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Liberian slums barricaded as Ebola sets new record

August 20, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Riot police and soldiers acting on their president's orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their Liberian slum Wednesday, trying to... more »»

Obama, allies vow firm response to Islamic State

August 20, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States stood firm Wednesday in its fight against Islamic State militants who beheaded a U.S. more »»

Airstrike kills wife and child of Hamas figure

August 20, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Hamas' shadowy military chief escaped an apparent assassination attempt that killed his wife and 2-year-old son, the militant group said Wednesday as Israel's prime minister... more »»

Pakistan army chief wants negotiated end to rally

August 20, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's powerful army chief called Wednesday for the country's civilian government to negotiate with thousands of protesters surrounding parliament who demand the prime... more »»

Israeli premier: 'We will not stop' Gaza operation

August 20, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister says he will press forward with a military operation in the Gaza Strip until rocket fire out of the Palestinian territory is halted. more »»

Militants use British killer as propaganda

August 20, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Islamic militants are using a beheading video to send a chilling message — not just through the gruesome act, but also by the choice of messenger. more »»

Afghanistan orders NYT reporter to leave country

August 20, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan ordered a New York Times correspondent Wednesday to leave the country in 24 hours and barred him from returning over a story he wrote saying that a group of... more »»

Obama: US won't stop confronting Islamic State

August 20, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama pledged Wednesday to continue to confront Islamic State militants despite the beheading of an American journalist in Iraq, standing firm in the face of th... more »»

WHO: West Africa Ebola death toll rises to 1,350

August 20, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The World Health Organization says the death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is now at least 1,350 people. more »»

Neanderthals and humans had 'ample time' to mix

August 20, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Humans and Neanderthals may have coexisted in Europe for more than 5,000 years, providing ample time for the two species to meet and mix, according to new research. more »»

Another American hostage at risk by Islamic State

August 20, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. more »»

Pakistan's army chief wants mass protests settled

August 20, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Officials in Pakistan say the country's powerful army chief has asked the government to hold negotiations with protesters to settle a mass demonstration outside parliament. more »»

Clashes in Liberia slum sealed off to halt Ebola

August 20, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Hundreds of residents of a seaside slum in Liberia's capital clashed with security forces Wednesday to protest an armed blockade of the peninsula that is their... more »»

Zimbabwe economy takes another dive

August 20, 2014

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — It is 4 a.m. more »»

Ukrainian govt troops take over much of Luhansk

August 20, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian official says government troops have taken control of a large part of Luhansk — a besieged rebel stronghold in eastern Ukraine — after days of street battles. more »»

Unrest grows in Liberian slum sealed to halt Ebola

August 20, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian security forces sealed off a seaside slum in the capital Wednesday in the latest effort to stop the spread of Ebola, setting off protests by angry residents. more »»

Merkel Ukraine role mirrors rising German ambition

August 20, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's emergence as a leader in efforts to resolve Ukraine's crisis — showcased by a visit to Kiev this weekend — underlines Germany's increasing ambition to... more »»

Iran's parliament dismisses moderate minister

August 20, 2014

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — In a move led by hard-line lawmakers, Iran's parliament dismissed the country's science minister on Wednesday over his alleged support for pro-Western voices at universities,... more »»

Hamas: Military chief not present at Gaza strike

August 20, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Hamas spokesman says the group's elusive military chief was not present during an Israeli strike on a Gaza Strip house that killed his wife and son. more »»

Germany, Italy, ready to send arms to Iraq Kurds

August 20, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is prepared to arm Kurdish fighters battling Sunni insurgents in northern Iraq, officials said Wednesday. more »»

 
 

 

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