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Israeli military says rockets fired during truce

August 13, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says at least three rockets have been fired at Israel from Gaza. more »»

Palestinians say truce with Israel to be extended

August 13, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — The head of the Palestinian delegation negotiating a truce with Israel says Hamas has agreed to extend a cease-fire for another five day. more »»

Hamas agrees to extend cease-fire with Israel

August 13, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian mediators raced Wednesday to pin down a long-term cease-fire between Israel and Hamas to prevent more fighting in the Gaza war, as Hamas said it agreed to extend a temporary... more »»

AP video journalist Simone Camilli killed in Gaza

August 13, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Simone Camilli was a consummate storyteller — a passionate, talented newsman with an eye for detail and the ability to convey events with powerful video images that touched people... more »»

Israel, Hamas weigh Cairo offer as deadline looms

August 13, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian mediators raced Wednesday to pin down a long-term cease-fire between Israel and Hamas to prevent more fighting in the Gaza war when the current truce expires at midnight. more »»

Kurdish forces say they urgently need more weapons

August 13, 2014

MAKHMOUR, Iraq (AP) — The Kurdish commander stared down a road shimmering in the heat, then gestured to where the Islamic militants were deployed, plotting their next advance on this dusty Iraqi... more »»

Ukraine death toll spikes as attacks intensify

August 13, 2014

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — A rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine came under intensified shelling Wednesday as the U.N. more »»

Rocket lands in Israel ahead of cease-fire's end

August 13, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say a rocket has landed in Israel two hours before the end of a temporary cease-fire in the Gaza war. more »»

Egypt's Mubarak defends his rule in courtroom cage

August 13, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — In his first speech since being put on trial, Egypt's toppled President Hosni Mubarak denied Wednesday that he ordered the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising that deposed... more »»

Few Nicaraguan child migrants join in trek to US

August 13, 2014

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Guillermina Flores had lost her $130-a-month job at a clothing factory and the 29-year-old single mother was struggling to feed her three children. more »»

As African medics die of Ebola, debate over drugs

August 13, 2014

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Doctors treating a Sierra Leone physician with Ebola defended their decision not to give him an experimental drug, saying Wednesday they feared it was too risky. more »»

Ukraine-bound Russian convoy stuck amid bickering

August 13, 2014

VORONEZH, Russia (AP) — Hundreds of Russian trucks carrying aid intended for rebel-held eastern Ukraine remained parked Wednesday in the southern city of Voronezh, their fate shrouded in mystery... more »»

Pope prays for reporter, translator killed in Gaza

August 13, 2014

ABOARD THE PAPAL AIRPLANE (AP) — Pope Francis has offered prayers for an Italian video journalist working for The Associated Press and his Palestinian translator who were killed in the Gaza Strip. more »»

11 injured as train cars derail in Swiss Alps

August 13, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — Three train cars derailed and 11 people were injured Wednesday after a landslide hit a mountain train in the Swiss Alps, police sai. more »»

6 climbers killed in fall on Mont Blanc peak

August 13, 2014

PARIS (AP) — Six French climbers died in a fall on France's Mont Blanc after a night of snow and wind on Western Europe's tallest mountain, officials said Wednesday. more »»

Palestinians consider proposal for Gaza truce

August 13, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Palestinian negotiators considered an Egyptian proposal to end the monthlong Israel-Hamas war as the latest 72-hour cease-fire in the Gaza Strip was due to expire at midnight... more »»

Key to love? Paris swaps selfies for bridge locks

August 13, 2014

PARIS (AP) — Paris hopes to persuade couples to end the unwelcome recent tradition of fixing padlocks to the Seine River's aging bridges, and instead upload hashtagged selfies to a website... more »»

Iraq's PM warns of more turmoil if he is replaced

August 13, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Wednesday he will not relinquish power until a federal court rules on what he claims is a "constitutional violation" by the president to... more »»

UN says Ukraine death toll doubles in 2 weeks

August 13, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — The number of people who have been killed in eastern Ukraine appears to have doubled in the last two weeks, the U.N. human rights office said Wednesday. more »»

France to send weapons to Kurds in Iraq

August 13, 2014

PARIS (AP) — Calling the situation in Iraqi Kurdistan "catastrophic," France said Wednesday it would start supplying arms to the Kurdish forces fighting Sunni extremists from the Islamic State... more »»

 
 

 

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