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Mayor: Rebels enter key southeast Ukrainian town

August 27, 2014

NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian rebel forces entered a key town in southeastern Ukraine on Wednesday after three days of heavy shelling, the town's mayor said, capturing new territory far... more »»

Earthquakes rock Iceland volcano

August 27, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Earthquakes are rocking Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano, adding to concerns that magma movements may trigger an eruption that could hinder air traffic. more »»

Germany plans to tighten EU migration rules

August 27, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — The German government proposed measures Wednesday to tighten migration regulations for citizens from elsewhere in the European Union amid accusations of welfare abuse by poor... more »»

Bulgarian poet Valeri Petrov dies

August 27, 2014

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Valeri Petrov, Bulgaria's most prominent contemporary poet, who translated the complete works of Shakespeare, has died at age 94. more »»

Experts find 283 DNA samples from MH17 site

August 27, 2014

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Experts working to identify the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 have gathered DNA samples from 283 people and have positively identified 17. more »»

IMF chief Lagarde under investigation in France

August 27, 2014

PARIS (AP) — Christine Lagarde, the chief of the International Monetary Fund, was placed under official investigation for negligence in a French corruption probe that dates back to her days as... more »»

Erdogan rules out obedient role for successor

August 27, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday rejected claims that Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, who is set to replace him as prime minister, would merely do his... more »»

UN panel: Crimes against humanity spread in Syria

August 27, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — The Syrian government has likely used chlorine gas to attack civilians while the Islamic State group has committed crimes against humanity with attacks on civilians in two provinces... more »»

Malaysia Airlines set for shakeup after disasters

August 27, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Malaysia is preparing to unveil the latest overhaul of its beleaguered state-owned airline, which is reeling from twin disasters months apart that killed hundreds of passengers. more »»

Annual tomato battle leaves Spanish town red

August 27, 2014

BUNOL, Spain (AP) — The streets of an eastern Spanish town are awash with red pulp as thousands of people pelt each other with tomatoes in the annual "Tomatina" battle that has become a major... more »»

Inarritu's 'Birdman' opens Venice Film Festival

August 27, 2014

VENICE, Italy (AP) — A film in which art and fame battle it out in the streets and skies of Manhattan has kicked off the 71st Venice Film Festival, where high-art aspirations mix with Hollywood... more »»

Afghan candidate pulls out of election audit

August 27, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — One of two men vying to become the president of Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah, pulled his observers Wednesday from an audit of the country's disputed election over... more »»

Govt-held Ukraine town hit by rebel shells

August 27, 2014

NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Separatist rebels shelled a town in southeastern Ukraine on Wednesday, raising fears they are launching a counter-offensive on government-held parts of the region, one... more »»

West Africans get creative with Ebola awareness

August 27, 2014

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — A young man on camera names the person who's challenged him to dump the contents of a bucket over his hea. more »»

Turkish party to confirm Erdogan's successor

August 27, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's ruling party convened on Wednesday to confirm Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as its new chairman and prime minister-designate, to replace Recep Tayyip Erdogan as... more »»

Gaza cease-fire holds as sides weigh gains

August 27, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — An open-ended cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip was holding Wednesday, as many people on both sides of the conflict wondered what was gained... more »»

Afghanistan's one-time booming war economy slows

August 27, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Rows of dusty trucks and used cars sit unsold in Afghanistan's capital, where real estate agents bemoan a lack of sales and international businessmen no longer frequent... more »»

Venezuela battles obesity amid dearth of good food

August 27, 2014

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuela's socialist government is sounding the alarm about growing waistlines in a country where record food shortages are making it harder to put healthy meals on the... more »»

Ebola has 'upper hand' says US health official

August 27, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Ebola still has the "upper hand" in the outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa, but experts have the means to stop it, a top American health... more »»

No sign of quick end to Ukraine conflict

August 27, 2014

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukraine's president said Wednesday that Vladimir Putin accepts the principles of a peace plan for Ukraine but the Russian leader insisted that only Kiev can reach a... more »»

 
 

 

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