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  • In Britain, fledgling fracking industry runs into opposition

    In Britain, fledgling fracking industry runs into opposition
    SALFORD, England — Just a few yards from the messy camper van where he now spends his nights, Hytham Chlouk points through some winter-stricken trees at what he calls "the death star." It's a giant derrick that rises high in a clearing behind a...
  • Ukraine uprising erupts in killings, arson, raids

    Ukraine uprising erupts in killings, arson, raids
    KIEV, Ukraine — The 3-month-old uprising against Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich flared to a deadly crescendo Tuesday with antigovernment protesters setting fire to the ruling party headquarters and security forces storming their tent camp...
  • At least 9 slain in deadliest day of three-month Ukraine crisis

    At least 9 slain in deadliest day of three-month Ukraine crisis
    KIEV, Ukraine -- At least nine people were killed Tuesday in the deadliest day of the 3-month-old Ukrainian political crisis as security forces clashed with demonstrators and later stormed their encampment at Kiev's Independence Square, local and...
  • Deadly violence returns to Ukrainian capital after amnesty fails

    Deadly violence returns to Ukrainian capital after amnesty fails
    MOSCOW -- An amnesty agreement that brought relative calm to the capital of Ukraine in recent days collapsed Tuesday in a surge of new confrontations between police and anti-government protesters that reportedly killed three and returned the city to a...
  • Ukraine political crisis defused as protesters accept amnesty

    Ukraine political crisis defused as protesters accept amnesty
    MOSCOW — Anti-government protesters who have disrupted traffic and official functions in major Ukrainian cities for nearly three months vacated Kiev City Hall and other key state buildings Sunday, defusing the worst crisis to beset the deeply...
  • U.S., Mexico and Canada are asked to protect monarch butterflies

    U.S., Mexico and Canada are asked to protect monarch butterflies
    MEXICO CITY – The annual migration to Mexico of millions of orange-and-black monarch butterflies is one of the nation’s cherished rituals. But it could come to a virtual halt if the insect’s natural habitat is not urgently salvaged....
  • In Syria, bombardment of Aleppo brings 'a feeling of paralysis'

    In Syria, bombardment of Aleppo brings 'a feeling of paralysis'
    When Omar Naasir wants a restful night's sleep in Aleppo, he says, he stays as close as possible to the front line of the ongoing clashes between Syrian rebel and government forces. Farther back in his rebel-controlled neighborhood, Naasir says, the...
  • Ukraine president ties tension to opponents' political ambitions

    Ukraine president ties tension to opponents' political ambitions
    KIEV, Ukraine – Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, who went on sick leave Thursday, said he had fulfilled commitments to antigovernment protesters but that conditions remained tense because of the political ambitions of some opposition leaders....
  • Israeli troops clear Palestinians from camp near Jordanian border

    Israeli troops clear Palestinians from camp near Jordanian border
    RAMALLAH, West Bank – The Israeli military on Friday evicted Palestinian activists from a camp they set up a week ago in the Jordan River valley in an attempt to challenge any Israeli plan to maintain a presence in the area under a future peace...
  • Ukraine: Clashes between protesters and police turn deadly

    Ukraine: Clashes between protesters and police turn deadly
    KIEV, Ukraine -- Two people have died in clashes between protesters and police in the Ukrainian capital Wednesday, according to medics on the site, in a development that will likely escalate Ukraine's two month-long political crisis. An Associated Press...
  • State of emergency begins in Thailand

    State of emergency begins in Thailand
    BANGKOK -- Gunmen shot and wounded a top leader of a major pro-government movement in northern Thailand on Wednesday, as demonstrators pushing to overthrow the prime minister defied the start of a state of emergency imposed in the capital to cope with the...