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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


Iran may be withholding info needed in nuke probe

VIENNA, Austria - Iran may be withholding information needed to establish whether it tried to make nuclear arms, the International Atomic Energy said Monday in an unusually strongly worded report.

June 10, 2008 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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NOAA, NASA: 2015 was Earth's hottest

WASHINGTON - Last year wasn't just the Earth's hottest year on record - it left a century of high temperature marks in the dust.

January 20, 2016 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science writer | Associated Press


IRS warns of telephone tax scams

WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department has a message for taxpayers getting calls from the IRS demanding immediate payment: Hang up.

January 19, 2016 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press | Associated Press


Researchers confirm site of hangings for Salem witch trials

SALEM, Mass. - A team of researchers using historical documents and 21st-century archaeological techniques has confirmed the exact site where 19 innocent people were hanged during ...

January 15, 2016 | By MARK PRATT and RODRIQUE NGOWI Associated Press | Associated Press


Launching cancer moonshot, Biden says politics impeding cure

PHILADELPHIA - Vice President Joe Biden launched a "moonshot" initiative Friday to hasten a cure for cancer, aiming to use his final year in office to ...

January 15, 2016 | By JOSH LEDERMAN and KATHY MATHESON Associated Press | Associated Press


What's next for lucky Powerball winners?

MUNFORD, Tenn. - If they're wise, the three mystery winners of the world-record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot will talk seriously with experts in tax ...

January 14, 2016 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


House, Senate going separate ways

BALTIMORE - The year ahead promises to be one of bold ideas in the House, if Speaker Paul Ryan gets his way, with lawmakers debating sweeping ...

January 14, 2016 | By ERICA WERNER AP Congressional Correspondent | Associated Press


Oil keeps falling. And falling.

DALLAS - The price of oil keeps falling. And falling. And falling. It has to stop somewhere, right?

January 12, 2016 | By DAVID KOENIG AP Business Writer | Associated Press


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