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July 28, 2014 - 4:30pm
2 days 16 hours ago

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel's military is urging residents in parts of the Gaza Strip to leave their homes, ahead of what appears to be a broadening of the three-week war. In phone messages, the Israelis warn, "What is coming will be worse."

Israeli leaders have been mulling whether to expand the assault against Hamas in Gaza or respond to international calls for a truce. But Israel and Hamas are far apart on possible cease-fire terms.


July 28, 2014 - 4:17pm
2 days 16 hours ago

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Malta's prime minister says the Maltese oil company worker who was kidnapped by Libyan rebels on July 17 has been released.

Retired armed forces Capt. Martin Galea, 42, was flown back to Malta on Monday on a flight that left from Mitiga airport, near Tripoli. The Libyan capital's international airport is closed as fighting between different Libyan factions rages on.

Galea was abducted on the outskirts of Tripoli while on his...

July 28, 2014 - 3:03pm
2 days 10 hours ago

MEXICO CITY (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown took a not-so-subtle dig at Texas' decision to deploy National Guard troops to the border, saying Monday that he expects it to be a short-lived measure and that "wiser minds will prevail."

Brown is in Mexico for three days of meetings, focusing on migration, trade, investment and environmental cooperation.

At a news conference with Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Jose Antonio Meade, Brown said the...

July 28, 2014 - 2:13pm
2 days 19 hours ago

PARIS (AP) — In a story July 27 about the Tour de France, The Associated Press reported erroneously the number of years it's been since cyclist Marco Pantani died. He died 10 years ago.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

Crowning of an 'emperor': Vincenzo Nibali gives Italy its 1st Tour de France winner since 1998



July 28, 2014 - 1:36pm
2 days 19 hours ago

BAGHDAD (AP) — Residents of Mosul have watched helplessly as extremists ruling the northern Iraqi city blew up some of their most beloved landmarks and shrines to impose a stark vision of Islam. Next up for destruction, they feared: the Crooked Minaret, a more than 840-year-old tower that leans like Italy's Tower of Pisa.

But over the weekend, residents pushed back. When fighters from the Islamic State group loaded with heavy explosives converged on the site, Mosulis...

July 28, 2014 - 1:14pm
2 days 21 hours ago

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — There has been panic and fear about the deadly Ebola disease spreading ever since Nigerian health officials reported Friday that a Liberian man sick with the disease had traveled to Togo and then Nigeria before dying. Here are five things to know about Ebola and how it is spread:

1. THE WEST AFRICA EBOLA OUTBREAK IS NOW THE LARGEST IN HISTORY. The World Health Organization says more than 672 people have died from Ebola. A total of 1,201 cases had...

July 28, 2014 - 1:14pm
2 days 19 hours ago

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — As night falls and Bolivian couples slip between the sheets, pillow talk turns, naturally, to economic policy.

At least that's the way President Evo Morales sees it.

The Bolivian leader is running for re-election and he urged followers on Sunday to spread the word about his policies so that Bolivian couples can decide who to vote for before drifting off to sleep.

"The couple decides its vote in bed, and...

July 28, 2014 - 1:01pm
2 days 10 hours ago

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say he died days later from Ebola, one of the deadliest diseases known to man.

Now health workers are scrambling to trace those who may have been exposed to Sawyer across West Africa, including flight attendants and fellow passengers....

July 28, 2014 - 12:20pm
2 days 21 hours ago

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi police have now found 17 bodies, riddled with bullets, in different areas of Baghdad.

The discovery came as other attacks around the capital killed 10 people.

According to police officers, authorities found the bodies of 14 men and three women dumped in the streets late yesterday and early today. Some had suffered gunshot wounds to the head and chest, and others were blindfolded and bound.

The deaths are a...

July 28, 2014 - 12:12pm
2 days 21 hours ago

BEIRUT (AP) — According to opposition activists in Syria, more than 2,000 Syrians have been killed in just over two weeks of fighting -- and almost half of them were pro-government forces.

That makes it one of the worst death tolls in the country's civil war.

The report reflects a recent surge in deadly attacks by the al-Qaida breakaway Islamic State group against government forces, as Sunni militants try to consolidate power in areas under their...

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