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Americans infected with Ebola to be released from hospital Video included

Two Americans who contracted Ebola will be released today from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, ABC News has learned. More>>

American killed in Syria a journalist at heart Video included

Journalist James Foley was captured once covering the uprising in Libya so he knew the risks when he went to Syria in 2012 to cover the escalating violence there. More>>

Obama to host UN summit on foreign fighters threat

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.S. administration says that President Barack Obama will host a summit meeting of the U.N. Security Council next month to focus on the threat posed by foreign terrorist fighters. More>>

Obama: Iraq forces retake Mosul Dam from militants

Following dozens of U.S. airstrikes, Iraqi and Kurdish forces have recaptured Iraq's largest dam from the Islamist State group, handing the militants their first major defeat today since they swept across the country this summer. More>>

WikiLeaks founder says he'll leave embassy soon

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he will be leaving the Ecuadorean Embassy in London soon -- but did not say when or explain his decision. More>>

Ebola centers fill faster than they can be opened

 The World Health Organization says beds in Ebola treatment centers in West Africa are filling up faster than they can be provided. More>>

2 killed in clashes at Islamist protest in Egypt

 An Egyptian security official says clashes between supporters and opponents of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi have killed two people. More>>

Hungary: Sanctions on Russia more damaging to West

Hungary's prime minister says the West is "shooting itself in the foot" with economic sanctions against Russia. More>>

2 deaths overshadow end of Chess Olympiad

 A major international chess tournament in northern Norway has ended on a grim note, with one player dying in the middle of a game and another found dead in a hotel room. More>>

Hamas negotiators in Qatar to discuss Israel truce

 Hamas negotiators are consulting with the militant group's leadership in Qatar on a proposal for a long-term truce with Israel. More>>

Iraq's PM-designate calls for unity

 Iraq's new prime minister-designate says he is committed to fighting corruption and uniting the Iraqi people in the face of terrorism. More>>

NATO boss says alliance observed Russian incursion

 NATO secretary-general Anders Fogh Rasmussen says the alliance has observed a Russian "incursion" into Ukraine, which Russia denies. More>>

Spain: Woman arrested with coke in breast implants

 Spanish police say they have arrested a woman who landed at Madrid's international airport with 1.7 kilos (3.7 pounds) of cocaine hidden in her breast implants. More>>

127 victims identified from Ukraine plane disaster

 Dutch authorities say they have identified 127 victims from the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster in Ukraine. More>>

Iran: Nuclear deal by November deadline unlikely

Iran's foreign minister said Friday it is unlikely to reach a final nuclear accord with world powers by a November deadline. More>>

Car bomb kills at least 22 in southern Syria

 Acitivists say a car bomb has exploded outside a mosque in southern Syria, killing at least 22 people. More>>

Mexico fines Chinese trade center $555,000

 Mexican authorities have levied a $555,000 fine for environmental violations against a project to build a massive trade center south of Cancun to showcase Chinese products. More>>

Police: Submarine used for drugs found in Guyana

 Police in the South American country of Guyana say they have discovered a rudimentary submarine they believe was going to be used to ferry drugs across the Atlantic. More>>

AP video journalist mourned in Tuscan hometown

 Hundreds of mourners have packed the cathedral in this Tuscan hilltop town to remember Associated Press video journalist Simone Camilli, who was killed this week in the Gaza Strip. More>>

Iran: Nuclear deal by November deadline unlikely

 Iran's foreign minister said Friday that Tehran is unlikely to reach a final nuclear accord with world powers by a November deadline. More>>

Europeans offer to secure Gaza borders

 The European Union is offering to take charge of the border crossings in and out of Gaza, and to work to prevent illegal weapons shipments. The offer came as EU foreign ministers held an urgent meeting in Brussels about global conflicts. More>>

Migrant arrives in Uruguay thinking he got to US

 Uruguayan officials say a Nigerian man seeking to migrate to the United States wound up in the South American nation instead. More>>

UN approves measure to combat al-Qaida fighters

 The U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution imposing sanctions on six men for recruiting or financing foreign fighters in Iraq and Syria and demanding that all al-Qaida-linked groups disarm and disband immediately. More>>

Tens of thousands hold anti-PM rally in Pakistan

 Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters have gathered in Pakistan's capital Islamabad following the arrival of convoys led by a cricket star-turned-politician and a fiery anti-Taliban cleric. More>>

Boko Haram kidnaps 100 people; Chad forces frees most of them, security official says

 A Nigerian security official says the Boko Haram (BOH'-koh hah-RAHM') militant group kidnapped 100 people last weekend, but most were freed by security forces from neighboring Chad. More>>

Merkel to Putin: Halt flow of arms to Ukraine

 The German government says Chancellor Angela Merkel has pressed Russian President Vladimir Putin to end the flow of military goods and personnel into Ukraine ahead of a weekend meeting of foreign ministers aimed at easing tensions. More>>

No recording of crash that killed Brazil candidate

 Brazil's Air Force says the black box recovered from the wreckage of the plane crash that killed a presidential candidate does not contain a recording of the flight. More>>

White House looking into reports of Russian convoy

The White House is looking into what it calls unconfirmed reports that Ukraine's security forces have disabled vehicles in a Russian military convoy inside Ukraine. More>>

Germany to fly humanitarian aid to Iraq

Ge Germany's defense minister says her country plans to fly 35 tons of humanitarian aid to northern Iraq and is still considering what military help it could send. More>>

Haiti tense after summons issued for ex-president

 Supporters of former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide have blockaded the street in front of his home amid fears he could face arrest for failing to obey a court summons. More>>

Gaza truce extension fans hopes of lasting deal

A cease-fire that continues in the Gaza Strip is now the longest one since the war between Israel and Hamas broke out last month. The five-day extension of a three-day cease-fire is due to run through Monday. More>>

Iraq's al-Maliki gives up post to rival

 Nouri al-Maliki, Iraq's prime minister for the past eight years, says he is relinquishing the post to fellow Dawa Party member Haider al-Abadi. More>>

Hitchhiking robot travels across Canada

 Going my way? A talking robot that's been hitchhiking rides from strangers to travel from Canada's east to west coast is nearing the end of its journey. More>>

Santos endorses medical marijuana for Colombia

 Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is endorsing the legalization of marijuana for medicinal and therapeutic use in the Andean nation. More>>

UN troops in Haiti disperse Aristide supporters

 U.N. peacekeepers in Haiti are dispersing supporters of Jean-Bertrand Aristide from outside the former president's home in the capital. More>>

UN chief urges meeting on nuclear-free Mideast

 Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is warning that the failure to hold a conference on establishing a nuclear-weapons-free zone in the Middle East this year could jeopardize the success of next year's review of the landmark 1970 agreement aimed at stopping the spread of nuclear arms. More>>

Media: Thailand bans surrogate babies from leaving

 Australian Broadcasting Corp. reports that four couples from the Unites States and Australia have been prevented from leaving Thailand with surrogate babies as part of a government crackdown on the burgeoning commercial surrogacy industry. More>>

Pope meets Asia's youth on Day 2 of SKorea trip

 Pope Francis is heading to South Korea's central city of Daejeon to meet with Catholic youths from across Asia gathered for the Asian version of World Youth Day. More>>

President Obama: US broke militants' siege on Iraq mountain

President Barack Obama says the U.S. has broken Islamic militants' siege on Iraq's Sinjar Mountain, but that airstrikes will continue. More>>

Humanitarian crisis easing in Iraq

U.S. officials say the humanitarian crisis in Iraq is easing. More>>

Brazil's Supreme Court elects new president

 Brazil's Supreme Court has elected a new president to replace the body's first black justice, who announced his early retirement in June. More>>

Giant bronze statue to French WWI soldiers stolen

 A more than one-ton memorial to soldiers killed in World War I has been stolen from its pedestal in a French town. More>>

After rockets, Israeli military strikes Gaza

 The Israeli military says it has struck sites in Gaza following rocket fire. More>>

Colombia: We never agreed to border closure

 Colombia's foreign minister says Venezuela decided unilaterally to close the countries' shared border nightly, and her government does not believe it will have the desired effect of diminishing food and gasoline smuggling. More>>

'Vape', 'binge-watch' added to Oxford Dictionaries

 Don't know what "vaping" is? How about "listicle"? More>>

Canadian prosecutors approve polygamy charges

 British Columbia's Ministry of Justice says polygamy charges have once again been filed against two leaders of a polygamous fundamentalist Mormon community. More>>

Mexico doctors remove woman's 130-pound tumor

Mexican doctors say they have removed a 130-pound (60-kilogram) tumor from the body of a 51-year-old woman who had been unable to leave her home for two years. More>>

Obama authorizes airstrikes in Iraq Video included

 President Barack Obama says he's authorized the U.S. military to carry out airstrikes in Iraq against Islamic militants if they advance toward the city of Erbil. More>>

Canada: Chinese hackers infiltrated government org

The Canadian government says Chinese hackers have infiltrated the computer systems of the country's top research and development organization. More>>

Nigeria seeks to borrow $1 billion for military

 Nigeria's president says he wants to borrow $1 billion from abroad for equipment and training for the military fighting an Islamic insurgency. More>>

UN chief names de ap to be Syria point man

 U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has officially named veteran Italian-Swedish diplomat Staffan de Mistura to be the new U.N. point man on Syria, with a mandate to try to end the conflict now in its fourth year. More>>

Iraq says 'terrorists' seize chemical weapons site

 Iraq has informed the United Nations that the Islamic State extremist group has taken control of a vast former chemical weapons facility northwest of Baghdad where 2,500 chemical rockets filled with the deadly nerve agent sarin or their remnants were stored along with other chemical warfare agents. More>>

11 Honduran miners trapped in small gold mine

 Rescue workers using picks and shovels are clearing rubble as they try to reach 11 miners trapped since Wednesday inside a wildcat gold mine in southern Honduras. More>>

8 of Honduran miners rescued from small gold mine

 A Honduran official says eight miners have been rescued from a small gold mine while three remain trapped. More>>

Lawyers: Ex-Ivory Coast leader eager for trial

Lawyers for Ivory Coast's former president say their client is eager to stand trial on charges of crimes against humanity so those truly responsible for his country's crisis will be brought to justice. More>>

Aid, recovery workers targeted in southern Mexico

Prosecutors in Mexico's southern Guerrero state say drug gang members were responsible for the killing of three government aid workers whose beaten bodies were found in a clandestine burial site.

Greece's first public revenues chief steps down

Greece's first public revenues chief, whose job was created in 2012 at the insistence of bailout creditors, has stepped down citing "personal grounds," the country's finance ministry says.

Egypt's government levies $25 tax on tourists

An Egyptian airport official says authorities have levied a new airport tax on tourists leaving the country, a move that has been criticized as being a further deterrent for vacationers considering the country as a holiday destination. More>>

German Parliament extends Holocaust pensions

Germany's Parliament has unanimously approved a measure extending pension payments for thousands of elderly Jews who were forced to work for the Nazis in ghettos. More>>

Austria: Imam alleged to recruit Islamic fighters

An Islamic preacher has been arrested on suspicion of recruiting young Chechens living in Austria to fight for Islam in Syria. More>>

Witnesses: Boko Haram seizing villages in Nigeria

Witnesses report that militants from the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram (BOH'-koh hah-RAHM') are taking over villages in northeastern Nigeria, killing and terrorizing civilians and political leaders. More>>

3 officers killed, 2 injured in Canada shooting

Police say three officers have been shot dead and two others injured and they are searching for a suspect in the east coast Canadian province of New Brunswick. More>>

China says 29 arrested in anti-terror crackdown

China says 29 people have been arrested in what it calls an anti-terrorism crackdown in the northwestern region of Xinjiang following a series of deadly attacks blamed on Muslim extremists. More>>

Ax-hefting Dutch clown, friends punished for prank

A Dutch court has convicted three men of threatening behavior after one dressed up as a clown and chased unsuspecting cyclists with an ax. More>>

Moose disrupts handicraft class at Swedish school

Schoolchildren in western Sweden received a surprise visit during their handicraft class when a moose jumped through the window. More>>

Lebanon takes measures to stop Syrian refugees

Lebanon has begun implementing measures to stop the flow of Syrian refugees into the tiny country. More>>

Hospital: Released soldier Bergdahl is stable

A U.S. military hospital in Germany says Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is in "stable condition and receiving treatment for conditions requiring hospitalization" after arriving from Afghanistan and five years of captivity. More>>

Cuba agent: US-Afghan prisoner swap a precedent

A Cuban intelligence agent who spent years in jail in the United States says the exchange of five Taliban detainees for a U.S. Army sergeant held captive in Afghanistan could set a precedent for a similar swap with Cuba. More>>

France hosts dueling dinners for Obama, Putin

French President Francois Hollande certainly won't go hungry this Thursday night. He's dining twice -- first with U.S. President Barack Obama, then with Russian President Vladimir Putin. More>>

Mob torches Christian shops in Egypt ahead trial

A mob of angry Islamic extremists burned shops owned by Coptic Christians near the ancient city of Luxor on Monday, hours before a trial for a Coptic Christian accused of blasphemy, a security official said. More>>

Nigerian police ban protests over kidnapped girls

Nigerian police said Monday they have banned protests in the capital demanding that the government rescue more than 200 girls still held captive by Boko Haram militants. More>>

Thai army chief: elections could occur in 1 year

The head of the military junta that took control of Thailand in a coup last week says elections may not take place for more than a year because peace and reforms must be achieved first. More>>

Vandals deface Jewish graves in northern Greece

Greek authorities say vandals have attacked the Jewish cemetery of Thessaloniki, whose Jewish population was nearly wiped out during World War II. More>>

Clashes between rebels, tribesmen kill 12 in Yemen

Security officials and tribal leaders in Yemen say clashes between Shiite rebels and tribesmen backed by national army units have killed at least 12 people. More>>

Faux 'shaman' jailed for 10 years for fraud

A fraudulent faith healer who convinced victims she was a shaman and conned them out of almost 1 million pounds ($1.7 million) has been jailed for 10 years. More>>

Pakistan arrests 4 suspects in woman's stoning

Pakistani police said Friday that they have arrested four more people in connection with the killing of a pregnant woman who was beaten and stoned to death by her family for marrying without their permission. More>>

Thousands rally to support renegade Libya general

Several thousand Libyan protesters have taken to the streets for a second week to support a renegade general who launched an armed campaign against Islamist militias in the restive east of the country. More>>

Sudan won't install Iranian anti-aircraft missiles

Sudan's Foreign Ministry says the country won't install Iranian anti-aircraft missiles in the country after earlier exploring the idea following suspected Israeli airstrikes there in 2012. More>>

Magnate Carlos Slim opens aquarium in Mexico

Mexican magnate Carlos Slim has inaugurated a four-level, underground aquarium that is the biggest in Latin America, housing 3,000 animals belonging to 230 species. More>>

North Korea sentences S. Korean missionary to life

North Korea says it has sentenced a South Korean missionary to hard labor for life for allegedly trying to set up underground churches and spying. More>>

Hagel: China territorial claims destabilize region

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is warning an international security conference that the U.S. "will not look the other way" when nations such as China try to restrict navigation or ignore international rules and standards. More>>

6 US men detained in Honduras for weeks

The U.S. State Department has confirmed that six American men who were aboard a ship have been detained in Honduras since May 5. More>>

Indigenous groups demonstrate in Brazil's capital

Police say more than 300 indigenous people of different ethnic groups are rallying again in front of Brazil's Justice Ministry to protest against legislation that would reduce the size of some Indian reservations. More>>

Bulgarian ex-minister gets 4 years in jail

A former Bulgarian interior minister has been sentenced to four years in prison for obstructing an investigation against a senior police official. More>>

Liberian women protest for dead husbands' benefits

Dozens of women who claim their husbands were killed in Liberia's 14 years of conflict have staged a protest demanding the payment of their late husbands' benefits.

Truckloads of Thai soldiers block protest as junta bans all anti-coup demonstrations

More than 1,000 Thai troops and police have sealed off one of Bangkok's busiest intersections to prevent a planned protest, as authorities say they will no longer allow demonstrations against last week's military coup. More>>

Vatican: Israel, Palestine prayer meeting June 8

The Vatican says the prayer meeting at the Vatican with the pope and the Israeli and Palestinian presidents will take place on June 8. More>>

Iran reports its first death from MERS virus

Iran's official news agency is reporting the Islamic Republic has suffered its first fatality from the Middle Eastern respiratory virus. More>>

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  • Iraq investigating Sunni mosque attack

    Iraq investigating Sunni mosque attack

    Saturday, August 23 2014 5:25 AM EDT2014-08-23 09:25:07 GMT
    Iraq's parliament speaker says an investigation is underway into an attack on a Sunni mosque that killed more than 60 people and escalated sectarian tensions.More >>
    Iraq's parliament speaker says an investigation is underway into an attack on a Sunni mosque that killed more than 60 people and escalated sectarian tensions.More >>
  • Few details month after reporters detained in Iran

    Few details month after reporters detained in Iran

    Saturday, August 23 2014 5:15 AM EDT2014-08-23 09:15:10 GMT
    An Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post and his journalist wife have been held in custody for a month in Iran, suggesting a possible struggle between a new guard of moderates pushing for greater...More >>
    An Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post and his journalist wife have been held in custody for a month in Iran, suggesting a possible struggle between a new guard of moderates pushing for greater freedom...More >>
  • Hamas backs International Criminal Court bid

    Hamas backs International Criminal Court bid

    Saturday, August 23 2014 5:07 AM EDT2014-08-23 09:07:59 GMT
    A senior Hamas leader says the group signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court. Such a step could expose Israel - as well as Hamas - to war crimes investigations.More >>
    Hamas has signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court, two senior officials in the group said Saturday. Such a step could expose Israel - as well as Hamas - to war crimes...More >>
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