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France bans broadcast of TV shows for babies

PARIS - France's broadcast authority has banned French channels from airing TV shows aimed at children under three years old, to shield them from developmental risks it says television viewing poses at that age.

September 04, 2008 | By CHRISTINE OLLIVIER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


149 dead in plane crash at Madrid airport

MADRID, Spain - A Spanish airliner bound for the Canary Islands at the height of the vacation season crashed, burned and broke into pieces Wednesday while trying to take off from Madrid, killing 149 people on board, officials said.

September 04, 2008 | By HAROLD HECKLE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Taliban kill 10 French troops, raid American base

SUROBI, Afghanistan - Insurgents ambushed a group of elite French soldiers as they climbed a mountain pass, killing 10 troops in a militant stronghold outside the capital. In a separate coordinated attack, a team of suicide bombers tried unsuccessfully to storm a U.S. base near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.

September 03, 2008 | By AMIR SHAH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Russian soldiers take prisoners in Georgia port

POTI, Georgia - Russian soldiers took about 20 Georgians in military uniform prisoner at a key Black Sea port in western Georgia on Tuesday, blindfolding them and holding them at gunpoint, and commandeered American Humvees awaiting shipment back to the United States.

September 03, 2008 | By BELA SZANDELSZKY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Divisions emerge in Pakistan’s ruling coalition

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Just a day after Pervez Musharraf's resignation, Pakistan's governing coalition fell into wrangling Tuesday over restoring the judges he fired, exposing troublesome divisions that could disrupt picking his successor as president.

September 03, 2008 | By ZARAR KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China’s Olympic ceremony features sacrifices

BEIJING - Martial arts student Cheng Jianghua only saw the army barracks he stayed in and the stadium where he performed at the spectacular Olympics opening ceremony. But his sacrifices were minor - other performers were injured, fainted from heatstroke or forced to wear adult diapers so the show could go on.

September 03, 2008 | By GILLIAN WONG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Suicide attack at Algerian police academy kills 43

ALGIERS, Algeria - A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-rigged car into a police academy as recruits lined up to register for classes, killing at least 43 people. It was the deadliest attack in the North African country since the 1990s.

September 03, 2008 | By ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


NATO pulls its punches on penalty against Russia

BRUSSELS, Belgium - NATO pulled its punches against Russia on Tuesday, suspending formal contacts as punishment for the Georgia invasion but bucking U.S. pressure for more severe penalties.

September 03, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi Sunnis outraged over Diyala raids, arrests

BAGHDAD - Iraq's largest Sunni party accused government security forces of sectarian bias Tuesday after soldiers arrested a Sunni university president and a Sunni provincial council member northeast of Baghdad.

September 03, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Turkey’s Gul urges Sudan leader to end suffering

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Turkey's president urged Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir during talks Tuesday to act responsibly and to end the suffering in the devastated Darfur region.

September 03, 2008 | By C. ONUR ANT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Partytown Pyongyang? Global tour comes to NKorea

PYONGYANG, North Korea - Call it skateboard diplomacy.

August 30, 2008 | By BURT HERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


UN panel has concerns on human rights in Britain

LONDON - The U.N. Human Rights Committee is criticizing Britain over its tough counterterrorism laws, legislation that limits free speech and the use of an Indian Ocean territory to secretly move suspected terrorists without legal process.

August 30, 2008 | By PAISLEY DODDS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Georgia leader signs truce, but will Russia leave?

TBILISI, Georgia - Georgia's president grudgingly signed a truce with Russia Friday, even as he denounced the Russians as invading barbarians and accused the West of all but encouraging them to overrun his country. A stone-faced Condoleezza Rice, standing alongside, said Russian troops must withdraw immediately from their smaller neighbor.

August 30, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE and ANNE GEARAN Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Musharraf feels the heat as impeachment looms

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - With impeachment proceedings looming, the pressure on President Pervez Musharraf to quit built Friday as both his rivals and allies confirmed back-channel talks were under way that could ease him out.

August 30, 2008 | By NAHAL TOOSI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bomb strikes Shiite pilgrims in Iraq

BAGHDAD - A passenger van packed with explosives blew up Friday at a bus station north of Baghdad where Shiite pilgrims had stopped for the night, killing four people and wounding dozens, U.S. and Iraqi officials said.

August 30, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Senate GOP shelves health bill

WASHINGTON - Senate GOP leaders abruptly shelved their long-sought health care overhaul Tuesday, asserting they can still salvage it but raising new doubts about whether President ...

June 27, 2017 | By ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump travel ban partly reinstated

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is allowing President Donald Trump to forge ahead with a limited version of his ban on travel from six mostly Muslim ...

June 26, 2017 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Thousands of borrowers still waiting for loan forgiveness

BOSTON - Danielle Ramos' student-debt nightmare was supposed to be over.

June 26, 2017 | By COLLIN BINKLEY Associated Press | Associated Press


Toll from oil tanker fire in Pakistan climbs to 157

MULTAN, Pakistan - Pakistan's prime minister cut short a trip abroad to rush to the side of victims of a massive fuel tanker fire as ...

June 26, 2017 | | Associated Press


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