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UK appoints security envoy to Iraqi Kurdistan

August 24, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Britain has appointed a security envoy to Iraq's Kurdistan region as part of efforts to defeat militants of the Islamic State group. more »»

Qatar denies funding extremist Islamic State group

August 24, 2014

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Gulf nation of Qatar is hitting back at suggestions that it supports the Islamic State extremist group, saying that "determined, collective action" is neede... more »»

Iceland lowers aviation alert level from volcano

August 24, 2014

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland lowered its aviation alert level to orange from red Sunday, saying there was no sign of an imminent eruption at the Bardarbunga volcano. more »»

Ukraine plans $3 billion boost to defense spending

August 24, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president announced plans Sunday to boost his country's defense spending by an estimated 50 percent as government forces seek to overpower pro-Russian separatists i... more »»

History in flames: Belgium recalls Leuven's ruins

August 24, 2014

LEUVEN, Belgium (AP) — A century after German forces burned down the Leuven University library, Marie Legrand still has visions of the horrid scene. more »»

Cliff Richard rejects sexual assault allegation

August 24, 2014

LONDON (AP) — British pop star Cliff Richard says police have questioned him about a sexual assault allegation. more »»

Pakistan's largest city thirsts for a water supply

August 24, 2014

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — On the outskirts of the slums of Pakistan's biggest city, protesters burning tires and throwing stones have what sounds like a simple demand: They want water at least onc... more »»

Israeli airstrike levels 7-story building in Gaza

August 24, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli airstrikes leveled a seven-floor office building and severely damaged a two-story shopping center in the Gaza Strip early Sunday, signaling a new escalation i... more »»

China defends intercepting US Navy plane

August 24, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — China's Defense Ministry rejected U.S. accusations that a Chinese fighter jet conducted a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft off the southern Chinese coast. more »»

China shuts down Beijing Independent Film Festival

August 24, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities blocked an annual independent film festival from opening Saturday, seizing documents and films from organizers and hauling away two event officials in a sign... more »»

Bombings kill 42 in Iraq after Sunni mosque attack

August 23, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Bombings in Baghdad and the northern city of Kirkuk killed at least 42 people in Iraq on Saturday as the government investigated a deadly attack on a Sunni mosque the day before... more »»

Sweden: 3 protesters injured by mounted police

August 23, 2014

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — At least three people were seriously injured Saturday when mounted riot police charged demonstrators in southern Sweden, authorities said. more »»

Libyan militia accuses Egypt, UAE of airstrikes

August 23, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Two unidentified airstrikes targeting Islamist militia positions in Libya's capital killed 15 fighters and wounded 30 on Saturda. more »»

Airlines on alert as eruption begins in Iceland

August 23, 2014

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano began erupting Saturday under the ice of Europe's largest glacier, prompting the country to close the airspace over the volcano. more »»

Israeli airstrike collapses Gaza apartment tower

August 23, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli aircraft fired two missiles at a 12-story apartment tower in downtown Gaza City on Saturday, collapsing the building, sending a huge fireball into the sky and... more »»

Russian aid trucks leave; highlight dire needs

August 23, 2014

DONETSK, Russia (AP) — Hundreds of Russian aid trucks returned home from rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Saturday, highlighting a dire need for long-term assistance to the region where homes and... more »»

Bombings kill 30 in Iraq after Sunni mosque attack

August 23, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Bombings in Baghdad and the northern city of Kirkuk killed at least 30 people on Saturday as the Iraqi government investigated a deadly attack on a Sunni mosque the day before that... more »»

Correction: Ebola story

August 23, 2014

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — In a story Aug. 22 about new cases of Ebola in Nigeria, The Associated Press reported erroneously in headlines that deaths from Ebola in Liberia topped 1,000. more »»

Israeli airstrike hits Gaza City apartment tower

August 23, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian police say Israeli warplanes have fired two missiles at an apartment tower in central Gaza City, sending a huge ball of fire and a black cloud of smoke... more »»

Volcanic eruption begins under Iceland glacier

August 23, 2014

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano began erupting Saturday under the country's largest glacier after a week of seismic activity rattled the area with thousands of earthquakes... more »»

 
 

 

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