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Protesters swarm Thai airport, takeoffs suspended

BANGKOK, Thailand - Anti-government demonstrators swarmed Bangkok's international airport late Tuesday, halting departing flights, as opponents and supporters of Thailand's government fought in the streets of the city.

December 10, 2008 | By AMBIKA AHUJA Associated Press Writer | World


Congo cholera outbreak spreads amid tense standoff

KIBATI, Congo - A cholera outbreak in a sprawling refugee camp has spread to eastern Congo's provincial capital of Goma, increasing fears of an epidemic amid a tense standoff between troops and rebels.

November 25, 2008 | By ANITA POWELL Associated Press Writer | World


Death toll rises to 94 in Haiti school collapse

PETIONVILLE, Haiti - U.S., French and Haitian firefighters used sonar, cameras and dogs Monday in the search for victims at a collapsed Haitian school, but hopes dimmed for finding any more survivors, and the stench of death grew from beneath the rubble.

November 25, 2008 | By JONATHAN M. KATZ Associated Press Writer | World


6 months on, quake rebuilding challenges China

BEICHUAN, China - Sealed off by guards and a chain-link fence ringed with barbed wire, the moment when an earthquake ripped through this region and destroyed Beichuan remains perfectly preserved.

November 25, 2008 | By TINI TRAN Associated Press Writer | World


Inquiry probes cause of Russian sub deaths

MOSCOW - A manufacturing flaw, a misplaced cable, even a cigarette.

November 25, 2008 | By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press Writer | World


Iraq spokesman says US security offer not enough

BAGHDAD - Iraq's government spokesman said Monday the U.S. offers of changes to a draft security agreement were ''not enough'' and asked Washington to offer new amendments if it wants the pact to win parliamentary approval.

November 25, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | World


2 Italian Catholic nuns kidnapped in Kenya

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Gunmen firing automatic weapons dragged two Italian Roman Catholic nuns from their home in rural Kenya on Monday and drove them into lawless Somalia in a rare cross-border kidnapping, officials said.

November 25, 2008 | By MOHAMED SHEIKH NOR Associated Press Writer | World


AP Interview: Pakistani leader seeks new US policy

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan's leader said Monday he expects President-elect Barack Obama to re-evaluate the need for U.S. military strikes on al-Qaida and Taliban targets on Pakistan's side of the Afghan border.

November 25, 2008 | By CHRIS BRUMMITT Associated Press Writer | World


Pope meets with Muslim scholars, urges better ties

VATICAN CITY - Christians and Muslims must overcome their misunderstandings, Pope Benedict XVI told Muslim clergy and scholars Thursday as he pressed for greater freedom of worship for non-Muslims in the Islamic world.

November 21, 2008 | By FRANCES D’EMILIO Associated Press Writer | World


Saudis on hunger strike to demand judiciary reform

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - A group of Saudi activists began a rare public hunger strike Thursday to demand judiciary reform and draw attention to the detention without trial of 11 political reformists.

November 21, 2008 | By DONNA ABU-NASR Associated Press Writer | World


China, after talks, strikes hard line on Tibet

BEIJING - A senior Chinese official who met this week with representatives of the Dalai Lama on Thursday ruled out giving Tibet the kind of autonomy that Beijing grants Hong Kong, saying the Tibetan spiritual leader should ''face reality.''

November 21, 2008 | The Associated Press | World


China envoy’s Taiwan trip highlights differences

TAIPEI, Taiwan - He stepped off the plane with a mission: Make history by becoming the most senior Chinese official to visit Taiwan. Sign a landmark trade deal. Draw the wayward island closer to motherland China.

November 21, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | World


US responds to Iraqi proposals on American troops

BAGHDAD - The U.S. responded Thursday to Iraqi proposals for changes in the draft security pact that would keep American troops here for three more years, saying it now considers the text final and it is up to Iraq's government to push the process to approval.

November 21, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | World


Putin’s return? Russian parliament may allow it

MOSCOW - Russia's constitution will be amended by year's end to extend the presidential term to six years, lawmakers promised Thursday - a move that could pave the way for Vladimir Putin's return to the Kremlin.

November 21, 2008 | By DAVID NOWAK Associated Press Writer | World


Africans rev up to celebrate an Obama victory

KISUMU, Kenya - Africans flocked to all-night parties, set off fireworks and hoisted cans of ''Senator'' beer Tuesday, determined to celebrate a moment in history as Barack Obama tried to become the first black American president.

November 20, 2008 | By TOM MALITI Associated Press Writer | World


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Navy: Sailor, civilian suspect killed at Va. base

NORFOLK, Va. - A sailor was fatally shot aboard a guided-missile destroyer docked at the world's largest naval base late Monday, and security forces killed the lone suspect, according to the Navy.

March 25, 2014 | By BROCK VERGAKIS Associated Press | World


Malaysia says search to shift to smaller area

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia said Tuesday that it has narrowed the search for a downed jetliner to an area the size of Alaska in the southern Indian Ocean, while Australia said improved weather would allow the hunt for possible debris from the plane to resume.

March 25, 2014 | By EILEEN NG and SCOTT McDONALD Associated Press | World


Officials: Missing plane went down in Indian Ocean

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - After 17 days of desperation and doubt over the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, the country's officials said an analysis of satellite data points to a "heartbreaking" conclusion: Flight 370 met its end in the southern reaches of the Indian Ocean, and none of those aboard survived.

March 24, 2014 | By EILEEN NG and TODD PITMAN Associated Press | World


Jimmy Fallon off to fast start on 'Tonight'

NEW YORK - One month in, NBC's generational trade of Jay Leno for Jimmy Fallon at the "Tonight" show is succeeding beyond the hopes of executives who engineered it.

March 24, 2014 | By DAVID BAUDER Associated Press | World


No 'signs of life' after huge Washington landslide

ARLINGTON, Wash. - Hopes of finding any more survivors from a massive mudslide that killed at least eight people waned as searchers pulled more bodies from the tangled debris field in rural Washington state and crews worked through the night into Monday.

March 24, 2014 | By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP Associated Press | World


Ga. soldier faces trial in death of pregnant wife

SAVANNAH - When Army Sgt. Deirdre Aguigui was found dead inside her apartment on Fort Stewart, she had bruises above her left ear and inside her mouth as well as raw scrapes and bruises on both wrists that appeared to match a pair of handcuffs found on her bed. But the military doctor who later performed the autopsy was stumped, finding no evidence to reveal what caused her death.

March 23, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | World


Health law birth control coverage before justices

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration and its opponents are renewing the Supreme Court battle over President Barack Obama's health care law in a case that pits the religious rights of employers against the rights of women to the birth control of their choice.

March 23, 2014 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | World


Expert: Screaming gives Pistorius 'major problem'

JOHANNESBURG - Prosecutors at Oscar Pistorius' murder trial have presented a "golden thread" of evidence suggesting Reeva Steenkamp screamed before she died, leaving the double-amputee athlete with "serious questions" to answer and his defense likely hinging on his own testimony, a legal expert in South Africa said.

March 23, 2014 | By GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | World


Hawaiian lawmakers vow ban on police sex with prostitutes

HONOLULU - Hawaii lawmakers flabbergasted at the prospect of police being allowed to have sex with prostitutes promised Friday to make the practice illegal.

March 22, 2014 | By SAM EIFLING Associated Press | World


China satellite finds object near jet search area

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - A satellite image released by China on Saturday offers the latest sign that wreckage from a Malaysia Airlines plane lost for more than two weeks could be in a remote stretch of the southern Indian Ocean where planes and ships have been searching for three days.

March 22, 2014 | By ROB GRIFFTH & SCOTT McDONALD Associated Press | World


Australia checking 2 objects in search for plane

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - An air search in the southern Indian Ocean for possible objects from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane described as the "best lead" so far ended for the day without success Thursday but will resume in the morning, Australian rescue officials said.

March 20, 2014 | By KRISTEN GELINEAU and SCOTT MCDONALD Associated Press | World


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