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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 Thursday, delivering a likely blow to the organization's morale and highlighting the long reach of Israel's intelligence services. The pre-dawn strike leveled a four-story house...

  • Cambodian floods kill 45 people since last month

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Officials say floods in Cambodia have killed at least 45 people since last month. The National Committee for Disaster Management says 11,500 people were also forced from their homes by the flash floods along the Mekong River. The agency said Thursday that the deaths...

  • With Erdogan at helm, Turkey to choose premier

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling party were poised Thursday to choose his successor as party chairman and prime minister, with expectations high that the man who has dominated Turkish politics for more than a decade will keep charge as president. Erdogan has indicated...

  • Pakistan holds talks with opposition protesters

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani officials held "initial" talks before dawn Thursday with representatives from two opposition groups whose supporters have been besieging the parliament for a second day demanding the prime minister resign over alleged election fraud, the government said. The...

  • Irish peacemaker, ex-premier Reynolds dies at 81

    DUBLIN (AP) — Albert Reynolds, the straight-talking Irish prime minister who played a key role in delivering peace to Northern Ireland, has died after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 81. His eldest son, Philip, said he died early Thursday at his Dublin home. Reynolds, a renowned...

  • 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...

  • 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...



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