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Ukraine says troops entered rebel-held city

August 18, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

German Foreign Ministers Frank-Walter Steinmeier, left, talks to his French counterpart Laurent Fabius talk before a meeting with the Foreign Ministers of Ukraine and Russia at the Guesthouse of the Foreign Ministry Villa Borsig in Berlin, Sunday, August 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Steffi Loos) KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Army troops have penetrated deep inside a...

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Pakistan politician calls for civil disobedience

August 18, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Pakistani authorities place shipping containers to stop protesters from entering into the high security zone in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. Pakistan’s fiery anti-government cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri and Imran Khan led massive rallies in...

Islamic fighters kill scores of Yazidi men in Iraq

August 17, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community settle at the Qandil mountains near the Turkish border outside Zakho, 300 miles (475 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. Islamic extremists shot 80 Yazidi men to death in Iraq, lining...

China, S. Korea blast Japan’s war shrine visits

August 16, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers his remarks during a memorial ceremony at Budokan Martial Arts Hall in Tokyo, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Abe visited Yasukuni in December, 2013, drawing widespread criticism. But Aug. 15 is a key date as it marks the...

Brazil: Presidential candidate dies in plane crash

August 14, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Firefighters work at the crash site of a small plane that was carrying Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos and several campaign officials, in Santos, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. Campos died Wednesday when the small plane that was carrying...

UN says Iraq humanitarian crisis at highest level

August 14, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Civilians inspect the site of a car bomb attack near a restaurant in the southeastern district of New Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. A string of attacks in and around the capital killed more than a dozen and wounded dozens. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)...

UN: OK to use untested Ebola drugs in outbreak

August 13, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

The body of a man found in the street, suspected of dying from the ebola virus is covered and removed by health workers, in the capital city of Monrovia, Liberia, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. The World Health Organization declared it’s ethical to use untested...

Iraq’s prime minister seems increasingly isolated

August 13, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, file photo, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki listens to a question during an interview with The Associated Press in Baghdad. On Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, al-Maliki ordered security forces not to intervene in...

Liberian doctors to get experimental Ebola drug

August 11, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Workers have their temperature taken before entering the Freeport area, an important commercial port facility, Monrovia, Liberia, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. Experts say fear and misunderstanding of Ebola have led many to ignore medical advice, fueling the...

Iraq crisis deepens; US directly arms Kurds

August 11, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama arrives to speak about developments in Iraq, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, from Chilmark, Mass., during his family vacation on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. Obama welcomed new leadership in Iraq as “a promising step...