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UNESCO chief: IS systematically destroying heritage sites

August 22, 2015

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Islamic State extremists in Syria and Iraq are engaged in the "most brutal, systematic" destruction of ancient sites since World War II, the head of the U.. more »»

Guatemala detains ex-VP in graft case, seeks president probe

August 22, 2015

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Ex-Vice President Roxana Baldetti was detained Friday in connection with a customs corruption scandal that led to her resignation, and prosecutors announced they are seeking... more »»

The Latest on Koreas: N. Korea says ready for 'all-out war'

August 22, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The latest on the tensions on the Korean Peninsula (all times local):

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9 a.. more »»

France: 2 Americans subdue gunman on high-speed train

August 21, 2015

PARIS (AP) — A gunman opened fire on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday, wounding two people before two American passengers subdued him, officials said. more »»

Yemen's president calls for cease-fire and rebel withdrawal

August 21, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Yemen's president is proposing a 15-day cease-fire that would coincide with the withdrawal of Shiite rebel militias from all government institutions and military... more »»

French official: 2 Americans subdued train gunman

August 21, 2015

PARIS (AP) — A gunman opened fire on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris Friday, wounding two people before being subdued by two American passengers, officials said. more »»

6 killed in Syria after Israel retaliates for rocket attack

August 21, 2015

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Israeli airstrikes in southern Syria killed six people and wounded seven, Syrian state TV reported Friday, in retaliation for a rocket attack on Israel the previous day tha... more »»

Guatemala detains ex-VP in graft case, seeks president probe

August 21, 2015

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Ex-Vice President Roxana Baldetti was detained Friday in connection with a customs corruption scandal that led to her resignation, and prosecutors announced they are seeking... more »»

Afghan ties with Pakistan sour as Taliban gain strength

August 21, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — One of the world's testier strategic relationships is deteriorating by the day as Afghanistan accuses Pakistan of meddling in its affairs and prolonging a 14-year war by... more »»

Israeli former minister: 3 plans to hit Iran were blocked

August 21, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's former defense minister, Ehud Barak, says three separate plans on Israel striking Iranian nuclear facilities were blocked in recent years, first by Israel's military... more »»

UNESCO chief: IS systematically destroying heritage sites

August 21, 2015

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Islamic State extremists in Syria and Iraq are engaged in the "most brutal, systematic" destruction of ancient sites since World War II, the head of the U.. more »»

Iraq's top cleric says 'battle' for reforms must continue

August 21, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's top Shiite cleric urged the government on Friday to press ahead with reforms and fighting corruption, but cautioned against doing so at the expense of the fight against the... more »»

Migrants clash with Macedonian police on border with Greece

August 21, 2015

IDOMENI, Greece (AP) — Macedonian police fired stun grenades Friday to disperse thousands of migrants stuck in a no man's land with Greece and clashed with them as they desperately tried to rush... more »»

The Latest on Koreas: UN chief concerned by Korean tensions

August 21, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The latest on the tensions on the Korean Peninsula (all times local):

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2:30 p.m. more »»

North Korea warns of war with South after artillery fire

August 21, 2015

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday declared his front-line troops in a "quasi-state of war" and ordered them to prepare for battle a day after the most seriou... more »»

Guatemala detains ex-VP who resigned amid graft scandal

August 21, 2015

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Police detained former Vice President Roxana Baldetti on Friday in connection with a customs corruption scandal that led to her resignation after her private secretary was... more »»

Greek election looms as parties struggle to form government

August 21, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's main opposition party launched efforts to form a new government Friday following Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' resignation, but made no progress in what appears a... more »»

IS destroys ancient monastery in central Syria

August 21, 2015

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Islamic State group on Friday demolished a monastery founded more than 1,500 years ago in central Syria, near a town where the extremists abducted dozens of Christians... more »»

IS destroying heritage in Syria and Iraq

August 21, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group's demolition of the S. more »»

Thousands rally in Iraq to demand reforms, better services

August 21, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — Thousands rallied in Iraq's capital and a string of other cities to press demands for reforms, better services and an end to corruption. more »»

 
 
 

 

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