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Military helicopter crashes in Israel, killing 2

JERUSALEM - A military helicopter crashed at sundown Wednesday in northern Israel and burst into flames, the military said, and two crew members were killed, according to media reports.

September 25, 2008 | By MARK LAVIE Associated Press Writer | World


Quake in Iran kills 7, sends tremors across Gulf

TEHRAN, Iran - A strong earthquake rocked southern Iran on Wednesday, sending tremors across the Persian Gulf and shaking the skyscrapers of Dubai. Iranian state television reported that seven people were killed and 40 others were injured.

September 25, 2008 | By ALI AKBAR DAREINI Associated Press Writer | World


Scientists beaming after test of big atom smasher

GENEVA - A small blip on a computer screen sent champagne corks popping among physicists in Switzerland. Near Chicago, researchers at a ''pajama party'' who watched via satellite let out an early morning cheer.

September 25, 2008 | By ALEXANDER G. HIGGINS Associated Press Writer | World


Smugglers force African refugees off boat; 39 dead

SAN'A, Yemen - Smugglers threw two children overboard and forced dozens of other African refugees to swim to shore in the middle of the night, leaving more than three dozen dead, the U.N. and an aid group said Wednesday.

September 25, 2008 | By AHMED AL-HAJJ Associated Press Writer | World


South Korea says Kim is on the road to recovery

SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea's Kim Jong Il is on the road to recovery from a stroke and still in control of his isolated country's communist regime, South Korea suggested Wednesday, disputing reports that the leader is gravely ill.

September 25, 2008 | By HYUNG-JIN KIM Associated Press Writer | World


China landslide kills 128, hopes fade for missing

BEIJING - At least 128 people were killed and many more were feared dead in north China after a huge reservoir of iron ore waste, illegally maintained and turned to sludge by heavy rain, buried a bustling marketplace in tons of suffocating mud.

September 25, 2008 | By GILLIAN WONG Associated Press Writer | World


American performer: Israeli security made me dance

JERUSALEM - A performer with the famed Alvin Ailey dance troupe on Tuesday said he was twice forced to perform steps for Israeli airport security officers to prove his identity before he was permitted to enter the country.

September 24, 2008 | By JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press Writer | World


Russia to keep 7,600 troops in 2 Georgia regions

TBILISI, Georgia - Russia announced Tuesday it would keep 7,600 troops in Abkhazia and South Ossetia for the foreseeable future, asserting power in the breakaway regions even as it began a pullout from positions deeper in Georgia.

September 24, 2008 | By STEVE GUTTERMAN Associated Press Writer | World


Malaysia to punish official for racist remarks

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - A senior official will be punished for his racist outburst warning Malaysia's ethnic Chinese minority not to become greedy for political and economic power, the prime minister said Tuesday.

September 24, 2008 | By SEAN YOONG Associated Press Writer | World


Western officials suggest NKorean leader is ill

SEOUL, South Korea - There was no sign of Kim Jong Il at a closely watched parade Tuesday marking the 60th anniversary of North Korea's founding, and Western officials said the all powerful leader - who has not appeared publicly for a month - may be gravely ill.

September 24, 2008 | By KELLY OLSEN Associated Press Writer | World


Zardari sworn in as Pakistan’s new president

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Asif Ali Zardari, the widower of assassinated former Pakistani leader Benazir Bhutto, began his term as Pakistan's new president Tuesday by declaring the war on terrorism a chance for the country to overcome its economic problems.

September 24, 2008 | By MUNIR AHMAD Associated Press Writer | World


Bomb kills 3 US coalition soldiers in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan - A roadside bomb killed three U.S. coalition soldiers Tuesday, while a NATO airstrike missed its target and hit a house, killing two Afghan civilians and wounding 10, officials said.

September 24, 2008 | By RAHIM FAIEZ Associated Press Writer | World


TV journalist escapes assassination in Baghdad

BAGHDAD - An Iraqi journalist for one of the Middle East's best-known satellite television stations escaped assassination Tuesday when a bomb was found under the seat of his car as he prepared to leave home for work.

September 24, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | World


Video shows dead Afghan children after US raid

KABUL, Afghanistan - Two videos that appear to show the bodies of at least 10 children and many more adults covered in blankets and white shrouds lend weight to Afghan and U.N. allegations that a U.S.-led raid killed scores of civilians last month.

September 23, 2008 | By FISNIK ABRASHI Associated Press Writer | World


HK democrats could gain after polls, analysts say

HONG KONG - Hong Kong's pro-democracy politicians fared better than expected in legislative elections, a showing that could strengthen their hand in pushing for greater political freedoms in the Chinese territory, analysts said.

September 23, 2008 | By JEREMIAH MARQUEZ Associated Press Writer | World


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Novel analysis helped narrow Malaysian jet search

HONG KONG - Investigators are closer to solving an international aviation mystery thanks to a British communications satellite and classroom physics.

March 25, 2014 | By JUSTIN PRITCHARD and KELVIN CHAN Associated Press | World


Navy: Sailor, civilian suspect killed at Va. base

NORFOLK, Va. - A sailor was fatally shot aboard a guided-missile destroyer docked at the world's largest naval base late Monday, and security forces killed the lone suspect, according to the Navy.

March 25, 2014 | By BROCK VERGAKIS Associated Press | World


Malaysia says search to shift to smaller area

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia said Tuesday that it has narrowed the search for a downed jetliner to an area the size of Alaska in the southern Indian Ocean, while Australia said improved weather would allow the hunt for possible debris from the plane to resume.

March 25, 2014 | By EILEEN NG and SCOTT McDONALD Associated Press | World


Officials: Missing plane went down in Indian Ocean

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - After 17 days of desperation and doubt over the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, the country's officials said an analysis of satellite data points to a "heartbreaking" conclusion: Flight 370 met its end in the southern reaches of the Indian Ocean, and none of those aboard survived.

March 24, 2014 | By EILEEN NG and TODD PITMAN Associated Press | World


Jimmy Fallon off to fast start on 'Tonight'

NEW YORK - One month in, NBC's generational trade of Jay Leno for Jimmy Fallon at the "Tonight" show is succeeding beyond the hopes of executives who engineered it.

March 24, 2014 | By DAVID BAUDER Associated Press | World


No 'signs of life' after huge Washington landslide

ARLINGTON, Wash. - Hopes of finding any more survivors from a massive mudslide that killed at least eight people waned as searchers pulled more bodies from the tangled debris field in rural Washington state and crews worked through the night into Monday.

March 24, 2014 | By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP Associated Press | World


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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