Nation & world

  1. Tens of thousands march against Pakistani prime minister (w/video)

    World

    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Thousands of Pakistani opposition supporters marched toward a fortified zone in the center of Islamabad on Tuesday to press their demands for the resignation of the prime minister.

    Ex-cricketer Imran Khan leads a group that wants the prime minister to resign.
  2. As Ukraine rebellion wilts, its Russian leaders melt away

    World

    DONETSK, Ukraine — To outward appearances, Fyodor Berezin is the picture of a senior military commander. He wears camouflage, has bodyguards and confidently gives orders as the newly named deputy defense minister of the separatist Donetsk People's Republic. Yet, just four months ago he was an obscure author of 18 …

    Fyodor Berezin, at the Hanava Banana bar in Donetsk, Ukraine, is the new deputy defense minister of the separatist Donetsk People’s Republic. Months ago he was an obscure author.
  3. Ebola death toll in West Africa tops 1,200

    World

    LONDON — As West African nations grappled with the worst-ever outbreak of the Ebola virus, the World Health Organization said Tuesday that the death toll had exceeded 1,200 and announced increased efforts to forestall severe food shortages in areas isolated by quarantines.

    Boys play soccer Tuesday in the West Point neighborhood in Monrovia, Liberia.
  4. Defiant Perry booked, then has ice cream

    Nation

    Austin, Texas

    Defiant Perry booked, then has ice cream

    This image provided by the Austin Police Department shows Texas Gov. Rick Perry while being booked at the Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center in Austin, Texas, for two felony indictments of abuse of power on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Austin Police Department) NY117
  5. Iraqi forces launch effort to retake Tikrit from ISIS

    World

    IRBIL, Iraq — The Iraqi army launched a fresh offensive Tuesday to recapture the central city of Tikrit, seeking to build on the success of U.S.-backed government forces in seizing Mosul Dam, their first significant defeat of militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria this year.