Egypt erupts with protests demanding Morsi ouster

CAIRO (AP) — Thousands of Egyptians demanding the ouster of Egypt’s Islamist president are gathering at Cairo’s central Tahrir Square at the start of a day of massive, nationwide protests many fear could turn deadly. Sunday marks the…

Obama dares young Africans to seize their future

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — President Barack Obama on Sunday will announce a new initiative to double access to electric power in sub-Saharan Africa, part of his effort to build on the legacy of equality and opportunity…

Bomb attacks kill 49 people in Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Police say a bomb attack on a security convoy in northwest Pakistan has killed at least 11 people. Police officer Mohammad Zahid says the blast Sunday in the main northwest city of Peshawar also…

Croatia celebrates its EU membership

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Fireworks are ready and foreign leaders are arriving as Croatia prepares to celebrate its entry into the European Union some 20 years after winning independence in a bloody civil war that shook the continent.…

Syrian official: War causes $15 billion in losses

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Syrian activists say three people have been killed in government airstrikes on the central city of Homs. President Bashar Assad’s forces have been on the offensive in Homs, reclaiming some of the territory they…

Ecuador flower growers in Snowden shock

PIFO, Ecuador (AP) — Gino Descalzi used to fret about things like aphids, mildew and the high cost of shipping millions of roses a year from Ecuador to florists in the United States. These days he’s worried about…

BC-WEA–Global Weather-Fahrenheit, WEA

NEW YORK (AP) — Minimum and maximum temperatures in Fahrenheit, precipitation in inches and weather conditions as recorded for the previous day and forecast for the current and following day in each city as of 0700 GMT: ;MIN;MAX;COND;PRECIP;MIN;MAX;COND;MIN;MAX;COND…

Move over Messi, here come the robots

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (AP) — With the score tied 1-1, it’s gone to a penalty shootout in a tense soccer match between teams from Israel and Australia. As the Australian goalkeeper in his red jersey braces for the shot,…

WHO: Treat people with HIV early to stop spread

LONDON (AP) — One HIV expert says it’s a case of “pay now or pay later,” following a new recommendation from the World Health Organization that young children and certain other people with the AIDS virus should be…

Crusaders center Fruean faces heart surgery

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Super Rugby team the Crusaders say center Robbie Fruean must undergo heart surgery and will miss the remainder of the three-nation tournament. The 24-year-old Fruean needs a valve replacement to repair…

WHO: Treat people with HIV early to stop spread

LONDON (AP) — Young children and certain other people with the AIDS virus should be started on medicines as soon as they are diagnosed, the World Health Organization says in new guidelines that also recommend earlier treatment for…

Petrocaribe summit in Nicaragua ends

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Heads of state of Petrocaribe nations have ended a summit in Nicaragua with agreements to promote a regional economic bloc to increase the flow of food and services among member nations. Nicaraguan President Daniel…

China expels legislator for violating discipline

BEIJING (AP) — China says it has expelled a member of the national legislature for “serious disciplinary violations” amid a crackdown on corruption ordered by President Xi Jinping. The National People’s Congress said it took the action against…

China boosts security in Xinjiang after bloodshed

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese paramilitary troops are conducting round-the-clock patrols in the tense northwestern region of Xinjiang following a series of bloody clashes that have killed at least 56 people. The order for the patrols by the People’s…

Kerry continues Mideast shuttle diplomacy

JERUSALEM (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry, engaged in breakneck shuttle diplomacy to coax Israel and the Palestinians back into peace talks, is flying to the West Bank on Sunday to have a third meeting in as…

Commission: Reports Nigerian troops kill civilians

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s National Human Rights Commission says it has credible reports security forces are killing, torturing, illegally detaining and raping civilians in fighting an Islamic uprising in northeast Nigeria. The extremists have killed more than…

Argentina takes down Columbus statue from pedestal

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Workers with cranes have taken down a controversial statue of Christopher Columbus in Argentina’s capital for restoration. The engineer in charge of the operation, Juan Arriegue, says the 38-ton, 6-meter-high (20-foot-high) statue of…
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Tension rises ahead of Egypt protest

CAIRO (AP) — Organizers of a mass protest against Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi are claiming that more than 22 million people have signed their petition demanding the Islamist leader step down. They say the tally is a reflection…

Mayhem marks start of 100th Tour de France

BASTIA, Corsica (AP) — Riders at the Tour de France know to expect the unexpected. But nothing could have prepared them for the mayhem that turned Saturday’s first stage of the 100th Tour into a demolition derby on…