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UN keeps pressure on Myanmar to allow in more aid

YANGON, Myanmar - The U.N.'s top humanitarian official made fresh pleas to Myanmar's military government Tuesday to allow in more foreign aid for cyclone survivors, as the country began three days of mourning for the 134,000 dead and missing.

June 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


4 Palestinians reported killed in Gaza airstrikes

JERUSALEM - Israeli aircraft launched at least three attacks on Palestinians Tuesday, killing four including a 13-year-old boy, medical officials in the Gaza Strip said. Despite the violence, Israeli defense officials said an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire could take effect within days.

June 04, 2008 | By LAURIE COPANS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Groups rush to help attacked migrants in S. Africa

GERMISTON, South Africa - Aid groups struggled Tuesday to feed and shelter thousands of immigrants chased from their homes by attacks on foreigners, while critics said the government must shoulder some of the blame for the eruption of violence.

June 04, 2008 | By DEVON HAYNIE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


FROM AP ARCHIVES: Bosnian Olympian dodges shells

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) - Running scared in borrowed track shoes, Mirsada Buric strides through the debris-strewn streets of this former Olympic city, risking sniper fire to keep alive her dream of competing in the Summer Games.

June 04, 2008 | By DAVID CRARY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Children starving, again, in Ethiopia

SHANTO, Ethiopia - This year's poor rains have nearly killed Bizunesh.

June 04, 2008 | By ANITA POWELL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bush calls Iraqi PM over Quran shooting

BAGHDAD - President Bush has apologized to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for an American sniper's use of a copy of the Quran for target practice, Maliki's office said Tuesday.

June 04, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Venezuela to summon US diplomat to explain alleged airspace violation by US plane

CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela wants the U.S. ambassador to explain a violation of its airspace by a U.S. Navy plane, the country's foreign minister said Monday.

June 03, 2008 | By FABIOLA SANCHEZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


All China comes to a halt to recall quake victims

BEIJING - Everything stopped but the tears.

June 03, 2008 | By ANITA CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


11 Iraqi police recruits killed, police say

BAGHDAD - Suspected Sunni insurgents ambushed a minibus carrying Iraqi police recruits near the Syrian border Monday, killing all 11 passengers, Iraqi officials said - the first deadly attack since Iraqi forces launched a major sweep against al-Qaida fighters in the region.

June 03, 2008 | By LEE KEATH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


France says it’s had informal contacts with Hamas

PARIS - France acknowledged on Monday that it had informal contacts with Hamas, the militant Palestinian group that the United States and the European Union consider a terrorist organization for its campaign of violence against Israel.

June 03, 2008 | By ELAINE GANLEY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China holding 3 days of mourning for quake victims

BEICHUAN, China - China will spend three days marking the moment when tens of thousands died in a devastating earthquake, while hope of finding more trapped survivors dwindled Sunday and preventing hunger and disease became more pressing.

June 02, 2008 | By AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Fists a-flurry: Nigeria’s distinctive boxing style

SOKOTO, Nigeria - Lawali Danjega is 6 feet of shirtless sinew, tense muscle and jangled nerves as he readies himself for a bout of traditional Nigerian boxing, frantically wrapping and rewrapping a length of rope around his tightly balled right fist.

June 02, 2008 | By EDWARD HARRIS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bush lectures Arab world on political reform, women’s rights

SHARM EL-SHEIK, Egypt - President Bush lectured the Arab world Sunday about everything from political repression to the denial of women's rights but ran into Palestinian complaints he is favoring Israel in stalled Mideast peace talks. ''Freedom and peace are within your grasp,'' Bush said despite scant signs of progress.

June 02, 2008 | By TERENCE HUNT AP White House Correspondent | Associated Press


Bin Laden lashes out at Arab leaders

CAIRO, Egypt - Osama bin Laden released a new message on Sunday denouncing Arab leaders for sacrificing the Palestinians and saying the head of the Shiite militant group Hezbollah did not really have the strength to take on Israel.

June 02, 2008 | By OMAR SINAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US soldier removed from Iraq for shooting at Quran

BAGHDAD - An American sniper was removed from Iraq after he used a copy of the Quran for target practice, the military said Sunday, a day after a U.S. commander held a formal ceremony apologizing to Sunni tribal leaders.

June 02, 2008 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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House, Senate going separate ways

BALTIMORE - The year ahead promises to be one of bold ideas in the House, if Speaker Paul Ryan gets his way, with lawmakers debating sweeping ...

January 14, 2016 | By ERICA WERNER AP Congressional Correspondent | Associated Press


Oil keeps falling. And falling.

DALLAS - The price of oil keeps falling. And falling. And falling. It has to stop somewhere, right?

January 12, 2016 | By DAVID KOENIG AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Legendary musician David Bowie dies of cancer at 69

NEW YORK - David Bowie, the chameleon-like star who transformed the sound - and the look - of rock with his audacious creativity and his sexually ambiguous makeup ...

January 11, 2016 | By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer | Associated Press


Ringling circus to retire its elephants in May

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is ending its elephant acts a year and a half early, and will retire all ...

January 11, 2016 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press


Georgia legislature opens 2016 session

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers opened the legislative session Monday at the Capitol in Atlanta, with most action taking place outside the House and Senate chambers. Opening ...

January 11, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Associated Press


When should women begin mammograms?

WASHINGTON - Mammograms do the most good later in life, a government task force declared Monday in recommending that women get one every other year starting ...

January 11, 2016 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


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