• Facing Islamic State threat, Iraq digitizes national library

    Updated: Tue, Aug 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 and socialists; occupation and liberation; war and peace. These are the original...

  • APNewsBreak: Officials puzzled over Yosemite jumpers' deaths

    Updated: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Investigators have ruled the deaths of two wingsuit fliers who died earlier this year in California's Yosemite National Park as accidental, but the reasons why they died remain a mystery. The Associated Press obtained investigation reports detailing the fatal...

  • South Korea to replace health minister after MERS outbreak

    Updated: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president has decided to replace her health minister in the wake of criticism over the government's handling of the MERS virus outbreak that killed 36 people. Last week, South Korea announced that it was virtually free of Middle East respiratory...

  • Malaysia seeks amicable solution for China sea dispute

    Updated: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia called Tuesday for more efforts to find a peaceful solution to rising tensions in the disputed South China Sea, as the United States and the Philippines said they would demand a stop to land reclamation and other aggressive actions by China at an...

  • Seoul reaches deal to salvage accident ferry

    Updated: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says it reached an agreement with a Chinese-led consortium on a 85.1 billion won ($73 million) deal to salvage a ferry that sunk in an accident that killed more than 300 people in April last year. The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries said Tuesday...

  • Toyota's quarterly profit up 10 pct on cheap yen, cost cuts

    Updated: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    TOKYO (AP) — Toyota's profit for April-June rose 10 percent on the perks of a cheap yen and cost reduction efforts that offset lower vehicle sales. Toyota Motor Corp. reported Tuesday a fiscal first quarter profit of 646.3 billion yen ($5.2 billion), up from $587.7 billion a year...

  • State police search for suspect in shooting outside concert

    Updated: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    HOLMDEL, N.J. (AP) — State police with K-9 dogs are searching the woods for a person suspected of shooting two people outside a hip-hop concert in central New Jersey. The shooting happened late Monday outside the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, causing panic among the crowd attending...

  • Kerry pushes Asia trade pact in Singapore

    Updated: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is calling for countries negotiating a major Pacific Rim trade deal to overcome differences that have stalled its conclusion. Speaking in Singapore Tuesday, Kerry said the so-called "Trans Pacific Partnership" would benefit the...

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

    Updated: Tue, Aug 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. And the migrants who flock here have only one thing on their mind: leaving. More than ever, it seems, people come to the port city of Calais — on the...

  • Chinese police save infant girl from pipe of public toilet

    Updated: 9 min ago

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say police have rescued a newborn baby who was stuck face down in a public toilet in Beijing. She is in stable condition at a hospital in the capital. The police station responsible for the rescue confirmed it Tuesday after it was reported by the...

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