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Candidate's sudden death transforms Brazil race

August 14, 2014

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's political landscape was being redrawn Thursday, a day after a small plane crash killed a top presidential candidate, possibly complicating President Dilma Rousseff's... more »»

State TV: Iraq's al-Maliki gives up post to rival

August 14, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Nouri al-Maliki has given up his post as prime minister to Haider al-Abadi, state television reported Thursday — a move that could end a political deadlock that plunged... more »»

Officials: Iraq's al-Maliki to back new PM

August 14, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Embattled Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has agreed to step aside and support his nominated replacement in the post, Shiite lawmakers told The Associated Press on Thursda. more »»

Palestinians voice optimism as Gaza truce holds

August 14, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Palestinian officials voiced cautious optimism Thursday, hinting at progress in Egyptian-mediated negotiations with Israel to bring an end to the fighting in Gaza and secure new... more »»

Putin tones down rhetoric on Ukraine

August 14, 2014

YALTA, Crimea (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to a much-hyped meeting in Crimea amid expectations of more saber-rattling over Ukraine, but he instead struck a conciliatory note... more »»

Displaced Iraqis escape fighting, but not hardship

August 14, 2014

NAJAF, Iraq (AP) — Abbas Mohammed Habib was born into Iraq's rapidly expanding world of the displaced. more »»

Pope's small car fascinates South Koreans

August 14, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis' choice of wheels during his five-day South Korean visit has surprised many in this painfully self-conscious country, where big shots rarely hit the streets... more »»

Subtle voices of dissent surface in war-torn Gaza

August 14, 2014

BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) — The group of neighbors surveyed the destruction wreaked on their residential complex by Israeli bombardment, with building after building flattened or punctured by... more »»

Iraqi army, militants clash west of Baghdad

August 14, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Clashes between Iraqi troops and Sunni insurgents west of Baghdad killed at least four children on Thursday as the United Nations said the humanitarian crisis ignited by the advanc... more »»

UN: Over 100,000 migrants reach Italy this year

August 14, 2014

MILAN (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency says over 100,000 migrants — more than half of them refugees from war or persecution — have reached Italy by sea this year. more »»

UK police search singer Cliff Richard's house

August 14, 2014

LONDON (AP) — British police on Thursday searched a house belonging to veteran rock star Cliff Richard in connection with sexual allegations dating back to the 1980. more »»

Eurozone recovery grinds to halt amid Ukraine fear

August 14, 2014

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Well, that didn't last long.

After four quarters of meager growth, the fragile economic recovery in the 18-country eurozone creaked to a halt in the second quarter. more »»

New study explores sinister side of meerkats

August 14, 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — One of the most captivating sights of African wildlife is that of dark-eyed meerkats standing side-by-side on their hind legs, as though posing for a group photograph. more »»

500 guns seized: Somalia tries to disarm Mogadishu

August 14, 2014

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's government has launched a new disarmament campaign that has netted some 500 guns and sparked gun battles in a capital that is awash with weapons, said official... more »»

Ukraine claims to take town on Russian aid route

August 14, 2014

AMENSK-SHAKHTINSKY, RUSSIA (AP) — In a diplomatic game of chicken, a large Russian aid convoy rolled toward the Ukrainian border on Thursday — but it was heading toward a crossing controlled by... more »»

Syrian troops seize contested Damascus suburb

August 14, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government troops captured a fiercely contested suburb of the capital Thursday after five months of heavy fighting, flushing rebels from their last hideouts and quickly movin... more »»

Gaza truce extension fans hope of lasting deal

August 14, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — A five-day extension of a Gaza truce appeared to be holding despite a rocky start on Thursday, fanning cautious optimism of progress in the indirect negotiations underway in Cairo... more »»

Pope to Koreas: Avoid 'fruitless' shows of force

August 14, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis called Thursday for peace and unity on the war-divided Korean Peninsula and for both sides to avoid "fruitless" criticisms and shows of force, offering a... more »»

Egypt Islamists mark anniversary of mass killing

August 14, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — At least three people were killed Thursday as Egyptian security forces quashed small, scattered demonstrations by Islamist supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi marking the... more »»

Image of Asia: Modernizing the Philippine military

August 14, 2014

In this photo by Bullit Marquez, President Benigno Aquino III hands new assault rifles to Filipino soldiers at armed forces headquarters. more »»

 
 

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