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Philippine military says at least 16 villagers killed by Abu Sayyaf militants in road ambush

07/28/2014 12:00am
Philippine military says at least 16 villagers killed by Abu Sayyaf militants in road ambush.

Sri Lankan asylum seekers fly to Australia

07/28/2014 1:10am
More than 150 Sri Lankan asylum seekers who languished on an Australian customs vessel for weeks have been temporarily brought to a detention center on Australia's mainland where their identities will be determined by Indian officials, a government minister said Monday.

Memorial at sea for Ind. pilots after deadly crash

07/28/2014 2:31am
Nearly a hundred people gathered on a ferry Sunday off the coast of American Samoa during a memorial service honoring the Indiana teenager who died and his father who is missing after their plane crashed during an attempt to circumnavigate the world.

International police team abandons effort to reach Ukraine crash site as heavy fighting erupts

07/28/2014 4:21am
International police team abandons effort to reach Ukraine crash site as heavy fighting erupts.

Pakistani mob attacks minority Muslims, kills 3

07/28/2014 6:01am
A Pakistani mob burned down several homes belonging to the minority Ahmadi sect in the country's east, killing a woman and her two granddaughters in riots following rumors about blasphemous postings on Facebook, police said Monday.

Abu Sayyaf gunmen kill 21 Filipinos in road attack

07/28/2014 7:01am
Abu Sayyaf gunmen attacked Filipino civilians traveling to celebrate the end of Ramadan with their families on Monday, killing 21, including at least six children, in a brazen road attack that was the bloodiest in recent years by the violent militant group, police and military officials said.

Liberia president orders new anti-Ebola measures

07/28/2014 7:40am
Liberia's president has closed all but three land border crossings, restricted public gatherings and quarantined communities heavily affected by the Ebola outbreak in the West African nation.

Teens helped each other escape sinking Korean ship

07/28/2014 8:10am
Students who survived the South Korean ferry disaster testified Monday they were repeatedly ordered by loudspeaker to stay in the sinking ship but eventually helped each other flee after finding their cabins were flooded too much.

Ukrainian PM urges vote to pay for war

07/28/2014 8:11am
Ukraine's prime minister says parliament needs to come up with more money to pay the mounting costs from the war against pro-Russian separatists and to rebuild infrastructure shattered by the fighting.

Rosario Murillo: Nicaragua's 'first comrade'

07/28/2014 8:20am
In Nicaragua, where Marxist dogma has given way to a free market economy, the red-and-black flags of the Sandinista revolution have been supplanted by the pink and baby blue colors favored by the country's first lady, "la companera" Rosario Murillo.

Palestinian officials: airstrike hits main Gaza hospital compound, causing casualties

07/28/2014 8:30am
Palestinian officials: airstrike hits main Gaza hospital compound, causing casualties.

Philippine leader: Not even a bomb can stop reform

07/28/2014 8:30am
An emotional Philippine President Benigno Aquino III called his opponents desperate Monday and expressed confidence that many people will carry on his reforms even if he is stopped by a bomb.

Palestinian official says 10 people, including children, killed in strike on park in Gaza

07/28/2014 9:10am
Palestinian official says 10 people, including children, killed in strike on park in Gaza.

Israeli military: rockets misfired by Palestinian militants hit Gaza hospital, nearby park

07/28/2014 9:20am
Israeli military: rockets misfired by Palestinian militants hit Gaza hospital, nearby park.

Rebels: C. African Republic ceasefire 'broken'

07/28/2014 9:31am
A spokesman for the mostly Muslim Seleka rebel group in Central African Republic says a ceasefire has been "broken" after its fighters came under attack from the mostly Christian anti-Balaka militia.

Famine watch: South Sudan teams study hunger data

07/28/2014 9:31am
Market shelves are bare. Children are getting skinnier. Warnings of mass hunger have been made. The question now being considered is the big one: Is it a famine?

Sleepy port city focus of North Korea tourism push

07/28/2014 9:51am
Where do you go in North Korea if you're in the mood for a barbecue by the beach, maybe some pier-side fishing, or a dip in the ocean?

New Spain king moves to clean up palace's image

07/28/2014 9:51am
Spain's royal palace accounts will be subject to external audits and the results made public under a series of measure ordered by new King Felipe VI in an apparent bid to clean up the royal family's tarnished image.

Iraq police find 17 bodies, some bound, in Baghdad

07/28/2014 10:00am
Iraqi police found 17 bullet-riddled bodies in different areas of Baghdad, officials said Monday, raising fears of more sectarian bloodletting at a time of soaring tensions as other attacks around the capital killed 10 people.

UN rights chief: Flight 17 possible war crime

07/28/2014 10:11am
The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may be a war crime, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday.

Poland, Britain call for more sanctions on Russia

07/28/2014 10:11am
The foreign ministers of Poland and Britain have called for more economic sanctions on Russia, saying it is responsible for the downing of the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over eastern Ukraine this month.

Iraq police find 17 bodies, some bound, in Baghdad

07/28/2014 10:51am
Iraqi police have now found 17 bodies, riddled with bullets, in different areas of Baghdad.

Syrian casualties surge as jihadis consolidate

07/28/2014 11:03am
More than 2,000 Syrians — almost half of them pro-government forces — have been killed in just over two weeks of fighting in Syria, marking one of the worst death tolls in the country's three-year civil war, opposition activists said Monday.

Israeli military says Gaza militants sneaked through tunnel into Israel, fired at troops

07/28/2014 11:11am
Israeli military says Gaza militants sneaked through tunnel into Israel, fired at troops.

Air Algerie plane's black boxes arrive in France

07/28/2014 11:11am
The remains of the 118 victims from the Algerian passenger jet that went down in Mali last week have been "pulverized," making identification extremely difficult, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Monday.

5 things to know about Ebola outbreak in W. Africa

07/28/2014 11:21am
There has been panic and fear about the deadly Ebola disease spreading ever since Nigerian health officials reported Friday that a Liberian man sick with the disease had traveled to Togo and then Nigeria before dying. Here are five things to know about Ebola and how it is spread:

3 female suicide bomber kill several in Nigeria

07/28/2014 12:11pm
A woman blew herself up at a petrol station in northern Nigeria on Monday, killing three people in one of three suicide bombings by females in Kano in two days, police said.

Israeli military says 9 soldiers killed in Gaza war in separate attacks as violence mounts

07/28/2014 12:51pm
Israeli military says 9 soldiers killed in Gaza war in separate attacks as violence mounts.

Malta oil worker kidnapped in Libya released

07/28/2014 2:21pm
Malta's prime minister says the Maltese oil company worker who was kidnapped by Libyan rebels on July 17 has been released.

Rights group: Torture in Brazil still a problem

07/28/2014 2:51pm
Torture remains a serious problem in Brazil despite government efforts to curb it, a leading human rights group said Monday.

Fighting in Ukraine prompts residents to flee

07/28/2014 3:01pm
Panicky residents in an eastern Ukrainian town fled their homes Monday carrying a few possessions in plastic bags and small suitcases as shells exploded in the distance, fighting that also prevented an international police team from reaching the area where the Malaysia Airlines plane was downed.

Hamas, Israel trade blame for deaths of 9 children

07/28/2014 4:00pm
Hamas and Israel blamed each other for an explosion at a Gaza park Monday that killed at least 10 Palestinians — including nine children playing on a swing — in a horrific scene that underscored the heavy price civilians are paying in the conflict.

US: 'Threats' behind release of Venezuela general

07/28/2014 4:10pm
U.S. officials said Monday they believe Venezuela used "threats" against Aruba to achieve the release of a powerful former general who is wanted by the United States on drug-trafficking charges.

Brazil's leader calls Gaza conflict 'a massacre'

07/28/2014 4:21pm
Brazil's president is calling Israel's conflict with Hamas "a massacre."

Dominican officials destroy 2,000 seized guns

07/28/2014 4:40pm
Authorities destroyed roughly 2,000 firearms Monday and plan to use the mangled metal to build a monument promoting peace.

UN presses for Mali peace talks starting Aug. 17

07/28/2014 6:21pm
The U.N. Security Council on Monday welcomed agreement on a roadmap for negotiations between the Malian government and Tuareg separatists and called on both sides to engage in follow-up peace talks starting August 17.