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Ukrainian soldiers cross border into Russia

A woman walks past a poster calling for military recruits to the separatist forces in the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. The Interfax news agency reported Monday that Russia’s air force began week-long military drills in the central and western...
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WHO: Death toll from Ebola in W. Africa hits 887

Nigeria health officials wait to screen passengers at the arrival hall of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. Nigerian authorities on Monday confirmed a second case of Ebola in Africa’s most populous country, an alarming setback...
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Israel withdraws most troops from Gaza

Smoke rises after an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic) Smoke rises after an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic) Palestinian mourners weep as they identify the lifeless body of 9-year-old Rajab...
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Israel withdraws most troops from Gaza

Smoke rises after an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic) Smoke rises after an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic) Palestinian mourners weep as they identify the lifeless body of 9-year-old Rajab...
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Strong quake kills 367 in southern China

In this photo taken by cellphone and released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, men at rubbles of buildings look for survivors after an earthquake in Ludian County of Zhaotong City in southwest China’s Yunnan Province Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. A strong earthquake rattled...

Sunni insurgents seize small towns in Iraq’s north

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Militants with the Islamic State extremist group on Sunday seized two small towns in northern Iraq after driving out Kurdish security forces, further expanding the territories under their control, officials and residents said. The fresh gains by the...
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Syrian rebels kill 10, capture others in Lebanon

Lebanese soldiers ride in the back of an army vehicle with detained suspected militants in the Lebanese town of Arsal, a primarily Sunni Muslim town near the Syrian border in eastern Lebanon, Sunday, Aug 3, 2014. At least 10 Lebanese Army soldiers were killed and over a dozen...
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Ukraine’s army on outskirts of rebel stronghold

Australian and Dutch experts examine an area at the scene of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 plane near the village of Rossipne, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky) Australian and Dutch experts examine an area at the scene of...
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French president marks World War I centenary

AAA Aug. 3, 2014 8:56 AM ETFrench president marks World War I centenary France’s President Francois Hollande, left, and German President Joachim Gauck pay respect during a ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, at the National Monument of...
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Strong quake kills at least 150 in southern China

In this photo taken by cellphone and released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, men at rubbles of buildings look for survivors after an earthquake in Ludian County of Zhaotong City in southwest China’s Yunnan Province Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. A strong earthquake rattled...