An Egyptian carries a poster of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi among debris from a protest camp in Nahda Square, Giza, Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

UN calls for ‘maximum restraint’ in Egypt

The U.N. Security Council called on the Egyptian government and the Muslim Brotherhood Thursday to exercise “maximum restraint” and end the violence spreading across the country.…

Nicaragua to start exploring for oil in Caribbean

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua says it will start exploring for oil in a swath of seabed in the Caribbean Sea that an international court granted it last year after a dispute with Colombia. Energy and Mines Minister…

Pole vault great condemns homosexuality at worlds

MOSCOW (AP) — The rainbow colors two Swedish athletes painted their fingernails in support of gays and lesbians sent a clear message and brought a swift rebuke from a Russian star, perhaps even a glimpse of what’s to…

Egypt recalls its ambassador to Turkey

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s Foreign Ministry says it has recalled its ambassador to Turkey for talks, the latest sign of worsening relations between the two countries following the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi and the crackdown on his…
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Key events in Egypt’s uprising and unrest

Egyptian authorities significantly raised the death toll from clashes between police and supporters of the ousted Islamist president, saying that at least 638 people died in violence.…

Cayman, US forging deal on pacts to uncover assets

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — The Cayman Islands says it has concluded negotiations with the U.S. on pacts to report information on accounts of American citizens. The U.K. Caribbean territory is considered the world’s sixth largest financial center and…

Pakistani police shoot gunman after long standoff

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Police are locked in an hours-long standoff with an armed motorist in Pakistan’s capital who officials say is demanding the implementation of Islamic law. The surreal scene has been broadcast live on TV. The gunman…

Iran’s parliament rejects 3 Cabinet nominees

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s conservative-dominated parliament has rejected three of the new president’s 18 nominees for his Cabinet. The approval hearings were seen as the first key challenge for Hasan Rouhani. He has vowed to improve Iran’s…
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Pole vault great condemns homosexuality at worlds

Pole vault great Yelena Isinbayeva condemned homosexuality after criticizing competitors who painted their fingernails in rainbow colors to support gays and lesbians in the face of a new anti-gay law in Russia.…

Car bombs hit Iraqi capital, killing 33

BAGHDAD (AP) — At least 33 people have been killed in a wave of car bombings that hit the Iraqi capital today. Dozens of others were wounded in the latest attacks in a month-long surge in violence. The…