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Military says mortar fired from Gaza hits Israel

September 16, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says a mortar round fired from Gaza hit southern Israel for the first time since the end of the Gaza war last mont. more »»

Tracing the rise of Ebola in West Africa

September 16, 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Since the Ebola outbreak first emerged in West Africa, The Associated Press has been reporting on it. more »»

Weakening Odile pushes up Mexico's Baja California

September 16, 2014

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — A weakening Tropical Storm Odile pushed up Mexico's Baja California Peninsula on Tuesday, dumping heavy rains that could bring dangerous flash floods and mudslides... more »»

Sides in Scottish referendum make final push

September 16, 2014

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — The two sides in Scotland's independence debate scrambled Tuesday to convert undecided voters, with just two days to go until a referendum on separatio. more »»

Legislator: 53 Turkish families joined IS

September 16, 2014

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish opposition legislator said Tuesday that at least 53 Turkish families — some with children — had crossed into Syria to join the Islamic State group in the past week... more »»

Dempsey: If campaign fails, ground troops possible

September 16, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's top military leader told Congress on Tuesday he would recommend that the United States consider deploying ground forces to Iraq if President Barack Obama's expanded... more »»

Next title: Elizabeth, Queen of Scots?

September 16, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II can keep her magnificent Scottish castle at Balmoral should Scots vote for independence — and chances are she will be able to keep her role as well. more »»

Ukraine legislators ratify landmark EU deal

September 16, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's parliament ratified a landmark association agreement with the European Union on Tuesday, firmly pivoting the country toward the West and drawing a line under the... more »»

Scotland took long road to independence vote

September 16, 2014

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — On Calton Hill, overlooking Edinburgh, stands Scotland's National Monument. more »»

Iraqi lawmakers reject picks for interior, defense

September 16, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's parliament rejected defense and interior nominees on Tuesday, leaving the crucial ministerial posts unfilled as a U.S. more »»

Afghan suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troops

September 16, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy on Tuesday, killing three members of the NATO-led force and wounding nearly 20 troops... more »»

Kurds in Europe take up arms against IS group

September 16, 2014

KOEGE, Denmark (AP) — Shaho Pirani says he's just a phone call away from leaving his quiet life in Denmark and joining Kurdish forces battling against Islamic State militants in Iraq. more »»

Fijians go to polls after 8 years of military rule

September 16, 2014

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Thousands of Fijians are awaiting their first chance to vote in eight years Wednesday in an election that promises to finally restore democracy to the South Pacific... more »»

UN panel emphasizes Assad role in Syria war crimes

September 16, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — As nations mount an offensive against the Islamic State militants that have gained a stronghold in Iraq and Syria, a U.N. more »»

Scientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good show

September 16, 2014

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. more »»

Pope to focus on grandparents after newlyweds

September 16, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — First, Pope Francis married 20 couples to highlight the role of families as the heart of the Catholic Church. Next up is a special Mass for grandparents. more »»

Syrian aircraft crashes in city held by IS group

September 16, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian military plane crashed into the de facto capital of the Islamic State group on Tuesday, killing at least eight people, as thousands of its residents fled to nearby villages... more »»

AP names Lynne O'Donnell Kabul bureau chief

September 16, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Lynne O'Donnell, a foreign correspondent who has covered major stories throughout the Middle East and Asia for two decades, has been named Kabul bureau chief for The Associated Press... more »»

AP names Maya Alleruzzo Mideast photo editor

September 16, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Maya Alleruzzo, a photographer who has covered wars in Iraq and Afghanistan during a 12-year stint in the region, has been named regional photo editor for the Middle East by The... more »»

Oligarch buys Russia's most popular social media

September 16, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — A media company owned by Kremlin-friendly oligarch Alisher Usmanov has splashed out $1. more »»

 
 

 

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