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Israel accepts Egyptian cease-fire to end Gaza war

August 26, 2014

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli official says Israel has accepted an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire plan to end a seven-week war against Islamic militants in the Gaza Strip. more »»

Ebola has 'upper hand,' says US official

August 26, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The Ebola virus may have the "upper hand" in an outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa but experts can stop the virus' spread, a top American... more »»

Egypt state media announces Gaza war cease-fire

August 26, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Egyptian state media announced that a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas is taking effect Tuesday, halting the seven-week Gaza war which has killed over 2,200 people... more »»

UN envoy opposes foreign intervention in Libya

August 26, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — The newly appointed U.. more »»

Putin talks with Ukraine's leader; fighting widens

August 26, 2014

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The presidents of Russia and Ukraine met face-to-face Tuesday for the first time since June to talk about the fighting that has engulfed Ukraine's separatist eas. more »»

Amid poverty, US surgeons saving lives in Uganda

August 26, 2014

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The American neurosurgeon leaned in to take a selfie with his patient, chuckling with excitement when she raised her hands. more »»

Afghan presidential contender threatens boycott

August 26, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — One of the two men vying to become Afghanistan's next president is threatening to boycott a ballot audit from the country's disputed presidential runoff, his adviser sai... more »»

Palestinian officials: Cease-fire made with Israel

August 26, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Officials from Hamas and Islamic Jihad, the main groups fighting in Gaza, said Tuesday they have reached a deal with Israel to end a seven-week war that has killed... more »»

Hamas official: Cease-fire reached with Israel

August 26, 2014

A senior Hamas official says a cease-fire has been reached with Israel to end a seven-week war that has killed more than 2,000 people. more »»

UN health agency urges crackdown on e-cigarettes

August 26, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — Governments should have tougher rules for electronic cigarettes — banning their use indoors and putting them off limits for minors — until more evidence can be gathered about their... more »»

Image of Asia: Anticipating fire across the border

August 26, 2014

In this photo by Channi Anand, villagers in Indian-controlled Kashmir take shelter inside an army bunker anticipating firing from the Pakistan side of the border. more »»

Experts: Torture common in East Africa, Congo

August 26, 2014

NAIVASHA, Kenya (AP) — Despite progress in five East African countries and Congo in ratifying the United Nations Convention against Torture, human rights abuse is still prevalent as governments... more »»

US health official: Ebola has 'upper hand'

August 26, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The Ebola virus has the "upper hand" in an outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa, a top American health official said, adding that experts have... more »»

Berlin mayor to resign by end of year

August 26, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Charismatic Berlin mayor Klaus Wowereit, whose reputation has taken a beating over struggles in the construction of the German capital's new international airport, said Tuesday he... more »»

Putin sits down with Ukrainian president for talks

August 26, 2014

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The presidents of Russia and Ukraine have sat down for talks, meeting face-to-face for the first time since June on the fighting that has engulfed eastern Ukraine. more »»

Israel destroys 2 Gaza high-rises in escalation

August 26, 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel bombed two Gaza City high-rises with dozens of homes and shops Tuesday, collapsing one building and severely damaging the other in a further escalation of seve... more »»

AP sources: US surveillance planes fly over Syria

August 26, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. has begun surveillance flights over Syria after President Barack Obama gave the OK, U.S. more »»

Southeast Ukraine shelled on possible new front

August 26, 2014

NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) — As shelling in eastern Ukraine spread to a new front, Ukraine's president flew to Minsk for a meeting Tuesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the fighting that... more »»

Even if attacked, airline could be liable in crash

August 26, 2014

Families of passengers who were on the Malaysia Airlines plane shot down over Ukraine are starting to sort through the long process of gaining compensation for their loss. more »»

5 things to watch for at the Venice Film Festival

August 26, 2014

VENICE, Italy (AP) — It has Al Pacino and zombie girlfriends, Owen Wilson and Lars von Trier. more »»

 
 

 

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