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  • Phone call data may alter Malaysia jet search area

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Just weeks before the hunt for the missing Malaysian airliner is set to resume, an Australian official said Thursday that the sprawling search area in the southern Indian Ocean may be extended farther south based on a new analysis of a failed attempt to call the plane...

  • Shaun the shaggy Aussie sheep finally shorn smooth

    SYDNEY (AP) — Shaun the shaggy Australian sheep has at last been shorn smooth. But the woolly wanderer wasn't the wooliest of all. The sheep apparently had been hiding for years on a farm on the island state of Tasmania and had never been shorn. The Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported...

  • Strategic Ukraine town under rebel control

    NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president called an emergency meeting of the nation's security council and canceled a foreign trip, declaring that "Russian forces have entered Ukraine," as concerns grew about the opening of a new front in the conflict. President Petro Poroshenko summoned...

  • UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

    GENEVA (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as doctors know about now, the World Health Organization said Thursday. A new plan to stop Ebola by the U.N. health agency also assumes that in many hard-hit areas, the actual...

  • China vows to respond to US surveillance flights

    BEIJING (AP) — China said Thursday it will continue responding to U.S. military surveillance flights off its coast, rejecting American accusations that one of Beijing's fighter jets acted recklessly in intercepting a U.S. Navy plane last week. Defense Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun said China's...

  • Israelis skeptical of PM's Gaza victory claim

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's claim that Israel achieved a "great military and political" victory over Hamas in the latest round of fighting in the Gaza Strip has met with skepticism from many Israelis, according to a poll published Thursday. The poll, published in the...

  • Raw: Vigil After Gaza Building Destroyed

    A candlelight vigil was held on Wednesday night for Gaza City residents who lost their homes after an Israeli air strike on an 12-story apartment building. (Aug. 28) SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Gaza City, Gaza Strip - August 27, 2014 ++DAY SHOTS++ 1. Crowd gathered near...

  • WHO: Ebola outbreak eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than 6 times as many as now.

    GENEVA (AP) — WHO: Ebola outbreak eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than 6 times as many as now.

  • Pakistani cleric says talks with government failed

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — A fiery Pakistani cleric who has been leading a mass rally outside parliament demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation said on Thursday that he has "shut the door" on further talks with the government. The development was a worrisome sign in the already troubled...

  • Japanese lawmaker, ex-NFL lineman in North Korea

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — A Japanese pro-wrestler-turned-politician arrived in North Korea with a former NFL lineman and more than a dozen martial artists on Thursday for the first big sports event featuring well-known foreigners since Dennis Rodman's controversial basketball game earlier...

  • Indonesia, Australia sign new security agreement

    BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia and Australia have signed a new security agreement to mend ties damaged last year by spying allegations. The agreement was signed by the countries' foreign ministers Thursday on Indonesia's Bali island. Outgoing Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono...

  • Thai court drops murder case against ex-PM

    BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court on Thursday dismissed a murder case against ex-premier Abhisit Vejjajiva and his former deputy, who were both indicted for their role in ordering a deadly crackdown on anti-government protesters in 2010. The judges ruled the Criminal Court has no authority to handle...

  • Turkey's Erdogan to be sworn in as president

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to take the oath of office as Turkey's first popularly elected president on Thursday, a position that will keep him in the nation's driving seat for at least another five years. Following his installation, Erdogan is scheduled to appoint Foreign...

  • France rules out Assad as partner in terror fight

    PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande has ruled out an international partnership with Syria's leader to fight against the Islamic State group, saying any alliance with Bashar Assad would play into the militants' hands. In a wide-ranging speech Thursday to international ambassadors,...

  • Filipino bishops to counter Islamic State group

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Leaders of the Philippine Roman Catholic Church, Asia's largest, have vowed to counter extremist religions such as that espoused by Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq. Archbishop Socrates Villegas, who heads the country's Catholic bishops, also asked churches...



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