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US, Turkey plan for 'safe zone' free of IS in northern Syria

July 27, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey and the United States have agreed on the outlines of a plan to rout the Islamic State group from a strip of Syrian territory along the Turkish border — a plan that opens the... more »»

Turkish bombing of Kurds carries risk of instability

July 27, 2015

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's unexpected move to launch raids against Kurdish rebels at the same time it is cracking down on the Islamic State group risks ending a period of relative calm and stabilit... more »»

Greece launches bailout talks as Plan B details revealed

July 27, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government on Monday launched complex bailout negotiations with creditors, but faced rebuke following revelations that former finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis,... more »»

Somalia hotel truck bomb toll rises to 15

July 27, 2015

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The massive truck bomb that killed 15 people, including a Kenyan diplomat, and wrecked Somalia's premier hotel has stunned the capital and raised fears Monday that the... more »»


July 27, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — President Barack Obama met an unexpected guest on the way to Monday night's state dinner at Ethiopia's National Palace — Lucy. more »»

Obama pushes for end to crippling crisis in South Sudan

July 27, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — President Barack Obama launched a personal push for peace in South Sudan on Monday, convening African leaders for urgent talks in neighboring Ethiopia aimed at keepin... more »»

Colombia unearths landfill looking for scores of disappeared

July 27, 2015

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — The last contact Margarita Restrepo had with her daughter was a hurried phone call on Oct. 25, 2002. more »»

Yemen airstrikes resume; 15 allied fighters killed

July 27, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition launched new airstrikes in at least two Yemeni provinces on Monday, piercing a humanitarian pause that started at midnight the previous day, security... more »»

British Lord in alleged cocaine video seeks leave of absence

July 27, 2015

LONDON (AP) — House of Lords member John Sewel has requested a leave of absence while police and Parliament investigate his alleged drug use and sexual behavior. more »»

NATO holding rare emergency meeting at Turkey's request

July 27, 2015

BRUSSELS (AP) — For just the fifth time in its 66-year history, NATO ambassadors will meet in emergency session Tuesday to gauge the threat the Islamic State extremist group poses to Turkey, and... more »»

Greece readies for bailout talks as Plan B details revealed

July 27, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Greek government was poised Monday for the imminent start of intricate bailout discussion but faced rebuke following revelations that former finance minister, Yanis... more »»

Malaysia, Cuba taken off US human trafficking blacklist

July 27, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers and rights groups on Monday accused the State Department of politicizing its annual rankings of nations on their efforts to combat modern-day slavery, as ke... more »»

Key suspect says he won't testify at Litvinenko inquiry

July 27, 2015

LONDON (AP) — A British judge investigating the death from radioactive poisoning of former Russian security agent Alexander Litvinenko accused a key suspect Monday of manipulating the inquiry by... more »»

US, Turkey aim for IS-free zone in northern Syria

July 27, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — The United States and Turkey are finalizing plans for a military campaign to push the Islamic State group out of a strip of Syrian territory along the Turkish border, a move that... more »»

Kenyan girl who gave flowers to Obama goes back to school

July 27, 2015

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An 8-year-old Kenyan girl who presented flowers to President Barack Obama at an arrival ceremony last week got lots of attention when she returned to school on Monday. more »»

Philippine leader seeks laws to end rebellion, dynasties

July 27, 2015

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president asked Congress on Monday to pass a troubled Muslim autonomy bill at the heart of efforts to end a bloody rebellion in the country's south and... more »»

Image of Asia: A dance on Korean War anniversary

July 27, 2015

In this photo by Wong Maye-E, students participate in a mass dance in front of a mural of the late North Korean leader Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang, North Korea, as part of celebrations for the 62nd... more »»

With warning to US, North Korea marks end of Korean War

July 27, 2015

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean officials warned the United States that another war on the Korean Peninsula would leave no Americans alive to sign a surrender document as the country... more »»

Obama urges Ethiopia to curb crackdowns on media, opposition

July 27, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — President Barack Obama urged Ethiopia's leaders Monday to curb crackdowns on press freedom and political openness as he began a visit that human rights groups say... more »»

Q&A: Kurds fight Islamic State and endure Turkish attacks

July 27, 2015

BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S. and Turkish plans to create an "Islamic State-free zone" in Syria along the Turkish border could escalate the conflict between Turkey and Kurdish fighters in Syria and Iraq. more »»

Greece, creditors get down to business on bailout deal

July 27, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Technical talks over Greece's third bailout in five years are poised to start in the next day or so as negotiators representing the country's creditors continued arriving in... more »»


Public Planetarium Show July 30, 2015

Please join us for a special children's program exploring the July evening sky. This presentation will also include "Secret of the Cardboard Rocket," an imaginative tour of our Solar System. All ages are welcome, though the show is specifically aimed at grades K-4. more »

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