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Polls show close race month before Scotland vote

August 17, 2014

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Two opinion polls show that Scotland's voters are narrowly divided on whether to leave the United Kingdom one month before a referendum. more »»

Palestinian divisions emerge in Gaza truce talks

August 17, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — The Palestinians appeared divided Sunday as the clock was winding down on the latest Gaza cease-fire, with officials saying Hamas was still opposed to a compromise Egyptian proposal... more »»

Palestinian divisions emerge in truce talks

August 17, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — The Palestinians appeared divided Sunday as the clock was winding down on the latest Gaza cease-fire, with officials saying Hamas was still opposed to a compromise Egyptian proposal... more »»

UN: Iran ready to cooperate on nuclear probe

August 17, 2014

VIENNA (AP) — Iran's president has promised to back a United Nations probe into suspicions that the country secretly worked on nuclear arms, the U.N. more »»

Liberia: Ebola fears rise as clinic is looted

August 17, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian officials fear Ebola could soon spread through the capital's largest slum after residents raided a quarantine center for suspected patients and took items... more »»

Syrian airstrikes target Islamic State group

August 17, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government warplanes pounded an Islamic State group stronghold as well as other towns controlled by the extremists, conducting a wave of airstrikes Sunday that killed at leas... more »»

Man with many piercings denied entry to Dubai

August 17, 2014

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A heavily tattooed German man whose face is embellished with horn implants and more than 100 piercings said Sunday he was refused entry to Dubai without reason,... more »»

Liberia: Ebola spread fears rise as clinic looted

August 17, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian officials fear Ebola could soon spread through the capital's largest slum after residents raided a quarantine center for suspected patients and took items... more »»

Iraq: Kurdish forces retake parts of largest dam

August 17, 2014

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Kurdish forces took over parts of Iraq's largest dam on Sunday less than two weeks after it was captured by the Islamic State extremist group, Kurdish security officials said,... more »»

Ukrainian, Russian officials to meet in Berlin

August 17, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — The foreign ministers of Ukraine and Russia are meeting in Berlin on Sunday to resume diplomatic talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine. more »»

Iran tells UN nuclear chief no talks on missiles

August 17, 2014

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told the visiting head of the U.N. more »»

Ugandan gays who fled to Kenya still feel danger

August 17, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — When a Ugandan court overturned the country's Anti-Homosexuality Act this month, rights activists worldwide claimed a victory. more »»

Sweet job: England seeks 'choc doc' to study candy

August 17, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Is there a doctor of chocolate in the house?

Cambridge University in England is seeking a doctoral student to pursue what sounds like the sweetest job in the world: studying... more »»

Ukraine says troops entered rebel-held city

August 17, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's government said Sunday that separatists shot down a Ukrainian fighter plane after army troops entered deep inside a rebel-controlled city in the east in what could... more »»

Kenya to bar travelers from Ebola-hit countries

August 17, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Kenyan government over the weekend said it will bar passengers traveling from three West African countries hit by the Ebola outbreak, closing a debate in East Africa's... more »»

Hip hop, graffiti in Lebanon tag a nation's woes

August 17, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — In a red-lit bar in Beirut, Nasser Shorbaji and Marwan Alameh try not to knock the microphones over while laughing during the broadcast of their weekly radio show. more »»

Elderly ex-sex slaves want solace, help from pope

August 17, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Lee Yong-soo hopes a meeting Monday with Pope Francis will provide some solace for the pain that still feels fresh more than seven decades after Japanese soldiers forced... more »»

Optimism fades as talks to resume on Gaza war

August 17, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — A Palestinian negotiator said Sunday his side is "less optimistic" about indirect talks with Israel over the Gaza war as a deadline on a temporary cease-fire looms. more »»

Pope makes biggest gesture yet to China, eyes ties

August 17, 2014

HAEMI, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis made his strongest gesture yet to reach out to China on Sunday, saying he wants to improve relations and insisting that the Catholic Church isn't coming in... more »»

Report: UN nuclear watchdog chief arrives in Iran

August 17, 2014

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog organization has arrived in Iran for talks with President Hassan Rouhani, state TV reported Sunda. more »»

 
 

 

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