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Thai army ruler named prime minister

August 21, 2014

BANGKOK (AP) — Three months after overthrowing an elected government, Thailand's junta leader is stepping out of his army uniform to take up the post of prime minister in a move critics say will... 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 »»

Pakistan protest leader backs out of talks

August 21, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's famous cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan says he has suspended talks with the government after it appointed a new police chief in the capital Islamabad for an... more »»

Reporter's death galvanizes anger, little action

August 21, 2014

PARIS (AP) — The killing of an American reporter is galvanizing international anger at Islamic State extremists and fueling fears about the flow of foreign fighters joining their ranks. 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 »»

With Erdogan at helm, Turkey to choose premier

August 21, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling party were poised Thursday to choose his successor as party chairman and prime minister, with expectations high that the man who has... 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 »»

Israeli airstrike kills 3 senior Hamas leaders

August 21, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior commanders of the Hamas military wing on Thursday, the group said, in what is likely to be a major blow to the... 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 »»

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 nominated as next prime minister

August 21, 2014

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's junta-appointed legislature has nominated the country's military ruler to be the next prime minister.

The assembly voted unanimously Thursday to name Gen. 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 »»

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 »»

Mexico: 14 police on trial for US SUV shooting

August 20, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Fourteen former federal police officers have gone on trial on charges of using excessive force in a 2012 shooting attack that wounded two CIA agents, Mexico's national security... more »»

Beheading spurs new 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 »»

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 »»

Liberian slums barricaded as Ebola sets new record

August 20, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Riot police and soldiers acting on their president's orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their Liberian slum Wednesday, trying to... more »»

 
 

 

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