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Funerals begin after North India temple stampede

SANTOKHGARH, India - Mukesh Chabba lit the funeral pyre on which seven of his relatives - including his wife and daughter - were cremated Monday, the day after a stampede at a remote mountaintop Hindu temple killed 145 people.

August 19, 2008 | By ASHWINI BHATIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


11 feared dead on K2; rescue team reaches Italian

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A helicopter plucked two frostbitten Dutch climbers from K2 on Monday after an avalanche and exposure left at least 11 people presumed dead on the world's second-highest mountain. An Italian who was also stranded made his way down the slope with a rescue team after telling a colleague, ''I am surely not going to give up now.''

August 19, 2008 | By STEPHEN GRAHAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


No deal on election bill, bomb kills 12 in Baghdad

BAGHDAD - Despite intense U.S. pressure, Iraqi leaders failed Sunday to resolve differences over how to govern the oil-rich city of Kirkuk - a dispute that is blocking provincial elections and stoking tension in the volatile north.

August 18, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


AP IMPACT: Seoul probes civilian ‘massacres’ by US

EDITOR'S NOTE - Nine years ago, the world learned of a hidden chapter of the Korean War - the killing of refugees at a place called No Gun Ri. Now investigators are shedding light on what one calls 215 ''other No Gun Ris.'' Here is a report.

August 18, 2008 | By CHARLES J. HANLEY and JAE-SOON CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Grass-roots effort in Egypt fights ’cutting’ girls

SULTAN ZAWYIT, Egypt - In this small Nile River farming village, Maha Mohammed has started to doubt whether she should circumcise her two daughters.

August 18, 2008 | By ANNA JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Afghan mothers keep their kids with them in prison

KABUL, Afghanistan - Three-year-old Wahid nervously clutched a dirty blue stuffed bunny, as the other children in the prison huddled around.

August 18, 2008 | By ALISA TANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Abbas denies asylum to supporters from Gaza

RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday refused to grant West Bank asylum to forces who fled weekend faction fighting in Hamas-ruled Gaza, despite fears for their safety.

August 18, 2008 | By KARIN LAUB and IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Chinese grumble about the Olympics, but quietly

SHIJIAZHUANG, China - From the desktop computer at the foot of his bed, Zhang Heng dares to complain about the Beijing Olympics.

August 18, 2008 | By ANITA CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bush trip to Asia balances fun, diplomacy

President Bush's visit to Beijing almost looks like a vacation - right down to a family reunion. But his three-nation Asian trip also takes him to the doorsteps of two troublesome regimes while forcing him to balance the Olympic spirit with the delicacies of diplomacy.

August 18, 2008 | By PAUL ALEXANDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Stampede kills 145 at remote Hindu temple in India

NEW DELHI - Thousands of panicked pilgrims stampeded Sunday at a remote mountaintop temple in northern India during celebrations to honor a Hindu goddess, sending dozens of people plummeting to their deaths and trampling scores more. Police said 145 people were killed.

August 18, 2008 | By GAVIN RABINOWITZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bomb hidden in trash pile kills 20 Somalis

MOGADISHU, Somalia - A bomb hidden under a pile of garbage killed at least 20 people, half of them women who were sweeping the street in Somalia's capital, witnesses and doctors said Sunday.

August 18, 2008 | By MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Police identify Canadian bus attack suspect

TORONTO - A man who witnesses said stabbed and beheaded his seat mate on a Greyhound bus in Canada made his first court appearance Friday, while police offered no motive for the savage attack against a 22-year-old carnival worker.

August 16, 2008 | By ROB GILLIES Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Brazil suspect on drugs when British teen killed

GOIANIA, Brazil - The Brazilian man accused of dismembering a British teenager and stuffing her torso in a suitcase told The Associated Press on Friday that he doesn't remember most of what happened the night she died because he was high on cocaine.

August 16, 2008 | By MARCO SIBAJA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


IAEA approves deal for India’s nuclear inspection

VIENNA, Austria - India and the U.S. moved a decisive step closer to implementing a landmark nuclear deal Friday following approval of an inspections plan by the International Atomic Energy Agency.

August 16, 2008 | By VERONIKA OLEKSYN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Surgeons: German farmer gets double arm transplant

MUNICH, Germany - A German farmer who lost both his arms in an accident has been successfully fitted with two new limbs in what is believed to be the first complete double arm transplant, his surgeons said Friday.

August 16, 2008 | By BASTIAN REICHERT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive for the first time

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced that women will be allowed to drive for the first time in the ultra-conservative kingdom next summer ...

September 26, 2017 | By ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRI and AYA BATRAWY Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump vows a major tax cut for middle class

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump vowed to deliver on a major tax cut for middle-class Americans on Tuesday as the White House and congressional leaders prepared ...

September 26, 2017 | By MARCY GORDON and KEN THOMAS Associated Press | Associated Press


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