Associated Press: World

  • Malaysia prepares to receive bodies from M17 crash
    Thursday - 08/21/2014 - 09:40 PM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia is preparing to receive the bodies and ashes of 20 of its citizens killed when Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July....

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  • Hamas admits kidnapping Israeli teens
    Thursday - 08/21/2014 - 01:17 PM

    JERUSALEM (AP) -- A senior Hamas leader says the group was behind the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teens in the West Bank in June - the first time anyone from the Islamic militant group has said it was behind an attack that helped spark the current war in the Gaza Strip....

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  • SAfrican lawmakers protest presidential scandal
    Thursday - 08/21/2014 - 09:42 AM

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Opposition lawmakers have heckled South African President Jacob Zuma during a parliamentary session in which questions were raised about more than $20 million in state spending on the president's private home....

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  • Irish peacemaker, ex-premier Reynolds dies at 81
    Thursday - 08/21/2014 - 06:50 AM

    DUBLIN (AP) -- Albert Reynolds, the straight-talking Irish prime minister who played a key role in delivering peace to Northern Ireland but struggled to keep his own governments intact, died Thursday after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Noodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet
    Thursday - 08/21/2014 - 02:45 AM

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Kim Min-koo has an easy reply to new American research that hits South Korea where it hurts - in the noodles. Drunk and hungry just after dawn, he rips the lid off a bowl of his beloved fast food, wobbling on his feet but still defiant over a report that links instant noodles to health hazards....

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  • Merkel Ukraine role mirrors rising German ambition
    Wednesday - 08/20/2014 - 10:43 AM

    BERLIN (AP) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel's emergence as a leader in efforts to resolve Ukraine's crisis - showcased by a visit to Kiev this weekend - underlines Germany's increasing ambition to transform itself from economic power to diplomatic heavyweight....

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  • Twitter tries to block images of Foley killing
    Wednesday - 08/20/2014 - 08:14 AM

    AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Twitter is trying to block the spread of gruesome images of the beheading of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants, while a movement to deny his killers the publicity they crave is also gaining momentum....

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  • Chinese, Russian media turn criticisms back on US
    Wednesday - 08/20/2014 - 04:08 AM

    BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese and Russian state media have seized on the U.S. police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old and ensuing protests to fire back at Washington's criticisms of their own governments, portraying the United States as a land of inequality and brutal police tactics....

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  • North Korea insults John Kerry over his looks
    Wednesday - 08/20/2014 - 03:33 AM

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- In its latest personal attack on a prominent official from a rival country, North Korea on Wednesday called U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a wolf with a "hideous lantern jaw."...

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  • Wife to bury Kasem in Norway, cites heritage
    Tuesday - 08/19/2014 - 01:40 PM

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- The wife of U.S. radio personality Casey Kasem has cited her Norwegian heritage as one of the reasons for wanting to bury her late husband in Oslo, a spokeswoman for the funeral service agency there said Tuesday....

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