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WHO: Ebola toll may 'vastly underestimate' crisis

August 14, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — There is evidence the numbers of dead and sickened by Ebola in West Africa may "vastly underestimate the magnitude of the outbreak," the World Health Organization said... more »»

Iraq's al-Maliki gives up post to rival

August 14, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Nouri al-Maliki, Iraq's prime minister for the past eight years, says he is relinquishing the post to fellow Dawa Party member Haider al-Abadi. more »»

State TV: Iraq's al-Maliki gives up post to rival

August 14, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Nouri al-Maliki has given up his post as prime minister to Haider al-Abadi, state television reported Thursday — a move that could end a political deadlock that plunged... more »»

Officials: Iraq's al-Maliki to back new PM

August 14, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Iraqi government says embattled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is to address the nation, as Shiite lawmakers say he has agreed to step aside and support his nominated... more »»

Palestinians voice optimism as Gaza truce holds

August 14, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Palestinian officials voiced cautious optimism Thursday, hinting at progress in Egyptian-mediated negotiations with Israel to bring an end to the fighting in Gaza and secure new... more »»

Putin tones down rhetoric on Ukraine

August 14, 2014

YALTA, Crimea (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to a much-hyped meeting in Crimea amid expectations of more saber-rattling over Ukraine, but he instead struck a conciliatory note... more »»

Displaced Iraqis escape fighting, but not hardship

August 14, 2014

NAJAF, Iraq (AP) — Abbas Mohammed Habib was born into Iraq's rapidly expanding world of the displaced. more »»

Subtle voices of dissent surface in war-torn Gaza

August 14, 2014

BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) — The group of neighbors surveyed the destruction wreaked on their residential complex by Israeli bombardment, with building after building flattened or punctured by... more »»

UN: Over 100,000 migrants reach Italy this year

August 14, 2014

MILAN (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency says over 100,000 migrants — more than half of them refugees from war or persecution — have reached Italy by sea this year. more »»

Ukraine, Russia parry over Russian aid convoy

August 14, 2014

KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKY, Russia (AP) — In a diplomatic game of chicken, a large Russian aid convoy rolled toward the Ukrainian border on Thursday — but toward a crossing controlled by pro-Russian... more »»

New study explores sinister side of meerkats

August 14, 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — One of the most captivating sights of African wildlife is that of dark-eyed meerkats standing side-by-side on their hind legs, as though posing for a group photograph. more »»

500 guns seized: Somalia tries to disarm Mogadishu

August 14, 2014

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's government has launched a new disarmament campaign that has netted some 500 guns and sparked gun battles in a capital that is awash with weapons, said official... more »»

Candidate's sudden death transforms Brazil race

August 14, 2014

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's political landscape was being redrawn Thursday, a day after a small plane crash killed a top presidential candidate less than two months before the election. more »»

Ukraine claims to take town on Russian aid route

August 14, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian security spokesman says government forces have taken control of an eastern town, allowing them to block a Russian aid convoy from going to the rebel-held city of... more »»

Gaza truce extension fans hope of lasting deal

August 14, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — A five-day extension of a Gaza truce appeared to be holding despite a rocky start on Thursday, fanning cautious optimism of progress in the indirect negotiations underway in Cairo... more »»

Egypt Islamists mark anniversary of mass killing

August 14, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — At least three people were killed Thursday as Egyptian security forces quashed small, scattered demonstrations by Islamist supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi marking the... more »»

Liberia gets Ebola drug; ponders who should get it

August 14, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian officials faced an excruciating choice Thursday: deciding which handful of Ebola patients will receive an experimental drug that could prove life-saving,... more »»

UK police search singer Cliff Richard's house

August 14, 2014

LONDON (AP) — British police on Thursday searched a house belonging to veteran rock star Cliff Richard in connection with sexual allegations dating back to the 1980. more »»

Image of Asia: Modernizing the Philippine military

August 14, 2014

In this photo by Bullit Marquez, President Benigno Aquino III hands new assault rifles to Filipino soldiers at armed forces headquarters. more »»

AP PHOTOS: Swimming to school in western India

August 14, 2014

SAJANPURA VILLAGE, India (AP) — It's a long, wet journey to school for 61 teenagers in part of western India. If they want to learn, they have no choice but to swi. more »»

 
 

 

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