posted: 07/22/2014 4:49 a.m.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- The top Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip signaled Monday that the Islamic militant group will not agree to an unconditional cease-fire with Israel, while Israel's defense minister pledged to keep fighting "as long as necessary" -- raising new doubt about the highest-level mediation mission in two weeks.
posted: 07/22/2014 4:39 a.m.
Bowing to international pressure Monday, pro-Russia separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it crashed in rebel-held eastern Ukraine.
posted: 07/22/2014 4:03 a.m.
Twenty-eight people, including activists and a retired Catholic bishop, filed an impeachment complaint Monday against Philippine President Benigno Aquino III for his implementation of a major economic stimulus program that the Supreme Court has declared partly unconstitutional.
posted: 07/22/2014 3:57 a.m.
Clashes between rival Libyan militias fighting for control of the capital's international airport killed 47 people over the past week, Libya's Health Ministry said, as violence in an eastern city killed five.
posted: 07/22/2014 3:56 a.m.
South Africa's Kruger National Park is considering a plan to move some rhinos out of the flagship wildlife reserve in an attempt to protect them from poachers.
posted: 07/22/2014 3:51 a.m.
16 Iraqis are slain in attacks in 2 cities BAGHDAD -- Attacks overnight in two Iraqi cities killed at least 16 people, officials said Monday as authorities struggle to stop the Sunni militants' offensive that has left huge areas in northern and western Iraq outside government control.
posted: 07/22/2014 3:47 a.m.
President Barack Obama said, "I'm for it," when asked about the prospect of the District of Columbia becoming the 51st state, speaking at a town hall at a city school in Washington.
updated: 07/21/2014 11:01 a.m.
President Barack Obama sternly called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to compel Kremlin-backed separatists to stop hampering the probe at the Ukraine site of a downed passenger jet and allow international investigators unfettered access.
posted: 07/21/2014 6:51 a.m.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state headed to Cairo on Monday for the highest-level attempt yet to end two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting that has killed at least 510 Palestinians and 20 Israelis and driven tens of thousands of Gaza residents from their homes.
posted: 07/21/2014 4:01 a.m.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Escalating their ground offensive, Israeli troops backed by tanks and warplanes battled Hamas militants in a crowded neighborhood of Gaza City early Sunday. The fighting, including heavy Israeli tank fire, killed 65 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers, forced thousands to flee, and damaged or destroyed dozens of homes.
posted: 07/21/2014 3:59 a.m.
TOREZ, Ukraine -- Pro-Russia rebels piled nearly 200 bodies from the downed Malaysian jetliner into four refrigerated boxcars Sunday in eastern Ukraine, and cranes at the crash scene moved big chunks of the Boeing 777, drawing condemnation from Western leaders who said the rebels were tampering with the site.
posted: 07/21/2014 3:47 a.m.
LONDON -- When Laura Bates was followed home one night by a man from her bus, she didn't think much of it. Incidents like that just seemed to be part of living in London.
posted: 07/21/2014 3:45 a.m.
BAGHDAD -- Iraq's prime minister on Sunday condemned the Islamic State extremist group's actions targeting Christians in territory it controls, saying they reveal the threat the jihadists pose to the minority community's "centuries-old heritage."
posted: 07/21/2014 3:42 a.m.
Egyptian attack toll reaches 22 troops
posted: 07/20/2014 12:06 p.m.
TOREZ, Ukraine — Rebels in eastern Ukraine took control Sunday of the bodies recovered from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and the U.S. and European leaders demanded that Russian President Vladimir Putin make sure rebels give international investigators full access to the crash site.