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Growing unrest sets back Liberia's Ebola fight

August 18, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Authorities in Liberia urgently searched on Monday for 17 people who fled an Ebola medical center over the weekend when it was attacked by looters who stole blood-stained... more »»

Pope confirms hopes for 3-city US trip in 2015

August 18, 2014

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has confirmed he wants to go to the United States next year and is considering a three-city trip in September 2015: Philadelphia for a family rally, Washington to address... more »»

McDonald's confronts its junk food image

August 18, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — At a dinner McDonald's hosted for reporters and bloggers, waiters served cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs using ingredients from the chain's menu. more »»

Robbers ambush Saudi prince's convoy in Paris

August 18, 2014

PARIS (AP) — Armed robbers ambushed a car in a Saudi prince's diplomatic convoy on its way to a Paris airport commonly used for private jets, raiding the Mercedes for valuables then torching and... more »»

Reports: Islamic State group kills Syria tribesmen

August 18, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — The extremist Islamic State group shot and beheaded hundreds of tribesmen from eastern Syria over the past two weeks after crushing an uprising they led against the jihadi fighters,... more »»

Pope leaves South Korea after urging peace

August 18, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis wrapped up his first trip to Asia on Monday by challenging Koreans —from the North and the South — to reject the "mindset of suspicion and confrontation"... more »»

Iraq says it seizes Mosul Dam; militants deny it

August 18, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Backed by U.S. more »»

Israel says Hamas West Bank coup attempt thwarted

August 18, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Shin Bet security service said Monday it had thwarted a Hamas coup attempt in the West Bank aimed at toppling Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, though it offered few... more »»

Kenya anti-terror police accused of abuses

August 18, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — There is strong evidence that the Kenya Anti-Terror Police Unit has carried out a series of extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances, an international human rights... more »»

Ukraine: 'Dozens' of civilians killed in convoy

August 18, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — "Dozens" of civilians were killed in a shelling attack Monday on a convoy of refugees trying to flee war-torn eastern Ukraine, a top Ukrainian official said. more »»

17 who fled Liberia Ebola clinic still missing

August 18, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Authorities were searching Monday for more than a dozen patients who abandoned an Ebola quarantine center in Liberia's capital during looting this weekend, although... more »»

UN sees some progress in Iran nuclear probe

August 18, 2014

VIENNA (AP) — Iran is now answering questions about suspicions that it worked secretly on nuclear weapons, The U.N. more »»

Iran says journalists held over 'security issues'

August 18, 2014

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A Washington Post reporter and two other journalists detained last month are being held over "security issues," Iran's judiciary spokesman said Monday, offering the first... more »»

Ukraine blames rebels for shelling civilians

August 18, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine claimed Monday that pro-Russia rebels fired rockets and mortars on a convoy of civilians who were trying to flee from the intense fighting in eastern Ukraine. more »»

UK Iraq mission no longer strictly humanitarian

August 18, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Britain has moved past a strictly humanitarian mission in Iraq — and the country's leader warned Monday that the effort won't be over any time soon. more »»

Fall on France's Mont Blanc kills 3 more climbers

August 18, 2014

PARIS (AP) — The mayor of the French city of Chamonix says two climbers and an experienced guide have died in a fall in Mont Blanc. more »»

Turkey calls German ambassador over spying claims

August 18, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Monday summoned Germany's ambassador and demanded an explanation after an "unacceptable, inexcusable" report that Germany's foreign intelligence agency targeted... more »»

Image of Asia: Celebrating Krishna's birthday

August 18, 2014

In this photo by Rafiq Maqbool, youngsters in Mumbai form a human pyramid to break the "Dahi handi," an earthen pot filled with curd, an integral part of celebrations to mark Janmashtami, the... more »»

Iraq forces retake Mosul Dam; militants deny claim

August 18, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Boosted by two days of U.S. more »»

Twin protests suspend life in Pakistani capital

August 18, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Twin protests demanding the Pakistani government step down have wreaked havoc in the capital, Islamabad, where commuters must circumvent shipping containers and barbed wire to ge... more »»

 
 

 

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