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Petraeus, now Centcom chief, assesses Afghan war

KABUL, Afghanistan - Gen. David Petraeus, the new chief of the U.S. Central Command who is credited with turning the tide in Iraq, took a firsthand look at the war in Afghanistan on Tuesday.

November 20, 2008 | By FISNIK ABRASHI Associated Press Writer | World


Iraqi views mixed on US presidential contest

BAGHDAD - Wasan Salah hopes Barack Obama will win the presidency because ''he wants to withdraw the troops.'' An Iraqi Christian woman thinks he will too - and so she's rooting for John McCain.

November 20, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writers | World


Iraqi views mixed on US presidential contest

BAGHDAD - Wasan Salah hopes Barack Obama will win the presidency because ''he wants to withdraw the troops.'' An Iraqi Christian woman thinks he will too - and so she's rooting for John McCain.

November 19, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | World


20 reported dead in German bus accident

HANNOVER, Germany - A tour bus caught fire on a highway near the northern German city of Hannover on Tuesday night, killing 20 people, after a passenger reportedly sneaked a cigarette, police said.

November 19, 2008 | By JUERGEN VOGES Associated Press Writer | World


Fears rise of wider conflict in Congo

GOMA, Congo - Congo's warring rivals traded accusations Tuesday that Angola, Zimbabwe and Rwanda are mobilizing forces to fight in Congo, as the prime minister flew into this besieged city to assess weeks of fighting that has displaced a quarter million people.

November 19, 2008 | By MICHELLE FAUL AND TODD PITMAN Associated Press Writers | World


China pulls tainted eggs in new food safety scare

BEIJING - Wal-Mart pulled a brand of eggs from all its stores in China on Tuesday after tests in Hong Kong found they were tainted with the same toxic chemical blamed for sickening tens of thousands of babies.

November 12, 2008 | By GILLIAN WONG Associated Press Writer | World


Japan: NKorea’s Kim probably remains hospitalized

SEOUL, South Korea - North Korean leader Kim Jong Il appears to have recovered enough from a stroke to run the country without difficulty, South Korea's spy chief said Tuesday, but Japan's prime minister said he likely is issuing orders from a hospital bed.

November 12, 2008 | By JEAN H. LEE Associated Press Writer | World


1st auction of ivory in decade held in Namibia

WINDHOEK, Namibia - The first ivory auction in a decade sold over 7 tons of tusks to Chinese and Japanese bidders Tuesday, raising more than $1 million for elephant conservation.

November 12, 2008 | By RODRICK MUKUMBIRA Associated Press Writer | World


Soldiers, UN retreat as rebels advance in Congo

KILIMANYOKA, Congo - Rebels advanced toward Congo's eastern provincial capital of 600,000 people Tuesday, sending tens of thousands of terrified civilians into a makeshift shelter as Congolese troops and U.N. tanks retreated.

November 12, 2008 | By MICHELLE FAUL Associated Press Writer | World


Iraq to ask US to reopen talks on security pact

BAGHDAD - Iraq's government decided Tuesday to formally ask the United States to reopen negotiations on a proposed deal to keep American troops here past the end of the year. The U.S. suggested it may not be ready to offer more concessions.

November 12, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | World


Britain proposes to name, ban entry of extremists

LONDON - Britain will publicly list and ban entry of more than 200 people whose extremist views and ''violent messages'' are a threat to national security, the home secretary said Tuesday.

November 12, 2008 | By PAISLEY DODDS Associated Press Writer | World


Financial crisis divides EU on greenhouse gas cuts

VIENNA, Austria - What price clean air, sparkling streams, stately chestnut trees along busy avenues? In some ways it depends on whether you are a citizen of Old or New Europe.

November 06, 2008 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press Writer | World


Russia modernizes missiles in response to US plans

MOSCOW - Russia's efforts to upgrade its missile arsenals will help counter the planned U.S. missile defense sites in Europe, a top general said Wednesday.

November 06, 2008 | By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press Writer | World


US airstrike kills 9 Afghan soldiers at checkpoint

KABUL, Afghanistan - A U.S.-led coalition airstrike hit an Afghan army checkpoint Wednesday, killing nine soldiers, Afghan officials said. The American military acknowledged that its forces may have ''mistakenly'' killed allied troops.

November 06, 2008 | By AMIR SHAH Associated Press Writer | World


Kick-boxing farewell ritual kills Japanese sailor

TOKYO - A Japanese sailor dropping out of an elite navy training program died in an unofficial farewell ritual requiring him to fight 15 classmates, the Defense Ministry said Wednesday.

November 06, 2008 | By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press Writer | World


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4 French journalists held hostage in Syria freed

PARIS - Four French journalists held hostage in Syria for 10 months have been released, officials said Saturday, the latest batch of reporters to be freed in what has become the world's deadliest conflict for the media.

April 19, 2014 | By DIAA HADID and ELAINE GANLEY Associated Press | World


Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face

KATMANDU, Nepal - The rescuers moved quickly, just minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear.

April 19, 2014 | By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA & TIM SULLIVAN Associated Press | World


Boston prepares for huge wave of marathon visitors

BOSTON - With an expanded field of runners and the memory of last year's bombings elevating interest in one of the world's great races, the 2014 Boston Marathon could bring an unprecedented wave of visitors and an influx of tourism dollars to the area.

April 19, 2014 | By PHILIP MARCELO Associated Press | World


Delay won't quell 2014 wrangling over Keystone XL

WASHINGTON - Democrats sweating this year's elections may be hoping that the Obama administration's latest delay to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline takes a politically fraught issue off the table for the midterms.

April 19, 2014 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | World


Captain of sunken South Korean ferry arrested

MOKPO, South Korea - The captain of a sunken South Korean ferry was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need, as investigators looked into whether his evacuation order came too late to save lives. Two crew members were also arrested, a prosecutor said.

April 18, 2014 | By FOSTER KLUG and YOUKYUNG LEE Associated Press | World


Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

KATMANDU, Nepal - An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured.

April 18, 2014 | By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA Associated Press | World


Robber who was homesick for prison to be sentenced

CHICAGO - Walter Unbehaun has spent nearly all of his adult life behind bars, so it's not surprising that he faces sentencing Thursday for yet another crime, a bank robbery last year. His reason for robbing the bank is surprising, though: He was homesick for prison.

April 17, 2014 | By MICHAEL TARM Associated Press | World


Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?

EVANSTON, Ill. - They're called leggings - popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others.

April 16, 2014 | By MARTHA IRVINE Associated Press | World


Ferry sinks off South Korea; 6 dead, 290 missing

MOKPO, South Korea - Koo Bon-hee could see the exit. For half an hour, as the doomed ferry filled with water and listed severely on its side, the crew told passengers to wait for rescuers.

April 16, 2014 | By FOSTER KLUG and YOUKYUNG LEE Associated Press | World


Police say 5 dead in Calgary stabbings

CALGARY, Alberta - The son of a Calgary police officer was charged in the fatal stabbing of five people at a house party that the law enforcement officials called the worst mass slaying in the western Canadian city's history.

April 16, 2014 | Associated Press | World


Police ID supremacist as Kansas shootings suspect

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - The man accused of killing three people in attacks at a Jewish community center and Jewish retirement complex near Kansas City is a well-known white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader who was once the subject of a nationwide manhunt.

April 14, 2014 | By MARIA SUDEKUM Associated Press | World


Cost of fighting warming 'modest,' says UN panel

BERLIN - The cost of keeping global warming in check is "relatively modest," but only if the world acts quickly to reverse the buildup of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, the head of the U.N.'s expert panel on climate change said Sunday.

April 13, 2014 | By KARL RITTER Associated Press | World


Utah woman arrested after 7 dead babies found

PLEASANT GROVE, Utah - A Utah woman accused of killing seven babies she gave birth to over 10 years was arrested Sunday after police discovered the tiny bodies stuffed in separate cardboard boxes in the garage of her former home.

April 13, 2014 | By BRADY McCOMBS and MARTIN GRIFFITH Associated Press | World


Feds release cows gathered in Nevada roundup

Federal land managers confirmed Saturday that they released all 400 or so head of cattle rounded up on public land in southern Nevada from a rancher who has refused to recognize their authority.

April 13, 2014 | By MARTIN GRIFFITH Associated Press | World


NC inmate charged in kidnapping of DA's father

RALEIGH, N.C. - A North Carolina inmate described as a high-ranking member of the Bloods street gang faces a federal kidnapping charge after authorities say he used a mobile phone to help orchestrate the abduction of a prosecutor's father.

April 12, 2014 | By MICHAEL BIESECKER & KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | World


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