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Najib vows not to quit as Malaysia marks National Day

August 31, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's prime minister vowed he would not quit over a $700-million financial scandal, and accused protesters of showing "poor national spirit" by holding a massiv... more »»

 
 
 
Activists say IS damages ancient temple in Syria's Palmyra

August 31, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants in Syria severely damaged the Bel Temple, considered one of the greatest sites of the ancient world, in a massive explosion Sunday, activists said. more »»

Dominica declares disaster status after storm leaves 20 dead

August 31, 2015

ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Rescue teams worked Sunday to reopen roads to remote communities in Dominica after Tropical Storm Erika caused flooding and mudslides that killed at least 20 people and... more »»

Mothers, students join Japan's protests over security bills

August 31, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Mothers holding their children's hands stood in the sprinkling rain, holding up anti-war placards, while students chanted slogans to the beat of a drum against Prime Minister Shinzo... more »»

Defiant Malaysian PM rejects calls that he step down

August 31, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Embattled Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak poured scorn on a huge two-day rally that brought together tens of thousands of yellow-shirted protesters demanding hi... more »»

Governor: Boko Haram kills 56 in remote part of Borno State

August 31, 2015

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremist group Boko Haram killed 56 villagers in a remote area, the governor of Borno State of the region said Sunday, as the government warned that the... more »»

Activists say IS damages ancient temple in Syria's Palmyra

August 30, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants in Syria severely damaged the Bel Temple, considered one of the greatest sites of the ancient world, in a massive explosion Sunday, activists said. more »»

Yemen factions gear up for key battle over central province

August 30, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's warring factions on Sunday braced for a key battle in a central province, where victory could allow pro-government forces to move rapidly north into the heartland of... more »»

Swaziland: Festival continues despite calls to mourn dancers

August 30, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Thousands of young women and girls danced and sang before their king in Swaziland's most famous traditional festival on Sunday, despite calls to cancel the reed dance after... more »»

Egypt announces parliamentary vote for October, November

August 30, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Sunday announced that long-awaited parliamentary elections will take place in October and November, a hoped-for step toward democracy amid a harsh crackdown on dissent. more »»

Dominica declares disaster status after storm leaves 20 dead

August 30, 2015

ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Rescue teams worked Sunday to reopen roads to remote communities in Dominica after Tropical Storm Erika caused flooding and mudslides that killed at least 20 people and... more »»

Driver charged with negligence in Swaziland crash

August 30, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — One of the drivers involved in the crash that killed a reported 38 young women and girls has been arrested, a newspaper in Swaziland reported on Sunday. more »»

Germany, France, Britain press for EU action on migrants

August 30, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — Germany, France and Britain pressed Sunday for better processing of migrants arriving in southern Europe and for a European Union-wide list of countries considered safe, and a... more »»

Italy's Eni finds 'supergiant' natural gas field off Egypt

August 30, 2015

ROME (AP) — The Italian energy company Eni SpA announced Sunday it has discovered a "supergiant" natural gas field off Egypt, describing it as the "largest-ever" found in the Mediterranean Sea. more »»

Mothers, students join Japan's protests over security bills

August 30, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Mothers holding their children's hands stood in the sprinkling rain, holding up anti-war placards, while students chanted slogans against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his defense... more »»

Israel has failed to reform Jewish radicals, critics charge

August 30, 2015

SHIR HADASH OUTPOST, West Bank (AP) — The Israeli government initiative has a soothing biblical name, the Hebrew Shepherd, and a serious aim: to keep ultranationalist Jewish settler youths from... more »»

Video shows Palestinian women, Israeli soldier scuffling

August 30, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — A video showing an Israeli soldier scuffling with Palestinian women and youth at a West Bank protest has been viewed more than 2 million times on Facebook, shining a light on... more »»

Fire at Saudi oil company residence kills 11

August 30, 2015

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A large fire broke out Sunday in the basement of a sprawling residential complex in Saudi Arabia's oil-rich east, killing at least 11 people and injuring more... more »»

Hungary detains 5th suspect in truck deaths of 71 in Austria

August 30, 2015

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian police have detained a fifth man suspected of being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in neighboring Austria. more »»

South Sudan rebels: Clashes continue after cease-fire

August 30, 2015

JUBA , South Sudan (AP) — Government troops on Sunday attacked a village in South Sudan's volatile Unity state on the first day of a cease-fire that both sides have pledged to implement, accordin... more »»

Egypt summons British ambassador over Al-Jazeera comments

August 30, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Foreign Ministry summoned the British ambassador in Cairo on Sunday to protest comments he made after a judge sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years... more »»

 
 
 

 

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