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Charles Taylor war crimes trial resumes with blood diamond expert's testimony

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The war crimes trial of Charles Taylor, Liberia's former president, heard its first testimony Monday and saw video of victims telling of being sexually assaulted or dismembered by rebels who plundered West African diamond fields.

January 22, 2008 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press Writer | World


Exit poll indicates Saakashvili will win Georgian presidential election

TBILISI, Georgia - President Mikhail Saakashvili headed for victory in Saturday's election, according to an exit poll in this former Soviet republic where he is fighting accusations of authoritarian tendencies four years after coming to power as a champion of democracy.

January 21, 2008 | By MARIA DANILOVA Associated Press Writer | World


Iraqi soldier accused of killing 2 US service members on joint patrol in northern Iraq

BAGHDAD - An Iraqi soldier is accused of turning on two decorated American servicemen and shooting them to death during a joint operation in northern Iraq, the U.S. military said Saturday. An Iraqi official said the suspect may have links to militant groups.

January 21, 2008 | By ELENA BECATOROS Associated Press Writer | World


Al-Qaida looks to extend influence with cell phone video downloads

CAIRO, Egypt - Al-Qaida video messages of Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahri can now be downloaded to cell phones, the terror network announced as part of its attempts to extend its influence.

January 21, 2008 | By PAUL SCHEMM Associated Press Writer | World


Terrified Kenyans flee troubled west to escape wave of ethnic violence

CHEPTIRET, Kenya -Thousands of refugees fled western Kenya Saturday on buses escorted by armed soldiers, streaming down roads strewn with downed power lines, burnt out vehicles and the corpses of others killed when they tried to escape an explosion of postelection ethnic violence.

January 21, 2008 | By TODD PITMAN Associated Press Writer | World


Desperate Americans seek unproven cell treatments in China, called risky by Western doctors

BEIJING - They're paralyzed from diving accidents and car crashes, disabled by Parkinson's, or blind. With few options available at home in America, they search the Internet for experimental treatments - and often land on Web sites promoting stem cell treatments in China.

January 21, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN and ALAN SCHER ZAGIER Associated Press Writers | World


Israeli troops pull out of Nablus after 4-day sweep of militants, munitions

NABLUS, West Bank - Israeli troops wound up a four-day sweep of wanted men and munitions caches in the West Bank town of Nablus on Saturday, and residents confined at home since the operation began ventured outside to survey damage and resume their lives.

January 21, 2008 | By ALI DARAGHMEH Associated Press Writer | World


Plane crashes off Venezuela with 14 aboard, including 8 Italians, 1 American

CARACAS, Venezuela - A plane carrying 14 people crashed into the sea Friday on its way to Venezuela's Los Roques islands, officials said. Eight Italians and one American were believed on board, but there was no immediate report on casualties.

January 19, 2008 | By FABIOLA SANCHEZ Associated Press Writer | World


Garbage piles up in the streets of Naples, provoking protests

NAPLES, Italy - Stinking mounds of garbage piled up on the streets of Naples on Friday and officials around the country blamed organized crime and bureaucratic red tape for the city's refuse crisis.

January 19, 2008 | By SALVATORE LAPORTA Associated Press Writer | World


Kenya opposition seeks new vote after deadly election violence; police scatter protesters

NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya's opposition called for a new presidential election to settle a dispute that has sparked deadly riots from the capital to the coast, but a government spokesman said Friday a new vote could come on only on orders from the highest court.

January 19, 2008 | By TOM ODULA Associated Press Writer | World


Olmert acknowledges Israel is not living up to road map

JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, in an unprecedented public acknowledgment Friday, called continued Israeli construction in West Bank settlements a breach of Israel's obligations under a recently revived peace plan.

January 19, 2008 | By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer | World


Israel attacks targets throughout Gaza, 9 Palestinians killed

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israeli tanks and warplanes bombarded targets across the Gaza Strip on Thursday, stepping up pressure on Palestinian militants after a long-range rocket was fired into Israel. At least nine people were killed.

January 18, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | World


Police disperse protesters in Kenya; president says he’s willing to talk once calm restored

NAIROBI, Kenya - Riot police fired tear gas and water cannons Thursday to beat back crowds heading for a banned rally to protest Kenya's disputed election, and the president said he is willing to talk to the opposition once calm has been restored.

January 18, 2008 | By KATHARINE HOURELD Associated Press Writer | World


’’Harry Potter’’ star among celebrities donating glasses for Holocaust exhibition

MANCHESTER, England - ''Harry Potter'' star Daniel Radcliffe, who captivated moviegoers as the bespectacled schoolboy wizard, has donated the first pair of glasses he wore as a child to an exhibition marking the horrors of the Holocaust.

January 18, 2008 | By ROB HARRIS Associated Press Writer | World


Top Shiite politician praises contribution of US-backed Sunni groups

BAGHDAD - A top Shiite politician on Thursday acknowledged the contribution of U.S.-backed Sunni Arab groups to the decline in violence across Iraq and called for their use in the continuing fight against al-Qaida.

January 18, 2008 | By HAMZA HENDAWI Associated Press Writer | World


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Oops! 14,000 draft notices sent to men born in 1800s

No, the United States military isn't trying to build a force of centenarians.

July 10, 2014 | By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press | World


Germany asks top US spy to leave the country

BERLIN - Germany took the dramatic step Thursday of asking the top U.S. intelligence official in Berlin to leave the country, following two suspected cases of American spying and the yearlong spat over eavesdropping by the National Security Agency.

July 10, 2014 | By FRANK JORDANS Associated Press | World


4 children, parents killed in Houston-area shooting

SPRING, Texas - A gunman charged Thursday in the killing of four children and their parents was dressed as a delivery man when he arrived at the suburban Houston home where the family was shot to death, officials said.

July 10, 2014 | By MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press | World


Government made $100B in improper payments

WASHINGTON - By its own estimate, the government made about $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them - tax credits to families that didn't qualify, unemployment benefits to people who had jobs and medical payments for treatments that might not have been necessary.

July 09, 2014 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press | World


4 dead, 70K without power after upstate NY storms

SMITHFIELD, N.Y. - Severe thunderstorms packing strong winds rolled through central New York, killing four people, destroying or damaging numerous houses and knocking out power to more than 70,000 utility customers, officials said Wednesday.

July 09, 2014 | Associated Press | World


US employers add 288k jobs in June

WASHINGTON - U.S. employers accelerated their hiring last month, adding a robust 288,000 jobs and helping drive the unemployment rate to 6.1 percent, the lowest since September 2008.

July 03, 2014 | By JOSH BOAK Associated Press | World


Storm's path puts it off NC beaches for July 4th

SAVANNAH - A hurricane watch covering nearly 200 miles along North Carolina's coast was issued early Wednesday, threatening Fourth of July plans as Tropical Storm Arthur moved northward from Florida.

July 02, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | World


In dry California, water fetching record prices

SAN FRANCISCO - Throughout California's desperately dry Central Valley, those with water to spare are cashing in.

July 02, 2014 | By GARANCE BURKE Associated Press | World


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