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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2008 file photo, vehicles move towards the skyline of Dubai with the world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa, then under construction in the background. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

UAE plans first Arab spaceship to Mars in 7 years

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Having scaled the heights of Earth with the world’s tallest tower, the United Arab Emirates is now aiming for the stars, or just a little bit closer, with an […]

07/16/2014

Howard Schultz, chairman and CEO of Starbucks cuts the ribbon during the opening ceremony for the first Starbucks in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

Make room Juan Valdez: Starbucks opens in Colombia

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Make room Juan Valdez, it’s time to meet the green-aproned barista. On Wednesday, Starbucks made its much-anticipated debut in the country synonymous with coffee after decades of roasting Colombia’s Arabica beans […]

07/16/2014

Egyptian men sentenced to life in prison for sexual assaults on women during a number of public rallies in Cairo's iconic Tahrir Square, hide their faces their trial at a court in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Aly Hazzaa, El Shorouk)

Egypt sentences 7 to life for sexual assaults

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court sentenced seven men to life in prison on Wednesday for sexual assaults on women during public rallies in Cairo’s iconic Tahrir Square, in the first such heavy sentences since […]

07/16/2014

Julian Assange's lawyers Tomas Olsson, left, and Per E. Samuelsson talk to media prior to a public court hearing in Stockholm, Wednesday July 16, 2014. (AP Photo/TT, Roger Vikstrom)

Swedish court upholds detention order on Assange

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Swedish court on Wednesday upheld its detention order on Julian Assange, reaffirming the legal basis for an international warrant for the WikiLeaks founder which has kept him hiding in the Ecuadorean […]

07/16/2014

A Filipino resident takes pictures using her smartphone outside a flooded village as Typhoon Rammasun batters suburban Quezon city, north of Manila,  Philippines on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Typhoon Rammasun knocked out power in many areas but it spared the Philippine capital, Manila, and densely-populated northern provinces from being directly battered Wednesday when its fierce wind shifted slightly away, officials said.  (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Typhoon kills 20 in Philippines, spares Manila

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A typhoon blew out of the northern Philippines on Wednesday after causing at least 20 deaths, knocking out power in entire provinces, damaging two parked jetliners and forcing nearly half a […]

07/16/2014

An Israeli soldiers on top a military vehicle near the Israel Gaza Border, early Tuesday, July 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Hamas to pay price for its ‘no’ to truce

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel resumed its heavy bombardment of Gaza on Tuesday and warned that Hamas “would pay the price” after the Islamic militant group rejected an Egyptian truce plan and instead […]

07/16/2014

This photo taken July 1, 2014 shows Liberty High School principal Monico Rivas talking about his school in Houston, Texas.  (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Schools a haven for kids who crossed border alone

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Teacher Michael Coughlin sometimes learns about his students’ harrowing trips across the border alone and what they left behind from the essays they write. Other times, they’ll mention a court date […]

07/15/2014

Afghanistan's security forces and civilians walk at the site of a suicide attack in the Urgun area of Paktika province, Afghanistan, Tuesday, July 15, 2014. The attack near a busy market and a mosque killed at least 89 people in the deadliest insurgent attack on civilians since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion. (AP Photo/Pajhwok News Agency)

89 killed in worst Afghanistan bombing since 2001

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber blew up a car packed with explosives near a busy market and a mosque in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 89 people in the deadliest insurgent […]

07/15/2014

In this frame grab from video provided by the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations, rescue teams work inside the tunnel in Moscow where a rush-hour subway train derailed Tuesday, July 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Russian Emergency Situation Ministry)

Rush-hour Moscow subway derails: 21 dead, 136 hurt

MOSCOW (AP) — A subway train derailed Tuesday deep below Moscow’s streets, twisting and mangling crowded rail cars at the height of the morning rush hour. At least 21 people were killed, Russian officials said, […]

07/15/2014

Israel's President Shimon Peres listens during an interview with The Associated Press, at his residence in Jerusalem, Tuesday, July 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

AP INTERVIEW: Israel’s Peres defends airstrikes

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli President Shimon Peres said Tuesday that the killing of civilians by air raids on Gaza presents a moral dilemma, but argued there is scant alternative as long as the Islamic militants […]

07/15/2014

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a joint press conference with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, July 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, Pool)

Israel will exert ‘great force’ against Hamas after it rejected truce

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s leader says the country will exert “great force” against Gaza’s Hamas rulers after the Islamic militants rejected a truce agreement. Israel halted its fire for six hours Tuesday after accepting an […]

07/15/2014