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Iraqi troops put on show of strength in Baghdad’s Sadr City district

BAGHDAD - Iraqi soldiers took up positions on rooftops and military helicopters hovered overhead Friday in a show of strength in a Baghdad district where Shiite militiamen once ruled the streets. There were no reports of violence.

August 02, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Baghdad family’s woes far from Obama spotlight

BAGHDAD - There is a Baghdad that Sen. Barack Obama probably won't see.

August 02, 2008 | By BRIAN MURPHY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Thai farmers look to bats as free, flying food

BAAN TOOM, Thailand - While movie fans the world over rave about the new Batman film, the only stir bats are causing in this poor farming village is in a cooking pot.

August 02, 2008 | By JERRY HARMER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iranian FM says he expects agreement with Washington on interest section, direct US flights

ANKARA, Turkey - Iran's foreign minister said Friday that he expects weekend talks with the United States to produce agreements on opening an American diplomatic outpost in Tehran and restoring direct flights between the two nations.

August 02, 2008 | By SUZAN FRASER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pope: All faiths must unite against those who use religion to justify violence

SYDNEY, Australia - Pope Benedict XVI told representatives of Islam and other faiths that they must unite to combat religion's role in ''sinister and indiscriminate'' violence.

August 02, 2008 | By ROHAN SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Israel arrests 6 men over al-Qaida links

JERUSALEM - Israeli investigators have arrested six men suspected of trying to set up an al-Qaida-linked terror network, including one who wanted to shoot down President Bush's helicopter, the Shin Bet security service said Friday.

August 02, 2008 | By MATTI FRIEDMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China to stop flights during Olympics opening

BEIJING - Airlines are being told to stay away from Beijing's airport during the opening ceremony of the Olympics and further scrutiny is being applied to foreign entertainers in the latest security moves ahead of next month's games.

August 02, 2008 | By HENRY SANDERSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraq’s al-Qaida fighters now ‘furtive terrorists’

COMBAT OUTPOST COPPER, Iraq - It's quiet around here in farm country, south of Baghdad where al-Qaida once held sway. Just months ago U.S. foot patrols through the wheat fields nearby would regularly draw fire - if the soldiers managed first to elude al-Qaida-planted roadside bombs.

August 01, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer | Associated Press


India’s government preparing for confidence vote

NEW DELHI - What does it take to secure the vote of an Indian lawmaker these days? Six million dollars, says a top politician. And that's not all that's being offered.

August 01, 2008 | By MATTHEW ROSENBERG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Paring down high unemployment is Iraq’s next task

BAGHDAD - They fan out across Baghdad in summer's scorching heat - men in blue overalls picking up trash, mowing the sparse grass in parks, and standing on ladders to paint highway underpasses and prune palm trees.

August 01, 2008 | By SALLY BUZBEE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Malaysian opposition leader freed on bail in sodomy case, accuses police of personal vendetta

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said Thursday that police arrested him for alleged sodomy because of a personal vendetta among the top brass, and insisted they have no case against him.

August 01, 2008 | By JULIA ZAPPEI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Kuwait names 1st ambassador to Iraq since 1st Gulf War as Lebanese lawmaker visits Baghdad

BAGHDAD - Kuwait on Thursday named its first ambassador to Iraq since the 1991 Gulf War, in a major step toward healing the two countries' painful past and boosting regional ties with Baghdad's post-war government.

August 01, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Olmert’s lawyers attempt to discredit key witness

JERUSALEM - Lawyers representing Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert cross-examined an American businessman Thursday, hoping to undermine his allegations that Olmert illicitly accepted cash-stuffed envelopes from him to help fund a luxurious lifestyle.

August 01, 2008 | By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Thousands at burials of returned Israeli soldiers

NAHARIYA, Israel - Thousands of mourners turned out Thursday for the burials of two Israeli soldiers returned in a prisoner exchange with Lebanese guerrillas, laying to rest the young men whose unknown fate had riveted the Jewish state for two years.

August 01, 2008 | By TARA TODRAS-WHITEHILL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Cambodia, Thailand continue troop buildup at disputed border

PREAH VIHEAR, Cambodia - Cambodia and Thailand escalated their troop buildup Thursday in disputed territory near a historic border temple despite their agreement to hold talks next week to defuse tensions, a Cambodian general said.

August 01, 2008 | By SOPHENG CHEANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Despite protests, Electoral College makes it official

WASHINGTON - There were many protesters but few faithless electors as Donald Trump won the Electoral College vote Monday - ensuring he will become America's 45th ...

December 19, 2016 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press | Associated Press


Does a doctor's gender matter?

CHICAGO - What if your doctor's gender could influence your chance of surviving a visit to the hospital?

December 19, 2016 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


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