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Some see Qatar's hand in collapse of Gaza talks

August 21, 2014

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The explosions rocking the Gaza Strip may seem far removed from the flashy cars and skyscrapers of ultra-rich Qatar, but efforts to end fighting between Hamas... more »»

Thai army ruler nominated as next prime minister

August 21, 2014

BANGKOK (AP) — Three months after overthrowing Thailand's last elected government, this Southeast Asian nation's junta leader is stepping out of his army uniform for good — to take up the post of... more »»

Israeli air strikes pound Gaza; 6 dead in Rafah

August 21, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian police say at least six people have been killed when an overnight Israeli airstrike hit a densely populated neighborhood in the Gaza Strip. more »»

Thai army ruler expected to become new premier

August 21, 2014

BANGKOK (AP) — Three months after overthrowing Thailand's last elected government, this Southeast Asian nation's junta leader is poised to step out of his army uniform for good — to take up the... more »»

Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

August 20, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes Wednesday against the Islamic State extremist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley and that has seized a... more »»

Social media pushes back at militant propaganda

August 20, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — The extremists of the Islamic State group have turned their social media into a theater of horror, broadcasting a stomach-turning stream of battles, bombings and beheadings to a... more »»

Beheading spurs news attacks on Islamic militants

August 20, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes against Islamic State extremists Wednesday and weighed sending more troops to Iraq as President Barack Obama vowed to be... more »»

Mexico: 14 police on trial for US SUV shooting

August 20, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Fourteen former federal police officers have gone on trial on charges of using excessive force in a 2012 shooting attack that wounded two CIA agents, Mexico's national security... more »»

Liberian slums barricaded as Ebola sets new record

August 20, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Riot police and soldiers acting on their president's orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their Liberian slum Wednesday, trying to... more »»

Obama, allies vow firm response to Islamic State

August 20, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States stood firm Wednesday in its fight against Islamic State militants who beheaded a U.S. more »»

Ukrainian govt troops take over much of Luhansk

August 20, 2014

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — After days of street battles and weeks of shelling, Ukrainian troops made a significant push Wednesday into rebel-held territory, claiming control over a large part of the... more »»

Airstrike kills wife and child of Hamas figure

August 20, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas' shadowy military chief escaped an apparent Israeli assassination attempt that killed his wife and infant son, the militant group said Wednesday as Israel's... more »»

Obama: US won't stop confronting Islamic State

August 20, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States stood firm Wednesday in its fight against Islamic State militants who beheaded a U.S. more »»

Pakistan army chief wants negotiated end to rally

August 20, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's powerful army chief called Wednesday for the country's civilian government to negotiate with thousands of protesters surrounding parliament who demand the prime... more »»

Israeli premier: 'We will not stop' Gaza operation

August 20, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister says he will press forward with a military operation in the Gaza Strip until rocket fire out of the Palestinian territory is halted. more »»

Militants use British killer as propaganda

August 20, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Islamic militants are using a beheading video to send a chilling message — not just through the gruesome act, but also by the choice of messenger. more »»

Afghanistan orders NYT reporter to leave country

August 20, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan ordered a New York Times correspondent Wednesday to leave the country in 24 hours and barred him from returning over a story he wrote saying that a group of... more »»

WHO: West Africa Ebola death toll rises to 1,350

August 20, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The World Health Organization says the death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is now at least 1,350 people. more »»

Neanderthals and humans had 'ample time' to mix

August 20, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Humans and Neanderthals may have coexisted in Europe for more than 5,000 years, providing ample time for the two species to meet and mix, according to new research. 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 »»

 
 

 

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