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Russian aid trucks leave; Merkel seeks cease-fire

DONETSK, Russia (AP) — Hundreds of trucks from a bitterly disputed Russian aid convoy to rebel-held eastern Ukraine rolled back across the border Saturday into Russia but questions about alleged Russian artillery in Ukraine still remained.

August 23, 2014 7:51 a.m. read more..
  

Twitter tries to block images of Foley killing

AMSTERDAM — Twitter and some other social media outlets are trying to block the spread of gruesome images of the beheading of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants, while a movement to deny his killers publicity is also gaining momentum.

August 20, 2014 12:10 p.m. read more..
 

Iraq military clashes with militants in Tikrit

BAGHDAD (AP) — Skirmishes broke out Tuesday between Iraqi security forces and militants on the outskirts of Tikrit, a local official and a resident said, a day after the Iraqi and Kurdish troops backed by U.S. airstrikes dislodged Islamic militants from a strategic dam in the country’s north.

August 19, 2014 11:49 a.m. read more..


Liberia opening 2nd Ebola center in capital

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Authorities in Liberia opened a new center to treat Ebola patients in the capital Saturday after the existing one became overwhelmed with patients, underscoring that the health crisis is far from under control.

August 16, 2014 8:44 a.m. read more..


5 aid workers abducted in western Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross in Afghanistan is trying to secure the release of five of their staff members who were abducted in the western Herat province, a spokesman said Saturday.

August 16, 2014 8:37 a.m. read more..


Strikes on militants at Iraq dam after 'massacre'

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Airstrikes pounded the area around Iraq's largest dam on Saturday in an effort to drive out militants who captured it earlier this month, as reports emerged of the massacre of some 80 members of the Yazidi religious minority by Islamic extremists.

August 16, 2014 8:36 a.m. read more..
    

Ugandan court invalidates anti-gay law

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan court on Friday invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, saying the measure is illegal because it was passed during a parliamentary session that lacked a quorum.

August 1, 2014 8:11 a.m. read more..


35 killed in Gaza; Israeli soldier feared captured

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled on Friday as violence erupted in and around a southern town in the war-ravaged strip, with at least 40 Palestinians killed in Israeli shelling while the military said two soldiers were killed and an infantry officer was feared captured during fighting there.

August 1, 2014 8:02 a.m. read more..

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