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Turkish ruling party narrowly avoids ban

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Turkey's top court on Wednesday narrowly decided against banning the ruling party over accusations that it was steering the country toward Islamic rule, preserving a government locked in a power struggle with the secular elite.

August 14, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Experts: Indian police struggle to halt bombings

AHMADABAD, India - It's a cycle India has seen repeated 13 times in nearly three years: Bombs are planted where they can kill as many people as possible. Investigations follow, memories fade and months later, bombs explode in another city.

August 13, 2008 | By MATTHEW ROSENBERG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Militants capture 25 Pakistani security personnel

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Islamic militants seized a security post in Pakistan's troubled northwest Tuesday, capturing at least 25 police and troops in a raid that underscored the government's weak grip on territory near the Afghan border.

August 13, 2008 | By STEPHEN GRAHAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Medic: Boy killed by Israeli fire in West Bank

RAMALLAH, West Bank - Israeli gunfire killed a 10-year-old Palestinian boy Tuesday during a confrontation between troops and stone-throwers in a West Bank village, medics and witnesses said.

August 13, 2008 | By DIAA HADID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


7 Bosnian Serbs guilty of genocide in Srebrenica

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - The Bosnian war crimes court convicted seven Bosnian Serbs of genocide Tuesday in the 1995 massacre of Bosnian Muslims at Srebrenica and handed down prison sentences ranging from 38 to 42 years. Four others were acquitted.

August 13, 2008 | By AIDA CERKEZ-ROBINSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Beijing air improves with wind and rain

BEIJING - Environmental officials say their efforts are starting to clear the haze above Beijing, while strong wind and some rain have also raised hopes of blue skies when the Olympic Games start in just over a week.

August 13, 2008 | By HENRY SANDERSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Indonesia: Asian militants sought al-Qaida funds

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Two alleged Indonesian terror leaders were headed to Iraq to seek help from al-Qaida, according to a seized laptop that indicates regional militants are cash-strapped but determined to rebuild international links, security officials say.

August 13, 2008 | By CHRIS BRUMMITT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Thousands of Serb extremists rally in Belgrade for war crimes suspect Karadzic

BELGRADE, Serbia - Singing nationalist songs and waving posters of their ''Serb Hero,'' thousands of Serb extremists protested Tuesday in downtown Belgrade against the government's plans to extradite ex-Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic to the U.N. war crimes tribunal.

August 13, 2008 | By DUSAN STOJANOVIC Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


‘Martyrs’ List’ tallies Mahdi Army’s troubles

BAGHDAD - Loyalists within Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's militia network call it the ''martyrs' list,'' and it's long and growing: At least three dozen senior members killed in slayings or fighting since last summer and nearly 60 others detained.

August 13, 2008 | By BRIAN MURPHY and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Mbeki upbeat on Zimbabwe power-sharing talks despite reported disagreements

HARARE, Zimbabwe - South African President Thabo Mbeki insisted Tuesday that talks in Pretoria aimed at building a power-sharing government to resolve Zimbabwe's deadly political crisis were going well, despite reports of disagreements.

August 13, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Investigator: Cockpit flight recording lost during Qantas mid-air crisis

MANILA, Philippines - Investigators will not be able to review the cockpit voice recording of a Qantas jet's midair crisis because it was overwritten as the crew made a harrowing emergency landing, an official said Tuesday.

August 13, 2008 | By JIM GOMEZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Indian police link US man’s computer to e-mail taking credit for bombs that killed 45

AHMADABAD, India - Police raided the home of an American citizen in Mumbai, India's financial capital, and seized a computer from which an e-mail claiming responsibility for bombings that killed 45 people in western India was believed to have been sent, officials said Monday.

August 12, 2008 | By MATTHEW ROSENBERG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Report: Torture widespread in Palestinian jails

RAMALLAH, West Bank - One detainee told of being beaten with pipes and having a screwdriver rammed into his back. Another said interrogators tied his hands behind his back then lifted him into the air by his bound wrists.

August 12, 2008 | By KARIN LAUB and DALIA NAMMARI Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Paris eyes plan for drivers to share electric cars

PARIS - Parisians and tourists so eagerly embraced a citywide bike sharing plan launched a year ago that the mayor is setting his sights on a four-wheeled version: electric cars.

August 12, 2008 | By GAELLE FAURE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


4 female bombers strike in Iraq, killing 57

BAGHDAD - Four suicide bombers believed to be women struck a Shiite pilgrimage in Baghdad and a Kurdish protest rally in northern Iraq on Monday, killing at least 57 people and wounding nearly 300 in one of this year's deadliest attacks, police said.

August 12, 2008 | By SELCAN HACAOGLU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Trump defends immigration order

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US judge bars deportations under Trump travel ban

WASHINGTON - A federal judge issued an emergency order Saturday night temporarily barring the U.S. from deporting people from nations subject to President Donald Trump ...

January 29, 2017 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press | Associated Press


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WASHINGTON - Confusion, worry and outrage grew Saturday as President Donald Trump's crackdown on refugees and citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries took effect. Airlines blocked ...

January 28, 2017 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump proposes big import tax for Mexico

WASHINGTON - Determined to wall off America's border with Mexico, President Donald Trump triggered a diplomatic clash and a fresh fight over trade Thursday as ...

January 26, 2017 | By JULIE PACE and MARK STEVENSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump announces 'major' voter fraud investigation

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump tweeted early Wednesday that he is ordering a "major investigation" into voter fraud, revisiting unsubstantiated claims he's made repeatedly about ...

January 25, 2017 | By JULIE PACE and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press | Associated Press


Could where you live decide your fate with cancer?

CHICAGO - Americans in certain struggling parts of the country are dying from cancer at rising rates, even as the cancer death rate nationwide continues to ...

January 24, 2017 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Trump vows to rise to moment

WASHINGTON - After a combative start to his presidency, Donald Trump delivered a more unifying message Sunday and sought to reassure Americans he was ready to ...

January 23, 2017 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump reassures CIA officials

LANGLEY, Va. (AP) - President Donald Trump moved to repair his tumultuous relationship with America's spy agencies on his first full day in office, but ...

January 21, 2017 | By JULIE PACE and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


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