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Fingers crossed, Petraeus leaves Iraq

BAGHDAD - Gen. David Petraeus, whose strategy for countering the Iraq insurgency is credited by many with rescuing the country from all-out civil war, stepped aside Tuesday as Gen. Ray Odierno took over as the top American commander of the conflict.

October 01, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS Associated Press Writer | World


China tainted milk scandal spreads: Exports tested

BEIJIN - China's latest product safety scandal - tainted milk formula blamed for killing two Chinese babies and sickening 1,200 - expanded to include more foods Tuesday, with state media reporting some formula produced by companies involved was exported.

October 01, 2008 | By TINI TRAN Associated Press Writer | World


Olmert, Abbas sit down in possibly final meeting

JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas sat down together Tuesday night, possibly their last meeting before the Israeli leader leaves office, making a final push to forge a peace agreement by the end of the year.

October 01, 2008 | By MARK LAVIE Associated Press Writer | World


Unity agreement doesn’t slow exodus of Zimbabweans

MUSINA, South Africa - A power-sharing deal has not stopped the flow of Zimbabweans streaming into South Africa to escape the hunger and poverty wrought by runaway inflation in their homeland.

October 01, 2008 | By DONNA BRYSON Associated Press Writer | World


Pentagon team to assess Georgia’s military needs

TBILISI, Georgia - In a delicate mission, a U.S. Defense Department team is coming to assess Georgia's military needs after its war with Russia, a show of support that is certain to stoke Moscow's anger.

September 27, 2008 | By STEVE GUTTERMAN Associated Press Writer | World


China blames dairy farms for tainted baby formula

BEIJING (AP) - Investigators believe dairy farmers added a dangerous chemical to milk that has been linked to kidney stones in dozens of babies and one death in China's latest product safety scandal.

September 27, 2008 | By JOE McDONALD Associated Press Writer | World


Pakistan could end cooperation in war on terror

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The furor intensified Friday over Washington's decision to pursue Islamic militant targets inside Pakistan, with opposition lawmakers threatening the country could pull out of the war on terror if the U.S. refuses to respect its borders.

September 27, 2008 | By PAUL ALEXANDER Associated Press Writer | World


English Channel tunnel can resume ’progressively’

CALAIS, France - The undersea train tunnel that has revolutionized travel between France and England can reopen and traffic should resume ''progressively,'' the operator said late Friday, after firefighters extinguished an intense blaze earlier in the day.

September 27, 2008 | By MARTIN MAZURKIEWCZ Associated Press Writer | World


Zimbabwe deal gives opposition Cabinet, police

HARARE, Zimbabwe - President Robert Mugabe and his main rival agreed to divide control of the police and army and strike a delicate balance in Zimbabwe's Cabinet - but their power-sharing deal will be under enormous pressure from long-simmering differences and economic collapse.

September 27, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | World


Pope, in France, cautions against fanaticism

PARIS - Pope Benedict XVI encouraged a greater role for religion in European society but cautioned against fanaticism as he met Friday with political, Jewish and Muslim leaders in his first papal visit to France.

September 27, 2008 | By FRANCES D’EMILIO Associated Press Writer | World


Worries simmer over absent North Korean strongman

SEOUL, South Korea - The ''Dear Leader'' is ill and out of sight - at a time when North Korea is backtracking on a pledge to abandon its nuclear ambitions and is building a missile base that analysts say could put U.S. territory within range.

September 27, 2008 | By KELLY OLSEN Associated Press Writer | World


Pakistan premier backs army chief’s rebuke to US

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan's prime minister on Thursday backed a harsh rebuke of the U.S. by the Muslim nation's military chief, a sign of a strain in relations seven years after the Sept. 11 attacks forged the two countries' anti-terror alliance.

September 26, 2008 | By NAHAL TOOSI Associated Press Writer | World


Zoologists capture first photos of okapi in wild

LONDON - Zoologists have captured the first photos of the okapi in the wild, saying Thursday they offered evidence that the animal once mistaken for a unicorn has managed to survive war and poaching in a park in a lawless swath of Congo.

September 26, 2008 | By NANCY ZUCKERBROD Associated Press Writer | World


North Dakota wary of Minnesota bovine TB proposal

BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota wants assurances that Minnesota officials are closely monitoring cattle and wild deer if the federal government agrees to ease requirements for bovine tuberculosis testing in much of that state.

September 26, 2008 | By BLAKE NICHOLSON Associated Press Writer | World


Fukuda resignation shakes up Japan’s ruling party

TOKYO - Over the past 20 years, Japan has had 13 prime ministers. In a pattern rarely seen outside the communist world, individual leaders have come and gone, but the ruling party has remained the same.

September 26, 2008 | By ERIC TALMADGE Associated Press Writer | World


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Ga. soldier faces trial in death of pregnant wife

SAVANNAH - When Army Sgt. Deirdre Aguigui was found dead inside her apartment on Fort Stewart, she had bruises above her left ear and inside her mouth as well as raw scrapes and bruises on both wrists that appeared to match a pair of handcuffs found on her bed. But the military doctor who later performed the autopsy was stumped, finding no evidence to reveal what caused her death.

March 23, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | World


Health law birth control coverage before justices

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration and its opponents are renewing the Supreme Court battle over President Barack Obama's health care law in a case that pits the religious rights of employers against the rights of women to the birth control of their choice.

March 23, 2014 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | World


Expert: Screaming gives Pistorius 'major problem'

JOHANNESBURG - Prosecutors at Oscar Pistorius' murder trial have presented a "golden thread" of evidence suggesting Reeva Steenkamp screamed before she died, leaving the double-amputee athlete with "serious questions" to answer and his defense likely hinging on his own testimony, a legal expert in South Africa said.

March 23, 2014 | By GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | World


Hawaiian lawmakers vow ban on police sex with prostitutes

HONOLULU - Hawaii lawmakers flabbergasted at the prospect of police being allowed to have sex with prostitutes promised Friday to make the practice illegal.

March 22, 2014 | By SAM EIFLING Associated Press | World


China satellite finds object near jet search area

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - A satellite image released by China on Saturday offers the latest sign that wreckage from a Malaysia Airlines plane lost for more than two weeks could be in a remote stretch of the southern Indian Ocean where planes and ships have been searching for three days.

March 22, 2014 | By ROB GRIFFTH & SCOTT McDONALD Associated Press | World


Australia checking 2 objects in search for plane

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - An air search in the southern Indian Ocean for possible objects from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane described as the "best lead" so far ended for the day without success Thursday but will resume in the morning, Australian rescue officials said.

March 20, 2014 | By KRISTEN GELINEAU and SCOTT MCDONALD Associated Press | World


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