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Battle for key southeast coast heats up in Ukraine

August 27, 2014

MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — The battle for Ukraine's strategic coastline heated up Wednesday as a local mayor reported that pro-Russian rebel forces entered a key town in southeast Ukraine after... more »»

Keaton hailed in Venice Film Fest opener 'Birdman'

August 27, 2014

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Well before the turn of the millennium, Michael Keaton was the first 21st-century superher. more »»

Image of Asia: Starting the hajj in Kashmir

August 27, 2014

In this photo by Dar Yasin, a Muslim in Indian-ruled Kashmir is hugged by her relative before leaving on the hajj to Mecca. more »»

Spanish chain pulls kids' shirt after outcry

August 27, 2014

MADRID (AP) — Spanish fashion retailer Inditex said Wednesday it has withdrawn a children's shirt that triggered an outcry from people who said it was reminiscent of the clothes Jews were made to... more »»

Syrian rebels seize border crossing with Israel

August 27, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels, including fighters from an al-Qaida-linked group, seized control of a frontier crossing with Israel in the Golan Heights on Wednesday after heavy clashes with... more »»

3rd doctor dies from Ebola in Sierra Leone

August 27, 2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as health workers tried to determine how a fourth scientist also... more »»

Muslims react with outrage at UK sex abuse report

August 27, 2014

ROTHERHAM, England (AP) — Members of Britain's Pakistani community reacted with outrage Wednesday amid reports that officials failed to act on sex abuse cases because of concerns about racism in... more »»

Finland, Sweden increase ties to NATO

August 27, 2014

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland and Sweden plan to work more closely with NATO by signing a pact that allows assistance from alliance troops in the Nordic countries in emergency situations, officials sai... more »»

UN scientist with Ebola in Germany for treatment

August 27, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — A scientist who was infected with Ebola while working for the World Health Organization in Sierra Leone began receiving treatment Wednesday in a Hamburg hospital after being flown... more »»

Afghan presidential candidates pull out of audit

August 27, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's troubled presidential election was rocked by more turmoil on Wednesday as both candidates vying to succeed Hamed Karzai pulled their observers out of a... more »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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