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Beijing faces defiance in Hong Kong on vote reform

September 1, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers disrupted a Beijing official's speech Monday as he sought to explain a decision announced over the weekend to tightly limit voting reforms for... more »»

Merkel aide downplays anti-euro party's success

September 1, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — A top aide to German Chancellor Angela Merkel is downplaying a new anti-euro party's strong showing in a state election, arguing that it's too early to say its long-term success is... more »»

Islamic State group becomes target of Arab satire

September 1, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — The bumbling young militant first drops the rocket launcher on the toes of his boss before taking aim and firing toward a military checkpoint outside of an Iraqi town — not... more »»

Islamist militia now guards US Embassy in Libya

September 1, 2014

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital now guards the U.S. more »»

Philippine troops pull 'greatest escape' in Golan

September 1, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials said... more »»

Ukraine: rebels fire on border guard vessel

August 31, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine. more »»

Cuba cracks down on goods in flyers' luggage

August 31, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — A carload of burly nephews and grandsons greeted Martha and Alfredo Gonzalez when they stepped out of Havana's international airport into the blazing heat of an August afternoon. more »»

Iraqi forces break militant siege of Shiite town

August 31, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, as a suicid... more »»

Police, protesters clash in Pakistani capital

August 31, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Anti-government protesters armed with slingshots and hammers clashed repeatedly with police Sunday in the Pakistani capital, and the powerful military cautioned the prime ministe... more »»

Islamist militia now guards US Embassy in Libya

August 31, 2014

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital now guards the U.S. more »»

Germany to send rifles, tank busters to aid Kurds

August 31, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Germany will send high-end rifles, tank-busting weapons and armored vehicles to aid Kurdish fighters battling Islamic extremists in Iraq, officials said Sunday. more »»

Putin to Ukraine: begin immediate talks on east

August 31, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine. more »»

Lava eruption prompts Iceland aviation alert

August 31, 2014

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Lava fountains danced along a lengthy volcanic fissure near Iceland's subglacial Bardarbunga volcano Sunday, prompting authorities to raise the aviation warning code to... more »»

WHO: Senegal Ebola case 'a top priority emergency'

August 31, 2014

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The effort to contain Ebola in Senegal is "a top priority emergency," the World Health Organization said Sunday, as the government continued tracing everyone who came in... more »»

Militia says it 'secured' US compound in Libya

August 31, 2014

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — The Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital has "secured" a U.S. more »»

Somalia: 12 killed as army repels attack on prison

August 31, 2014

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's government forces regained control of a high security prison in the capital that was attacked Sunday by seven heavily armed suspected Islamic militants who... more »»

Philippine troops pull 'greatest escape' in Golan

August 31, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials said... more »»

China: No open nominations for Hong Kong leader

August 31, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — China's legislature on Sunday ruled out allowing open nominations in the inaugural election for Hong Kong's leader, saying they would create a "chaotic societ. more »»

Partial building collapse in Paris suburb kills 2

August 31, 2014

PARIS (AP) — A four-story apartment building in a northeastern Paris suburb partially collapsed after an explosion Sunday, killing a child and an elderly person, authorities said. more »»

Al-Qaida-linked group releases 5 Lebanese troops

August 31, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — An al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebel group has released five members of the Lebanese security forces captured earlier this month in a cross-border raid, Lebanon's military said Sunday. more »»

 
 

 

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