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Water drains from earthquake-formed lake in China

MIANYANG, China - Water poured from a massive lake formed by China's deadly earthquake in a carefully engineered diversion Saturday to ease the threat of flooding for a million people in the sprawling disaster zone.

June 22, 2008 | By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Zimbabwe opposition says court allows rallies

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe's opposition will hold rallies in the capital Sunday following a favorable court ruling, an official said Saturday, with only weeks to go before its leader faces longtime President Robert Mugabe in a runoff.

June 22, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Israelis, Palestinians to start writing peace pact

JERUSALEM - Israel and the Palestinians have agreed to start drafting sections of a proposed peace accord that address the main issues of their conflict, the chief Palestinian negotiator said.

June 22, 2008 | By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Assailants attack home of Kosovo’s prime minister; his is away and family is safe

PRISTINA, Kosovo - Armed assailants trying to break into the home of Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci exchanged fire with guards, but the leader was away and his family was not hurt, police said Saturday.

June 22, 2008 | By NEBI QENA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


South Korea says Bush pledges to prevent US beef exports from older cattle

SEOUL, South Korea - President Bush pledged Saturday to come up with measures to ensure that beef from older cattle - considered at greater risk of mad cow disease - is not exported to South Korea, Seoul's presidential office said.

June 22, 2008 | By JAE-SOON CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Car bombings in Baghdad leave at least 6 dead

BAGHDAD - A suicide car bomb and another car packed with explosives targeted Iraqi police patrols Saturday on opposite sides of Baghdad, killing at least six people, police said.

June 22, 2008 | By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


9/11 suspects reject Gitmo lawyers

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - The accused mastermind of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks said he welcomed martyrdom at U.S. hands, as he and four codefendants faced trial for war crimes without the benefit of lawyers.

June 21, 2008 | By ANDREW O. SELSKY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Cyclone destroys trees in Myanmar’s main city

YANGON, Myanmar - The waiter looks down at the streets of Yangon from the panoramic rooftop restaurant. He remembers how diners used to be shielded from the noise and bustle of the city below by a thick green cushion of leaves.

June 21, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Sri Lanka bus blasts kill at least 23

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Bombs ripped through two buses in Sri Lanka on Friday, including one packed with morning commuters near the country's heavily fortified capital, officials said. At least 23 people were killed and 67 wounded.

June 21, 2008 | By BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


5 Europeans missing after scuba diving in eastern Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Five European scuba divers were missing Friday after being swept away in strong currents off eastern Indonesia, police said.

June 21, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


2 Shiite militia leaders surrender in Iraq

BAGHDAD - Two suspected Shiite militia leaders surrendered Friday during raids by U.S. forces, while tens of thousands of Shiite faithful streamed out of mosques to join protests against a security agreement with the United States.

June 21, 2008 | By LAUREN FRAYER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Police stop Zimbabwe opposition leader’s campaign

HARARE, Zimbabwe - The opposition said Friday that its rallies had been banned indefinitely three weeks before the presidential runoff, while the U.S. ambassador accused President Robert Mugabe's regime of using food as a weapon to stay in power.

June 21, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


UN food summit accord held up over Cuban concerns

ROME - Delegates in the closing hours of a three-day U.N. summit were trying to agree Thursday on a final document on how to tackle growing hunger and civil unrest sparked by skyrocketing prices of food and fuel.

June 20, 2008 | By FRANCES D’EMILIO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Spanish judge charges 11 with plotting suicide attack in Barcelona

MADRID, Spain - A Spanish judge charged 11 suspected Islamic extremists Thursday with plotting suicide attacks against the public transport network in Barcelona.

June 20, 2008 | By DANIEL WOOLLS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Turkish court upholds college head scarf ban

ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's top court ruled Thursday that Islamic head scarves violate secularism and cannot be allowed at universities, deepening a divide between the country's Islamic-oriented government and secular institutions.

June 20, 2008 | By SUZAN FRASER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Soldiers thwart attack on Louvre

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Trump hits Iran with new sanctions for missile test

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February 03, 2017 | By VIVIAN SALAMA and MATTHEW LEE Associated Press | Associated Press


Confederate emblem has staying power on Mississippi flag

JACKSON, Miss. - The Confederate battle emblem still waves on the Mississippi flag and appears in little danger of being erased anytime soon.

January 31, 2017 | By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump nominates Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch, a fast-rising conservative judge with a writer's flair, to the Supreme Court on Tuesday, a selection expected ...

January 31, 2017 | By JULIE PACE and MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump defends immigration order

WASHINGTON - Defiant in the face of an international backlash, President Donald Trump pressed into his second week in office defending his sweeping immigration ban. Protests ...

January 30, 2017 | By CATHERINE LUCEY and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press | Associated Press


A commuter's dream

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January 30, 2017 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press | Associated Press


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


Trump order on refugees, Muslims sparks confusion, worry

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


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