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Facing Islamic State threat, Iraq digitizes national library

August 4, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — The dimly-lit, dust-caked stacks of the Baghdad National Library hide a treasure of the ages: crinkled, yellowing papers holding the true stories of sultans and kings; imperialists... more »»

 
 
 
Malaysia seeks amicable solution to China sea dispute

August 4, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia on Tuesday called for more efforts to find a peaceful solution to rising tensions in the disputed South China Sea, as the U.S. more »»

Pakistan hangs man that family says was convicted as a minor

August 4, 2015

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan executed a man Tuesday convicted of killing a 7-year-old boy in 2004 when his family and lawyers say he was just 14 years old, despite international outcry over... more »»

Calais, hit by migrant woes, a city everyone wants to leave

August 4, 2015

CALAIS, France (AP) — The truck drivers who pass through don't like it. Neither do the millions of tourists who turn up each year. more »»

Egypt's disaffected youth increasingly calling for violence

August 4, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — The 20-year-old law student says he has had enough of fruitless protests in support of Egypt's deposed Islamist president, two years of a losing struggle with police. more »»

Rebooting Greece: how to get its economy going again

August 4, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — After so much pain, Greece must now figure out how to get its economy back on its feet. more »»

Creators of destroyed hitchhiking robot mull rebuild

August 4, 2015

TORONTO (AP) — Collapsed among trash and dead leaves, its arms ripped off and its skull and brain nowhere in sight, the talking and tweeting hitchhiking robot from Canada met its untimely end in... more »»

Mexico City mayor vows full probe of journalist slaying

August 4, 2015

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City's mayor said Monday that no expense will be spared and no line of investigation ignored in the hunt for the killers of four women and a photojournalist, who had fle... more »»

Whale appears alongside yachts in luxury Argentine area

August 3, 2015

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A whale appeared in the marina of one of Buenos Aires' most exclusive neighborhoods Monday, periodically surfacing alongside luxury yachts while hundreds of... more »»

Brazilian universities to help with dirty water cleanup

August 3, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro Governor Luiz Fernando Pezao signed a deal Monday with several Brazilian universities and research institutes to develop a plan for cleaning up the polluted... more »»

Creators of destroyed hitchhiking robot mull rebuild

August 3, 2015

TORONTO (AP) — The Canadian talking and tweeting hitchhiking robot that met its untimely end in the United States over the weekend might be given another chance at life. more »»

Mexico City mayor vows full probe of journalist slaying

August 3, 2015

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City's mayor said Monday that no expense will be spared and no line of investigation ignored in the hunt for the killers of four women and a photojournalist, who had fle... more »»

Iran's Ahmadinejad seeks political comeback

August 3, 2015

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has launched a political campaign ahead of February's parliamentary elections in what could prove a challenge to the moderates... more »»

Mali: 10 soldiers killed in attack on army camp in north

August 3, 2015

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Armed men staged an attack on an army post in a northern Mali village early Monday, killing at least 10 soldiers, a resident said. more »»

CDC head says Sierra Leone in strong place with Ebola

August 3, 2015

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone is in a stronger place than it was six months ago to fight Ebola, but the new challenge is to get to zero cases, the director of the U.S. more »»

Burundi rights activist shot and wounded in the capital

August 3, 2015

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — A civic leader in Burundi says a leading rights activist in the country has been shot and wounded by unknown assailants in the capital, Bujumbura. more »»

Lebanon's trash crisis worsens amid rising heat, anger

August 3, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — It's summer in this proud Mediterranean city, with celebrities and Lebanese expats flocking to international festivals and parties at Beirut's beaches and nightclubs. more »»

Hunters in Africa say they have a role in conservation

August 3, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In 1909-10, Theodore Roosevelt headed a Smithsonian hunting and trapping expedition in Africa that included colleagues who prepared the wildlife he killed for shipment back to... more »»

Zimbabwean operator says American hunter didn't break law

August 3, 2015

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — An American accused of killing a lion in an allegedly illegal hunt in Zimbabwe in April did not break any laws and acted in good faith, a safari operator who worked for th... more »»

Investigators for missing Malaysia flight meet in Paris

August 3, 2015

PARIS (AP) — French and Malaysian investigators cleared their last hurdle before launching a probe that many hope will solve the mystery of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, meeting with a... more »»

 
 

Help Me Grow Playgroup August 4, 2015

LISBON — The Help Me Grow Playgroup will meet 10-11:30 a.m. today at Robert Bycroft School. For information, call 330-424-0288. more »

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