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  • Israeli airstrike kills 3 senior Hamas leaders

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior commanders of the Hamas military wing on Thursday, the group said, in what is likely to be a major blow to the organization's morale and a significant achievement for Israel's intelligence agency. The pre-dawn strike...

  • Pakistan holds talks with opposition protesters

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani officials have held first, "initial" talks with two opposition groups whose supporters have been besieging the parliament for a second day demanding the prime minister resign over alleged election fraud. Cabinet minister Ahsan Iqbal says the two sides are trying to...

  • Group: Justice elusive year after Syria gas attack

    BEIRUT (AP) — One year after the deadly chemical attack on rebel-held areas outside Damascus, the victims and their families have yet to see those behind the mass killings held responsible, a human rights group said Thursday. In the early hours of Aug. 21, 2013, rockets carrying the nerve agent...

  • With Erdogan at helm, Turkey to choose premier

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish ruling party leaders are poised to choose a new party chairman and prime minister to succeed president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Party officials are convening Thursday to pick a leader whom analysts say would be loyal to Erdogan, allowing the man who has...

  • Thai army ruler nominated as next prime minister

    BANGKOK (AP) — Three months after overthrowing Thailand's last elected government, this Southeast Asian nation's junta leader is stepping out of his army uniform for good — to take up the post of prime minister in a move critics say will only extend his time at the helm and consolidate the...

  • Some see Qatar's hand in collapse of Gaza talks

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The explosions rocking the Gaza Strip may seem far removed from the flashy cars and skyscrapers of ultra-rich Qatar, but efforts to end fighting between Hamas and Israel could hinge on how the tiny Gulf Arab state wields its influence over a Palestinian...

  • Indonesian police fire tear gas at poll protesters

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police fired tear gas Thursday to disperse protesters trying to get close to a court set to rule on a challenge to the legality of last month's elections. The protesters were supporters of Prabowo Subianto, who lost the polls. Subianto, a former general...

  • Noodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Kim Min-koo has an easy reply to new American research that hits South Korea where it hurts — in the noodles. Drunk and hungry just after dawn, he rips the lid off a bowl of his beloved fast food, wobbling on his feet but still defiant over a report that links instant...

  • Police: Room disagreement preceded Bali killing

    BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Police investigating an American couple suspected of killing the woman's mother at a resort hotel on Indonesia's Bali island said Thursday the three had a disagreement over who was paying for the rooms, but that a motive for the crime has not been established. Heather...

  • Mongolia hosts China's leader, seeks port access

    ULAN BATOR, Mongolia (AP) — Landlocked Mongolia is hoping to secure better access to Chinese ports as President Xi Jinping becomes the first Chinese head of state in more than a decade to visit this sprawling resource-rich nation sandwiched between China and Russia. Xi arrived in the Mongolian...

  • Australia cites reporter's killing in law reforms

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Thursday used the killing of American journalist James Foley to bolster his government's case for contentious counterterrorism reforms that have been rejected by some Islamic leaders. Abbott described the video recorded...

  • Israeli air strikes pound Gaza; 6 dead in Rafah

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian police say at least six people have been killed when an overnight Israeli airstrike hit a densely populated neighborhood in the Gaza Strip. Police say the strike early on Thursday destroyed a four-story structure in the southern town of Rafah and that...

  • China tries 5 cult members for murder

    BEIJING (AP) — Five people went on trial Thursday for allegedly beating a woman to death in a McDonald's outlet in eastern China after they unsuccessfully tried to recruit her into their cult, a court said. The five are accused of murder and three of them also face cult-related charges at...

  • Tibet group says 3 more dead after police shooting

    BEIJING (AP) — Three more Tibetan protesters shot and detained by Chinese authorities died in jail after being denied medical treatment, bringing the death toll from recent violence to five, according to overseas Tibetan rights groups and a U.S.-backed broadcaster. Rights groups said Chinese...

  • 2 Americans arrested in Bali under suicide watch

    BALI, Indonesia (AP) — An American couple arrested in Indonesia on suspicion of murdering the woman's mother and stuffing her body into a suitcase at a resort hotel are being held under a suicide watch, their appointed lawyer said Wednesday. Haposan Sihombing, an Indonesian lawyer assigned to...



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