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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 »»

Israel says Hamas West Bank coup attempt thwarted

August 18, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Shin Bet security service says it has thwarted a Hamas coup attempt in the West Bank, though it provided few detail. more »»

Ukraine: 'Dozens' of civilians killed in convoy

August 18, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A spokesman for Ukraine's national security council says "dozens" of civilians have been killed in a rebel attack on a convoy of people trying to flee war-torn eastern Ukraine. 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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

Ukraine: rebels fire on civilian convoy

August 18, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine claimed Monday that rebels in the east of the country fired rockets and mortars on civilians trying to flee from the region's intense fighting. more »»

Assange talks of leaving embassy, sowing confusion

August 18, 2014

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sowed confusion Monday with an announcement that appeared to indicate he was leaving his embassy bolt hole, but his spokesman later clarified that... more »»

Sides in Gaza talks dig in as cease-fire end looms

August 18, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Israeli and Palestinian negotiators in Egypt-mediated Gaza truce talks hardened their positions Monday ahead of the expiration of a five-day cease-fire, though both sides appeared... more »»

In Gaza, emotional wounds of war remain unhealed

August 18, 2014

BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) — Shahed Quishta was curled up in an armchair one late afternoon during the Gaza war when a shell slammed into her living room. more »»

Ebola health workers battle death, heat, rumors

August 18, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Doctors and nurses fighting Ebola in West Africa are working 14-hour days, seven days a week, wearing head-to-toe gear in the heat of muddy clinics. Agonizing death is the norm. 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 »»

Strong quake hits remote area in southwest Iran

August 18, 2014

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A strong, magnitude 6.1 earthquake jolted a sparsely populated mountainous province near Iran's border with Iraq on Monday, Iranian state television reported. 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 »»

Novice matadors' hunger strike over bullfight ban

August 18, 2014

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Two years after Bogota's leftist mayor suspended bullfights at the capital's history-steeped bullring, a clutch of apprentice matadors is pressing for their reinstatement... more »»

Pope to Koreans: Reject suspicion, forge 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 »»

 
 

 

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