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Longest-held political prisoner freed in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's longest-serving political prisoner, journalist Win Tin, was freed Tuesday after 19 years behind bars and vowed to continue his struggle to achieve democracy in the military-ruled country.

October 08, 2008 | The Associated Press | World


Bush: world must stand united against terrorism

UNITED NATIONS - President Bush, who once warned that the United Nations was endanger of becoming irrelevant, said Tuesday that multinational organizations are now ''needed more urgently than ever'' to combat terrorists and extremists who are threatening world order.

October 08, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | World


Sudan: Abducted Europeans located in Sahara desert

ABU SIMBEL, Egypt - Sudan on Tuesday said it knows the location of 11 Europeans tourists and their kidnappers on its territory, but has no immediate plans for a rescue operation.

October 08, 2008 | By SARAH EL DEEB Associated Press Writer | World


Iranian president blames US for market collapse

UNITED NATIONS - Iran's president blamed U.S. military interventions around the world in part for the collapse of global financial markets ahead of his speech Tuesday to the U.N. General Assembly.

October 08, 2008 | By EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press Writer | World


Interpol wants to help Afghans track militants

KABUL, Afghanistan - When the Taliban engineered a prison break in the southern city of Kandahar in June, nearly 900 inmates escaped but not a single one had been fingerprinted or photographed.

October 08, 2008 | By JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writer | World


Soldiers guard and teach students at school in DMZ

TAESUNGDONG, South Korea - Inside the barbed-wire walls of Korea's Demilitarized Zone, schoolchildren in the hamlet known as ''Freedom Village'' competed Tuesday in foot races and showed off their traditional drumming skills.

October 08, 2008 | By JEAN H. LEE Associated Press Writer | World


Haiti’s food crisis deepens after floods

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Four tropical storms have wiped out most of Haiti's food crops and damaged irrigation systems and pumping stations, raising the specter of acute hunger for millions in the impoverished country.

October 04, 2008 | By JONATHAN M. KATZ Associated Press Writer | World


US raid kills 7; Iraqis say they were civilians

BAGHDAD - U.S. troops hunting for a suspected al-Qaida in Iraq militant raided a house Friday and killed seven people, including three women, drawing an angry protest from Iraqi officials that all the victims were civilians.

October 04, 2008 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | World


Milk off shelves as China’s safety scandal grows

SHIJIAZHUANG, China - China's food safety crisis widened Friday after the industrial chemical melamine was found in milk produced by three of the country's leading dairy companies - prompting stores, including Starbucks, to yank milk from their shelves.

October 04, 2008 | By GILLIAN WONG Associated Press Writer | World


’Post-Olympic era’ off to a rocky start in China

BEIJING - The Olympic flame is out, the smog is back, and traffic again clogs the roads.

October 02, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | World


New Thai PM reaches for reconciliation with rivals

BANGKOK, Thailand - Thailand's new prime minister showed his determination to mend political rifts by quickly shaking hands with the opposition leader Wednesday. But the gesture didn't appease anti-government protesters, who called him unfit for the job because of ties to a disgraced former leader.

October 02, 2008 | By AMBIKA AHUJA Associated Press Writer | World


Mexico looks for tall, repentant grenade-thrower

MORELIA, Mexico - Police searched Wednesday for a tall, heavyset man, using a composite sketch provided by witnesses who saw him lob a grenade into an Independence Day crowd, then beg for forgiveness before slipping away.

October 02, 2008 | By TRACI CARL Associated Press Writer | World


6 die in suspected US missile strike in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Air-fired missiles hit a militant compound near the Afghan border and killed at least six people Wednesday evening, officials said, soon after a senior American officer met with government leaders to discuss the furor over U.S. attacks inside Pakistan.

October 02, 2008 | By NAHAL TOOSI Associated Press Writer | World


Kim’s consort: a key player in North Korea?

SEOUL, South Korea - Kim Jong Il's companion and former secretary is emerging as a key player in the communist nation after the autocratic leader's stroke.

October 02, 2008 | By HYUNG-JIN KIM Associated Press Writer | World


Mugabe: Power-sharing ‘humiliation’ to be accepted

HARARE, Zimbabwe - President Robert Mugabe told his party Wednesday that sharing power with rivals is a ''humiliation'' but it has to be accepted because they lost the March elections.

October 02, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | World


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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


Couple: Truck was on fire before deadly bus crash

ORLAND, Calif. - A couple said a FedEx tractor-trailer was already on fire when it careened across a median, sideswiped their car and slammed into a bus carrying high school students, adding a new twist to the investigation of a crash that killed 10 people.

April 12, 2014 | By FENIT NIRAPPIL and JOAN LOWY Associated Press | World


Prosecutor: Pistorius' story doesn't add up

PRETORIA, South Africa - The prosecutor cross-examining Oscar Pistorius in his murder trial Friday tried to shred his version of events the night he shot and killed his girlfriend, saying they do not add up and go against how people would react in the situation the double-amputee Olympian has described.

April 11, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | World


Pope asks forgiveness for sex abuse by priests

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis asked for forgiveness Friday from people who were sexually abused by priests, and vowed that there will be no going back in the church's fight to protect children.

April 11, 2014 | By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press | World


10 killed as bus, truck carrying students collide

ORLAND, Calif. - A FedEx tractor-trailer crossed over a grassy median on a Northern California freeway and slammed into a bus carrying more than 40 high school students in an explosive crash that left 10 people dead, authorities said.

April 11, 2014 | By CHANNING JOSEPH & FENIT NIRAPPIL Associated Press | World


Jindal joins those calling for lawmaker to resign

MONROE, La. - Embattled Louisiana Rep. Vance McAllister issued a less-than-ironclad vow to stay in office Thursday as the state's Republican governor and party chairman demanded his resignation after a videotape showed him in a lingering kiss with the wife of a friend.

April 11, 2014 | By BILL BARROW & MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press | World


Former pro wrestler Ultimate Warrior dies at 54

The Ultimate Warrior put on his signature airbrushed trench coat, shook the white ring ropes, and, for a few fleeting minutes, the wrestler billed as hailing from Parts Unknown was back home in the wrestling ring.

April 09, 2014 | By DAN GELSON Associated Press | World


Stabbing spree at high school leaves 20 injured

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. - A 16-year-old armed with two knives went on a stabbing and slashing spree at a high school near Pittsburgh on Wednesday, leaving 20 people injured, including a school police officer who eventually subdued him with the help of an assistant principal, authorities said.

April 09, 2014 | By KEVIN BEGOS Associated Press | World


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