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China landslide kills 128, hopes fade for missing

BEIJING - At least 128 people were killed and many more were feared dead in north China after a huge reservoir of iron ore waste, illegally maintained and turned to sludge by heavy rain, buried a bustling marketplace in tons of suffocating mud.

September 25, 2008 | By GILLIAN WONG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


American performer: Israeli security made me dance

JERUSALEM - A performer with the famed Alvin Ailey dance troupe on Tuesday said he was twice forced to perform steps for Israeli airport security officers to prove his identity before he was permitted to enter the country.

September 24, 2008 | By JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Russia to keep 7,600 troops in 2 Georgia regions

TBILISI, Georgia - Russia announced Tuesday it would keep 7,600 troops in Abkhazia and South Ossetia for the foreseeable future, asserting power in the breakaway regions even as it began a pullout from positions deeper in Georgia.

September 24, 2008 | By STEVE GUTTERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Malaysia to punish official for racist remarks

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - A senior official will be punished for his racist outburst warning Malaysia's ethnic Chinese minority not to become greedy for political and economic power, the prime minister said Tuesday.

September 24, 2008 | By SEAN YOONG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Western officials suggest NKorean leader is ill

SEOUL, South Korea - There was no sign of Kim Jong Il at a closely watched parade Tuesday marking the 60th anniversary of North Korea's founding, and Western officials said the all powerful leader - who has not appeared publicly for a month - may be gravely ill.

September 24, 2008 | By KELLY OLSEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Zardari sworn in as Pakistan’s new president

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Asif Ali Zardari, the widower of assassinated former Pakistani leader Benazir Bhutto, began his term as Pakistan's new president Tuesday by declaring the war on terrorism a chance for the country to overcome its economic problems.

September 24, 2008 | By MUNIR AHMAD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bomb kills 3 US coalition soldiers in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan - A roadside bomb killed three U.S. coalition soldiers Tuesday, while a NATO airstrike missed its target and hit a house, killing two Afghan civilians and wounding 10, officials said.

September 24, 2008 | By RAHIM FAIEZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


TV journalist escapes assassination in Baghdad

BAGHDAD - An Iraqi journalist for one of the Middle East's best-known satellite television stations escaped assassination Tuesday when a bomb was found under the seat of his car as he prepared to leave home for work.

September 24, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Video shows dead Afghan children after US raid

KABUL, Afghanistan - Two videos that appear to show the bodies of at least 10 children and many more adults covered in blankets and white shrouds lend weight to Afghan and U.N. allegations that a U.S.-led raid killed scores of civilians last month.

September 23, 2008 | By FISNIK ABRASHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


HK democrats could gain after polls, analysts say

HONG KONG - Hong Kong's pro-democracy politicians fared better than expected in legislative elections, a showing that could strengthen their hand in pushing for greater political freedoms in the Chinese territory, analysts said.

September 23, 2008 | By JEREMIAH MARQUEZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Medvedev: European monitors to deploy to Georgia

MOSCOW - European Union monitors will deploy to regions surrounding South Ossetia and Abkhazia by next month and Russian troops will pull out after that, President Dmitry Medvedev said Monday.

September 23, 2008 | By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Blasts kill 9 in Pakistan militant stronghold

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Missiles fired from U.S. drone aircraft hit a seminary and houses associated with a Taliban commander, killing at least nine people, including both militants and civilians, officials and witnesses say.

September 23, 2008 | By STEPHEN GRAHAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


3 guilty in London plot that caused airline chaos

LONDON - Three men were convicted Monday of conspiracy to murder in a terrorist bombing campaign, but the jury could not reach a verdict on allegations they plotted to use liquid explosives to down trans-Atlantic airliners.

September 23, 2008 | By DAVID STRINGER and PAISLEY DODDS Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Cooking show lands Thai PM in hot water

BANGKOK, Thailand - Thailand's prime minister, who has survived two weeks of militant street protests demanding his resignation, could be booted out of office for a handful of appearances on a cooking show where he whipped up dishes like ''salmon coconut soup.''

September 23, 2008 | By VIJAY JOSHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


NKorea readies military parade for national day

SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea is preparing to stage a military parade Tuesday to mark the communist state's 60th anniversary, an official said.

September 23, 2008 | By HYUNG-JIN KIM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive for the first time

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