Jordanians accuse US of interfering in region's protests

AMMAN, Jordan – Scores of Jordanian protesters demanding democratic reforms from their king have denounced what they say is years of U.S. interference in the region’s politics and have burned an American flag. About 300 protesters chanted, “America is the head of the snake,” as the flag burned at the protest in the capital, Amman. [...]

Tamil minority hoping for Sri Lankan votes

KILINOCHCHI, Sri Lanka – Minority Tamil candidates are hoping a weekend election in their heartland in northern Sri Lanka will give them a mandate to demand self-determination, but the nation’s ruling coalition has campaigned with unexpected zeal. Its aim is a victory that would blunt calls for an international war crimes investigation and vindicate the [...]

Always keep an eye on your baby

NEW YORK – What started out as a squabble over a seat in New York’s subway quickly escalates in a vicious fight between two women.  One of the women even loses her baby who was quietly sleeping in the stroller beside her.  

Dhoni bowls for India

LONDON – India captain MS Dhoni has set aside his wicketkeeping gloves to bowl the first over of Friday’s afternoon session against England at Lord’s. With England on 217-3 on day two of the first test and India reduced to three orthodox bowlers due to Zaheer Khan’s hamstring injury, Dhoni, who has bowled just three [...]

Karachi's death toll up to 11

KARACHI, Pakistan – Authorities say a fresh wave of shootings has killed 11 people and wounded 18 in Pakistan’s largest city. Government official Sharfuddin Memon says paramilitary troops are being deployed in Karachi, where dozens have died in the past month in killings believed sparked by political feuds. Karachi is a port city of 18 [...]

Alleged rape sparks protest in Indian Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India – Thousands hurling rocks and shouting anti-India slogans protested in a remote village in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Friday, after a woman told police she was abducted and raped by army soldiers stationed in the disputed Himalayan region. The 25-year-old woman filed a police report saying two soldiers abducted her Tuesday near her home [...]

US still leading FIFA women's rankings

ZURICH – The United States remains atop the FIFA women’s world rankings despite its World Cup final defeat to Japan in a penalty shootout last Sunday. The U.S. has topped the standings since March 2008, and is followed by Germany, Brazil, Japan and Sweden. England climbs four places to No. 6, ahead of its quarterfinals [...]

Lawyer says ex-Croat PM taken hospitalised

ZAGREB, Croatia – The jailed former Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader has been taken to a prison hospital for a check up on his injured leg. Ex-prime minister’s lawyer Cedo Prodanovic says police drove Sanader to the hospital on Friday. He says Sanader’s leg “is in very bad condition and has changed color.” Sanader is [...]

Caterpillar profits jump as shares tumble

NEW YORK – Caterpillar’s second-quarter profit grew 44 percent and with strong demand for its heavy equipment, the company bumped up its outlook for the entire year Friday. But profits fell just shy of Wall Street estimates and shares tumbled 6 percent in premarket trading. The Peoria, Illinois, company said it generated $1.02 billion net [...]

Year long countdown to London 2012 starts now

LONDON – The London Olympics will open just over a year from now, amid the stunning and historic backdrops of the Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace, all the monuments that make this one of the world’s most popular destinations. For that very reason, these games will have a security presence [...]

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