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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

Father of abducted Amish girls sorry for suspects

Monday, August 18, 2014

OSWEGATCHIE, N.Y. — The father of two Amish girls abducted last week said he feels sorry for the man and the woman authorities say kidnapped and sexually abused them before letting them go. The parents of the 7- … 0

Ukraine accuses rebels of shelling civilian convoy, killing ‘dozens’

Monday, August 18, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine accused pro-Russia separatists of killing dozens of civilians in an attack early Monday on a convoy fleeing a besieged rebel-held city. The rebels denied any attack took place, while the U.S. confirmed the shelling … 0

Protesters flock to Ferguson

Sunday, August 17, 2014

FERGUSON, Mo. — Protesters who have for days lined a busy suburban St. Louis street not far from the place where a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager have walked from nearby apartments, driven from … 0

Deadline looms over Gaza talks

Sunday, August 17, 2014

CAIRO — A Palestinian negotiator said Sunday his side is “less optimistic” about indirect talks with Israel over the Gaza war as a deadline on a temporary cease-fire looms. The Palestinian team reassembled in Cairo on Sunday after … 0

‘Extraordinary circumstances’

Sunday, August 17, 2014

FERGUSON, Mo. — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Sunday ordered a federal medical examiner to perform another autopsy on the body of a black Missouri teenager whose fatal shooting by a white police officer has spurred a … 0

Liberia clinic looting fans Ebola fears

Sunday, August 17, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia — Liberian officials fear Ebola could soon spread through the capital’s largest slum after residents raided a quarantine center for suspected patients and took items including bloody sheets and mattresses. The violence in the West Point … 0

Mental disabilities in kids increase

Sunday, August 17, 2014

CHICAGO — Disabilities among U.S. children have increased slightly, with a bigger rise in mental and developmental problems in those from wealthier families, a 10-year analysis found. Disadvantaged kids still bear a disproportionate burden. The increases may partly reflect more awareness and recognition that conditions, including autism, require … 0

Kurdish forces retake parts of Iraq’s largest dam

Sunday, August 17, 2014

IRBIL, Iraq — Aided by U.S. and Iraqi airstrikes, Kurdish forces Sunday wrested back part of Iraq’s largest dam from Islamic militants who had captured it less than two weeks ago, security officials said. The U.S. began targeting … 0

Ugandan gays who fled to Kenya still feel danger

Sunday, August 17, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya — When a Ugandan court overturned the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Act this month, rights activists worldwide claimed a victory. But not gay Ugandans who fled persecution to live in a refugee camp in neighboring Kenya. “The reaction … 0

Avoiding it like the plague

Sunday, August 17, 2014

WASHINGTON — Ending insurance discrimination against the sick was a central goal of the nation’s health care overhaul, but leading patient groups say that promise is being undermined by new barriers from insurers. The insurance industry responds that … 0