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111-year-old from Japan recognized as oldest man

August 20, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — A 111-year-old retired Japanese educator who enjoys poetry has been recognized as the world's oldest living man. 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 »»

Iraqis in besieged town appeal to army for help

August 20, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Members of a minority Iraqi Shiite community whose town has been besieged by Sunni militants are appealing to Iraq's military and the international community to intervene to end th... more »»

Pakistan lawmakers meet amid mass protests

August 20, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani lawmakers met Wednesday as tens of thousands of protesters thronged outside the assembly calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over alleged voting... more »»

Ukraine's rebel capital seeks ersatz normality

August 20, 2014

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — It has been weeks since Donetsk last had a traffic jam. more »»

Global cruise lines set sail for China

August 20, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Royal Caribbean's newest ship has attractions not usually seen on cruise liners, including bumper cars, a skydiving simulator and a glass observation capsule on a mechanical arm... more »»

French ex-prime minister seeks nod for '17 vote

August 20, 2014

PARIS (AP) — An ex-prime minister under Jacques Chirac who was once convicted in a corruption scandal and handed a 10-year ban on public office is jumping into France's 2017 presidential race. more »»

Israel, Gaza militants trade fire after talks fail

August 20, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets and Israel responded with airstrikes on Wednesday after Egyptian efforts to mediate a lasting truce in the monthlong... more »»

Chinese, Russian media turn criticisms back on US

August 20, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese and Russian state media have seized on the U.S. more »»

North Korea insults John Kerry over his looks

August 20, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In its latest personal attack on a prominent official from a rival country, North Korea on Wednesday called U.S. more »»

10 dead, 22 missing in Hiroshima landslide

August 20, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris early Wednesday in the outskirts of Hiroshima, killing at least 10 people and leaving 22 missing, the government said. more »»

Israeli-US relations tested once again in Gaza war

August 20, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — When Israel completes its damage assessment from its latest war with Hamas, it may conclude that one of the biggest casualties was its all-important relationship with the United... more »»

Jubilation as Pakistan protests reach parliament

August 20, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Jubilant anti-government demonstrators in Pakistan are claiming victory after tearing down barricades and occupying a key road outside Parliament, where they are demanding the... more »»

Liberia president declares Ebola curfew

August 19, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's president has declared a curfew and is imposing a quarantine of a major slum in the capital Monrovia as the death toll mounts from Ebola. more »»

Gaza cease-fire efforts collapse in heavy fighting

August 19, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Egyptian attempts to broker an end to a monthlong war between Israel and Hamas collapsed in heavy fighting Tuesday, with Palestinian militants firing dozens of rocket... more »»

Tens of thousands march on Pakistani parliament

August 19, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters armed with wire cutters and backed by cranes broke through barriers protecting Pakistan's parliament and other government buildings Tuesday night,... more »»

Egyptian cease-fire efforts collapse

August 19, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Egyptian attempts to broker an end to a monthlong war between Israel and Hamas militants collapsed in heavy fighting Tuesday, with Palestinian militants firing dozens... more »»

Palestinians: Child killed in airstrike

August 19, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian medical officials in the Gaza Strip say two people, including a 2-year-old girl, have been killed in an Israeli airstrike. more »»

Ukrainian forces press attacks on rebel-held areas

August 19, 2014

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Government troops pressed attacks Tuesday in the two largest cities held by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, while Kiev also pursued diplomatic efforts to resolve th... more »»

Somalia TV sales grow as many avoid public places

August 19, 2014

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Inside the small office, the line of sweating clients waiting to renew their satellite TV subscriptions keeps growin. more »»

 
 

 

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