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Obama: Iraq forces retake Mosul Dam from militants

August 18, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi and Kurdish forces recaptured Iraq's largest dam from Islamic militants Monday following dozens of U.S. more »»

Pope OKs protecting Iraq minorities, wants UN OK

August 18, 2014

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis on Monday said efforts to stop Islamic militants from attacking religious minorities in Iraq are legitimate but said the international community — and... more »»

Ukraine: Dozens killed in shelling of convoy

August 18, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine accused pro-Russia separatists of killing dozens of civilians in an attack early Monday on a convoy fleeing a besieged rebel-held city. more »»

Egypt: No deal yet on Gaza cease-fire, more talks

August 18, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — The Egyptian government has announced a 24-hour extension in cease-fire talks between Israel and the Hamas militant group. more »»

100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds

August 18, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a huge spike in the continent's death rate of the world's largest mammals because of an... more »»

Iceland warns of possible volcanic eruption

August 18, 2014

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland has raised its alert level for the risk of a possible volcanic eruption to orange —the second-most severe level. more »»

Grief, relief as ravaged Ukrainian town rebuilds

August 18, 2014

LYSYCHANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Weeks after Ukrainian government forces recaptured Lysychansk from the rebels, the residents of this shell-shocked town near the Russian border say they hope simply to... more »»

A buyer's market at gun bazaar in Kurdish town

August 18, 2014

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — There suddenly are deep discounts available at the once-thriving gun bazaar in Irbil.

The price of an Austrian Glock pistol fell $500 to $3,000. more »»

Kurdish military says it controls Iraq's Mosul Dam

August 18, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — A spokesman for the Kurdish military says its peshmerga forces are now in full control of the Mosul Dam and its vicinity, successfully wresting back control from Islamic State grou... more »»

UN urges exit screening for Ebola at some airports

August 18, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — Ebola-affected countries should immediately begin exit screening all passengers leaving international airports, sea ports and major ground crossings, the U.N. more »»

Growing unrest sets back Liberia's Ebola fight

August 18, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Authorities in Liberia urgently searched on Monday for 17 people who fled an Ebola medical center over the weekend when it was attacked by looters who stole blood-stained... more »»

Pope confirms hopes for 3-city US trip in 2015

August 18, 2014

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has confirmed he wants to go to the United States next year and is considering a three-city trip in September 2015: Philadelphia for a family rally, Washington to address... more »»

McDonald's confronts its junk food image

August 18, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — At a dinner McDonald's hosted for reporters and bloggers, waiters served cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs using ingredients from the chain's menu. more »»

Robbers ambush Saudi prince's convoy in Paris

August 18, 2014

PARIS (AP) — Armed robbers ambushed a car in a Saudi prince's diplomatic convoy on its way to a Paris airport commonly used for private jets, raiding the Mercedes for valuables then torching and... more »»

Egypt tries to salvage Israel-Hamas cease-fire

August 18, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — With a deadline just hours away, Egyptian mediators shuttled between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators in hopes of salvaging a long-term cease-fire arrangement that would allow... more »»

Ukraine: Dozens of civilians killed in convoy

August 18, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Dozens of civilians were killed Monday when separatist rebels shelled a convoy of refugees trying to flee war-torn eastern Ukraine, a top Ukrainian official said. more »»

Kenya anti-terror police accused of abuses

August 18, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — There is strong evidence that the Kenya Anti-Terror Police Unit has carried out a series of extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances, an international human rights... more »»

17 who fled Liberia Ebola clinic still missing

August 18, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Authorities were searching Monday for more than a dozen patients who abandoned an Ebola quarantine center in Liberia's capital during looting this weekend, although... more »»

UN sees some progress in Iran nuclear probe

August 18, 2014

VIENNA (AP) — Iran is now answering questions about suspicions that it worked secretly on nuclear weapons, The U.N. more »»

Iraq says it seizes Mosul Dam; militants deny it

August 18, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Boosted by two days of U.S. more »»

 
 

 

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