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A ramshackle oil town is potential flashpoint in Sudan’s north-south peace

ABYEI, Sudan - This ramshackle town of mud huts and dirt roads is swarming with returning African refugees, Arab militiamen and rival troops from north and south Sudan - all eyeing each other in fear of a spark that could detonate the volatile mix.

January 16, 2008 | By ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU Associated Press Writer | World


Israeli defense minister: West Bank roadblocks to remain in place despite objections

JERUSALEM - Israel's network of roadblocks will remain in place across the West Bank, the defense minister said Tuesday, sparking an outcry from Palestinians who say they cannot rebuild their economy until people and goods move freely.

January 16, 2008 | By MARK LAVIE | World


Pakistan election to be delayed by 1 month following Bhutto killing, official says

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan elections will be delayed by one month following the turmoil sparked by Benazir Bhutto's assassination, despite opposition threats of street protests unless the crucial vote is held Jan. 8 as originally planned, a top official said Tuesday.

January 16, 2008 | By MUNIR AHMAD Associated Press Writer | World


Suicide bomber attacks funeral in Baghdad, killing 28, officials say

BAGHDAD, Iraq - A suicide attacker detonated an explosives-rigged vest at a Shiite funeral in Baghdad, killing 28 people gathered to mourn the death of an Iraqi army officer killed in a car bombing, police and ambulance officials said.

January 16, 2008 | By BRADLEY BROOKS Associated Press Writer | World


Iraqi security forces on alert on first anniversary of Saddam's execution

BAGHDAD - Hundreds of people, including many children, chanted slogans praising Saddam Hussein on Sunday as they tossed flowers onto his tomb one year after he was executed.

January 15, 2008 | By PATRICK QUINN Associated Press Writer | World


Benazir Bhutto's 19-year old son and husband chosen to lead her party into elections

NAUDERO, Pakistan - Benazir Bhutto's 19-year-old son was chosen Sunday to succeed her as chairman of her opposition party, extending Pakistan's most famous political dynasty but leaving the real power to her husband, who will serve as co-chairman.

January 15, 2008 | By ZARAR KHAN Associated Press Writer | World


New video and medical report feed controversy over circumstances of Benazir Bhutto's death

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A newly released video of Benazir Bhutto's assassination and an inconclusive medical report raised new doubts Monday about the official explanation of her death and were likely to intensify calls for an independent, international investigation.

January 15, 2008 | By RAVI NESSMAN Associated Press Writer | World


Kenya's president declared winner of vote marred by allegations of rigging, deadly violence

NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki won a second term Sunday amid allegations that the government stole the vote, sparking deadly riots that lit up the night sky as enraged youths torched homes and shouted "Kibaki must go!"

January 15, 2008 | By TOM MALITI Associated Press Writer | World


Thai bombing hits New Year's festivities; other celebrations pass without incident

SYDNEY, Australia - A bomb attack wounded 27 people Monday in a Thai tourist town where people had gathered to celebrate the New Year, officials said.

January 15, 2008 | By MERAIAH FOLEY Associated Press Writer | World


19 bodies found in China coal mine explosion

BEIJING - Nineteen miners died in a coal mine blast in a northeast Chinese province - the latest casualties in another deadly year in the world's most dangerous mines, state-run media said Monday.

January 15, 2008 | The Associated Press | World


23 Afghan police, soldiers killed in attacks across the country

KABUL, Afghanistan - Taliban militants attacked a police checkpoint in the south and killed 16 officers, officials said Monday. Seven Afghan police and soldiers were reported dead elsewhere as Afghanistan's bloodiest year since the Taliban's ouster drew to a close.

January 15, 2008 | By RAHIM FAIEZ Associated Press Writer | World


India wary but calm in face of crisis in Pakistan

NEW DELHI - No country should have more to fear from Pakistan's slide toward instability than India.

January 15, 2008 | By GAVIN RABINOWITZ Associated Press Writer | World


Corrupt construction cited in Egypt building collapse that killed over 3 dozen

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt - Shoddy materials, illegal construction and a culture of corruption were blamed Saturday for the deaths of more than three dozen people buried when a 12-story apartment building crumbled to the ground.

January 13, 2008 | By TARIQ EL-FARAMAWY Associated Press Writer | World


Pakistanis seek stability, blame Musharraf for deepening turmoil after Bhutto slaying

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The assassination of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto has pitched Pakistan into a political freefall and raised fears that increasingly bitter divisions in the society are turning the country into another Iraq.

January 13, 2008 | By MATTHEW PENNINGTON Associated Press Writer | World


Landslides, pollution, migration: China’s Three Gorges Dam stirs concerns anew

HUANGTUPO VILLAGE, China - Wang Zhushu rarely sleeps at night. Instead, the 61-year-old retiree paces, listening to the drone of passing ships that shake the walls of her house on the banks of the Yangtze River.

January 13, 2008 | By AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | World


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New home test shakes up colon cancer screening

Starting Monday, millions of people who have avoided colon cancer screening can get a new home test that's noninvasive and doesn't require the icky preparation most other methods do.

October 26, 2014 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | World


US disease expert argues against Ebola quarantine

NEW YORK - The gulf between politicians and scientists over Ebola widened on Sunday as the nation's top infectious-disease expert warned that the mandatory, 21-day quarantining of medical workers returning from West Africa is unnecessary and could discourage volunteers from traveling to the danger zone.

October 26, 2014 | By FRANK ELTMAN Associated Press | World


Canada's PM says shooting rampage was terrorism

OTTAWA, Ontario - Two deadly attacks in three days against members of the military stunned Canadians and raised fears their country was being targeted for reprisals for joining the U.S.-led air campaign against an extremist Islamic group in Iraq and Syria.

October 22, 2014 | By BENJAMIN SHINGLER and ROB GILLIES Associated Press | World


At Berlin Wall, Kerry warns against Cold War redux

BERLIN - Surrounded by relics of the Cold War, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his German counterpart warned Wednesday against a return to the bitter divide between East and West over the current crisis in Ukraine.

October 22, 2014 | By MATTHEW LEE AP Diplomatic Writer | World


Bedouin Israeli doctor mysteriously turns jihadi

HURA, Israel - He was a quiet whiz kid at the top of his class in Israel, who overcame tough odds in this minority Arab village to become a star medical student and hospital intern.

October 22, 2014 | By ARON HELLER Associated Press | World


Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5-year prison term

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

October 21, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | World


Millions in Social Security benefits for expelled Nazis

OSIJEK, Croatia - Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

October 20, 2014 | By DAVID RISING, RANDY HERSCHAFT and RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press | World


US airdrops arms to Kurds in Syrian town of Kobani

WASHINGTON - The U.S. military said Sunday it had airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish forces defending the Syrian city of Kobani against Islamic State militants.

October 19, 2014 | By ROBERT BURNS Associated Press | World


Constitution takes trip before 3-year restoration

BOSTON - Old Ironsides took one last trip around Boston Harbor on Friday ahead of a major, multi-year restoration project, firing its cannons while the Dropkick Murphys punk band and a Boston Pops quintet entertained hundreds of special guests and dignitaries on board.

October 19, 2014 | By PHILIP MARCELO Associated Press | World


Market turmoil: A gift for mortgage refinancers?

A sudden plunge in mortgage rates this week raised an urgent question for millions of Americans:

October 19, 2014 | By JOSH BOAK and ALEX VEIGA Associated Press | World


Ebola: What went wrong?

Looking back, the mistakes are easy to see: Waiting too long, spending too little, relying on the wrong people, thinking small when they needed to think big. Many people, governments and agencies share the blame for failing to contain Ebola when it emerged in West Africa.

October 18, 2014 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | World


WHO faulted for Ebola failures as Obama taps czar

LONDON - The World Health Organization bungled efforts to halt the spread of Ebola in West Africa, an internal report revealed Friday, as President Barack Obama named a trusted political adviser to take control of America's frenzied response to the epidemic.

October 17, 2014 | By MARIA CHENG and ADAM GELLER Associated Press | World


Nurses in safety gear got Ebola, why wouldn't you?

WASHINGTON - How come nurses wearing protective gear can catch Ebola from a patient, but health officials keep saying you almost certainly won't get it from someone sitting next to you on a plane?

October 16, 2014 | By CONNIE CASS Associated Press | World


State health officials: 2nd Ebola case in Texas

DALLAS - A "breach of protocol" at the hospital where Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan was treated before his death led to the infection of a health care worker with the deadly virus, and other caregivers could potentially be exposed, federal health officials said Sunday.

October 12, 2014 | The Associated Press | World


Teen dead, more than 20 hurt in hayride crash

MECHANIC FALLS, Maine - A Halloween-themed hayride loaded with passengers crashed down a hill in the Maine woods and slammed into a tree, fatally injuring a teenage girl and leaving more than 20 other people hurt, police said Sunday.

October 12, 2014 | By PATRICK WHITTLE Associated Press | World


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