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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

Incoming president of Taiwan doubts China unification

TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan's president-elect said Thursday that unification with China is unlikely ''in our lifetimes,'' but pledged to reach out to the longtime rival while maintaining good relations with the United States.

May 30, 2008 | By PETER ENAV Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

China quake death toll could rise to 50,000

LUOSHUI TOWN, China - China warned the death toll from this week's earthquake could soar to 50,000, while the government issued a public appeal Thursday for rescue equipment as it struggled to cope with the disaster.

May 30, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Hezbollah shows might in Lebanon, but faces limits

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Hezbollah has proven it can force Lebanon's U.S.-backed government to cave in on key issues. But the Shiite militant group's power is not absolute - the government is still in place and Hezbollah has lost support among the people by turning its guns on them.

May 30, 2008 | By SAM F. GHATTAS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

UN official says foreign agents are killing Afghans

KABUL, Afghanistan - Foreign intelligence agents are leading secret, deadly raids on suspected insurgents in Afghanistan and shirking responsibility when innocent civilians are killed, a U.N. official alleged Thursday.

May 30, 2008 | By FISNIK ABRASHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Local heroes step in to help cyclone victims

YANGON, Myanmar - From shopkeepers handing out free rice porridge to medical students caring for the sick, ordinary people in Myanmar are stepping in to help cyclone victims as the military regime severely restricts international aid.

May 30, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press

Iraqi forces hunt door-to-door for Mosul militants

BAGHDAD - Government troops began house-to-house searches for al-Qaida in Iraq militants in Mosul on Thursday, part of a major security operation to cleanse Iraq's third largest city from cells of the terror network.

May 30, 2008 | By HAMID AHMED Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Dalai Lama criticizes Chinese suppression, stresses Tibet’s need for autonomy

FRANKFURT, Germany - The Dalai Lama criticized China's suppression of unrest in Tibet and insisted Thursday that the region - with its diverse heritage and rich traditions - wants to live in peace with Beijing under genuine autonomy.

May 30, 2008 | By GEORGE FREY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Bush envisions a democratic Middle East free of oppression

JERUSALEM - President Bush feted Israel on Thursday in honor of the 60th anniversary of its founding and predicted that its 120th birthday would find it alongside a Palestinian state and in an all-democratic neighborhood free of today's oppression, restrictions on freedom and extremist Muslim movements.

May 30, 2008 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

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Math, reading scores slip for nation's school kids

WASHINGTON - Results from national math and reading tests show slipping or stagnant scores for the nation's schoolkids.

October 28, 2015 | By JENNIFER C. KERR | Associated Press

Poll: GOP voters want budget battle

WASHINGTON - Even as Congress nears votes on a bipartisan deal that could yield two years of budget peace, an Associated Press-GfK poll has found that ...

October 27, 2015 | By ALAN FRAM and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press | Associated Press

Surviving a tsunami

PORTLAND, Ore. - Bracing for a tsunami like the one that devastated Japanese communities during a 2011 mega-earthquake, coastal communities from British Columbia to California have ...

October 27, 2015 | By TERRENCE PETTY | Associated Press

Ole Miss takes down Mississippi flag with Confederate emblem

OXFORD, Miss. - The University of Mississippi quietly pulled down the state flag on Monday, deciding that the 121-year-old banner's Confederate battle emblem sends a ...

October 27, 2015 | By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS and JEFF AMY Associated Press | Associated Press

Woman reunites with 4-legged hero

BREWSTER, N.Y. - Lying in a hospital after being hit by a school minibus, Audrey Stone set herself a goal: to get well so she ...

October 27, 2015 | By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press | Associated Press

Is red meat risky?

PARIS - Bacon, hot dogs and cold cuts are under fire: The World Health Organization threw its global weight behind years of experts' warnings and declared ...

October 27, 2015 | By ANGELA CHARLTON Associated Press | Associated Press

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