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Baghdad bombing kills 4 Americans

BAGHDAD - A bomb struck a district council building Tuesday in Baghdad's Shiite militia stronghold of Sadr City, killing at least nine people, including four Americans - two soldiers and two government employees, U.S. and Iraqi officials said.

July 09, 2008 | By SINAN SALAHEDDIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Divers find bodies in ferry that capsized in storm

SAN FERNANDO, Philippines - A coast guard diver searching for survivors Tuesday inside a ferry that capsized in a typhoon found bodies and a bit of comfort - a plastic rosary floating in the water.

July 09, 2008 | By JIM GOMEZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


UN says fair vote in Zimbabwe impossible

UNITED NATIONS - Outraged at the turmoil in Zimbabwe, the U.N. Security Council declared that a fair presidential vote is impossible because of a ''campaign of violence'' being waged by President Robert Mugabe's government.

July 09, 2008 | By JOHN HEILPRIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Man in India jailed for caring for orphaned bear

NEW DELHI - It was supposed to be a heartwarming tale of a man who brought an orphaned bear cub home from the forests of India to console his 6-year-old daughter, who had just lost her mother.

July 09, 2008 | By GAVIN RABINOWITZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pandas evacuated from earthquake area

BEIJING - Pandas living in earthquake-hit southwest China are facing a food shortage and some have been evacuated to temporary shelters because of the threat of landslides and other hazards, an official said Tuesday.

July 09, 2008 | By AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Officials: 15 militants killed in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan - Coalition warplanes swooped down on militants withdrawing from a firefight with police into the mountains of eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing 15 of them, officials said.

July 09, 2008 | By AMIR SHAH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan: Sharif’s supporters protest court ruling

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Supporters of former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif burned effigies Tuesday as they protested a court ruling that bars him from running in this week's parliamentary by-elections.

July 09, 2008 | By SADAQAT JAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Beijing gets ground-to-air defense

BEIJING - China has stationed a battery of ground-to-air missiles just 300 yards from a Beijing Olympic venue, the latest sign of tightening security with the games just 6 1/2 weeks away.

July 09, 2008 | By STEPHEN WADE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Myanmar: 84,500 died in cyclone

YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar said Tuesday that 84,500 people perished in last month's cyclone, up from the last official announcement that 77,700 had died in the devastating storm.

July 09, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Rice: Sadr City attack reminder of dangers Americans face

BERLIN - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice called the deadly attack Tuesday in Sadr City, Iraq, a terrible reminder of the dangers Americans face as they work to help rebuild the country.

July 09, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


West links drug war aid to Iranian nuclear impasse

TEHRAN, Iran - Drug traffickers in well-armed desert convoys roll across the border from Afghanistan. Standing in their way are Iranian soldiers and drug agents trying to choke off one of the world's busiest pipelines for opium and heroin.

July 09, 2008 | By SEBASTIAN ABBOT and NASSER KARIMI Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Mexico City mayor suspends officials after nightclub stampede that killed 12

MEXICO CITY - Mexico City's mayor expressed outrage Saturday that youths as young as 13 were among the dozen people killed in a nightclub stampede and said the officials involved in the police raid that sparked the crush had been suspended.

July 06, 2008 | By MARK STEVENSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Messianic Jews say they are persecuted in Israel

TEL AVIV, Israel - Safety pins and screws are still lodged in 15-year-old Ami Ortiz's body three months after he opened a booby-trapped gift basket sent to his family. The explosion severed two toes, damaged his hearing and harmed a promising basketball career.

July 06, 2008 | By LAURIE COPANS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Marines make headway in southern Afghan town

GARMSER, Afghanistan - U.S. Marines are trading gunfire and artillery shells with Taliban militants in the volatile southern province of Helmand, the world's largest poppy growing region.

July 06, 2008 | By JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sadrists accuse Iraqi gov’t of targeting movement

BAGHDAD - Followers of Muqtada al-Sadr accused the government Saturday of targeting their political movement as security forces arrested 20 policemen linked to the anti-American cleric.

July 06, 2008 | By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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CDC: 'Zika is now here'

MIAMI - Mosquitoes have apparently begun spreading the Zika virus on the U.S. mainland for the first time, health officials said Friday, a long-feared turn ...

July 29, 2016 | By JENNIFER KAY and KELLI KENNEDY | Associated Press


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