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China evacuates villagers after new flood threat

MIANYANG, China - About 80,000 people were evacuated Tuesday from downstream of an unstable earthquake-created dam that is threatening to collapse, and troops rushed to carve a trench to drain the water before it floods the valley.

June 11, 2008 | By AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pirates seize ship off coast of Somalia

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - A Dutch shipping company negotiated with Somali pirates Tuesday, seeking the release of nine crew members on a freighter that was hijacked in the latest attack on merchant shipping off the coast of Somalia.

June 11, 2008 | By ARTHUR MAX Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iran may be withholding info needed in nuke probe

VIENNA, Austria - Iran may be withholding information needed to establish whether it tried to make nuclear arms, the International Atomic Energy said Monday in an unusually strongly worded report.

June 10, 2008 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi army: 6 teens trained as suicide bombers

BAGHDAD - The Iraqi military on Monday displayed a group of weeping teenagers who said they had been forced into training for suicide bombings by a Saudi militant in the last urban stronghold of al-Qaida in Iraq.

June 10, 2008 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


UN hopeful on getting aid to Myanmar survivors

YANGON, Myanmar - U.N. officials expressed hope Monday they will soon be able to get help to more than 1 million cyclone survivors still waiting for food and shelter, if Myanmar's ruling junta keeps its promise to let foreign aid workers into the country.

June 10, 2008 | By JOHN HEILPRIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Hezbollah has warning for Lebanon’s new government

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Lebanon's new president got a red carpet welcome Monday, but was quickly thrust into the political thicket as Hezbollah's leader warned against any efforts to disarm his Iranian-backed guerrilla group.

June 10, 2008 | By HUSSEIN DAKROUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


No breakfast for children because of aid cuts

KAMPONG SPEU, Cambodia - At dawn in a ramshackle elementary school in rural Cambodia, the children think of only one thing: their stomachs. They anxiously await the steaming buckets of free rice delivered to their desks.

June 10, 2008 | By KER MUNTHIT and MICHAEL CASEY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


1-child policy has exceptions after China quake

BEIJING - Chinese officials said Monday that the country's one-child policy exempts families with a child killed, severely injured or disabled in the country's devastating earthquake.

June 10, 2008 | By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Police question Olmert again in corruption case

JERUSALEM - Police questioned Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Friday for a second time in a corruption case that threatens his political survival and Israeli efforts to advance fragile peace moves with Syria and the Palestinians.

June 07, 2008 | By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Dalai Lama reaches out to non-Buddhists in UK

LONDON - Late-night revelers in London's pricey Mayfair district may see a light on if they amble past the London Hilton at 3:30 a.m. That's when the Dalai Lama rises for four hours of meditation, even when he is on the road.

June 07, 2008 | By GREGORY KATZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China contains radiation in quake area

PENGZHOU, China - Emergency crews worked Friday to secure 15 sources of radiation buried in the rubble of China's devastating earthquake, the government said as it evacuated thousands of survivors downstream from rivers dammed by landslides.

June 07, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


5 Palestinian militants killed in strikes

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Clashes on Friday between Israeli troops and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip left five militants dead, further undermining efforts to bring a brief truce to the violence-wracked area.

June 07, 2008 | By DIAA HADID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sunni preachers denounce Quran shooting by sniper

BAGHDAD - Sunni preachers on Friday denounced the shooting of a Quran, Islam's holy book, by a U.S. sniper in Iraq following a series of apologies by American commanders and President Bush.

June 07, 2008 | By HAMID AHMED Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


UN chief: Myanmar will take relief aid

YANGON, Myanmar - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Myanmar's junta agreed Friday to allow all aid workers into the country but refused to let U.S., British and French warships dock with relief supplies.

June 07, 2008 | By JOHN HEILPRIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Election commission: Governing party on track for massive majority in Georgian parliament

TBILISI, Georgia - President Mikhail Saakashvili's party is on track for a huge majority in Georgia's Parliament, election officials said Friday. Bitter opponents said they may protest alleged fraud by refusing to take the seats they win.

June 07, 2008 | By MISHA DZHINDZHIKHASHVILI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Will tumbling oil prices help energize spending?

WASHINGTON - Sinking oil prices have cratered the stock market. But a silver lining could appear eventually.

January 21, 2016 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


NOAA, NASA: 2015 was Earth's hottest

WASHINGTON - Last year wasn't just the Earth's hottest year on record - it left a century of high temperature marks in the dust.

January 20, 2016 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science writer | Associated Press


IRS warns of telephone tax scams

WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department has a message for taxpayers getting calls from the IRS demanding immediate payment: Hang up.

January 19, 2016 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press | Associated Press


Researchers confirm site of hangings for Salem witch trials

SALEM, Mass. - A team of researchers using historical documents and 21st-century archaeological techniques has confirmed the exact site where 19 innocent people were hanged during ...

January 15, 2016 | By MARK PRATT and RODRIQUE NGOWI Associated Press | Associated Press


Launching cancer moonshot, Biden says politics impeding cure

PHILADELPHIA - Vice President Joe Biden launched a "moonshot" initiative Friday to hasten a cure for cancer, aiming to use his final year in office to ...

January 15, 2016 | By JOSH LEDERMAN and KATHY MATHESON Associated Press | Associated Press


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