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Venomous lionfish prowls fragile Caribbean waters

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A maroon-striped marauder with venomous spikes is rapidly multiplying in the Caribbean's warm waters, swallowing native species, stinging divers and generally wreaking havoc on an ecologically delicate region.

August 28, 2008 | By DAVID McFADDEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Britain drops plan to bar size zero fashion models

LONDON - London Fashion Week organizers have dropped plans that likely would have barred many size zero models from the catwalk, saying industry executives around the world felt they were not needed.

August 28, 2008 | By MEERA SELVA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Taliban ambush kills 3 more Western aid workers

PUL-E-ALAM, Afghanistan (AP) - Taliban fighters with assault rifles shredded a U.S. aid group's SUV with dozens of bullets Wednesday, killing three Western women and their Afghan driver amid an escalating militant onslaught against humanitarian workers in Afghanistan.

August 28, 2008 | By AMIR SHAH and FISNIK ABRASHI Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Officials: Missiles kill 9 in Pakistan

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan - A missile strike in a Pakistani tribal region killed at least nine suspected insurgents including foreigners, officials said Wednesday, raising suspicion that the U.S. was again targeting militants in Pakistan.

August 28, 2008 | By ISHTIAQ MAHSUD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China: attacks possibly linked to terror groups

URUMQI, China - China said Wednesday that some evidence suggests terrorist groups may have been involved in a series of attacks in the Muslim territory of Xinjiang, far from the Olympics in Beijing.

August 28, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pressure mounts on Zimbabwe opposition leader

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe's main opposition leader faced mounting pressure Wednesday to agree to a power-sharing government with autocratic President Robert Mugabe, but insisted that this must reflect ''the will of the people.''

August 28, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


It finally starts to sink in for Phelps

BEIJING - Michael Phelps finally seems to be grasping what it all means.

August 28, 2008 | By PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US army deserter ordered deported from Canada

TORONTO - A U.S. Army specialist who fled Fort Bragg for Canada after learning his unit was to be deployed to Iraq was ordered deported Wednesday.

August 28, 2008 | BY ROB GILLIES Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US plans aid to Georgia as Russia rolls into city

OUTSIDE GORI, Georgia - Russian troops and paramilitaries rolled into the strategic Georgian city of Gori on Wednesday, apparently violating a truce designed to end the conflict that has uprooted tens of thousands and scarred the Georgian landscape.

August 28, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and MATTI FRIEDMAN Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


UN to help offset high food and oil prices

ROME - The U.N. will provide $214 million in food assistance to 16 impoverished areas to help ease the effects of high food and oil prices, its food agency said Tuesday.

August 27, 2008 | By ALESSANDRA RIZZO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


India security forces kill 13 Kashmiri protesters

SRINAGAR, India - Indian forces shot and killed at least 13 Muslim protesters on Tuesday as tens of thousands of people defied a blanket curfew in Indian Kashmir, the bloodiest day in nearly two months of unrest that has rocked this long-troubled Himalayan region.

August 27, 2008 | By AIJAZ HUSSAIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Georgia says Russia bombed after order to halt war

TBILISI, Georgia - Russia ordered a halt to the war in Georgia on Tuesday, after five days of air and land attacks that sent Georgia's army into headlong retreat and left towns, military bases and homes in the U.S. ally smoldering. Georgia insisted that Russian forces were still bombing and shelling.

August 27, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and MISHA DZHINDZHIKHASHVILI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Warrior with AK-47 becomes cleric with pseudonym

BAGHDAD - Abu Ali has had enough of war. Nothing, he insists, can change his mind.

August 27, 2008 | By HAMZA HENDAWI and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Coup leader gets presidential powers in Mauritania

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania - The military junta that overthrew Mauritania's government last week adopted a law Tuesday transferring the power of the presidency to the head of the junta.

August 27, 2008 | By AHMED MOHAMED Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Myanmar gem merchants dismiss US embargo threat

YANGON, Myanmar - Thousands of sapphires, rubies, diamonds, emeralds, jade and other gems glitter in long glass display cases as merchants haggle with professional buyers - most of them foreigners - and tourists.

August 27, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


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Pentagon says missile defense test a success

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon scored an important success Tuesday in a test of its oft-criticized missile defense program, destroying a mock warhead over the Pacific Ocean ...

May 30, 2017 | By ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer | Associated Press


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