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Malaysia receives bodies from Flight 17 crash

August 22, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The bodies and ashes of 20 Malaysians killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July have arrived in Kuala Lumpur, the first repatriation... more »»

Hamas admits kidnapping Israeli teens

August 21, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — A senior Hamas leader has said the group carried out the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teens in the West Bank in June — the first time anyone from the Islamic militant... more »»

Israel kills 3 Hamas military commanders in Gaza

August 21, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel stepped up its campaign against Gaza's ruling Hamas on Thursday, killing three of the group's senior military commanders in an airstrike that pulverized a... more »»

Reports: Syria troops kill scores of jihadis

August 21, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian troops killed dozens of jihadi fighters, including a prominent media activist, in heavy clashes on Thursday around a sprawling northern air base that the Islamic State group... more »»

Syria opposition: Deadly chemical attack forgotten

August 21, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — The year since a chemical attack that killed hundreds near Damascus has been a strikingly good one for President Bashar Assad. more »»

Russian aid convoy advances toward Ukraine

August 21, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Fierce fighting raged in eastern Ukraine on Thursday in what appeared to be a last-gasp attempt by government troops to snatch back territory from pro-Russian separatists... more »»

A look at govt ransom polices in US, Europe

August 21, 2014

A look at how the United States and various European nations have dealt with hostage-taking and ransom demands for their citizens in recent years:


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Turkey's Davutoglu named new premier

August 21, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Recep Tayyip Erdogan named Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as his successor as prime minister on Thursday, with expectations high that the man who has dominated Turkish... more »»

Turkey's Davutoglu expected to be a docile premier

August 21, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, hand-picked by president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan to succeed him as prime minister, is expected to accept a largely backseat role... more »»

Greek archaeology site sparks intense interest

August 21, 2014

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Archaeologists excavating a large burial mound in northern Greece that has captivated the public's imagination have asked politicians and others seeking guided tours of the... more »»

10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

August 21, 2014

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you... more »»

Children used as child soldiers in South Sudan

August 21, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The use of child soldiers — teenage boys dressed in military uniforms and carrying assault rifles — is commonplace in South Sudan and will be the subject of U.N. more »»

Turkey's Davutoglu nominated new premier

August 21, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's ruling party has picked Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to replace president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan as its new chairman and prime minister. more »»

Voice, image give clues in hunt for Foley's killer

August 21, 2014

LONDON (AP) — The Islamic militant in a video showing the death of American journalist James Foley took great care to disguise his identity, dressing head-to-toe in black, with a mask leaving onl... more »»

Liberia gives food in slum sealed to stop Ebola

August 21, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Hundreds of residents of a Liberian slum lined up to receive rice and water from government officials Thursday in their neighborhood which was sealed off from the rest of... more »»

SAfrican lawmakers protest presidential scandal

August 21, 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Opposition lawmakers heckled South African President Jacob Zuma during a parliamentary session Thursday in which questions were raised about more than $20 million in state... more »»

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 »»

Indonesian court rejects election loser's appeal

August 21, 2014

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's top court on Thursday rejected an appeal by the losing candidate in last month's presidential election over alleged voting irregularities, removing any... 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 »»



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