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Swedish town celebrates link to the Bronx

August 21, 2014

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nearly four centuries after Jonas Bronck set foot in America, his birthplace in southern Sweden is finally recognizing its historical link to the New York borough that bears his... more »»

Fighting in Ukraine as aid convoy reaches customs

August 21, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Parts of eastern Ukraine were wracked by fierce fighting Thursday as government troops sought to snatch back territory from separatist rebels, while a Russian aid convoy to... more »»

Ukraine: Some Russian aid trucks clearing customs

August 21, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Some Russian trucks in a massive aid convoy began the process of clearing customs Thursday at a rebel-held border crossing in eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian border guard... more »»

Indonesia court rejects election loser's appeal

August 21, 2014

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's top court has rejected an appeal by losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto over alleged fraud in last month's polls. more »»

South Africa: man dead after orange pelting

August 21, 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Two men in rural South Africa are suspected of killing a farmworker with oranges, police said Thursday.

Citing witness accounts, police Lt. Col. more »»

Pakistan protest leader backs out of talks

August 21, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan suspended talks with the government Thursday after it appointed a new police chief in the capital ahead of a possible crackdown on thousand... more »»

With Erdogan at helm, Turkey to choose premier

August 21, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Recep Tayyip Erdogan prepared to choose his successor as prime minister Thursday, with expectations high that the man who has dominated Turkish politics for more than a... more »»

Sealed off Liberia slum calm amid Ebola outbreak

August 21, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Calm returned Thursday to a slum in the Liberian capital that was sealed off in the government's attempt to halt the spread of Ebola, a day after clashes erupted between... more »»

German arbitration panel rejects looted art claim

August 21, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — A German expert panel says the heirs of a Jewish woman persecuted by the Nazis aren't entitled to reclaim a valuable painting she once owned. more »»

Freed activist won't stop 14-year hunger strike

August 21, 2014

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's most famous prisoner of conscience has walked free after nearly 14 years in jail but vowed to continue the hunger strike that landed her in prison for attempted suicide,... more »»

Indonesian police fire tear gas at poll protesters

August 21, 2014

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Supporters of losing Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto clashed with police Thursday as the country's top judges began reading a verdict on his petition... more »»

Group: Justice elusive year after Syria gas attack

August 21, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — One year after the deadly chemical attack on rebel-held areas outside Damascus, the victims and their families have yet to see those behind the mass killings held responsible, a... more »»

Pakistan holds talks with opposition protesters

August 21, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani officials held "initial" talks before dawn Thursday with representatives from two opposition groups whose supporters have been besieging the parliament for a second day... more »»

Some see Qatar's hand in collapse of Gaza talks

August 21, 2014

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The explosions rocking the Gaza Strip may seem far removed from the flashy cars and skyscrapers of ultra-rich Qatar, but efforts to end fighting between Hamas... more »»

Thai army ruler nominated as next prime minister

August 21, 2014

BANGKOK (AP) — Three months after overthrowing Thailand's last elected government, this Southeast Asian nation's junta leader is stepping out of his army uniform for good — to take up the post of... more »»

Israeli air strikes pound Gaza; 6 dead in Rafah

August 21, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian police say at least six people have been killed when an overnight Israeli airstrike hit a densely populated neighborhood in the Gaza Strip. more »»

Thai army ruler expected to become new premier

August 21, 2014

BANGKOK (AP) — Three months after overthrowing Thailand's last elected government, this Southeast Asian nation's junta leader is poised to step out of his army uniform for good — to take up the... more »»

Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

August 20, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes Wednesday against the Islamic State extremist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley and that has seized a... more »»

Social media pushes back at militant propaganda

August 20, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — The extremists of the Islamic State group have turned their social media into a theater of horror, broadcasting a stomach-turning stream of battles, bombings and beheadings to a... more »»

Beheading spurs news attacks on Islamic militants

August 20, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes against Islamic State extremists Wednesday and weighed sending more troops to Iraq as President Barack Obama vowed to be... more »»

 
 

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