, freedom for church

August 19, 2014

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis says he wants dialogue with China and the only thing he asks in return is for the Catholic Church to be able to operate freely. more »»

Ukraine: Dozens killed in shelling of convoy

August 19, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine accused pro-Russia separatists of killing dozens of civilians in an attack early Monday on a convoy fleeing a besieged rebel-held city. more »»

Obama: Iraq forces retake Mosul Dam from militants

August 18, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi and Kurdish forces recaptured Iraq's largest dam from Islamic militants Monday following dozens of U.S. more »»

Pope OKs protecting Iraq minorities, wants UN OK

August 18, 2014

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis on Monday said efforts to stop Islamic militants from attacking religious minorities in Iraq are legitimate but said the international community — and... more »»

Ukraine: Dozens killed in shelling of convoy

August 18, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine accused pro-Russia separatists of killing dozens of civilians in an attack early Monday on a convoy fleeing a besieged rebel-held city. more »»

Egypt: No deal yet on Gaza cease-fire, more talks

August 18, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — The Egyptian government has announced a 24-hour extension in cease-fire talks between Israel and the Hamas militant group. more »»

100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds

August 18, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a huge spike in the continent's death rate of the world's largest mammals because of an... more »»

Iceland warns of possible volcanic eruption

August 18, 2014

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland has raised its alert level for the risk of a possible volcanic eruption to orange —the second-most severe level. more »»

Grief, relief as ravaged Ukrainian town rebuilds

August 18, 2014

LYSYCHANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Weeks after Ukrainian government forces recaptured Lysychansk from the rebels, the residents of this shell-shocked town near the Russian border say they hope simply to... more »»

 
 

 

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