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7 dead as battle erupts in Somali capital

August 15, 2014

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Combat shook Mogadishu early Friday as government troops launched a dawn attack on a house belonging to a former warlord as part of a disarmament campaign. more »»

Panama Canal turns 100 as expansion hits snags

August 15, 2014

PANAMA CITY (AP) — It was supposed to be a grand celebration of the engineering triumph that forged a nation. more »»

Pope has tough sell on materialism in South Korea

August 15, 2014

DAEJEON, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis called Friday for Catholics to combat the allure of materialism, an appeal that might be a hard sell in South Korea, a newly rich and hyper-competitive... more »»

2 deaths overshadow end of Chess Olympiad

August 15, 2014

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A major international chess tournament in northern Norway ended on a grim note, with one player dying in the middle of a game and another found dead in a hotel room, organizers... more »»

Russia lets Ukraine inspect aid convoy

August 15, 2014

KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKY, Russia (AP) — Russia let Ukrainian officials inspect an aid convoy while it was still on Russian soil Friday and agreed that the Red Cross can distribute the goods in... more »»

127 victims identified from Ukraine plane disaster

August 15, 2014

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch authorities say they have identified 127 victims from the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster in Ukraine. more »»

Spain: Woman arrested with coke in breast implants

August 15, 2014

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police say they have arrested a woman who landed at Madrid's international airport with 1.7 kilos (3.7 pounds) of cocaine hidden in her breast implants. more »»

Clashes erupt during opposition rally in Pakistan

August 15, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Supporters of the Pakistani government and opposition protesters clashed on Friday during the second day of a march to the capital aimed at forcing Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to... more »»

Poland puts on biggest military parade in years

August 15, 2014

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland put on its biggest military parade in years Friday to mark its annual armed forces holiday, with the president saying the violence in Ukraine shows that conflict is... more »»

Iraq's PM-designate calls for unity

August 15, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's new prime minister-designate says he is committed to fighting corruption and uniting the Iraqi people in the face of terrorism. more »»

Image of Asia: Floating in Sydney Harbour

August 15, 2014

In this photo by Rob Griffith, an inflatable sea turtle sculpture floats past the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridg. more »»

Hungary: Sanctions on Russia more damaging to West

August 15, 2014

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's prime minister said the West is "shooting itself in the foot" with inadequately thought through economic sanctions against Russia. more »»

Iraq's top cleric calls for unity after PM resigns

August 15, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — The decision by Nouri al-Maliki to step down as Iraq's prime minister brought celebrations from his opponents Friday, as the country's top Shiite cleric urged his successor to carr... more »»

Pope's English on display for first time in SKorea

August 15, 2014

SOLMOE, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis usually refuses to speak anything other than Italian or his native Spanish in public, apparently uncomfortable with his abilities even when reading from a... more »»

New fighting hits South Sudan

August 15, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — After a lull of several weeks, fighting broke out in South Sudan on Friday, forcing aid workers to take cover in a city where more than 40,000 civilians are huddled in a U.. more »»

Indian PM urges an end to violence against women

August 15, 2014

NEW DELHI (AP) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Friday that India had been shamed by rapes and attacks against women, and called on parents in this deeply misogynistic country to treat their... more »»

Al-Qaida urges abducted man's family to press US

August 15, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Al-Qaida urged the family of an American aid worker it abducted in Pakistan three years ago to demand that the U.S. government negotiate a prisoner exchange for his release. more »»

Iraq's al-Maliki steps down, backs rival for PM

August 15, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — The decision by Iraq's embattled Nouri al-Maliki to step down as prime minister revived hopes on Friday for the formation of a new government that could take on a growing insurgenc... more »»

Lake body may be suspected Liechtenstein shooter

August 15, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — Police say a body found drifting in Lake Constance may be that of a former Liechtenstein fund manager suspected of fatally shooting a bank's chief executive earlier this year. more »»

Seeing Iraq horror, Europe reconsiders reluctance

August 15, 2014

BRUSSELS (AP) — France's decision this week to arm Kurdish fighters in the battle against Islamic militants marked a turning point in Europe's wavering stance on Iraq, with an EU emergency meetin... more »»

 
 

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