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UN to provide 'material assistance' to Haiti cholera victims

August 19, 2016

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is working on a package that would provide "material assistance" to cholera victims in Haiti, his spokesman said Friday, strongly indicating fo... more »»

US sends jets to protect forces from Syrian regime strikes

August 19, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.. more »»

What to do with an Olympic gold medal? Give it to the king

August 19, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — After winning Jordan's first Olympic medal ever — a gold, no less — Ahmad Abughaush has an unexpected plan for it: The taekwondo champion intends to give it to his king. more »»

24-hour subways signal new era for London, night owls

August 19, 2016

LONDON (AP) — London bills itself as a global city, the world's biggest financial center and a creative hub to rival New York. Until now, though, getting home after midnight meant taking the bus. more »»

The Latest: UN says Syrian Red Crescent evacuated 39 people

August 19, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria's civil war (all times local):

9 p.m. more »»

Syrians flee clashes between Kurdish, government troops

August 19, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — Scores of residents of the northeastern Syrian city of Hassakeh took advantage Friday of a lull in fighting between Kurdish forces and Syrian government troops to flee to safer area... more »»

AP EXPLAINS: What flight of South Sudan's rebel leader means

August 19, 2016

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — South Sudan, the world's newest country, was in political limbo Friday after rebel leader and former vice president Riek Machar fled earlier this week. more »»

During lull in Kurdish-Syrian clashes, scores flee city

August 19, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — Residents of the northeastern Syrian city of Hassakeh took advantage on Friday of a lull in the fighting between Kurdish forces and Syrian government troops to flee to safer areas... more »»

Russia marks 25 years since failed Soviet coup

August 19, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — Few Russians are marking Friday's 25th anniversary of a coup attempt which heralded the demise of the Soviet Union, a holiday ignored in official circles because of its... more »»

Turkish foreign minister pays surprise visit to Iran

August 19, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's foreign minister says he has paid a surprise visit to Iran just days after the two countries agreed to greater cooperation on Syria despite their differences. more »»

Russia's Putin blames Ukraine for sabotaging peace accords

August 19, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is accusing the Ukrainian government of sabotaging peace accords for the country's east during a visit to Crimea, the Ukrainian peninsula Russia... more »»

German conservatives back partial ban on face veils

August 19, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — Security officials from German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc on Friday proposed a ban on wearing the burqa and other face-covering veils in public schools, courts,... more »»

British-Australian man detained in Dubai for charity work

August 19, 2016

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A British-Australian dual national living in Dubai who wanted to raise money for Afghans who fled their country's long war has been detained for weeks over... more »»

Neid's last match as German's coach is for the gold

August 19, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Coach Silvia Neid's final match as coach of Germany will be for the gold medal at the Rio Games.

Quite a way to cap an illustrious coaching caree. more »»

Istanbul police detain dozens as part of coup probe

August 19, 2016

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says police have detained dozens at Turkey's banking regulatory agency and at one of Istanbul's largest universities as part of an investigation int... more »»

Iraqi in Polish jail for paint trace on luggage, father says

August 19, 2016

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Ahead of a visit last month to Poland by the pope, with security extremely high, Polish police arrested an Iraqi man for possessing "trace amounts" of an explosive. more »»

Ukraine details payments allegedly earmarked for Trump aide

August 19, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — Once-secret accounting documents of Ukraine's pro-Kremlin party were released on Friday, purporting to show payments of $12.7 million earmarked for Donald Trump's campaign chairman. more »»

Russia denies involvement in Aleppo attack that wounded boy

August 19, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian defense ministry has denied responsibility for an attack on a neighborhood in the Syrian city of Aleppo which wounded a young boy whose rescue was filmed and shared... more »»

Ashton Eaton ties Olympic record, but it's Bolt's show again

August 19, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Ashton Eaton retained his title as the best all-around athlete in the world by tying the decathlon Olympic record in Rio de Janeiro — but within minutes, track and field's... more »»

German center: 7.3 magnitude quake in South Atlantic

August 19, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — A German earthquake monitoring center says that a 7.3 magnitude quake has occurred in the South Atlanti. more »»

 
 
 

 

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