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Chinese troops blast debris to drain quake lake

QINGLIAN, China - An additional 120 troops were sent Monday to help soldiers with explosives and anti-tank weapons blast rocks and mud slowing the drainage of a still-rising lake that threatened to flood more than 1 million people downstream.

June 24, 2008 | By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


UN steps up aid delivery in battered Myanmar delta

YANGON, Myanmar - U.N. helicopters loaded with relief supplies reached areas of Myanmar's Irrawaddy delta Monday that have been cut off from regular aid since a devastating cyclone five weeks ago, an official said.

June 24, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Attacker in Tokyo foretold mayhem in messages

TOKYO - As mourners, some weeping, piled Japanese comics, flowers and other mementoes at the scene of a deadly stabbing rampage, the government Monday sought to impose tighter controls over large knives and provide better security in public places.

June 24, 2008 | By JAY ALABASTER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Rights group calls for intervention in Zimbabwe

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa- With just three weeks until a presidential runoff, a leading human rights organization said Monday that the African Union must push longtime Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe to end political violence.

June 24, 2008 | By DONNA BRYSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Saudi to tackle high oil prices

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia- Saudi Arabia will call for a summit between oil producing countries and consumer states to discuss soaring energy prices, Information and Culture Minister Iyad Madani said Monday.

June 24, 2008 | By DONNA ABU-NASR Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Stocks mixed after last week’s sell-off

NEW YORK - Wall Street traded mixed Monday as an oil price pullback encouraged investors to search for bargain stocks, particularly among blue-chip companies, after last week's hefty losses.

June 24, 2008 | By MADLEN READ | Associated Press


Oil producers urged to boost output as prices soar

AOMORI, Japan - Leading energy-consuming nations urged oil producers Saturday to boost their output to counter soaring prices threatening the world economy, while they pledged to develop clean energy technologies and improve efficiency.

June 22, 2008 | By JOSEPH COLEMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi PM in Tehran for talks with Iranian leaders

TEHRAN, Iran - Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki was in Tehran Saturday for talks that are expected to focus on a proposed U.S.-Iraq security agreement that Iran fears will keep the American military in neighboring Iraq for years.

June 22, 2008 | By ALI AKBAR DAREINI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Water drains from earthquake-formed lake in China

MIANYANG, China - Water poured from a massive lake formed by China's deadly earthquake in a carefully engineered diversion Saturday to ease the threat of flooding for a million people in the sprawling disaster zone.

June 22, 2008 | By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Zimbabwe opposition says court allows rallies

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe's opposition will hold rallies in the capital Sunday following a favorable court ruling, an official said Saturday, with only weeks to go before its leader faces longtime President Robert Mugabe in a runoff.

June 22, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Israelis, Palestinians to start writing peace pact

JERUSALEM - Israel and the Palestinians have agreed to start drafting sections of a proposed peace accord that address the main issues of their conflict, the chief Palestinian negotiator said.

June 22, 2008 | By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Assailants attack home of Kosovo’s prime minister; his is away and family is safe

PRISTINA, Kosovo - Armed assailants trying to break into the home of Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci exchanged fire with guards, but the leader was away and his family was not hurt, police said Saturday.

June 22, 2008 | By NEBI QENA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


South Korea says Bush pledges to prevent US beef exports from older cattle

SEOUL, South Korea - President Bush pledged Saturday to come up with measures to ensure that beef from older cattle - considered at greater risk of mad cow disease - is not exported to South Korea, Seoul's presidential office said.

June 22, 2008 | By JAE-SOON CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Car bombings in Baghdad leave at least 6 dead

BAGHDAD - A suicide car bomb and another car packed with explosives targeted Iraqi police patrols Saturday on opposite sides of Baghdad, killing at least six people, police said.

June 22, 2008 | By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


9/11 suspects reject Gitmo lawyers

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - The accused mastermind of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks said he welcomed martyrdom at U.S. hands, as he and four codefendants faced trial for war crimes without the benefit of lawyers.

June 21, 2008 | By ANDREW O. SELSKY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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April 01, 2016 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


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