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Congress backs Obama on aid to Syrian rebels

September 19, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation requested by President Barack Obama authorizing the military to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants in the Middle East is headed fo... more »»

Militants threaten ancient sites in Iraq, Syria

September 19, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — For more than 5,000 years, numerous civilizations have left their mark on upper Mesopotamia — from Assyrians and Akkadians to Babylonians and Romans. more »»

AP Photos: Scenes from Iraq's Mosul then and now

September 19, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — Iraq's second largest city, Mosul, is locked under the rule of extremists from the Islamic State group trying to purge it of everything they see as contradicting their stark vision o... more »»

Alibaba mega IPO caps founder Jack Ma success tale

September 19, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — When Jack Ma founded Alibaba 15 years ago he insisted the e-commerce venture should see itself as competing against Silicon Valley, not other Chinese companie. more »»

UK leader pledges to honor promises to Scotland

September 19, 2014

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to live up to commitments to Scotland made ahead of the independence vote, including plans for new powers on tax, spending and... more »»

Roadside bombs kills 5 UN peacekeepers in Mali

September 19, 2014

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A roadside bomb in northern Mali killed five U.N. peacekeepers and wounded several others on Thursday, a spokesman said of the latest in a string of deadly attacks on the force. more »»

Alibaba poised to surge on the NYSE

September 19, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba will say "open sesame" to the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, as its shares begin trading in a highly anticipated debut that could raise u... more »»

Minority scholar denies separatism at China trial

September 19, 2014

URUMQI, China (AP) — A prominent Muslim Uighur scholar being tried on separatism charges told a court in far western China that he never advocated the overthrow of Chinese rule in his native... more »»

Mexico rights body probes deadly army-gang faceoff

September 19, 2014

ARCELIA, Mexico (AP) — Mexico's Civil Rights Commission says it is investigating the circumstances of a June confrontation between the army and a suspected drug gang that left 22 people dead. more »»

High turnout seen in Scotland's independence vote

September 19, 2014

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — From the capital of Edinburgh to the far-flung Shetland Islands, Scots embraced a historic moment — and the rest of the United Kingdom held its breath — after voters... more »»

Thai military ruler apologizes for bikini comment

September 19, 2014

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's military ruler apologized for suggesting that attractive foreign tourists might be unsafe on the country's world-famous beaches if they wear bikinis. more »»

Huge turnout seen in Scotland's independence vote

September 19, 2014

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — From the capital of Edinburgh to the far-flung Shetland Islands, Scots embraced a historic moment — and the rest of the United Kingdom held its breath — after voters... more »»

Vote counting begins in Scotland on independence

September 19, 2014

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — From the capital of Edinburgh to the far-flung Shetland Islands, Scots embraced a historic moment — and the rest of the United Kingdom held its breath — after voters... more »»

Strong Senate vote for Obama on Syria rebel aid

September 19, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the heat of an election campaign, Congress cleared the way for the U.S. more »»

Islamic State plot in Australia raises questions

September 19, 2014

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Islamic State plot to carry out random beheadings in Sydney alleged by police is a simple and barbaric scheme that has shaken Australians. more »»

Strong Senate vote for Obama on Syria rebel aid

September 18, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the heat of an election campaign, Congress cleared the way for the U.S. more »»

Islamic State plot in Australia raises questions

September 18, 2014

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Islamic State plot to carry out random beheadings in Sydney alleged by police is a simple and barbaric scheme that has shaken Australians. more »»

Senate votes to support Obama on rebel aid

September 18, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the heat of an election campaign, Congress cleared the way for the U.S. more »»

Boyfriend jeans a hit on the Milan runway

September 18, 2014

MILAN (AP) — Hey girlfriend, baggy boyfriend jeans are all the rage on the Milan runway this season. more »»

AP PHOTOS: Hurricane Odile's devastation in Mexico

September 18, 2014

LOS CABOS, Mexico (AP) — A highway bridge dangles into a raging river. The collapsed roof of an auto dealership lies on a half dozen cars. more »»

 
 

 

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