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Ebola continues to claim victims

 August 20, 2014; Updated: 11:52 pm

Children surround a suspected victim of the Ebola virus who fell down while walking Tuesday in Monrovia, Liberia. The World Health Organization says the outbreak has killed more than 1,200 people, while authorities struggle to contain its spread and...


Afghans nervous as political deadline draws near

 August 20, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Kabul - With a crucial deadline soon approaching to inaugurate a new president and an election ballot recount in a critical stage, fears are growing that Afghanistan's fragile transition process could collapse into violence.The...



 August 19, 2014; Updated: 11:57 pm

Indian villagers sit in boats as they try to move to safer places Monday in Harinarayanpur village in the Barabanki district of India's Uttar Pradesh state. The death toll from three days of flooding and torrential rain in Nepal and India rose to...


Israel launches airstrikes after Gaza rocket fire

 August 19, 2014; Updated: 10:26 am

The Israeli military said it carried out a series of airstrikes Tuesday across the Gaza Strip in response to renewed rocket fire, a burst of violence that broke a temporary cease-fire and endangered negotiations in Egypt over ending the monthlong...


Car crash in Argentina kills 3 relatives of pope

 August 19, 2014; Updated: 10:24 am

Three relatives of Pope Francis died and a fourth was in critical condition Tuesday after a car crash on a provincial highway in Argentina, the Vatican and a local police official said.


Obama: Iraq has regained control of Mosul dam

 August 18, 2014; Updated: 5:21 pm


Ukraine blames rebels for shelling civilians

 August 18, 2014; Updated: 10:50 am

Ukraine claimed Monday that pro-Russia rebels fired rockets and mortars on a convoy of civilians who were trying to flee from the intense fighting in eastern Ukraine.


Going to the dogs

 August 17, 2014; Updated: 11:18 pm

People and their dogs attend Mass Saturday during Dog Day in El Alto, Bolivia. Bolivian households celebrate the Feast of San Roque, who is the patron saint of dogs, and provide extra special attention to their pets.


Report of 'massacre' of Yazidi men in Iraq as strikes hit near dam

 August 16, 2014; Updated: 11:11 pm

Islamic extremists in Iraq killed 80 Yazidi men and abducted their wives and children, officials and eyewitnesses said Saturday, insisting the religious community is still at risk after a week of U.S. and Iraqi airstrikes on the militants.


Huge crowds greet pope at martyr beatification

 August 16, 2014; Updated: 1:02 am

Pope Francis beatified 124 Korean martyrs today, telling hundreds of thousands of people who turned out for his open-air Mass that their ancestors’ willingness to die rather than renounce their faith two centuries ago was a model for Asian...


Seoul Man

 August 15, 2014; Updated: 11:46 pm

Pope Francis waves from a car after his arrival in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday.As Francis became the first pope in 25 years to visit South Korea, Seoul's never-timid rival, North Korea, made its presence felt by firing three short-range projectiles...


Subtle voices of dissent surface in war-torn Gaza

 August 15, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Beit Lahiya, Gaza Strip - The group of neighbors surveyed the destruction wreaked on their residential complex by Israeli bombardment, with building after building flattened or punctured by shells. The men then began to voice something...


Fighting continues in Ukraine

 August 14, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm


U.S.: Rescue in Iraq not needed

 August 14, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Washington - A team of about 20 U.S. troops and aid workers who landed Wednesday on Iraq's Mount Sinjar determined that a rescue operation of besieged minorities stranded there is probably unnecessary, the Pentagon...


Israel, Hamas to extend cease-fire by five days

 August 14, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Gaza City, Gaza Strip - Palestinian diplomats in Cairo said Hamas and Israel agreed Wednesday to a five-day extension of the Gaza cease-fire to negotiate a more permanent truce, even as a barrage of rockets were lobbed at Israel and a...


‘Fat Guys in the Woods’ feels like a teachable moment missed

 August 14, 2014; Updated: 4:46 pm

Earlier this year, the Weather Channel had an odd and surprisingly spirited dust-up with DirecTV over the network's ratio of reality shows to weather reporting. DirecTV felt the ratio was too high and refused to carry the Weather Channel unless...


Iran spurns al-Maliki, endorses new choice for Iraqi prime minister

 August 13, 2014; Updated: 12:47 am

Baghdad - Iran endorsed Iraq's new prime minister-designate on Tuesday, striking a death blow for incumbent Nouri al-Maliki as a wide spectrum of domestic factions - and even his most loyal militia - also turned their backs on the...


Al-Malaki ouster sets up power struggle

 August 12, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

A new prime minister picked for Iraq; U.S. said to be arming KurdsBaghdad - Iraq's president snubbed incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and picked another...


Spanish priest dies of Ebola; UN debates ethics

 August 12, 2014; Updated: 8:03 am

A Spanish missionary priest being treated for Ebola died Tuesday in a Madrid hospital amid a worldwide ethical debate over who should get experimental Ebola treatments.


Political infighting roils Baghdad

 August 11, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Baghdad - Iraq's embattled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, in a surprise speech late Sunday, resisted calls for his resignation and accused the country's new president of violating the constitution, plunging the government into a political...


Call for cease-fire issued in Ukraine

 August 10, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Moscow - Ukrainian troops surrounded pro-Russia separatists in their main stronghold of Donetsk on Saturday, prompting the new leader of the militants to appeal for a cease-fire to avert what he said was a looming humanitarian...


Liberians demand that government collect Ebola bodies

 August 10, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Monrovia, Liberia - Riot police raced to quell a demonstration blocking Liberia's busiest highway Saturday as an angry crowd protested the government's delays in collecting the bodies of Ebola victims.In Guinea, where the deadly...


Gaza truce ends, killing resumes

 August 9, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Jerusalem - A three-day truce collapsed Friday in a new round of violence after Gaza militants resumed rocket attacks on Israel, drawing a wave of retaliatory airstrikes that killed at least five Palestinians, including three...


Ebola outbreak called public health emergency

 August 9, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

London - The World Health Organization urged nations worldwide to donate money and resources to stop the spread of Ebola as it declared the outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency.The latest Ebola...


U.S. launches four more airstrikes against Iraqi militants

 August 9, 2014; Updated: 7:06 pm

Washington (AP) — The U.S. military says American jet fighters and drones have conducted four more airstrikes on Islamic militants in Iraq, taking out armored carriers and a truck that were firing on civilians.


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