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Hindus torch churches, Christians burn homes in 3rd day of India violence

NEW DELHI - Hindu extremists torched nearly a dozen churches and the home of a Christian leader Thursday, defying a curfew imposed to quell three days of religious violence in eastern India. Christians retaliated by setting fire to several homes belonging to Hindus.

January 11, 2008 | By GAVIN RABINOWITZ Associated Press Writer | World


Kenyans go to polls for tight presidential vote amid rigging claims

NAIROBI, Kenya - Millions turned out Thursday for Kenya's closest-ever presidential race - a contest pitting President Mwai Kibaki against a former ally - in relatively peaceful balloting after a campaign marked by violence and vote-rigging charges.

January 11, 2008 | By ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | World


Benazir Bhutto’s life a sweeping epic of blood and controversy

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Benazir Bhutto was many things - zealous guardian of her dead father's legacy, aristocratic populist, accused rogue, even one of People magazine's 50 most beautiful people. And in the end, she was a victim of roiling passions in the nation she sought to lead for a third time.

January 11, 2008 | By MATTHEW PENNINGTON and JERRY SCHWARTZ Associated Press Writer | World


Distraught relatives watch as bodies pulled from Indonesia landslides; 87 feared dead

LEDOKSARI, Indonesia - Crying relatives watched in horror Thursday as rescuers pulled muddy corpses from Indonesian villages devastated by landslides and floods. At least 87 people were dead or missing, and tens of thousands have been forced from their homes.

January 11, 2008 | By BLONTANK POER Associated Press Writer | World


Pakistani opposition leader Bhutto killed in suicide attack on campaign rally

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan - Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was assassinated Thursday by an attacker who shot her after a campaign rally and then blew himself up. Her death stoked new chaos across the nuclear-armed nation, an important U.S. ally in the war on terrorism.

January 11, 2008 | By SADAQAT JAN and ZARAR KHAN Associated Press Writers | World


Inflation fuels anger in Iran toward hard-line president Ahmadinejad, even among conservatives

TEHRAN, Iran - A sharp rise in inflation has provoked fierce criticism of hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad - not only from his reformist opponents, but also from senior conservatives who helped bring him to power but now say he is mismanaging the economy.

January 11, 2008 | By ALI AKBAR DAREINI Associated Press Writer | World


Chavez hopes to mediate broader Colombian settlement after hostage handover

CARACAS, Venezuela - As President Hugo Chavez prepared Thursday to send Venezuelan helicopters into Colombia to pick up three rebel-held hostages, he also hoped to mediate a broader settlement between leftist rebels and the U.S. backed Colombian government.

January 11, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER Associated Press Writer | World


Chavez awaiting Colombian ’green light’ for hostage handover; Uribe considering next move

CARACAS, Venezuela - President Hugo Chavez said Wednesday that if Colombia says OK, he will send Venezuelan planes or helicopters across their border to pick up three hostages being released by leftist rebels after six years in captivity.

January 10, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER Associated Press Writer | World


Japanese PM looks to boost ties through China visit

TOKYO - When Japan's prime minister heads to China for a summit Thursday, he'll face conditions his predecessors haven't enjoyed for years: warming relations, a boost in economic ties and almost no rhetoric over their historical grievances.

January 10, 2008 | By HIROKO TABUCHI Associated Press Writer | World


Palestinian President Abbas to demand settlement freeze at summit with Israeli premier

JERUSALEM - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will demand Israel commit at a peace summit Thursday to a freeze on all settlement construction, and he has appealed to U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for support, an aide said.

January 10, 2008 | By ARON HELLER Associated Press Writer | World


Hairdressers in Iraq are forced to work in secret salons, fearing extremists’ death threats

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Umm Doha cuts hair and waxes eyebrows in secret from her living room because making women look pretty can get a person killed in her Sunni-dominated Baghdad neighborhood.

January 10, 2008 | By DIAA HADID Associated Press Writer | World


S&P: US home prices fall by a record in October for 23rd straight month of deceleration

NEW YORK - U.S. home prices fell in October for the 10th consecutive month, posting their largest drop since early 1991, according to a key index released Wednesday.

January 10, 2008 | BY STEPHEN BERNARD AP Business Writer | World


Karzai, Musharraf hold talks on fighting militants, other issues

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The presidents of Pakistan and Afghanistan pledged during an unusually friendly meeting Wednesday to share intelligence and tighten border controls to quash rising militant attacks.

January 10, 2008 | By RAVI NESSMAN Associated Press Writer | World


American girl rescued from Panama plane crash that killed 3

DAVID, Panama - A 12-year-old U.S. girl who was the sole survivor of a weekend plane crash was airlifted Wednesday to a Panamanian hospital after rescue workers trekked for several hours through remote mountains to deliver her to safety and reunite her with anxious relatives.

January 10, 2008 | By ARNULFO FRANCO Associated Press Writer | World


A day of prayer, reconciliation and hope

ROME - As the faithful marked Christmas Day, political and religious leaders called for peace and reconciliation amid flickers of hope in places long plagued by conflict.

January 09, 2008 | The Associated Press | World


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Tear-jerking video shows dad singing to dying newborn son

Musician Chris Picco played for hours every day to his sick newborn son and his performance of The Beatles' "Blackbird" is going viral.

November 16, 2014 | By COURTNIE ERICKSON Deseret News National | World


Russia's Putin denies he fled summit pressure

BRISBANE, Australia - Russian President Vladimir Putin made an early exit on Sunday from a two-day summit of world leaders where he was roundly criticized over Russia's escalating aggression in Ukraine, but brushed off suggestions that he had felt pressured.

November 16, 2014 | By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press | World


Video: Islamic State group beheads US aid worker

BEIRUT - An Islamic State group video released Sunday purports to show extremists beheading a dozen Syrian soldiers and ends with a militant claiming to have killed U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig, the latest slaughter proudly broadcast by the group on the Internet.

November 16, 2014 | By DIAA HADID Associated Press | World


Florida woman survives 45 minutes with no pulse

BOCA RATON, Fla. - A Florida mother is home and tending to her new infant less than a month after surviving without a pulse for 45 minutes following complications from a routine cesarean section.

November 09, 2014 | Associated Press | World


Massachusetts town weighs nation's 1st tobacco ban

WESTMINSTER, Mass. - The cartons of Marlboros, cans of Skoal and packs of Swisher Sweets are hard to miss stacked near the entrance of Vincent's Country Store, but maybe not for much longer: All tobacco products could become contraband if local health officials get their way.

November 09, 2014 | By AMY CRAWFORD Associated Press | World


Taking credit for killing bin Laden sparks debate

WASHINGTON - Some special operations service members and veterans are unhappy that one of their own has taken credit publicly for killing Osama bin Laden. Others say they have gotten used to the idea that their brethren might break the code of silence and seek to profit from their deeds.

November 07, 2014 | By KEN DILANIAN Associated Press | World


US employers add 214K jobs; rate falls to 5.8 pct.

WASHINGTON - Three days after voters registered their sourness about the U.S. economy, the government said Friday that employers added a solid 214,000 jobs in October, extending the healthiest pace of hiring in eight years.

November 07, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER Associated Press | World


Civil War officer to receive Medal of Honor

WASHINGTON - A Union Army officer who stood his ground during the Battle of Gettysburg and paid with his life is receiving the nation's highest military honor from President Barack Obama.

November 06, 2014 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press | World


Gleam is gone as gold prices sink to 4-year low

NEW YORK - Nothing is going gold's way.

November 06, 2014 | By MATTHEW CRAFT Associated Press | World


Price no object, campaigns fill any last ad space

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - No, dear voter, it wasn't a dream. If you were watching television this weekend in Arkansas, you really did see that many political ads.

November 03, 2014 | By ANDREW DeMILLO and PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated Press | World


UN climate report offers stark warnings, hope

COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Climate change is happening, it's almost entirely man's fault and limiting its impacts may require reducing greenhouse gas emissions to zero this century, the U.N.'s panel on climate science said Sunday.

November 02, 2014 | By KARL RITTER Associated Press | World


Virgin disaster a reminder of fatal '07 explosion

MOJAVE, Calif. - The loss of an experimental spaceship that broke up over the Mojave Desert, killing one pilot and seriously injuring another, has renewed criticism of the way the craft's designer and Virgin Galactic handled a deadly explosion seven years ago.

November 02, 2014 | By BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press | World


Wallenda completes Chicago skyscraper wire walks

CHICAGO - Daredevil Nik Wallenda wowed Chicago and the world Sunday with two hair-raising skyscraper crossings on the high wire without a safety net or a harness.

November 02, 2014 | By CARLA K. JOHNSON Associated Press | World


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