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American at NKorea labor camp gets consular visit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says the Swedish Embassy in North Korea has visited a detained American at a labor camp. Spokeswoman Marie Harf said Wednesday this week’s visit was the 12th by Swedish representatives […]

08/13/2014

Displaced Palestinian children play on the balcony of the U.N. school where their family sought refuge during the war, in Beit Lahiya, in the northern Gaza Strip, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Israel, Hamas weigh Cairo offer as deadline looms

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian mediators raced Wednesday to pin down a long-term cease-fire between Israel and Hamas to prevent more violence in the Gaza war when their current truce ends at midnight. The two sides […]

08/13/2014

This photo taken in August, 2014 shows Associated Press video journalist Simone Camilli on a balcony overlooking smoke from Israeli Strikes in Gaza City. Camilli, 35, was killed in an ordnance explosion in the Gaza Strip, on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 together with Palestinian translator Ali Shehda Abu Afash and three members of the Gaza police. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

AP video journalist Simone Camilli killed in Gaza

BEIRUT (AP) — Simone Camilli was a consummate storyteller — a passionate, talented newsman with an eye for detail and the ability to convey events with powerful video images that touched people around the world. As […]

08/13/2014

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2014 file photo, former governor of Pernambuco state and Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB) presidential candidate Eduardo Campos campaigns in Brasilia, Brazil. Local officials say Campos died in an air crash Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)

Brazil pres. candidate dies in plane crash

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos died Wednesday when the small plane that was carrying him and several campaign officials plunged into a residential neighborhood in the port city of Santos, a […]

08/13/2014

President Barack Obama waves as he leaves a cafe on Martha's Vineyard, MA.  on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama weighing options for rescuing Iraqi refugees

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama is considering a range of military options, including airlifts and creating safe passages, for rescuing thousands of Iraqi refugees trapped on a mountain, and is expected to make a […]

08/13/2014

Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, wearing brown at left, consoles a relative of a nurse that died, right, as she travels to call on health workers not to leave there post as fear of the Ebola virus spreads through the city of Monrovia, Liberia.   (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

As African medics die of Ebola, debate over drugs

  FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A leading physician in Sierra Leone’s fight against Ebola has died from the disease, an official said Wednesday, as it emerged that another top doctor last month was considered […]

08/13/2014

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Iraq PM warns of more turmoil if replaced

As thousands of displaced Iraqi’s are threatened by militants from the group Islamic State, the US is sending more troops to Iraq. Phil and Penny talked with AP National Security Correspondent Sagar Meghani from the […]

08/13/2014

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Bob Costantini: US may start air evacuations in Iraq

Another 130 US troops arrived in Iraq on what the Pentagon describes as a mission to assess the scope of the humanitarian crisis facing thousands of displaced Iraqi civilians trapped on Sinjar Mountain. NBC’s Bob […]

08/13/2014

A convoy of white trucks with humanitarian aid leaves Alabino, outside Moscow Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014.  (AP Photo/ RTR via Associated Press Television)

Ukraine: Russian aid can enter with Red Cross

MOSCOW (AP) — With a theatrical flourish, Russia on Tuesday dispatched hundreds of trucks covered in white tarps and sprinkled with holy water on a mission to deliver aid to a desperate rebel-held zone in […]

08/12/2014

A Palestinian youth wraps a bandolier of spent bullets leftover by the Israeli army, next to his destroyed home in Beit Hanoun, Gaza Strip, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. An Egyptian-brokered cease-fire halting the Gaza war held into Monday morning, allowing Palestinians to leave homes and shelters as negotiators agreed to resume talks in Cairo. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

Israel, Hamas press ahead on Gaza war truce talks

  CAIRO (AP) — Israeli and Hamas negotiators huddled for a second day of Egyptian-mediated talks Tuesday, seeking a formula for an extended cease-fire meant to end a monthlong war and bring relief to the […]

08/12/2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, second from right, along with U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, right, addresses the start of the Australia-US Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) talks at Admiralty House in Sydney, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Dan Himbrechts, Pool)

US urges speedy formation of new Iraq government

  SYDNEY (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged Iraq’s new leaders on Tuesday to work quickly to form an inclusive government and said the U.S. is prepared to offer significant additional aid […]

08/12/2014

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