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  • 2 Americans detained in North Korea seek US help

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Two Americans charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea say in a video that they expect to be tried soon and possibly receive long prison terms, and appeal for help from the U.S. government. The two men, Matthew Todd Miller and Jeffrey Edward Fowle, also...

  • 2 Americans detained in North Korea say they will be tried soon, appeal for US help

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — 2 Americans detained in North Korea say they will be tried soon, appeal for US help.

  • Tunisia closes borders with Libya after violence

    RAS AJDIR, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's state news agency says the country closed its main border crossing with Libya after hundreds of stranded Egyptians, fleeing violence in Libya, tried to break through the passage. Security officials say the Egyptians, barred from entering Tunisia because they...

  • WHO: Ebola moving faster than control efforts

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than the efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization warned as presidents from the affected countries met Friday in Guinea's capital. Dr. Margaret Chan,...

  • Ugandan court invalidates anti-gay law

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan court on Friday invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, saying the measure is illegal because it was passed during a parliamentary session that lacked a quorum. Activists erupted in cheers after the court ruled the law "null and void,"...

  • In brief lull, Gaza's displaced survey devastation

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Bassem Abul Qumbus looked in despair at the wreck of his home. Shells had punched holes in an upper-floor bedroom. A wall had collapsed into the kitchen. The dozens of baby chicks he'd been raising on the roof were dead, except for three tiny survivors and a slightly...

  • AP PHOTOS: City streets destroyed in Taiwan blasts

    City streets destroyed, transformed into trenches strewn with dirt, ripped pieces of pipe and jagged blocks of concrete. Broken fire trucks turned upside down, twisted soot-covered cars and motorcycles, ripped advertising signs. The site of underground gas explosions in Taiwan's second-largest...

  • 12,000 evacuees return after Taiwan gas explosions

    KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — The 12,000 people who fled in fear of more gas pipeline explosions in Taiwan's second-largest city returned to their homes Friday after authorities said there was no more risk of blasts like the series that ripped apart streets overnight, killing 26 people and injuring...

  • 6 dead following earthquake in Algeria

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian officials say six people are dead and 420 injured following an earthquake that shook Algiers Friday morning. Algeria's health ministry says four of the victims died after jumping from windows in panic. Authorities say two more people died of heart attacks during...

  • Slovenia ex-premier gets brief prison furlough

    LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenian ex-Prime Minister Janez Jansa was granted a brief prison furlough on Friday to attend the country's first parliamentary session after he won a seat in last month's election. Jansa, leader of the opposition Slovene Democratic Party, has been serving a...

  • Poland marks 70th anniversary of Warsaw Uprising

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland on Friday honored the fighters and victims of a 1944 rebellion against Nazi Germans by laying wreaths, lighting candles and singing insurgent tunes to mark the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising. On Aug. 1, 1944, thousands of poorly-armed young city residents...

  • Ukraine: Search base set up at jet crash site

    HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — With the sound of artillery fire in the distance, dozens of international investigators arrived Friday at the zone where a Malaysia Airlines plane crashed in eastern Ukraine and began preparations to comb the rural area for remains of as many as 80 victims and jet debris....

  • 35 Palestinians killed, Israeli officer missing

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with at least 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying an infantry officer may have been captured. Israel and Hamas accused each other...

  • Iraq's top Shiite cleric urges peaceful transition

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric appealed to Iraqi politicians on Friday not to make themselves "an obstacle" in the country's transition as the deadline looms for selecting the next prime minister. The remarks by Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, delivered by his spokesman,...

  • Saudi King: Gaza war is "crime against humanity"

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah says the Gaza war is a "collective massacre" that has spared no Palestinian living there and describes it as a "crime against humanity." King Abdullah's remarks were read live by a news anchor on Saudi state television Friday. The aging...



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