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Twitter tries to block images of Foley killing

AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Twitter and some other social media outlets are trying to block the spread of gruesome images of the beheading of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants, while a movement to deny his killers publicity is also gaining momentum....

Protesters plant Ukraine flag on Moscow skyscraper

MOSCOW (AP) -- Protesters on Wednesday scaled one of Moscow's famed Stalin-era skyscrapers and painted the Soviet star on its spire in the national colors of Ukraine. The dangerous prank, which set Russian social networking sites abuzz, drew a harsh response from the police....

Chinese, Russian media turn criticisms back on US

BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese and Russian state media have seized on the U.S. police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old and ensuing protests to fire back at Washington's criticisms of their own governments, portraying the United States as a land of inequality and brutal police tactics....

Ukraine's rebel capital seeks ersatz normality

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- It has been weeks since Donetsk last had a traffic jam....

Global cruise lines set sail for China

HONG KONG (AP) -- Royal Caribbean's newest ship has attractions not usually seen on cruise liners, including bumper cars, a skydiving simulator and a glass observation capsule on a mechanical arm that lifts its passengers high into the air....

North Korea insults John Kerry over his looks

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- In its latest personal attack on a prominent official from a rival country, North Korea on Wednesday called U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a wolf with a "hideous lantern jaw."...

36 dead, 7 missing in Hiroshima landslide

TOKYO (AP) -- Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris Wednesday on the outskirts of Hiroshima city, killing at least 36 people and leaving seven missing, Japanese police said....

10 dead, 22 missing in Hiroshima landslide

TOKYO (AP) -- Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris early Wednesday in the outskirts of Hiroshima, killing at least 10 people and leaving 22 missing, the government said....

10 dead, 22 missing in Hiroshima landslide

TOKYO (AP) -- Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris early Wednesday in the outskirts of Hiroshima, killing at least 10 people and leaving 22 missing, the government said....

AP PHOTOS: Peruvian nurse cares for 175 sick cats

LIMA, Peru (AP) -- At her job, Maria Torero cares for sick human beings. At home, she lavishes love on slowly dying cats - 175 of them at last count....