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Warrior with AK-47 becomes cleric with pseudonym

BAGHDAD - Abu Ali has had enough of war. Nothing, he insists, can change his mind.

August 27, 2008 | By HAMZA HENDAWI and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Coup leader gets presidential powers in Mauritania

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania - The military junta that overthrew Mauritania's government last week adopted a law Tuesday transferring the power of the presidency to the head of the junta.

August 27, 2008 | By AHMED MOHAMED Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Myanmar gem merchants dismiss US embargo threat

YANGON, Myanmar - Thousands of sapphires, rubies, diamonds, emeralds, jade and other gems glitter in long glass display cases as merchants haggle with professional buyers - most of them foreigners - and tourists.

August 27, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Governor escapes injury in suicide blast

BAGHDAD - A female suicide bomber blasted an Iraqi convoy north of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing two people but narrowly missing a provincial governor in the second suicide attack by a woman in Diyala province in as many days.

August 27, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Georgian village bombed as fighting neared an end

RUISI, Georgia - Living near a conflict zone has taught 70-year-old Vakhtang Chkhekvadze to sense danger.

August 27, 2008 | By SERGEI GRITS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


More violence in western China

KUQA, China - Attackers jumped from a vehicle and slashed at civilian guards at a roadside checkpoint in China's far west on Tuesday, killing three and extending a surge of violence that has accompanied the Olympic Games in Beijing.

August 27, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Dalai Lama visits Buddhist institute, pagoda

EVRY, France - The Dalai Lama skirted controversy over Tibet at the start of his 12-day trip to France on Tuesday, blessing a Buddhist institute and a temple, and offering a message of goodwill to China as the host of the Olympic Games.

August 27, 2008 | By ANGELA DOLAND Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Rape allegations force Afghan gov’t crackdown

KABUL, Afghanistan - Ali Khan braved death threats and public scorn to out the powerful men he accuses of gang-raping his 12-year-old niece.

August 26, 2008 | By HEIDI VOGT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Jordan’s king visits Iraq, urges Arabs to support

BAGHDAD - Jordan's King Abdullah II held talks Monday with Iraq's prime minister after coming to Baghdad on an unannounced visit, the first by an Arab head of state since the U.S.-led invasion toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003.

August 26, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Russia opens 2nd front in Georgia, seizing towns

GORI, Georgia - Russian armored vehicles rolled deep into western Georgia on Monday, quickly seizing several towns and a military base and slicing open a damaging second front in Russia's battle with Georgia. Other Russian forces captured the key central city of Gori.

August 26, 2008 | By DAVID NOWAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Fatal shooting by police sparks Montreal riot

MONTREAL- Rioting broke out late Sunday in a Montreal neighborhood where a young man was shot to death by police over the weekend. A police officer was shot in the leg, stores were looted and firefighters were pelted with beer bottles.

August 26, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Kabul bomb kills 3 civilians, wounds NATO soldiers

KABUL, Afghanistan - A suicide bomber rammed his car into a NATO convoy in Kabul on Monday, killing three civilians and wounding at least a dozen, officials said. Clashes and an airstrike in the south killed 25 militants and eight civilians held hostage by insurgents.

August 26, 2008 | By RAHIM FAIEZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Propane explosions in Toronto force evacuation

TORONTO - Explosions at a Toronto propane facility forced thousands of people to evacuate early Sunday, and witnesses described an enormous fireball that lit up the sky for miles. One firefighter died.

August 25, 2008 | By ROB GILLIES Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bolivians strongly back Morales in recall vote

LA PAZ, Bolivia - Voters vigorously endorsed President Evo Morales on Sunday in a recall referendum he devised to try to break a political stalemate and revive his leftist campaign to eliminate historical inequities, partial unofficial results showed.

August 25, 2008 | By FRANK BAJAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bush seeks to contain violent conflict in Georgia

BEIJING - President Bush sought to contain the explosive conflict in Georgia on Sunday as the White House warned that "Russian aggression must not go unanswered."

August 25, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2017

They made music that inspired legions of fans.

December 19, 2017 | By BERNARD McGHEE Associated Press | Associated Press


Official: Feds look at whether train engineer was distracted

DUPONT, Wash. - Investigators are looking into whether the Amtrak engineer whose speeding train plunged off an overpass, killing at least three people, was distracted by ...

December 19, 2017 | By MICHAEL BALSAMO and HAVEN DALEY Associated Press | Associated Press


GOP on the verge of huge tax overhaul

WASHINGTON - Jubilant Republicans pushed on Tuesday to the verge of the most sweeping rewrite of the nation's tax laws in more than three decades ...

December 19, 2017 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and MARCY GORDON Associated Press | Associated Press


Amtrak train on new route hurtles onto Wash. highway

DUPONT, Wash. - An Amtrak train making the first-ever run along a faster new route hurtled off an overpass south of Seattle on Monday and spilled ...

December 18, 2017 | By RACHEL LA CORTE, GILLIAN FLACCUS and MICHAEL SISAK Associated Press | Associated Press


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