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Supporters of Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan shout slogans against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, during a protest in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Khan on Monday announced to lead thousands of anti-government protesters into the high security ‘Red Zone’ as his 48 hours deadline for government to step down ending Tuesday. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

Tens of thousands march on Pakistani parliament

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

ISLAMABAD — Tens of thousands of protesters armed with wire cutters and backed by cranes broke through barriers protecting Pakistan’s parliament and other government buildings Tuesday night, demanding the country’s prime minister resign. Government authorities had warned they would not allow protesters to enter Islamabad’s “Red Zone,” but the demonstrators met no immediate resistance from police or the hundreds of … 0

Liberia president declares Ebola curfew

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia — Liberia’s president declared a curfew and ordered security forces to quarantine a slum home to at least 50,000 people late Tuesday as the West African country battled to stop the spread of Ebola in the capital. The measures came as authorities said that three health workers in the country who … 0

Flooding forces evacuations

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. — Heavy rainfall is a yearly occurrence during monsoon season in Arizona but this year it seems to be particularly torrential and destructive. Flooding from downpours in the Phoenix area forced evacuations, closed major roads and left at least a thousand people momentarily without power, officials said Tuesday. Meanwhile, dramatic scenes played out throughout the region, where dozens of people were … 0

US officials: Video shows American’s execution

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

WASHINGTON — Two U.S. officials say they believe American journalist James Foley was the victim executed by Islamic State militants as shown in a grisly video released Tuesday. Separately, Foley’s family confirmed his death in a statement posted … 0

Obama sends AG Holder to Ferguson as National Guard deploys

Monday, August 18, 2014

FERGUSON, Mo. — Attorney General Eric Holder will travel to Ferguson on Wednesday, President Barack Obama said as he repeated a call for calm in the troubled community. “Let’s seek to heal rather than to wound each other,” … 0

Militias complicate situation on Texas border

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

MISSION, Texas — On a recent moonlit night, Border Patrol agents began rounding up eight immigrants hiding in and around a canal near the Rio Grande. A state trooper soon arrived to help. Then out of the darkness … 0

Pope OKs protecting Iraq minorities, wants UN OK

Monday, August 18, 2014

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE — Pope Francis on Monday endorsed the use of force to stop Islamic militants from attacking religious minorities in Iraq but said the international community — and not just one country — should decide … 0

Indian poachers threaten lesser-known animals

Monday, August 18, 2014

NEW DELHI — Wildlife poachers, hindered by India’s efforts to protect majestic endangered animals including tigers and rhinos, have begun to think smaller. And activists say scores of the country’s lesser-known species are vanishing from the wild as … 0

Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

Monday, August 18, 2014

IVANPAH DRY LAKE, Calif. — Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant’s concentrated sun rays — “streamers,” for the smoke plume that comes from birds … 0

USDA: Cost to raise child up to $245,340

Monday, August 18, 2014

WASHINGTON — A message for new parents: get ready for sticker shock. A child born in 2013 will cost a middle-income American family an average of $245,340 until he or she reaches the age of 18, with families living in the Northeast taking on a greater burden, according … 0

Study: 65%of African elephant deaths due to poaching

Monday, August 18, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya — Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a huge spike in the continent’s death rate of the world’s largest mammals because of an increased demand for ivory in China and … 0

Ousted official accuses Border Patrol of cover-up

Monday, August 18, 2014

WASHINGTON — A Border Patrol official who was removed from his position in June is accusing the agency of covering up “highly suspect” deaths in clashes along the southern border. James F. Tomsheck tells the Center for Investigative Reporting that at least seven deaths along the border since … 0

Extra time

Monday, August 18, 2014

CAIRO — Egypt late Monday announced a 24-hour extension in talks between Israel and the Hamas militant group aimed at salvaging a long-term arrangement that would allow reconstruction of the Gaza Strip following a monthlong war that killed … 0