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  • Thousands flee to Tunisia to escape Libya fighting

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Up to 6,000 people have fled Libya into neighboring Tunisia over the past few days, the Tunisian foreign minister said Wednesday, the biggest influx since Libya's 2011 civil war in a sign of the spiraling turmoil as rival militias battle over control of the airport in the...

  • Iraq offers aid to those displaced by militants

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Wednesday his government has allocated more than $850 million to assist those displaced by last month's militant takeover of much of the country, and called on Sunnis remaining in those areas to take up arms against the insurgents. He...

  • Strike on crowded Gaza area kills 16, wounds 150

    JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli airstrike hit a crowded Gaza shopping area on Wednesday, killing at least 16 people and wounding more than 150, hours after Israeli tank shells slammed into a U.N. school sheltering displaced Palestinians, killing 15 people, Gaza health...

  • UN chiefs outraged at attack on Gaza school

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Top U.N. officials are expressing shock and outrage at an attack on a U.N. school in Gaza that killed 16 people and injured more than 100. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson reiterated Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's demand for an immediate cease-fire in the...

  • 13 killed in mosque bombings in Nigeria

    BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Residents say 13 people were killed and 35 injured when two mosques in northern Nigeria were bombed Tuesday night at the close of Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday marking the end of Ramadan. Abdul Maidala said that the first bomb went off by a mosque near the palace of a...

  • UN chief: halt violence around Ukraine crash site

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling for an immediate halt to hostilities around the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine to allow unimpeded access for international investigators. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Wednesday Ban "is deeply...

  • British Airways sued in pilot sex abuse allegation

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A London law firm representing 16 girls in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania said Wednesday it is initiating legal proceedings against British Airways over allegations that one of its pilots sexually abused the girls. A mother of two girls who were allegedly abused told The...

  • Rights group: Syria using barrel bombs, defying UN

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian government is still indiscriminately bombing civilians with explosives-filled barrels in defiance of a U.N. Security Council resolution, an international human rights group said Wednesday. The Human Rights Watch statement came as the Security Council was expected to...

  • How high-level Chinese officials are taken down

    BEIJING (AP) — The investigation into China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang could pave the way for him to stand trial as the most senior politician ever prosecuted for graft. It's hard to predict how his case will be handled in the opaque, secretive world of Chinese politics, but here's...

  • UN condemns extremist takeover of parts of Iraq

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is condemning the offensive waged by the extremist Islamic State group and allied militants in Iraq, calling it "a major threat" to the country's future. The council stressed in a resolution adopted unanimously Wednesday extending the U.N....

  • South Korean ruling party wins by-elections

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's ruling party won most of the seats at stake Wednesday in legislative by-elections, cementing its majority and giving a boost to President Park Geun-hye's conservative government after April's ferry disaster. Park's Saenuri Party won 11 of the 15 vacant...

  • Landslide hits Indian village; 150 may be trapped

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Torrential rains triggered a massive landslide that buried a remote village in western India Wednesday, sweeping away scores of houses and possibly trapping more than 150 people, officials said. About 100 rescuers had reached the area, but continuing rains and bad roads were...

  • Ukraine: Clashes prevent visit to jet debris site

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down, clashes on Wednesday between Ukrainian forces and separatist rebels again prevented international experts from reaching the crash site to recover remains still baking in midsummer heat in farm fields —...

  • 2 tabloid journalists charged with phone hacking

    LONDON (AP) — British police have charged two former senior journalists at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid with conspiring to hack phones. Former features editor Jules Stenson and ex-deputy editor Neil Wallis are accused of conspiring to illegally listen to voicemails between 2003...

  • AP NewsAlert

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian official: 15 dead, more than 150 wounded in strike on busy Gaza market.



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