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Rights leader: Islamist fighters seize Somali town

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Islamic insurgents in Somalia seized a major agricultural center overnight, sending hundreds of people fleeing, a human rights leader said Saturday.

June 01, 2008 | By MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Thousands flee China quake area over flood fears

DONGHEKOU, China - Two rivers blocked by landslides threatened to flood towns shattered by China's massive earthquake, sending thousands of survivors fleeing Saturday in a region still staggering from the country's worst disaster in 30 years.

June 01, 2008 | By TINI TRAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


12-year-old China quake survivor loses leg

CHENGDU, China - As Huang Siyu ran down the stairs of her school after the powerful earthquake, the building collapsed and her teacher was killed. A chunk of falling debris crushed the fifth grader's left leg, and her schoolmates dragged her to safety.

June 01, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Tsvangirai postpones Zimbabwe return after threat

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Zimbabwe's opposition leader was on the way to the airport when word came that assassins were awaiting him in his homeland Saturday, derailing plans for his return.

June 01, 2008 | By DONNA BRYSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bush says Saudi oil boost doesn’t solve US problem

SHARM EL-SHEIK, Egypt - President Bush said Saudi Arabia's small increase in oil production will not solve soaring U.S. fuel prices, but he defended the wealthy kingdom Saturday against American lawmakers ''screaming the loudest'' for Riyadh to open its spigots.

June 01, 2008 | By TERENCE HUNT AP White House Correspondent | Associated Press


High-level Lebanese talks in Qatar

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Lebanon's ruling coalition demanded Saturday that talks to end the country's 18-month-old political crisis tackle the issue of Hezbollah's weapons, a demand the militant group rejected.

June 01, 2008 | By HUSSEIN DAKROUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraq detains 1,000 in anti-al-Qaida crackdown

BAGHDAD - Nearly 1,000 people have been detained in a sweep to break al-Qaida in Iraq's sway in Iraq's third largest city, Mosul, but many of the fighters have fled to nearby areas, where troops are hunting for them, Iraqi officials said Saturday.

June 01, 2008 | By LEE KEATH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Survivors pulled from rubble of China quake

BEICHUAN, China - Rescuers pulled survivors from the rubble Friday who had been buried for four days as a strong aftershock sparked landslides near the epicenter of this week's powerful earthquake.

May 31, 2008 | By AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Suicide attacker targets police bus in Sri Lankan capital; 10 killed, 85 wounded

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - A suicide bomber on a motorcycle rammed into a bus carrying riot police in Sri Lanka's capital Friday, killing 10 people, including eight policemen, and wounding 85 others.

May 31, 2008 | By BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Myanmar cyclone death toll nearly 78,000

YANGON, Myanmar - The official death toll from Cyclone Nargis has nearly doubled to almost 78,000 and another 56,000 people remain missing two weeks after the devastating storm, state television reported Friday.

May 31, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Spokesman: Gunfire hits Iranian convoy in Baghdad

BAGHDAD - An Iranian Embassy convoy came under fire in Baghdad, wounding two Iranian diplomats and two other staff, a spokesman said Friday. Tehran accused the United States of encouraging attacks against Iranian interests in Iraq.

May 31, 2008 | By HAMID AHMED Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan protests suspected US missile strike on border village

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan's army lodged a formal protest Friday to ''allied forces'' in neighboring Afghanistan over a suspected U.S. missile strike this week that killed 14 people in a Pakistani border village.

May 31, 2008 | By ZARAR KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Saudis see no reason to raise oil production now

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabian leaders made clear Friday they see no reason to increase oil production until their customers demand it, apparently rebuffing President Bush amid soaring U.S. gasoline prices.

May 31, 2008 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Zimbabwe presidential election set for June 27

HARARE, Zimbabwe - An election runoff between President Robert Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai will be held June 27, the electoral commission said in an announcement published Friday.

May 31, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Top Taliban leader vows revenge on America

KHAR, Pakistan - A top Taliban leader vowed Thursday to target the U.S. after an alleged missile strike killed several people in northwest Pakistan, a threat that could undermine the new government's efforts to negotiate peace deals with militants.

May 30, 2008 | By HABIBULLAH KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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UPDATE: Death toll reaches at least 80 in France attack

NICE, France - France has been stunned again as a large white truck mowed through a crowd of revelers gathered for a Bastille Day fireworks display ...

July 14, 2016 | By CIARAN FAHEY and ELAINE GANLEY Associated Press | Associated Press


Obama pays tribute to Dallas officers

DALLAS - President Barack Obama urged Americans rattled by a week of violence and protests to find "open hearts" and new empathy Tuesday in a speech ...

July 12, 2016 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and KATHLEEN HENNESSEY Associated Press | Associated Press


Friend or foe?

PARIS, Texas - Gun-rights activists, some of them wearing camouflage and military-style gear and openly toting rifles and handguns, marched alongside the hundreds of people who ...

July 11, 2016 | | Associated Press


Beware of scary Brexit headlines pushing you to buy gold

NEW YORK - If you thought the Brexit vote was scary, check out the full page newspaper ad that recently appeared in The New York Times ...

July 11, 2016 | By BERNARD CONDON AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Police: Suspect had personal arsenal

DALLAS (AP) - An Army veteran killed by Dallas police after the sniper slayings of five officers amassed a personal arsenal at his suburban home, including ...

July 08, 2016 | By WILL WEISSERT Associated Press | Associated Press


Dallas police: 5 officers dead

DALLAS - Snipers opened fire on police officers in the heart of Dallas, killing five officers and injuring six others during protests over two recent fatal ...

July 08, 2016 | By TERRY WALLACE Associated Press | Associated Press


No double standard for Clinton, FBI director tells GOP

WASHINGTON - Under an onslaught of Republican criticism, FBI Director James Comey vigorously defended the government's decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton over her private ...

July 07, 2016 | | Associated Press


Trump courts, jabs anxious Republicans

WASHINGTON - A defiant Donald Trump made it clear he won't change his brash tone or message as he courted anxious Republican lawmakers Thursday, blaming ...

July 07, 2016 | | Associated Press


'Hot, wet and wild' 2016 weather

WASHINGTON - America's warm, wild and costly weather broke another record with the hottest June, federal meteorologists say. And if that's not enough, they ...

July 07, 2016 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Technology gives bracing immediacy to police shooting story

NEW YORK - A live, online piece of footage of a dying man brought a shocking new immediacy Thursday to the issue that gave birth to ...

July 07, 2016 | By DAVID BAUDER Associated Press | Associated Press


Solar-powered spacecraft enters orbit around Jupiter

PASADENA, Calif. - Soaring over Jupiter's poles, a NASA spacecraft arrived at the solar system's largest planet on a mission to peek behind the ...

July 05, 2016 | By ALICIA CHANG AP Science Writer | Associated Press


No charges recommended in Clinton email probe, FBI says

WASHINGTON - The FBI won't recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server while secretary of state, agency Director ...

July 05, 2016 | By ERIC TUCKER and KEN THOMAS Associated Press | Associated Press


Tests conducted on explosive that injured man in Central Park

NEW YORK - Investigators are conducting a forensic examination to identify the explosive compound that blew up in Central Park, seriously injuring the foot of a ...

July 04, 2016 | By MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press | Associated Press


Clinton interviewed by the FBI about email server

WASHINGTON - The FBI interviewed Hillary Clinton on Saturday about her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, her campaign announced ...

July 02, 2016 | By ERIC TUCKER and KEN THOMAS Associated Press | Associated Press


Court OKs trial for girl who texted boyfriend urging suicide

BOSTON - A teenager who sent her boyfriend dozens of text messages encouraging him to take his own life and told him to "get back in ...

July 01, 2016 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press | Associated Press


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