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    22 August 2012 17:12
     BRUSSELS — A military spokesman says seven soldiers have been injured in an explosion at a military base during a munitions dismantling operation, including three who are treated for life-threatening burns and injuries.

    Some of the soldiers were taken by helicopter to a special...
    22 August 2012 16:40
     JEFFERSON CITY  — The U.S. congressman under fire for making comments about "legitimate rape" and pregnancy said Wednesday that Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney's running mate personally pleaded with him to leave a crucial Senate race, but the advice went nowhere. Rep. Todd...
    22 August 2012 16:10
     BEIRUT — Syrian regime forces on Wednesday shelled two Damascus districts before troops backed by tanks swept through to carry out house-to-house raids in search of opposition fighters, killing at least 31 suspected rebels, activists said.

    The violence is part of a dramatic...
    22 August 2012 16:09
     DUSHANBE — Tajikistan government troops opened fire Wednesday on a crowd protesting the unexplained killing of an influential local leader in an eastern town, local residents say.

    Witnesses say two people were reportedly injured after hundreds gathered in front of Khorog...
    22 August 2012 16:07
     JERUSALEM — Call it back to the future: an Israeli attraction meant to immerse tourists in a biblical experience has outfitted its donkeys with wireless routers.

    At the historical park of Kfar Kedem, visitors dressed in biblical robes and headdresses ride donkeys through the...
    22 August 2012 10:28
    WASHINGTON — For all the attention it got, Republican Mitt Romney's selection of Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his running mate has not altered the race against President Barack Obama.

    A new Associated Press-GfK poll shows that the campaign remains a dead heat with less than three...
    Samaras wants more time
    23 August 2012 14:55
     ATHENS - Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras kicks off a European charm offensive Wednesday with talks to persuade euro zone chief Jean-Claude Juncker that the debt-laden nation has the will to ram through unpopular reforms and deserves more time to do it.
    With cash coffers running...
    21 August 2012 17:10
     MOSCOW - The website of a Moscow court that convicted three members of punk band Pussy Riot to two years in jail each for belting out a profanity-laced anti-Kremlin song inside a cathedral was hacked on Tuesday.

    A slogan denouncing President Vladimir Putin was posted on the...
    21 August 2012 17:01
     TOKYO — A veteran Japanese war correspondent was shot and killed while covering Syria's civil war, her family and the government said Tuesday.

    Mika Yamamoto worked for The Japan Press, an independent TV news provider that specializes in conflict zone coverage.

    21 August 2012 16:29
     KEY WEST — Her goal of swimming from Cuba to Florida appearing elusive, Diana Nyad was out of the water Tuesday morning, being checked by doctors on a boat and discussing whether she could return to a fourth day of swimming.

    Nyad emerged from the water at 7:42 a.m. A team...
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