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Clashes erupt at Gaza-Egypt border as Palestinians protest closure

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israel eased its siege of Gaza for a day on Tuesday, allowing in shipments of fuel and medicine. But tensions erupted over Egypt's closure of its Gaza border, with Palestinian protesters breaking through the crossing and clashing with Egyptian guards.

February 06, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | World


Suicide bomber attacks outside Iraqi school, killing 1 bystander

BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber pushing an electric heater on top of a cart packed with explosives attacked a high school north of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing a bystander and injuring 21 people - mainly youngsters and teachers.

February 06, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER CHESTER Associated Press Writer | World


7 Pakistani troops, 37 militants killed in fighting near Afghan border

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Islamic militants in Pakistan attacked a fort near the Afghan border Tuesday, one of two clashes with government forces that left seven troops and 37 fighters dead, the army said. In Europe, President Pervez Musharraf said border attacks were ''pinpricks'' that his government must manage.

February 06, 2008 | By CHRIS BRUMMITT Associated Press Writer | World


Panel says Canada should stay in Afghanistan if it gets more support from other countries

TORONTO - An independent panel recommended Tuesday that Canada extend its military mission in Afghanistan only if another NATO country puts 1,000 soldiers in the dangerous southern province of Kandahar.

February 06, 2008 | By ROB GILLIES Associated Press Writer | World


Putin’s anointed heir opens presidential campaign with call for crackdown on graft in Russia

MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin's likely successor opened his election campaign Tuesday with a promise of stability and continued economic growth for Russia and called for a redoubled effort to root out corruption.

February 06, 2008 | By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press Writer | World


China’s top safety inspector calls for public whistle-blowing to reduce accidents

BEIJING - China's senior safety inspector urged the public and the media Tuesday to expose workplace accidents in a bid to end corruption and official misdeeds aggravating the country's high rate of work deaths.

February 06, 2008 | By CHARLES HUTZLER Associated Press Writer | World


Sierra Leone, Angola and Afghanistan have world’s highest child mortality, UNICEF report says

GENEVA - A newborn in Sierra Leone has the lowest chance in the world of surviving until age 5, and the prospects are almost as bad for children in Angola and Afghanistan, according to a U.N. report released Tuesday.

February 06, 2008 | By ELIANE ENGELER Associated Press Writer | World


Mexico captures 11 alleged hit men from powerful Sinaloa drug cartel

MEXICO CITY - Eleven alleged hit men for the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel were captured Tuesday at two Mexico City mansions stocked with grenades, automatic weapons and body armor - a day after Mexican authorities reported nabbing one of the cartel's leaders.

February 06, 2008 | By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO Associated Press Writer | World


Protesters fail to prevent Japanese whaler refueling in Antarctic Ocean

CANBERRA, Australia - Environmentalists again clashed with Japanese whalers Tuesday in the Antarctic Ocean, with Greenpeace activists failing in a risky attempt to prevent the fleet's factory ship from refueling.

February 06, 2008 | The Associated Press | World


Asian markets fall; Europe mainly higher after US rate cut

LONDON - Jitters about the U.S. economy sent global stock indexes lower again Tuesday before the Federal Reserve's surprise cut in interest rates. The move came too late for Asian markets, which had closed for the day, but helped Britain and France rebound higher.

February 06, 2008 | By TOBY ANDERSON AP Business Writer | World


Investigation into teenage suicide bombing in Iraq's Anbar province suggests family plot

BAGHDAD - His father was a senior member of al-Qaida in Iraq. His mother promised him they would meet again in paradise.

February 05, 2008 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | World


US says attacks from Iranian armor-piercing bombs down in Iraq; suicide bomb kills 6

BAGHDAD - The U.S. military worried Sunday about "mixed messages" from Iran, listing a dramatic drop in Iranian-made weapons reaching Iraq but no reduction in the training and financing of Shiite militants.

February 05, 2008 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | World


Lieutenant to Mexico's top alleged drug trafficker captured

MEXICO CITY - Mexico's army on Monday captured a top lieutenant of the powerful Sinaloa cartel who allegedly commanded squads of hit men and organized drug shipments north, officials said.

February 05, 2008 | By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO Associated Press Writer | World


Cuba's new parliament could reveal Castro's political future

HAVANA - The new parliament chosen by Cuban voters could ultimately send ailing 81-year-old Fidel Castro into permanent retirement.

February 05, 2008 | By ANITA SNOW Associated Press Writer | World


Suicide bomber kills 18 at Iraqi funeral, but misses security official who is apparent target

BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber apparently targeting a senior security official blew himself up inside a funeral tent Monday, killing 18 people in the latest of a series of deadly attacks chipping away at the notion of a calmer Iraq.

February 05, 2008 | By HAMZA HENDAWI Associated Press Writer | World


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UN climate report offers stark warnings, hope

COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Climate change is happening, it's almost entirely man's fault and limiting its impacts may require reducing greenhouse gas emissions to zero this century, the U.N.'s panel on climate science said Sunday.

November 02, 2014 | By KARL RITTER Associated Press | World


Virgin disaster a reminder of fatal '07 explosion

MOJAVE, Calif. - The loss of an experimental spaceship that broke up over the Mojave Desert, killing one pilot and seriously injuring another, has renewed criticism of the way the craft's designer and Virgin Galactic handled a deadly explosion seven years ago.

November 02, 2014 | By BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press | World


Wallenda completes Chicago skyscraper wire walks

CHICAGO - Daredevil Nik Wallenda wowed Chicago and the world Sunday with two hair-raising skyscraper crossings on the high wire without a safety net or a harness.

November 02, 2014 | By CARLA K. JOHNSON Associated Press | World


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