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Thai prime minister declares emergency in capital

BANGKOK, Thailand - Thailand's prime minister declared a state of emergency in the capital Bangkok on Tuesday after a week of political tension exploded into violent street clashes between supporters and opponents of the government that left one person dead.

September 17, 2008 | By JOCELYN GECKER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Smoking riskier to women’s hearts than men’s

MUNICH, Germany - Women typically get heart disease much later than men, but not if they smoke, researchers said Tuesday.

September 17, 2008 | By MARIA CHENG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Baghdad touched by war even as security takes hold

BAGHDAD - Salam Dawood sat in his car stuck in traffic. A mother and her two sons shuffled among the vehicles, begging for money when a roadside bomb exploded.

September 17, 2008 | By ANNA JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan politics testy ahead of presidential vote

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan prosecutors confirmed Tuesday they were pressing ahead with corruption cases against opposition leader Nawaz Sharif, a move his supporters said was aimed at further sidelining Sharif's party ahead of presidential elections.

September 17, 2008 | By ASIF SHAHZAD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Indian military mounts mammoth flood rescue effort

SAHARSA DISTRICT, India - Hungry villagers rioted, desperate families swam for their lives and chaos spread across a wide swath of flooded plains in northern India Tuesday as authorities mounted one of the country's largest relief efforts.

September 17, 2008 | By GAVIN RABINOWITZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Putin vows ’an answer’ to NATO ships near Georgia

MOSCOW - Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Russia will respond calmly to an increase in NATO ships in the Black Sea in the aftermath of the short war with Georgia, but promised that ''there will be an answer.''

September 17, 2008 | By MIKE ECKEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Japan PM resigns to avoid ‘political vacuum’

TOKYO - Japan's chronically unpopular prime minister abruptly resigned Monday after a yearlong struggle with a deadlocked parliament, leaving the weakened ruling party to grapple with a stalled economy and rising calls for snap elections.

September 16, 2008 | By JOSEPH COLEMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan claims victory in militant stronghold

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan's army claimed Monday to have routed Taliban militants in a stronghold near the Afghan border but turned up no sign of Osama bin Laden or al-Qaida No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahri.

September 16, 2008 | By ZARAR KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


India rushes doctors, medicine to flood victims

SAHARSA DISTRICT, India - Indian authorities rushed doctors and medical equipment to flood-devastated northern India on Monday to ward off outbreaks of disease among the hundreds of thousands of victims crowding relief camps, officials said.

September 16, 2008 | | Associated Press


Study: Bypass better than stents in long term

MUNICH, Germany - For heart patients with clogged arteries, the choice between bypass surgery or an angioplasty may come down to one question: How many procedures would you like to have?

September 16, 2008 | By MARIA CHENG AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Russia says US may have sent weapons to Georgia

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Russia warned the West on Monday against supporting Georgia's leadership, suggesting that the United States carried weapons as well as aid to the ex-Soviet republic and calling for an arms embargo until the Georgian government falls.

September 16, 2008 | By ROBERT WIELAARD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan investigates ’honor killings’ of 5 women

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan opened an investigation Monday into the killings of five women who tried to choose their own husbands, after a provincial lawmaker defended their deaths as a ''centuries-old tradition.''

September 16, 2008 | By ASIF SHAHZAD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Russian journalist’s funeral turns into a protest

MOSCOW - More than 1,000 angry mourners turned the funeral for a journalist critical of Russia's government into a demonstration Monday, accusing police of lying when they said he was accidentally shot by an officer.

September 16, 2008 | By MANSUR MIROVALEV Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Blast rocks Sri Lanka’s capital, wounding 45

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - A bomb blast blamed on separatist Tamil Tigers wounded 45 people in Sri Lanka's capital Saturday, while renewed fighting in the embattled north killed 19 rebels and six soldiers, the military said.

September 14, 2008 | By BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pressure grows on Thai prime minister to resign

BANGKOK, Thailand - Thailand's prime minister vowed Saturday that he would not resign even as pressure mounted with anti-government protesters occupying his headquarters for a fifth day Saturday and disrupting rail and air service.

September 14, 2008 | By SUTIN WANNABOVORN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive for the first time

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced that women will be allowed to drive for the first time in the ultra-conservative kingdom next summer ...

September 26, 2017 | By ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRI and AYA BATRAWY Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump vows a major tax cut for middle class

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump vowed to deliver on a major tax cut for middle-class Americans on Tuesday as the White House and congressional leaders prepared ...

September 26, 2017 | By MARCY GORDON and KEN THOMAS Associated Press | Associated Press


Maria's aftermath stuns Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rican officials rushed to evacuate tens of thousands of people downstream of a failing dam and said they could not ...

September 22, 2017 | By DANICA COTO Associated Press | Associated Press


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