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August 9, 2014 - 9:01pm
1 week 5 days ago

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An engine fire forced evacuation of a New York-bound JetBlue flight before it could take off on Saturday, Puerto Rico airport officials said.

Puerto Rico airport authority official Rolando Padua said in a statement that the 186 passengers aboard were evacuated after the pilot halted the A-320 at 7 p.m. EDT (2300 GMT) before it could take off. Firefighters at Luis Munoz Marin airport then extinguished the fire.

He said...

August 9, 2014 - 6:19pm
1 week 5 days ago

KENORA, Ontario (AP) — Ontario Provincial police say three Americans have died in a plane crash in northwestern Ontario.

Police said search and rescue squads located a downed Cessna 182 just after 4 p.m. Friday on Chappie Lake, south of Kenora, Ontario.

Police say two people were found dead and the third victim died later of her injuries.

Police arrived at the scene after receiving an emergency locator signal from Chappie Lake....

August 9, 2014 - 2:56pm
1 week 5 days ago

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has begun drilling on its northernmost oil well, in the Kara Sea off the northern coast of Siberia.

The well is part of a joint project between the Russian state-owned oil company Rosneft and ExxonMobil to develop the region's oil reserves, which are estimated at up to 100 billion barrels.

The Russian-American project comes despite deteriorating relations between Washington and Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine, in which each...

August 9, 2014 - 2:07pm
1 week 5 days ago

PARIS (AP) — The French president's office says France will deliver a load of first aid to Iraq in the next few hours.

The announcement Saturday didn't specify the exact type of aid or how it was being delivered. No one was immediately available to comment on the statement.

It came after President Francois Hollande spoke for a second time in days with Kurdish Regional Government President Massoud Barzani, assuring him that France "will stand by the...

August 9, 2014 - 1:44pm
1 week 5 days ago

BEIRUT (AP) — A cleric read the verdict before the truck came and dumped a large pile of stones near the municipal garden. Jihadi fighters then brought in the woman, clad head to toe in black, and put her in a small hole in the ground. When residents gathered, the fighters told them to carry out the sentence: Stoning to death for the alleged adulteress.

None in the crowd stepped forward, said a witness to the event in a northern Syrian city. So the jihadi fighters,...

August 9, 2014 - 12:58pm
1 week 5 days ago

LONDON (AP) — Tens of thousands of people have turned out in central London to protest the bombing of Gaza.

Large crowds of protesters marched through the British capital's busy West End shopping area on Saturday, passing the U.S. Embassy before descending on Hyde Park for a rally.

Many waved placards and the Palestinian flag, chanting "Free, Free Palestine!"

Saturday's rally came as Britain's Disasters Emergency Committee said...

August 9, 2014 - 11:59am
1 week 5 days ago

MONROVA, Liberia (AP) — Riot police raced to quell a demonstration blocking Liberia's busiest highway Saturday as an angry crowd protested the government's delays in collecting the bodies of Ebola victims.

In Guinea, where the deadly Ebola outbreak emerged in March, health officials announced Saturday that the country was closing its land borders with Liberia and Sierra Leone — two of the countries where the killer virus has now spread and where deaths are mounting....

August 9, 2014 - 11:56am
1 week 5 days ago

CAMP BAJID KANDALA, Iraq (AP) — With shocked, sunburnt faces, men, women and children in dirt-caked clothes limped into a camp for displaced Iraqis, finding safety after harsh days of hiding on a blazing mountaintop after fleeing from the extremist Islamic State group.

Children who died of thirst were left behind; some exhausted mothers abandoned living babies, as thousands of Yazidis trekked across a rocky mountain chain in temperatures over 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38...

August 9, 2014 - 11:21am
1 week 5 days ago

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian state news agencies say the country's navy claims to have driven away a submarine believed to be American that entered Russia's northern waters.

The reports Saturday cited an unnamed representative of the navy's general staff as saying the incident occurred Thursday in the Barents Sea. The Barents Sea lies off northwest Russia and the Russian navy's Northern Fleet is based on its shores.

The reports said the fleet sent several...

August 9, 2014 - 11:05am
1 week 5 days ago

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has met separately with the leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia as concerns mount over the escalation of fighting around Nagorno-Karabakh.

Kremlin spokesman Dmtiry Peskov was quoted as saying that a joint meeting of all three leaders on Sunday was possible.

Nagorno-Karabakh is a part of Azerbaijan but it and some surrounding territory have been under the control of Armenian soldiers and local Armenian...

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