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Cyclone destroys trees in Myanmar’s main city

YANGON, Myanmar - The waiter looks down at the streets of Yangon from the panoramic rooftop restaurant. He remembers how diners used to be shielded from the noise and bustle of the city below by a thick green cushion of leaves.

June 21, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Sri Lanka bus blasts kill at least 23

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Bombs ripped through two buses in Sri Lanka on Friday, including one packed with morning commuters near the country's heavily fortified capital, officials said. At least 23 people were killed and 67 wounded.

June 21, 2008 | By BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


5 Europeans missing after scuba diving in eastern Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Five European scuba divers were missing Friday after being swept away in strong currents off eastern Indonesia, police said.

June 21, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


2 Shiite militia leaders surrender in Iraq

BAGHDAD - Two suspected Shiite militia leaders surrendered Friday during raids by U.S. forces, while tens of thousands of Shiite faithful streamed out of mosques to join protests against a security agreement with the United States.

June 21, 2008 | By LAUREN FRAYER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Police stop Zimbabwe opposition leader’s campaign

HARARE, Zimbabwe - The opposition said Friday that its rallies had been banned indefinitely three weeks before the presidential runoff, while the U.S. ambassador accused President Robert Mugabe's regime of using food as a weapon to stay in power.

June 21, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


UN food summit accord held up over Cuban concerns

ROME - Delegates in the closing hours of a three-day U.N. summit were trying to agree Thursday on a final document on how to tackle growing hunger and civil unrest sparked by skyrocketing prices of food and fuel.

June 20, 2008 | By FRANCES D’EMILIO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Spanish judge charges 11 with plotting suicide attack in Barcelona

MADRID, Spain - A Spanish judge charged 11 suspected Islamic extremists Thursday with plotting suicide attacks against the public transport network in Barcelona.

June 20, 2008 | By DANIEL WOOLLS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Turkish court upholds college head scarf ban

ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's top court ruled Thursday that Islamic head scarves violate secularism and cannot be allowed at universities, deepening a divide between the country's Islamic-oriented government and secular institutions.

June 20, 2008 | By SUZAN FRASER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Egypt uncovers ’missing’ pyramid of a pharaoh

SAQQARA, Egypt - Egyptian archaeologists have uncovered the ''missing pyramid'' of a pharaoh and a ceremonial procession road where high priests carried mummified remains of sacred bulls, Egypt's antiquities chief said Thursday.

June 20, 2008 | By KATARINA KRATOVAC Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Palestinian girl, Israeli killed in fighting

JERUSALEM - An Israeli missile aimed at a group of militants struck a house in the Gaza Strip on Thursday and killed a 6-year-old Palestinian girl, Palestinian officials said, hours after an Israeli was killed by a Hamas mortar barrage fired from the area.

June 20, 2008 | By JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US, British diplomats attacked in Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe - U.S. and British diplomats were attacked Thursday as they tried to investigate political violence in Zimbabwe and a U.S. Embassy staffer was beaten, an embassy spokesman said.

June 20, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Electricity outages anger, frustrate Pakistanis

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan is experiencing its worst electricity shortages in years, and the signs are everywhere.

June 19, 2008 | By NAHAL TOOSI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Truck explosion kills 18 in Baghdad, wounds 75

BAGHDAD - A tractor-trailer loaded with Shiite militia rockets accidentally exploded Wednesday in a densely populated area of northeast Baghdad, killing 18 people and wounding 75, the U.S. military said. It was the deadliest explosion in Baghdad in more than two months.

June 19, 2008 | By SINAN SALAHEDDIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China cordons off schools collapsed by quake

DUJIANGYAN, China - Authorities cordoned off some schools that collapsed in last month's mighty earthquake, keeping out grieving parents and reporters Wednesday in a sign that Beijing was becoming increasingly nervous over accusations of shoddy construction.

June 19, 2008 | By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Outcry after French court rules on virginity

PARIS - The bride said she was a virgin. When her new husband discovered that was a lie, he went to court to annul the marriage - and a French judge agreed.

June 19, 2008 | By ELAINE GANLEY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Journey to Jupiter

LOS ANGELES - Jupiter takes center stage with the arrival next week of a NASA spacecraft built to peek through its thick, swirling clouds and map ...

June 30, 2016 | By ALICIA CHANG AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Study reveals suicides by job

NEW YORK - Farmers, lumberjacks and fishermen have the highest suicide rate in the U.S., while librarians and educators have the lowest, according to a ...

June 30, 2016 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


New laws on abortion set to take effect

New laws targeting abortion are set to take effect Friday in about one-fifth of the states, initiating another wave of restrictions just days after the ...

June 29, 2016 | By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press | Associated Press


Benghazi report concludes

WASHINGTON - House Republicans on Tuesday concluded their $7 million, two-year investigation into the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, with fresh accusations of lethal mistakes by ...

June 28, 2016 | By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press | Associated Press


Recovery underway in West Virginia

RAINELLE, W.Va. - When the torrential rains stopped in the tiny West Virginia town of Rainelle, the volunteers started showing up.

June 27, 2016 | By JOHN RABY and JONATHAN MATTISE Associated Press | Associated Press


Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion law

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court issued its strongest defense of abortion rights in a quarter-century Monday, striking down Texas' widely replicated rules that sharply reduced abortion ...

June 27, 2016 | By MARK SHERMAN | Associated Press


Republican senator seeks bipartisan support for gun deal

WASHINGTON - A moderate Republican senator sought broad bipartisan support Tuesday for a compromise to block gun purchases by some suspected terrorists, a day after the ...

June 21, 2016 | By ALAN FRAM and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press


911 call: Orlando gunman said he was Islamic soldier

ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando gunman Omar Mateen identified himself as an Islamic soldier in calls with authorities during his rampage and warned a crisis negotiator that ...

June 20, 2016 | | Associated Press


Divided Senate hits gridlock on guns

WASHINGTON - A divided Senate blocked rival election-year plans to curb guns Monday, eight days after the horror of Orlando's mass shooting intensified pressure on ...

June 20, 2016 | By ALAN FRAM and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump to longtime campaign manager: You're fired

NEW YORK - Donald Trump abruptly fired campaign manager Corey Lewandowski on Monday in a dramatic shake-up designed to calm panicked Republican leaders and

June 20, 2016 | By JILL COLVIN and STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press | Associated Press


Obama embraces Orlando families

ORLANDO, Fla. - Embracing grieving Orlando families and appealing anew for national action, President Barack Obama claimed a threat to all Americans' security Thursday as a ...

June 16, 2016 | By JOSH LEDERMAN and KATHLEEN HENNESSEY Associated Press | Associated Press


Orlando massacre aftermath: Stress counseling, huge investigation

ORLANDO, Fla.- Police offered stress counseling and debriefing Wednesday to the SWAT team and other officers who witnessed the nightclub carnage, as the FBI tried ...

June 15, 2016 | By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press | Associated Press


Body of boy snatched by gator found in Disney lagoon

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The body of a 2-year-old Nebraska boy who was snatched off a Walt Disney World beach by an alligator and dragged ...

June 15, 2016 | By JAY REEVES and TERRANCE HARRIS Associated Press | Associated Press


Southern Baptists condemn use of Confederate flag

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Southern Baptist Convention on Tuesday urged Christians to stop displaying the Confederate battle flag, recognizing that it is perceived by many as ...

June 14, 2016 | By TRAVIS LOLLER Associated Press | Associated Press


Reports: Orlando gunman led secret life as gay man

ORLANDO, Fla. - The murky picture of Orlando gunman Omar Mateen grew more complex Tuesday with word that the FBI is investigating whether he had been ...

June 14, 2016 | By JAY REEVES and ERIC TUCKER Associated Press | Associated Press


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