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Treaty to ban cluster bombs within 8 years

DUBLIN, Ireland - Diplomats say more than 100 nations have reached agreement on a treaty that would ban current designs of cluster bombs.

June 12, 2008 | By SHAWN POGATCHNIK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Cyclone survivors victimized by Myanmar soldiers

PYAPON, Myanmar - It's not much, but the flimsy bamboo lean-to on the side of the road is all Aye Shwe has to keep his family dry. They lost their home to the cyclone and may soon be uprooted again - this time by soldiers ordering them to leave.

June 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Nepal’s lawmakers abolish the country’s monarchy

KATMANDU, Nepal - Nepal's lawmakers abolished the monarchy and declared the country a republic Wednesday, ending 239 years of royal rule in the Himalayan nation.

June 12, 2008 | By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Lebanese president reappoints prime minister

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Lebanon's new president on Wednesday asked outgoing Prime Minister Fuad Saniora to form a new Cabinet despite reservations by the Hezbollah-led opposition.

June 12, 2008 | By HUSSEIN DAKROUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Israeli defense chief: Olmert must step down

JERUSALEM - Israel's powerful defense minister on Wednesday called on Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to step down amid a burgeoning corruption scandal and threatened to bring down the government if the Israeli leader does not comply.

June 12, 2008 | By JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Spanish twins separated at birth by mistake, reunited as adults are suing government

MADRID, Spain - Spanish twins who were separated at birth through a hospital error and reunited as adult women through a fluke are suing for millions in damages, a lawyer said Tuesday.

June 11, 2008 | By DANIEL WOOLLS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Myanmar extends opposition leader’s detention

YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's military junta extended opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's detention by one year Tuesday, ignoring worldwide appeals to free the Nobel laureate who has been detained for more than 12 of the past 18 years.

June 11, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Militant cleric urges protests on US-Iraq deal

BAGHDAD - Militant Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called Tuesday for followers to hold weekly protests against a U.S.-Iraqi security deal under negotiation that could lead to a long-term American troop presence.

June 11, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Berlin inaugurates memorial to Nazi’s gay victims

BERLIN - Germany unveiled a memorial Tuesday to the Nazis' long-ignored gay victims, a monument that also aims to address ongoing discrimination by confronting visitors with an image of a same-sex couple kissing.

June 11, 2008 | By GEIR MOULSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Japan urges limits to youngster cell phone use as panel notes dangers of crimes, overuse

TOKYO - Japanese youngsters are getting so addicted to Internet-linking cell phones that the government is starting a program warning parents and schools to limit their use among children.

June 11, 2008 | By YURI KAGEYAMA AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Nepal swears in new assembly

KATMANDU - Nepal stood on the brink of becoming the world's newest republic Tuesday as an assembly charged with ending 239 years of royal rule was sworn in amid tight security.

June 11, 2008 | By MATTHEW ROSENBERG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan province demanding frugal wedding parties

LAHORE, Pakistan - When Mohammad Imran was planning the dinner for his cousin's wedding reception, he had no excuse to trim the pricey menu down from six entrees. Then the government came to his rescue.

June 11, 2008 | By NAHAL TOOSI and ASIF SHAHZAD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Charity: UN peacekeepers, aid workers abusing kids

UNITED NATIONS - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed ''deep concern'' Tuesday after a leading children's charity said it uncovered evidence of widespread sexual abuse of children at the hands of U.N. peacekeepers and international aid workers.

June 11, 2008 | By EDITH LEDERER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China evacuates villagers after new flood threat

MIANYANG, China - About 80,000 people were evacuated Tuesday from downstream of an unstable earthquake-created dam that is threatening to collapse, and troops rushed to carve a trench to drain the water before it floods the valley.

June 11, 2008 | By AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pirates seize ship off coast of Somalia

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - A Dutch shipping company negotiated with Somali pirates Tuesday, seeking the release of nine crew members on a freighter that was hijacked in the latest attack on merchant shipping off the coast of Somalia.

June 11, 2008 | By ARTHUR MAX Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Delegates in hand, Trump says he has nomination

BISMARCK, N.D. - Triumphantly armed with a majority of his party's delegates, Republican Donald Trump unleashed a broadside attack Thursday on Hillary Clinton's ...

May 26, 2016 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Social Security: Many opt in early

CHICAGO - Taking Social Security benefits early comes with a price, yet more than 4 in 10 Americans who are 50 and over say they'll ...

May 26, 2016 | By ADAM ALLINGTON For The Associated Press | Associated Press


Years after death in WWII, vet's remains return home

NEW ORLEANS - More than seven decades after being killed during World War II, Pvt. Earl Joseph Keating finally came home to his native New Orleans ...

May 23, 2016 | By REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press | Associated Press


Terrorism suspected in crash of Egyptian jet

CAIRO - An EgyptAir jetliner en route from Paris to Cairo with 66 people aboard veered wildly in flight and crashed in the Mediterranean Sea early ...

May 19, 2016 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Poll: Financial security fragile in US

NEW YORK - Two-thirds of Americans would have difficulty coming up with the money to cover a $1,000 emergency, according to an exclusive poll released ...

May 19, 2016 | By KEN SWEET and EMILY SWANSON The Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump says his business flourishing since presidential run

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump has told the government that his myriad businesses have flourished with rising revenues since his improbable political success, according to financial documents ...

May 18, 2016 | By JEFF HORWITZ and CHAD DAY | Associated Press


More work, more pay?

COLUMBUS, Ohio - More than 4 million U.S. workers will become newly eligible for overtime pay under rules issued Wednesday by the Obama administration.

May 18, 2016 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and JULIE CARR SMYTH | Associated Press


Study: Almost half of all heart attacks are 'silent'

CHICAGO - Almost half of all heart attacks cause no obvious symptoms, yet they can still be life-threatening, according to research on more than 9,000 ...

May 17, 2016 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Report: Genetically altered food is safe

WASHINGTON - Genetically manipulated food remains generally safe for humans and the environment, a high-powered science advisory board declared in a report Tuesday.

May 17, 2016 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Former GOP lawyer: Military acted properly on Benghazi

WASHINGTON - The U.S. military acted properly on the night of the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, according to leaked testimony from a retired ...

May 16, 2016 | By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press | Associated Press


13 officers honored with Medal of Valor

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama called on the nation Monday to support and listen to its law enforcement officers as he bestowed the Medal of Valor ...

May 16, 2016 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Uncle Sam wants you to fight Zika!

MIAMI - The mosquitoes that can spread Zika are already buzzing among us. The United States government could use some help figuring out exactly where.

May 16, 2016 | By JENNIFER KAY Associated Press | Associated Press


Pfizer blocking the use of drugs for lethal injections

Pharmaceutical company Pfizer said Friday it was blocking use of its drugs in lethal injections, which means all federally-approved drugmakers whose medications could be used ...

May 14, 2016 | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press | Associated Press


General first woman to lead top-tier command

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Air Force Gen. Lori J. Robinson on Friday became the first woman to lead a top-tier U.S. warfighting command ...

May 13, 2016 | By DAN ELLIOTT Associated Press | Associated Press


Too much folic acid a cause of autism?

NEW YORK - For decades, pregnant women and women who may become pregnant have been advised to take folic acid to help prevent certain birth defects.

May 11, 2016 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


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