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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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Candy theft could mean king-size sentence

NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana man accused of stuffing $31 worth of candy bars into his pockets faces a possible sentence of 20 years to life ...

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Economy on the rebound?

WASHINGTON - Americans are flooding back into the job market at the fastest pace since before the Great Recession, encouraged by steady hiring and some signs ...

April 01, 2016 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


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