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Beijing air improves with wind and rain

BEIJING - Environmental officials say their efforts are starting to clear the haze above Beijing, while strong wind and some rain have also raised hopes of blue skies when the Olympic Games start in just over a week.

August 13, 2008 | By HENRY SANDERSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Indonesia: Asian militants sought al-Qaida funds

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Two alleged Indonesian terror leaders were headed to Iraq to seek help from al-Qaida, according to a seized laptop that indicates regional militants are cash-strapped but determined to rebuild international links, security officials say.

August 13, 2008 | By CHRIS BRUMMITT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Thousands of Serb extremists rally in Belgrade for war crimes suspect Karadzic

BELGRADE, Serbia - Singing nationalist songs and waving posters of their ''Serb Hero,'' thousands of Serb extremists protested Tuesday in downtown Belgrade against the government's plans to extradite ex-Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic to the U.N. war crimes tribunal.

August 13, 2008 | By DUSAN STOJANOVIC Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


‘Martyrs’ List’ tallies Mahdi Army’s troubles

BAGHDAD - Loyalists within Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's militia network call it the ''martyrs' list,'' and it's long and growing: At least three dozen senior members killed in slayings or fighting since last summer and nearly 60 others detained.

August 13, 2008 | By BRIAN MURPHY and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Mbeki upbeat on Zimbabwe power-sharing talks despite reported disagreements

HARARE, Zimbabwe - South African President Thabo Mbeki insisted Tuesday that talks in Pretoria aimed at building a power-sharing government to resolve Zimbabwe's deadly political crisis were going well, despite reports of disagreements.

August 13, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Investigator: Cockpit flight recording lost during Qantas mid-air crisis

MANILA, Philippines - Investigators will not be able to review the cockpit voice recording of a Qantas jet's midair crisis because it was overwritten as the crew made a harrowing emergency landing, an official said Tuesday.

August 13, 2008 | By JIM GOMEZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Indian police link US man’s computer to e-mail taking credit for bombs that killed 45

AHMADABAD, India - Police raided the home of an American citizen in Mumbai, India's financial capital, and seized a computer from which an e-mail claiming responsibility for bombings that killed 45 people in western India was believed to have been sent, officials said Monday.

August 12, 2008 | By MATTHEW ROSENBERG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Report: Torture widespread in Palestinian jails

RAMALLAH, West Bank - One detainee told of being beaten with pipes and having a screwdriver rammed into his back. Another said interrogators tied his hands behind his back then lifted him into the air by his bound wrists.

August 12, 2008 | By KARIN LAUB and DALIA NAMMARI Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Paris eyes plan for drivers to share electric cars

PARIS - Parisians and tourists so eagerly embraced a citywide bike sharing plan launched a year ago that the mayor is setting his sights on a four-wheeled version: electric cars.

August 12, 2008 | By GAELLE FAURE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


4 female bombers strike in Iraq, killing 57

BAGHDAD - Four suicide bombers believed to be women struck a Shiite pilgrimage in Baghdad and a Kurdish protest rally in northern Iraq on Monday, killing at least 57 people and wounding nearly 300 in one of this year's deadliest attacks, police said.

August 12, 2008 | By SELCAN HACAOGLU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Myanmar farmers back at work, but outlook is bleak

THOME GWE, Myanmar - Ko Nyi Thaut lost six of his children and all his possessions when Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar three months ago. But the 53-year-old farmer still has his rice fields. The surprise, say aid workers, is how quickly he and others have gone back to work.

August 11, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Israeli troops kill Hamas militant

HEBRON, West Bank - Israeli troops killed a Hamas militant in the West Bank town of Hebron early Sunday, surrounding a house and exchanging gunfire with the man before bulldozing the structure.

August 11, 2008 | By NASSER SHIYOUKHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Soap opera shakes customs of Arab married life

RAMALLAH, West Bank - Every evening for the past four months, a tall young man with soulful blue eyes has been stealing hearts across the Middle East, from the refugee camps of the Gaza Strip to the gated mansions of Riyadh.

August 11, 2008 | By KARIN LAUB and DALIA NAMMARI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


In e-mail, Islamic group claims India blasts

AHMADABAD, India - An obscure Islamic group claimed responsibility for a series of synchronized explosions that killed at least 45 people in western India, warning of "the terror of Death" in an e-mail sent to several television stations minutes before the blasts.

August 11, 2008 | By R.K. MISRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bombs strike Istanbul neighborhood, killing 15

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Two bombs exploded minutes apart in a packed Istanbul square Sunday night, killing 15 and injuring more than 150 in what the city governor said was a terror attack.

August 11, 2008 | By C. ONUR ANT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Despite protests, Electoral College makes it official

WASHINGTON - There were many protesters but few faithless electors as Donald Trump won the Electoral College vote Monday - ensuring he will become America's 45th ...

December 19, 2016 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press | Associated Press


Does a doctor's gender matter?

CHICAGO - What if your doctor's gender could influence your chance of surviving a visit to the hospital?

December 19, 2016 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


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